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Registration Information for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Registration for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend opens today at noon!  How did this get here so quickly?!?

2014 WALT DISNEY WORLD MARATHON

The festivities take place January 7 – 11, 2014 with over 50,000 runners converging on Walt Disney World.  This race weekend is the ultimate runner’s family vacation.  There is something for everyone!  From the youngest in the family to the Dopiest of runners, you are sure to find an event for you.  Registration opens today at noon and you can click here to register for any (or all) of the events.   

Most races saw a 5-6% increase in pricing this year.  The prices are as follows:

Dopey Challenge

  • $530 by June 24, 2014
  • $560 between June 25 and August 19, 2014
  • $590 on or after August 20, 2014

Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge

  • $360 by June 24, 2014
  • $380 between June 25 and August 19, 2014
  • $400 on or after August 20, 2014

Walt Disney World Marathon

  • $170 by June 24, 2014
  • $185 between June 25 and August 19, 2014
  • $200 on or after August 20, 2014

Walt Disney World Half Marathon

  • $170 by June 24, 2014
  • $185 between June 25 and August 19, 2014
  • $200 on or after August 20, 2014

Walt Disney World 10K

  • $105 by June 24, 2014
  • $120 between June 25 and August 19, 2014
  • $135 on or after August 20, 2014

Disney Family Fun Run 5K

  • $60 per participant by September 23, 2014
  • $70 on or after September 24, 2014

runDisney Kids’ Races

  • $15 per child by September 23, 2014
  • $20 on or after September 24, 2014

Mickey Mile

  • $30 per child by September 23, 2014
  • $35 on or after September 24, 2014

Race Retreat Packages

  • $120 Full Marathon
  • $120 Half Marathon
  • $225 Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge
  • $225 Dopey Challenge

Pasta in the Park Parties

  • $54 per adult
  • $30 per child

Don’t forget that DVC members receive a discount on runDisney events!  Make sure to visit your member page to obtain the discount codes.

As usual for most runDisney events, packet pick-up will be required at the Health & Fitness Expo held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex beginning Wednesday, January 7th.  There are so many other great events over the weekend, like the Pasta in the Park Party, Cool Down Party and more!  Visit the runDisney event page for more information on all of the events taking place that weekend.

You can also check out some posts from the past few WDW Marathon Weekends to get you excited!

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So what race will you be running over Marathon Weekend?  

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runDisney Race Update & Tower of Terror 10-Miler News

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It is quite incredible how popular runDisney races have become.  Even with the addition of new race lengths this year, each weekend seems to be selling out in record time.  Disney “race season” hasn’t even begun and there are only a handful of races that are open for registration.  Here’s an update:

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

  • All events SOLD OUT

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend

  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler – 88% Full
  • Happy Haunted 5K Trail Run – 52% Full

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

  • Wine & Dine Half Marathon – SOLD OUT
  • Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K – 51% Full

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

  • Walt Disney World Marathon – 64% Full
  • Walt Disney World Half Marathon – SOLD OUT
  • Walt Disney World 10K – SOLD OUT
  • Disney Family Fun Run 5K – SOLD OUT
  • Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge – 66% Full
  • Dopey Challenge – SOLD OUT

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend

  • On Sale July 9, 2013

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend

  • On Sale June 11, 2013
  • Limited registration available for the Princess & Tinker Bell Coast-to-Coast Challenge

As you can see there aren’t many options left if you’re planning on running Disney this year!  If you’re looking for a longer race in 2013, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler looks to be your only option left.  This will be the 2nd year of this race and it looks like Disney has been listening to our feedback from last year’s race.  Check out this video that was released today:

I’m so glad to hear that they are improving on the entertainment from last year since that was severely lacking.  Check out my race recap for more info…now if only they could guarantee it won’t be so hot!  Today is the last day to register before the price increases to $165 tomorrow, so get too it!  The medal is so worth it 🙂

I love that the elevator moves!

I love that the elevator moves!

Make sure to go to www.rundisney.com for more information on all the races or to register for an upcoming race.  See you there!

Never Land Family Fun Run 5K Recap

Today I have another guest post for you, this time from the West Coast!  Christina Drebushenko recently ran her first 5K in Disneyland, the Never Land Family Fun Run 5K.  This gets me even more excited about Disneyland Half Marathon weekend 🙂  Big congrats to Christina for her accomplishment!

Disney has always been a big part of my life. I grew up going to Disneyland. I interned at Walt Disney World. I’ve celebrated Birthdays, Holidays, Spring Breaks, Random Thursdays, and all sorts of other things. But I’ve never been more emotional than when I was walking down Main Street for my first 5K.

DJ with Corrals C & D Photo Courtesy of runDisney

DJ with Corrals C & D
Photo Courtesy of runDisney

I got to Disneyland around 5:00AM and was placed in Corral C, which lined up down the front half of Main Street. (Corrals A & B, which wrapped around the “Partners” statue and the Hub, were already full!). There was a DJ playing music and our hosts were in a giant “Pirate Ship” in front of the castle. Since it was still dark, the castle was lit with different colored lights and patterns. Shortly before the start of the run, Tinkerbell flew over the Castle and sprinkled some Pixie Dust, lit off some fireworks, then we were off!

Tink! Photo Courtesy of runDisney

Tink!
Photo Courtesy of runDisney

The first half of the course through Disneyland was mostly “backstage” with various parade floats on display and lots of Cast Members cheering us on! The second half I liked much better as we ran/walked through a good bit of California Adventure. There were more cast members cheering us on and they even had some of the fountains and lights on from World of Color. At the 3 mile marker, Mickey & Minnie were there to take pictures (the line was ridiculously long, as I had expected), and then everyone made a mad dash to the finish in Paradise Pier. As many of you know, there was even a proposal at the finish line!

After the finish line :)

After the finish line 🙂

Overall I thought it was a pretty good race for runners/walkers of all levels. Since this was my first 5K ever, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but knew that Disney would make sure every detail was covered! I ended up only running about 1/3 of the course because it was so crowded by the time my corral started, but I was happy with my 40 minute finish anyways! I am looking forward to running a local 5K in the next month or two, and the Inaugural Disneyland 10K in August!

My first "bling" and snack box!

My first “bling” and snack box!