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Registration for the 2015 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Opens Tomorrow!

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Get your tiaras and tutus ready because registration for the 2015 Disney’s Princess Half Marathon opens tomorrow at noon!  This magical race weekend will be taking place February 19 – 22, 2015 and will include the Princess 5K, Enchanted 10K, Princess Half Marathon and the Glass Slipper Challenge.

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Over 25,000 runners will once again be taking the streets of Walt Disney World to to earn the sparkliest bling in the land.  News out of the ESPN at Disney media event going on right now is that the Princess 5K and Kids races will have a Frozen theme…how fun!

As will all runDisney races events, we see another price increase for this year of 6-10% depending on the race.  Here’s the pricing:

Disney Princess Half Marathon
Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 5:30 am

  • $170 by September 1, 2014
  • $185 between September 2 and October 21, 2014
  • $200 on or after October 22, 2014

Disney Enchanted 10K 
Saturday, February 21, 2014 at 5:30 am

  • $105 by September 1, 2014
  • $120 between September 2 and October 21, 2014
  • $135 on or after October 22, 2014

Glass Slipper Challenge 
Saturday & Sunday, February 21-22, 2015 at 5:30 am

  • $295 by September 1, 2014
  • $320 between September 2 and October 21, 2014
  • $345 on or after October 22, 2014

Disney Princess 5K 
Friday, February 2o, 2015 at 6:15 am

  • $60 per participant by November 25, 2014
  • $70 per participant on or after November 26, 2014

runDisneyKids Races – Dashes
Friday & Saturday, February 20-21, 2015 at 8:45 am

  • $15 per participant by November 25, 2014
  • $20 per participant on or after November 26, 2014

runDisneyKids Races – 1-Mile Run
Friday & Saturday, February 20-21, 2015 at 9:15 am

  • $30 per participant by November 25, 2014
  • $35 per participant on or after November 26, 2014

Running one of the Princess Half Marathon Weekend races with a bunch of girlfriends??  If so, you can register as many people as you want as a team!  In prior years, teams were limited to two people, but this year you can have as many as you would like for an additional $10 per runner.  Team members will receive a commemorative Team Bib with your team name on it, a commemorative team item (no idea what that is, but last year it was a sash), and a team photo at packet pick-up.  Not sure it’s worth the up-charge, but if the mystery “item”turns out to be super cool it might be.

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Team RAD Represent!

As with all runDisney events, participants must stop by the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo to pick up their race bib, t-shirt and shop ’til you drop!  The expo runs from February 19 – 21 and will be at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Welcome

If you’re looking for the ultimate VIP experience over Princess Weekend, then the Race Retreat may be for you!  For an extra $120 (yowza!!), you will have access to various pre and post-race amenities, such as a temperature controlled tent, snacks, private bathrooms (might be worth the $120 for this!), changing tents, character meet & greets a commemorative item and more.

There are also various dining events over the weekend that you can attend.  The first event is immediately following the 5K on February 21st with an all new Breakfast.  Here you can enjoy a breakfast buffet with items such as quiche, breakfast burritos, french toast and more, as well as special character meet and greets and photo ops.

Returning for 2 nights this year (February 21st & 22nd) is the Pasta in the Park Party.  This family oriented event takes place in the World Showplace Pavilion inside Epcot and includes a buffet dinner of pasta (duh!), character meet and greets, and a reserved viewing area for Illuminations.  Pricing for both of these events is as follows:

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Breakfast
Friday & Saturday, February 20-21, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 am

  • $39 for Adults (10 and up)
  • $26 for Children (ages 3 – 9)

Pasta in the Park Party
Friday & Saturday, February 20-21, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm, Illuminations at 9:00 pm

  • $54 for Adults (10 and up)
  • $30 for Children (ages 3 – 9)
  • Children under 3 are free

And let’s not forget the most important part of any race, the spectators!  There are 4 different ChEAR Squad package levels available and range from a newsletter at no cost to the platinum package that includes entry into the race retreat.  Take note that the Gold & Platinum pages are available for the ONLY the Half Marathon.  You can get all the details of the packages here and the pricing is as follows:

ChEAR Squad

  • Bronze – No Charge per package
  • Silver – $39 per package
  • Gold – $65 per package
  • Platinum – $120 per package

Make sure to visit the runDisney event page for more information on all of the events taking place that weekend including details on the travel packages, transportation information, park tickets and more.

Pre-sales for the Glass Slipper Challenge sold out in under 2 hours this past week, so I’m sure the event itself will sell out very quickly.  If you are interested in participating, I would register as close to noon as possible tomorrow!

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know that I LOVE Princess Half Marathon Weekend and I already registered for the Glass Slipper Challenge last week during the AP & DVC pre-sale.  2015 will be my 4th year participating in this race weekend and I’m excited to be doing it again with my good friend Amanda.  It’s a very special tradition for us 🙂

Each year has been a different experience for me and has had it’s own set of challenges.  You can read all of the details here:

2014

2013

2012: My FIRST Half Marathon!

Will YOU be a Disney Princess in 2015?!?  Hope to see you there 🙂

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Merchandise for 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend!

The Health & Fitness Expo for Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend opens tomorrow at 10:00 am!  Are you ready to see some of the goodies you’ll be able to get??  I have to say…some of the new designs are pretty cool!  Let’s take a look!

Race Specific Shirts

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Race Weekend Apparel

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Seriously, how cute is that onsie?!?!

Race Keepsakes

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2014-WDW-Marathon-Merch-Tutus

 

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runDisney Dooney & Bourke Bags!

