Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Gets 10K, Glass Slipper Challenge, Pink Coast-to-Coast Medal

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Disney’s Princess Half Marathon is getting a new 10K and a Glass Slipper Challenge. (Photo: runDisney)


Big news from runDisney! Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend from February 20-23, 2014 at Walt Disney World in Florida is getting the royal treatment with a new Disney Princess Enchanted 10K and a new two-race challenge in the Disney Glass Slipper Challenge. Based on the name alone, I like it already.

Princess Half Glass Slipper Challenge

The Glass Slipper Challenge follows in the footsteps of the Dumbo Double Dare at Disneyland: runners complete both the new Disney Princess Enchanted 10K on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday for a total of 19.3 miles. Best of all for Disney bling lovers, runners earn the inaugural Disney Glass Slipper Challenge Medal in addition to the medals from each event, including a new yet-to-be-announced medal for the 10K.

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The pink Coast-to-Coast Race Challenge Medal. (Photo: runDisney)

Judging by the wild popularity of the new Disneyland 10K and Dumbo Double Dare at the 2013 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend and the Walt Disney World 10K and Dopey Challenge at the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon, I’m sure the new Princess 10K and Glass Slipper Challenge will sell-out in a matter of days, if not hours.

Pink Coast-to-Coast Medal

But that’s not all. The 2014 Coast-to-Coast Race Challenge is getting a special women’s-focused medal. Blue is so last year—runDisney is thinking pink. Runners who complete both the Princess Half Marathon and Tinker Bell Half Marathon in 2014 will earn the special edition women-focused Coast-to-Coast medal, featuring Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse with a pink overlay and lanyard, instead of the standard blue.

The Coast-to-Coast Race Challenge is an ongoing runDisney event that rewards runners for completing a half-marathon or marathon at both Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California in the same calendar year.

My husband and I earned our wings at the inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon in 2012:

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Karla and Phil with their Tinker Bell Half Marathon Medals. (Photo: brightroom)

Then we earned out tiaras and our Coast-to-Coast at Disney’s 2012 Princess Half Marathon:

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Phil and Karla with their Princess Half and Coast-to-Coast medals. (Photo: briteroom)

But we got the standard blue Coast-to-Coast medal. No doubt, runners will want to add the pink one to their collections.

Princess Half Registration

Registration for Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend opens June 11. A limited number of runners will be able to register for both the Princess and Tinker Bell Half Marathon then. Official registration for Tinker Bell opens July 9.

For more information or to register, visit runDisney.com.

As part of the running media, runDisney sometimes provides me with complimentary race entry, hotel, park tickets, and some meals for runDisney events. 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 is a regular contributor to SHAPE.com, the host of NYRR's On The Run web + TV show, and a race announcer at events like the TCS New York City Marathon. 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, 20 halves, 6 triathlons, sings in an '80s cover band, spoils her dog + travels compulsively.

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