Registration for the 2016 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna opens Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 12 p.m. Eastern. Last year, 15,225 runners finished the Disneyland Half Marathon, making it the 10th largest half-marathon in the U.S.
The race weekend from September 1-4, 2016 in Anaheim, California includes the Disneyland Half Marathon, Disneyland 10K, Dumbo Double Dare, Disneyland 5K, and runDisney Kids Races. At the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, runners can pick up a pair of the coveted New Balance runDisney sneakers modeled after Dumbo, Ariel, Mickey Mouse, and Minnie Mouse.
The Disneyland Half Marathon tours runners from Disney California Adventure Park to Disneyland Park, along the streets of Anaheim and through 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.
Disneyland Half Marathon Sell Out Times
If you want to run at the 2016 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, be prepared to register right away. All of the 29,500 bibs at the 2015 event sold out well within 24 hours.
The Dumbo Double Dare, Disneyland 10K, runDisney Kids Races, and Disneyland 5K all broke their sell-out records. The Dumbo Double Dare and Disneyland 10K closed in approximately 30 minutes in 2015. The runDisney Kids races filled up in about 90 minutes and the 5K followed in roughly 3 hours and 15 minutes. The Disneyland Half Marathon sold-out the next day.
Will 2016 be as fast? This event has soared in popularity each year, selling out faster and faster. But runDisney has raised prices for all of the weekend’s runs except the runDisney Kids Races, putting the half-marathon entry fee over $200 for the first time. The 2016 entry fee is $205, up from $199 in 2015.
2016 Disneyland Half Marathon Travel Providers
Want to skip the registration madness? Enter the 2016 Disneyland Half Marathon 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.
- Academy Travel
- Acclaim Travel/runwiththemouse
- Cruise Planners
- Forester Travel/Magical Miles Travel
- GET Sports
- Magical Enchanted Vacations
- Marathon Tours and Travel
- Starts with a Mouse Travel
- Wish Upon a Star With Us
2016 Disneyland Half Marathon Charity Groups
Another option is to register for the races through runDisney Charity Groups, which offer guaranteed entries, discounted Disneyland hotel rates, and discounts on other race weekend amenities. Check with each group individually for their fundraising requirements and benefits.
- Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
- American Association for Cancer Research
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- American Liver Foundation
- A-T Children’s Project
- Autism Speaks
- Back On My Feet
- Children’s Bureau
- City of Hope
- Dragon Master Foundation
- Homes for Our Troops
- Kellsie’s Hope Foundation
- Lazarex Cancer Foundation
- Lung Cancer Foundation
- Move for Hunger
- My Brighter Tomorrow
- Noah’s Light Foundation
- Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
- Team Muscle Makers for UCMD
- Team Tourette – Tourette Syndrome Association
2016 Disneyland Half Marathon Entry Fees
Disneyland Half Marathon
Dumbo Double Dare
runDisney Kids Races
For more information or to register, visit runDisney.com.
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