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Apparently, this is just SOME of what you will find this weekend at the Expo.  I hope you have your wallets ready for some shopping!  Here is what would be on my list:

  • BondiBand
  • Pins
  • Pint Glass
  • Vinylmation
  • Race Weekend Track Jacket
  • Dooney Tote!

Don’t forget that if you are a WDW Passholder, DVC Member or Cast Member, you can use your discount at the Expo!

So what is on your list of must haves?

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Registration is Now Open for the 2014 Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend!

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Registration is now open for Disney’s Princess Half Marathon taking place February 20-23, 2014!!

This magical race weekend is obviously inspired by the Disney Princesses and is the epitome of girl power!  With tiaras shining brightly and tutus primped and primed, over 25,000 runners will once again be taking the streets of Walt Disney World to to earn the sparkliest bling in the land.

2013 Princess Medal

While men are by no means excluded from participating in the race (in fact we LOVE to see them out there in their princess attire!), the unique thing about the Princess Half Marathon is that the first two corrals are reserved only for women to guarantee that a woman will be the winner of the race.

New for 2014 are the additions of the Disney Enchanted 10K and the Glass Slipper Challenge where you get a 3rd medal for completing both the 10K and half marathon.  There is also the new pink Coast to Coast medal that can be earned by participating in both the Tinker Bell and the Princess Half Marathons.  The Royal Family 5K will be taking place again with a Cinderella theme this year, as well as the Kids Races which look like they will be held at Epcot this year.  Information for all the race events are as follows:

Disney Princess Half Marathon (February 23rd at 5:30 am)

  • $160 by August 13, 2013
  • $175 between August 14 and November 19, 2013
  • $190 on or after November 20, 2013

Disney Enchanted 10K (February 22nd at 5:30 am)

  • $95 by August 13, 2013
  • $110 between August 14 and November 19, 2013
  • $125 on or after November 20, 2013

Glass Slipper Challenge (February 22nd & 23rd)

  • $270 by August 13, 2013
  • $290 between August 14 and November 19, 2013
  • $310 on or after November 20, 2013

Cinderella Royal Family 5K (February 21st at 6:15 am)

  • $60 per participant

runDisneyKids Races (February 21st & 22nd)

  • $15 per Kids Dash participant
  • $30 per One Mile Run participant

For 2014, there is a new way to register as a 2-Princess Team, as well as new perks for you and your teammate!  Unlike in years past where a team would register together, now each individual runner will register for either the Princess Half Marathon or the Glass Slipper Challenge (There is no team division for the Disney Enchanted 10K).  Then the team will have to register separately for an additional $15.  Yes that’s right, there is an additional fee for running as a team where there hasn’t been before.  But there are additional perks that will now be available, such as a commemorative sash and a special team photo area at the expo.  Hopefully other surprises will be in store as well!

Before any of the races, all participants must stop by the Fit for a Princess Expo to pick up your race bib, t-shirt and do all the shopping your heart desires.  The expo runs from February 20 – 22 and it has been confirmed that it will be returning to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex this year after a tight squeeze at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.  I’ve attended the expo at both locations and you can read my experiences at the 2012 and 2013 expos to see the difference.

Welcome

If you’re looking for the ultimate VIP experience over Princess Weekend, then the Race Retreat may be for you!  For an extra $120 (yowza!!), you will have access to various pre and post-race amenities, such as a temperature controlled tent, snacks, private bathrooms, a commemorative item and more.

There are also various dining events over the weekend that you can attend.  The first event is immediately following the 5K on February 21st with an all new Breakfast.  Here you can enjoy a breakfast buffet with items such as quiche, breakfast burritos, french toast and more, as well as special character meet and greets and photo ops.

Returning for 2 nights this year (February 21st & 22nd) is the Pasta in the Park Party.  This family oriented event takes place in the World Showplace Pavilion inside Epcot and includes a buffet dinner of pasta (duh!), character meet and greets, and a reserved viewing area for Illuminations.  Pricing for both of these events is as follows:

Pasta in the Park Party Tickets

  • $52 for Adults (ages 10 and up)
  • $28 for Children (ages 3 – 9)
  • Children Under 3 are free

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Breakfast

  • $37.50 for Adults (ages 10 and up)
  • $17.50 for Children (ages 3 – 9)
  • Children Under 3 are free

And let’s not forget the most important part of any race, the spectators!  There are 4 different package levels available and range from a newsletter at no cost to the platinum package that includes entry into the race retreat.  You can get all the details of the packages here and the pricing is as follows:

ChEAR Squad

  • Bronze – No Charge
  • Silver – $39 per package
  • Gold – $65 per package
  • Platinum – $115 per package

New information about the 2014 race weekend is available here regarding logistics and procedures.  Also, make sure to visit the runDisney event page for more information on all of the events taking place that weekend including details on the CheEAR Squad, packages, transportation information, park tickets and more.

Pre-sales for the Glass Slipper Challenge sold out in 2 days this past week, so I’m sure the event itself will sell out very quickly.  So if you are interested in participating, I would register as quickly as possible!

I LOVE this race weekend and have had the best time over the past 2 years running it with my friend Amanda!  It’s a great girls trip 🙂  You can read my race recaps from this year here: Royal runDisney Meet Up, Fit for a Princess Expo, and Princess Half Marathon Race Recap.

And don’t forget about 2012, my FIRST half marathon!: Tangled Royal Family 5KFit for a Princess ExpoPrincess Half Marathon – Pre-RacePrincess Half Marathon – The RacePost Race Snacks, and listen to my full recap on the Be Our Guest Podcast.

Will YOU be a Disney Princess in 2014?!?