UPDATE: The Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend sold out in under 2 hours. If you still want to run the 5K or half-marathon, you can through charity and tour groups. Read about it at Run Disney’s Avengers Half Marathon For Charity.
Runners, assemble. The time has come to register for the runDisney Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend. Registration for the inaugural event at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., opens Tuesday, March 25 at 12 p.m. Eastern. The race weekend is November 14-16, 2014.
The Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend is themed around the Marvel universe and its stars: Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Iron Man among others. The weekend will include a Half Marathon, 5K, Kids Races, Health & Fitness Expo, Pasta Party, and, of course, super hero themed entertainment and characters.
If I was a betting woman, I’d bet on this one selling out quickly. The two existing Disneyland events have proven especially popular for runDisney.
The 2014 Tinker Bell Half Marathon, which took place on January 19, sold out its 15,000 race spots in less than two days.
And the 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, scheduled for August 28-31, had the quickest sell-out in runDisney history. All 35,500 of the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend‘s running bibs sold out within 12 hours and 13 minutes. The Dumbo Double Dare, where participants complete both the Disneyland 10K and Half Marathon on back-to-back days, filled up in just 41 minutes. The Disneyland 10K sold out in 53 minutes, followed by the runDisney Kids Races, which closed in 2 hours and 48 minutes. The Disneyland Half Marathon itself sold out in 9 hours and 20 minutes, while the Disneyland 5K closed in 12 hours and 13 minutes.
I doubt the new Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon will be any different. It’s the fall Disneyland half-marathon runDisney fans have been waiting for. And Disney’s other fall races—the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler in October and Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon in November at Walt Disney World—are already sold-out.
With once last chance to earn a Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal for completing both a half-marathon or marathon at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in the same calendar year, Disney running fans mays be clamoring to get into this race. The Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend will be eligible for Coast to Coast.
Like the other Disneyland events, the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend races will go through the Disneyland theme parks and the streets of Anaheim, Calif. And the bling? It will be fashioned after the Avengers, of course.
So if you want to flex your super powers, get ready to register Tuesday, March 25 starting at 12 p.m. Eastern at runDisney.com.
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