Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Slideshow

2012 Disney Princess Start

Cinderella and Prince Charming are ready to run

The castle before dawn

Cinderella's Fairy Godmother

Runners leap at Cinderella Castle

Pausing for a castle pic

The real Cinderella and Prince Charming

Princess Minnie strikes a pose

Running through the castle

The cast of Sleeping Beauty

Inspiration from a gospel choir

Running Leap

To Epcot

Through Epcot

Charging past Spaceship Earth

Princess Minnie and Mickey

Rachel Booth wins

Daisy Duck waves runners in

Minnie high-fives runners

The finish is in sight

Last stop before the Princess finish

Mickey waves me in


Earning a medal

Disney's Princess Half Marathon Medals

Runners show off their medals

Coast to Coast Race Challenge medals

We model our bling

My hero

And they lived happily ever after

Tangled Royal Family 5K Start

Rapunzel and Flynn

Disney girls

Runners pose with Belle and the Beast

We say hi to Pocahontas

Runners charge through Epcot

With Jasmine and Aladdin in Morocco

Tangled Royal Family 5K finish

Dressed to impress

Disney 5K's are stroller friendly

Tangled Royal Family 5K medals

Royal Family Kids' Races Medals

Royal Family Kids' Races Start

Kids love to run

My nephew admires his sister's medal

Royal Family Kids' Races Runners

Crossing the finish line

My nephew runs his heart out

And he won!

The pride of accomplishment

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend was a fairy tale tour of Walt Disney World in Florida. Runners tackled the Tangled Royal Family 5K, Disney’s Royal Family Kids’ Races and Disney’s Princess Half Marathon. Races took runners through Epcot and Magic Kingdom, where Disney characters cheered them on to victory.

I ran the half-marathon with my fiance dressed as Cinderella and Prince Charming. My sister and I ran the 5K, and my niece and nephew ran the kids’ races. Photos courtesy of runDisney.

Disclosure: As a member of the running media, runDisney provided me with complimentary race entry, hotel, park tickets, and some meals (like the Pasta in the Park Party) for Disney’s Princess Half Marathon. But as always, all opinions are purely my own. I really do believe in being honest about my experiences and Disney is no exception. For more information read my Disclosure Policy.

Karla Bruning


Karla Bruning hosts On The Run for New York Road Runners. She used to report for Newsweek but spent her free time squeezing in workouts. Now she freelances as a running reporter. She's run 7 marathons, 18 halves, 6 triathlons, sings in an '80s cover band, spoils her dog and travels compulsively.

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02 2012

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    Good slide show. You made the best of the weekend – the 5k, half, and getting heaps of photo opportunities. Well done!

    • Karla Bruning
      Karla #

      Thanks! It was fun. It helps to be able to obliterate your PR so you can still take a few pics and have plenty of time to spare :) I credit the running streak for giving me such a great base.


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