Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

( 18 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Anaheim,
    United States
  • August
  • 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Sydney, Australia
82 35
"A perfect 10K! "
Aid Stations
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Erin 's thoughts:

Registration: Once again, this event sells out quickly. Registration is via Active and it's wise to ensure that you set a reminder or alarm for the on sale time to avoid disappointment. I went through a Travel Agent for my bib and it was an easier and stress free experience.

Expo: This year runDisney changed the rules on packet pickup so that all competitors must pick up their own bibs. Packet pickup was located underneath the Disneyland Hotel Convention Centre alongside the commemorative item pickup and then followed back upstairs straight to the T-Shirt pickup. New to the event this year (it has been at other runDisney events since late 2014) was the need for a picture to be taken for challenge competitors.
Merchandise queues were handled efficiently, with the majority of the queue located upstairs in the Convention Centre, and then moved down to the merchandise area in rows.

Swag: Included in the race cost was a t-shirt. For the 5K it was a unisex plain cotton tee celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the 5K. For the 10K, Half and Dumbo Double Dare shirts they were gender specific Champion technical tees - true to Champion size. All shirts also commemorated Disneyland's Diamond 60th Anniversary.

Course: The course followed 2014's course - The 10K course was again outside the Disneyland Hotel, however continued down to the Convention Centre, looped around and back behind the Tower of Terror, through Cars Land and around Paradise Bay. The with such a length of time before the start and the entrance to the park the crowds do thin out. The course itself is rather flat until you run in the secret tunnel connecting the two parks, there is a slight incline but nothing to be too concerned about. This way avoids the main plaza, which you do run through in the 5K and the Half. As you follow the park around Tomorrowland, through backstage and back down Toontown to Fantasyland and through the castle. There were enough parade floats, and Disney employees cheering you on backstage to pass that time. There were a large amount of characters out on the course this year, and they seemed to be rotating them. Again, there were signs that announced upcoming character meets.

Aid Stations: There's three aid stations supplying water, and one medical station located on the course.

Post-run: Once again, post-run is super organised, moving through from collecting medals to verification of photo ID for the challenge medal. From here you can pick up water/Powerade and then take pictures (you can also skip this part if you'd prefer), the medical tent is located in this area with both manned and self service stations.

All walkways back around the resort were well marked, and volunteers were able to advise the route to walk. Downtown Disney is affected after 10K, as the course does go through it - so don't be in a rush post-run or walk through Disneyland Hotel to get where you need.

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