Category: runDisney Merchandise

Preview of the 2016 Princess Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise

No trip to the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo is complete without a shopping spree at the official runDisney merchandise booth!  Every year they come out with great new items and Princess Half Marathon Weekend always has some of my favorites.  This year is no exception…let’s check it out!

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It looks like each race has been given their own Princess this year, which can be seen on the super cool Tervis water bottle. And how cute is that “Run Princess Run” tank?!

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The Little Mermaid is the theme for this year’s race, as can be seen in some of the 5K and 10K items.  Look at Sebastian & Flounder on the hat for the Kids’ Races!

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The main event, the Princess Half Marathon, has another cute tank (there are never enough tanks in my opinion!) and what looks to be a new item of a spandex/running short combo.  I really like that they are adding more variety to the usual t-shirts and jackets.

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And for those taking on the Glass Slipper Challenge, there will be a ton of merchandise just for you.  Look at that hoodie…oh man, do I want to get my hands on that!

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And of course, no Princess Weekend would be complete without the ultimate accessory, a Disney Dooney & Bourke purse!  These new designs feature classic images of many of the Disney Princesses.

In January, New Balance released their new runDisney collection, featuring the Ariel Vazee Pace which is PERFECT for this year’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend!

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The shoes are only available at Health & Fitness Expos during runDisney event weekends. To minimize waiting in line for shoes, New Balance has created a virtual queue to let you know when it’s your turn to be fitted and make your purchase. **Note that the time to sign up for the virtual queue has change to the night before**  Starting on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 pm, runners can sign up at NBvirtualqueue.com using their bib number. Non-runners can sign up daily beginning Thursday, February 18th at 7:00 pm, pending inventory.

As a reminder the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and the hours are as follows:

  • Thursday, February 18th, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday, February 19th, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 20th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Click here for details on the Expo.  If you are an AP holder or DVC member you may be eligible for discounts at the Expo, so don’t forget to bring your cards and always ask!  New Balance shoes generally do not get discounts.

I’ve also put together some tips for Navigating the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo for The Mouse for Less…check it out!

What are you looking forward to getting this year?? 

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First Look at the 2016 New Balance runDisney Ariel Vazee Pace!

 

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The 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is almost here, which means it’s time for the latest designs in the New Balance runDisney Collection!  I was fortunate enough to get a sneak peak at the new collection and get a close up look at the Ariel Vazee Pace.  These shoes are SO CUTE!!!  Let’s check them out.

First, we need to give some attention to the all new packaging for the collection…I am VERY impressed! This is a box you will have trouble throwing away.

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The outside is nice, but when you open the box, there is so much more to look at then just the amazing shoes!

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There’s a little surprise UNDER the shoes…

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Those are some cute shell clips to go with the Ariel theme and a fun 2016 New Balance Guide to runDisney. More on the Guide later….let’s look at those shoes!

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The Vazee Pace is a neutral running shoe that provides lightweight support with it’s REVlite foam to keep you energized through every stride.  It was even awarded “Best Debut” by Runners World Fall Shoe Guide and named “Best in Class Light Trainer/Racer” by Triathlete Magazine.

While the shoes will get you swiftly across the finish line, it’s the detailing that will really make you fall in love with these shoes.  The colors perfectly match Ariel’s and the wave like texture gives it the perfect Under The Sea feel.

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They are even signed by The Little Mermaid herself!

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Oh and remember those clips?  How cute are they on the shoes?!

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I haven’t had a chance to take these out for a spin yet, but I tried them on and walked around a bit and they sure are comfy.

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Back to the 2016 New Balance Guide to runDisney that was included in the box.  This was a fun little addition that not only gives you more information on all of the new shoes that are being released this year, but also provides additional information about the races themselves.  There is even a 52-week journal to track your training for your upcoming races…how cool is that?!

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The Ariel Vazee Pace along with the new Dumbo Vazee Pace and the Red Carpet Mickey & Minnie 860v6s will be available starting tomorrow, January 6th at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Health & Fitness Expo.  To minimize waiting in line for shoes, New Balance has created a virtual queue to let you know when it’s your turn. If you are running in any of the races over Marathon Weekend, you can sign up at www.NBVirtualQueue.com using your bib number starting Wednesday, January 6th at 6:00 am EST. Once you sign up, you will be sent a time via text/email to arrive at the Expo to get your shoes.

