Category: Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend

Inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend Medals Revealed!

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Are you ready for your Inaugural Mission?  Well today marks 100 days until the start of the Inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend in Disneyland, which was a great time for runDisney to reveal the medals for the races that weekend!

This half marathon medal is definitely one of the coolest I’ve seen.  I just love it’s simplicity.  And once again we have a spinner! The front of the medal has the Avengers “A” symbol and the back features symbols from The Hulk, Captain America and Thor…why no love for Iron Man???  Inaugural Mission can be found on both the medal and the ribbon making this a once in a lifetime medal!

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The 5K and Kids Races medallions also feature The Hulk, Captain America and Thor (seriously, where is Iron Man?!?!) and are bright an colorful.  They are just too fun!!  runDisney did a great job designing all of these…can’t wait to see them around everyone’s neck in November.  I’m super jealous I won’t be there!!

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Are you running during the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend?  What do you think of the medal designs?

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Registration Opens Today for the 2014 Inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend!

runDisney-Avengers-Super-Heroes-Half-Marathon-WeekendRunners assemble your teams because registration opens today at noon EST for the 2014 Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend!!  This inaugural race weekend will be taking place November 14 – 16, 2014 and features a 5K, half marathon and various Kids Races!  And don’t forget the Coast to Coast Challenge for all you bi-coastal runners!

The event weekend begins with the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend Expo at the Disneyland Hotel on Friday, November 14th at noon.  runDisney’s new packet pick-up policy that requires each runner to pick up their own bib prior to the race begins with this race weekend.  Individuals will no longer be able to pick up participant packets on behalf of others.  (See more information on this updated packet pick-up policy here.)

Pricing for the events are as follows:

Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 5:30 am 

  • $195 by April 29, 2014
  • $210 between April 30 and June 24, 2014
  • $225 on or after June 25, 2014

Avengers Super Heroes 5K
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 5:30 am

  • $70 by August 20, 2014
  • $80 on or after August 21, 2014

runDisney Kids’ Races
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

  • $20 by August 20, 2014
  • $25 on or after August 21, 2014

Pasta in the Park Party
Friday, November 14, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

With a theme park ticket:

  • $135.00 for Adults (ages 10 and up)
  • $115.00 for Children (ages 3-9)

Without a theme park ticket:

  • $89.00 for Adults (ages 10 and up)
  • $69 .00 for Children (ages 3-9)

ChEAR Squad
Sunday, November 16, 2014

  • Bronze – No Charge per package
  • Silver – $39 per package
  • Gold – $59 per package
  • Platinum – $99 per package

For the Pasta in the Park Party and the ChEAR Squad, all children under 3 are free.

Make sure to visit the runDisney event page for more information on all of the events taking place that weekend including the Pasta in the Park Party, park tickets and ChEar Squad info!

Because Disneyland races tend to be smaller than those at Walt Disney World, they sell out MUCH faster.  Given the rise in popularity and the fact that this is an inaugural race weekend, I would predict a one-day sell out.  So you will want to get your fingers and credit cards ready and register TODAY if you want to run with your favorite Super Heroes!

Are you planning on running during the Inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend?

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Runners Assemble – Get Ready for the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon!

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BIG announcement from runDisney today!! A new Disneyland half marathon will be joining the race lineup this November called the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend!!

This Marvel themed race weekend will be taking place November 14 – 16th and will include kids races, a family fun run 5K and a half marathon.  Like the other Disneyland races, you can expect to run through both theme parks and the streets of Anaheim.  The photo ops are sure to be one of a kind and nothing we’ve ever seen on a Disney race before!  I would think all of the Avengers will be out…The Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Thor and my favorite Iron Man!  Hey maybe Robert Downey Jr. will be there (one can only hope!).

Registration opens on March 25th and you can sign up for email notifications here.

This is an exciting new addition to all of the runDisney races and I hope I can make it out to California for this inaugural race!  See the full announcement here:

What do you think of the new Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend??

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Here is the official press release from runDisney:

Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend to Swoop into Disneyland Resort in California this Fall

Three-day race weekend is runDisney’s first Super Hero collaboration; Event to include kids races, 5K and half marathon; Registration opens late March

ANAHEIM, CA (February 25, 2014) – runDisney is expanding its portfolio of race weekends, adding a new Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA to debut November 14-16, 2014. 

The new three-day race weekend will involve kids races, a 5K and a half marathon, plus several family-friendly events such as a Health & Fitness Expo and a pre-race Pasta in the Park Party. Registration opens March 25 at www.runDisney.com.

With Super Hero-themed entertainment and characters, the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend will be a unique runDisney experience.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this Super Hero collaboration to create this new runDisney race weekend for runners everywhere,’’ said Tom Wolber, senior vice president of Disney Sports Enterprises and Downtown Disney. “Our runDisney events continue to be hugely popular and by joining forces with the Avengers brand, we expect this race will appeal to an even broader range of runners in Southern California whom we hope will see this event as the perfect opportunity to unleash their inner Super Hero in a race to a personal triumph.’’

“runDisney races are a natural fit because our comic book Super Heroes embody many of the same brand attributes as runDisney, such as heroism and intensity with a heavy dose of fun,’’ said Dan Buckley, president of TV, Publishing and Brand Management for Marvel Entertainment. “This race weekend will have a very distinct atmosphere that will appeal to comic book fans and runDisney fans.’’

The Avengers event is expected to be in high demand much like other runDisney race weekends, which have sold out in record time in recent years. Overall, runDisney race weekends attracted more than 163,900 runners last year – a 40 percent increase over the previous year, making the runDisney series one of the largest in the nation.

The Avengers Half Marathon Weekend will be the eighth runDisney event and third at Disneyland Resort, joining the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend (May 7-10, 2015) and the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend (Aug. 28-31, 2014) at Disneyland Resort.

But the Avengers Half Marathon course will be a new 13.1-mile route through the Disneyland Resort and surrounding areas that will differ from the Tinker Bell and Disneyland half marathon courses. Runners who successfully brave the new Avengers Half Marathon course will receive a commemorative Avengers-themed finishers’ medal.

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