Disneyland Half Marathon 2015 Registration Opens

Disneyland Half Marathon 2015 Registration Opens

Runners at the Disneyland 10k (Photo: runDisney)

Registration for the Disneyland Half Marathon 2015 Weekend presented by Cigna opens Tuesday, February 10, 2015. The title half-marathon celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. For the occasion, runDisney has added a special 10th anniversary medal and Disneyland Half Marathon Anniversary Party to the schedule.

The race weekend from September 3-6 in Anaheim, California includes the Disneyland Half Marathon, Disneyland 10K, Dumbo Double Dare, and Disneyland 5K, all presented by Cigna. And don’t forget the runDisney Kids Races, Pasta in the Park Party, Disneyland Half Marathon Anniversary Party, and free runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, where runners can snap up a pair of the coveted New Balance runDisney sneakers.

The new Disneyland Half Marathon Anniversary party on Thursday, September 3 from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. will be a ticketed event with entertainment, character meet and greets, and Disneyland attractions like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Indiana Jones Adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean and Splash Mountain. Runners at the party will also have exclusive access to Disneyland’s “Paint the Night” Parade, part of the park’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration.

The Disneyland Half Marathon tours runners from Disney California Adventure Park to Disneyland Park and through the streets of Anaheim and Angel Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Angels. The flat, single loop course has a reputation for fast times, that is, if you don’t stop to take photos with the Disney characters, marching bands, and other entertainers lining the way.

Last year, 15,979 runners finished the Disneyland Half Marathon and another 9,608 ran the Disneyland 10K. Over 5,700 of them completed the Dumbo Double Dare, running the 10K and half-marathon on back-to-back days. Runners came from all 50 U.S. states and 26 countries for the races.

Disneyland Half Marathon 2014 Sell Out Times

If you want to run at the Disneyland Half Marathon 2015 Weekend, be prepared to register right away. All of the 35,500 bibs at the 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon sold out in 12 hours.

Disneyland Half Marathon 2015 Registration Opens

Dumbo Double Dare runners (Photo: runDisney)

The Dumbo Double Dare 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.

Will 2015 prove to be an even faster sell-out? The 10th anniversary of the Disneyland Half Marathon is sure to lure some extra runners. The Dumbo Double Dare and Disneyland 10K are now in their third year.

But the addition of two new Disneyland races—the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend, which debuted November 2014, and Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend, which debuted January 2015—may pull from the pool of runners clamoring to run Disneyland.

Previously, runners looking to get their Coast-to-Coast Race Challenge medal for completing a marathon or half-marathon at both Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California in the same calendar year had only two Disneyland races to choose from—the Disneyland Half Marathon and Tinker Bell Half Marathon.

Now the tables have turned, with four eligible race weekends in California and just three in Florida—Walt Disney World Marathon and Half Marathon, Disney Princess Half Marathon, and Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon.

But methinks that won’t stop this from being another fast-selling event. The lure of a 10th anniversary medal may be too strong for many faithful Disney runners to pass up.

Disneyland Half Marathon 2015 Travel Providers

Disneyland Half Marathon 2015 Registration opens

Disneyland Half Marathon winner Jennifer Berry (Photo: (Jimmy DeFlippo/runDisney)

Want to skip the registration madness? Enter the Disneyland Half Marathon 2015 races through a runDisney Travel Provider. They offer special packages for runners, including discounted Disneyland Hotel and theme park tickets.

Contact each tour company individually to register.

Disneyland Half Marathon 2015 Entry Fees

Disneyland Half Marathon

  • $199 by February 24, 2015
  • $214 between February 25 and March 10, 2015
  • $229 on or after March 11, 2015

Disneyland 10K

  • $110 by February 24, 2015
  • $125 between February 25 and March 10, 2015
  • $140 on or after March 11, 2015
Disneyland Half Marathon 2015 Registration Opens

Disneyland Half Marathon start (Photo: Jimmy DeFlippo/runDisney)

Dumbo Double Dare

  • $330 by February 24, 2015
  • $355 between February 25 and March 10, 2015
  • $380 on or after March 11, 2015

Disneyland 5K

  • $75 by March 10, 2015
  • $85 on or after March 11, 2015

runDisney Kids Races

  • $20 by March 10, 2015
  • $25 on or after March 11, 2015

Pasta in the Park Party (Theme Park Ticket required)
With a Theme Park Ticket

  • $135.00 for Adults (ages 10 and up)
  • $115.00 for Children (ages 3-9)

Without a Theme Park Ticket

  • $89.00 for Adults (ages 10 and up)
  • $69 .00 for Children (ages 3-9)

10th Anniversary Party (Theme Park Ticket required)

  • $99.00 (ages 3 and up)
  • Children under three are free

ChEAR Squad (Half Marathon Only)

  • Bronze – No Charge per package
  • Silver – $45 per package
  • Gold – $69 per package
  • Platinum – $99 per package

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

As a member of the media, Disney sometimes provides me with complimentary attendance at runDisney events. But as always, all opinions are purely my own. I really do believe in being honest about my experiences. For more information read my Disclosure Policy.

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Karla Bruning is a race announcer at the TCS New York City Marathon + other major events, TV host for the New York City Triathlon + contributor to Shape, Redbook, Runner's World + other publications. She used to report for Newsweek but spent her free time squeezing in workouts. Now it's her job. She's run 8 marathons, 30 halves, 10 triathlons + open water swims. When she's not running, talking about running or writing about running, she's snuggling her baby, spoiling her dog + compulsively traveling.

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  1. Pam #
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    We are going to miss this one since we are running Princess and Tink. Will you be at either of those race weekends?
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  2. Jelaine Shrum #
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    How do I registwr for a 5k fall marathon


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