All other guests can sign up Thursday, January 7th, Friday, January 8th and Saturday, January 9th starting at 6:00 am EST each day.  Be sure to visit NBvirtualqueue.com to get all the details on reserving a pair and pick-up.  These shoes are sure to be in high demand and will most likely sell out, so makes sure to set your alarms to reserve your space!

The Dumbo and Ariel Vazee Pace will be available for $124.95, while the Red Carpet Minnie and Mickey 860v6s will be available for $139.95. In addition, a kids Dumbo and Ariel 860v6 will be available for $79.95.

What do you think of the 2016 designs and the Ariel Vazee Pace?  Will you be picking up a new pair of kicks this week??

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Sneak Peak at the 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Merchandise

Yesterday runDisney released a first look at some of the merchandise you will find at the Health & Fitness Expo during Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. (Side note: Shouldn’t they just be calling it WDW Marathon WEEK by now??)  There are the usual shirts and hats, but there are also some fun new additions this year.  Let’s check it all out!

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Right off the bat, I’m loving the use of the original Walt Disney World logo.  It gives everything a bit of a retro feel which this WDW enthusiast loves!  My favorite item at any runDisney race weekend is the glassware, pint glasses in particular.  I collect them from all the races I’ve done and use them as my daily water glasses.  It’s a fun daily reminder of those events!

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As usual, the merch for the Kids Races is the coolest!  Steamboat Willie is super cute and I just love the “Future Runner” shirt.  I might have to pick one of those up in the future for a certain little someone 😉

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Look…pants!  From the photo, they look like women’s capris, but it sounds like there will be both pants and shorts available for certain races.  Their a bit busy for my taste, but I like that they are adding new items.

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Goofy’s Race & a Half Challenge

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Dopey Challenge

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Come to think of it, all these designs are a bit busy this year.  What are your thoughts?  I’m sure this is only a fraction of what you will find at the Expo.  I can’t wait to see what the 2016 Vinylmation looks like!

If you are headed to the WDW Marathon Weekend Health & Fitness Expo, make sure to arrive early if you have your heart set on a particular item.  Also, stay tuned for information in the next few days on the new runDisney New Balance shoe design that will be released at the Expo.

What do you have your sights set on?

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Oh Boy! New Balance Releases runDisney Donald Duck Shoe Design

Following the release of the Tinker Bell Boracay over Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend this May, New Balance has revealed a new design for the guys that will be available at Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend beginning on September 3rd.  This new design features the one and only Donald Duck in a bright blue and orange design.

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This new design features the neutral cushioning of the New Balance Fresh Foam Boracays to add some extra cushioning while logging your miles. Elements of Donald are hidden throughout the shoe, including a black tab on the heel that mimics the signature ribbon on Donald’s hat…LOVE that!  Check out some more of the fun details.

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These shoes will be available beginning on Thursday, September 3rd at the Disneyland Half Marathon Expo at the Disneyland Hotel.  To minimize waiting in line for shoes, sign up for the virtual queue at NBvirtualqueue.com using your bib number starting Thursday, September 3rd, at 6:00 am PST.  Once you sign up, you will be sent a time via text/email to arrive at the Expo to get your shoes.  They same process will take place Friday and Saturday mornings, September 4th & 5th at 6:00 am PST for all non-runners.  Set your alarms!!  

These shoes and the Tinker Bell Bouracay will also be available in kids sizes, along with some of the other designs in the runDisney New Balance collection.  There’s something for everyone!

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What do you think of this new Donald Duck design?  Will you be picking up a pair next week?

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Tinker Bell Boracay New Balance runDisney Shoe Revealed!

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New Balance and runDisney have revealed a new shoe that will be available at Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend, May 7-10!  The Fresh Foam Tinker Bell Boracay are a green & yellow neutral shoe with some extra cushioning to help you take flight.  This shoe is ideal for long runs or to take you past that second star to the right and straight on til morning!

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These shoes will be available beginning on Thursday, May 7th at the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Expo at the Disneyland Hotel.  To minimize waiting in line for shoes, sign up for the virtual queue at NBvirtualqueue.com using your bib number starting Thursday, May 7th, at 6:00 am (I am going to assume that is Pacific Time).  Once you sign up, you will be sent a time via text/email to arrive at the Expo to get your shoes.  They same process will take place Friday and Saturday mornings, May 8 & 9 for all non-runners.  Set your alarms!!  

If these shoes aren’t your style, all of the other shoes from the New Balance runDisney collection will be available at the Expo as well.

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What do you think of the new design?  Will you be taking flight with these new Tinker Bell shoes?

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