Disneyland Paris Half Bib-Only Registration Opens

Disneyland Paris Half Bib Only Registration Opens

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Bib-only registration for the inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon opens Tuesday, February 16 at 5 p.m. Paris time, or 11 a.m. Eastern. The race weekend runs from September 22-25, 2016 at Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallée, France.

Registration through Disney travel partners opened in October. If you’re interested in a travel package that includes hotel, race bibs, and more, Magical Racecations in the U.S. still has availability for all of the weekend’s running events, as of press time.

Charity partners will also have bibs available at some point in the future.

I’ll be headed to the race to write about the event courtesy of runDisney. Excited? As Mickey Mouse would say, “Oh, boy! Oh, boy!”

How To Register

1) Register for a bib only, without a travel package, online.

2) Call the Disneyland Paris Reservation Center. The U.S. phone is 011 33 160 30 20 30. Phone numbers are also available for other countries in the link. Runners can buy running packages any time.

3) Book a package through one of the travel agency partners. Magical Racecations and GET Travel Sports are the U.S. agencies, but seven other agencies in the U.K. and other countries have packages for runners as well. You can book through any of them. Magical Racecations does have packages available as of press time. Packages include at least three nights hotel, one three-day park ticket, and a half-marathon or 5K registration, with other additional options.

4) Register to run with a charity. Limited charity entries will be released soon.

Disneyland Paris Half Bib Only Registration Opens

Runners at Disneyland Paris (runDisney)

Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend Events

The Disneyland Paris races tour runners through two Disney Parks. The Disneyland 5K on Saturday, September 24 takes runners down Main Street, U.S.A., past Sleeping Beauty Castle, through Hollywood Boulevard, and around the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

The Disneyland Paris Half Marathon on Sunday, September 25 will lead runners down Hollywood Boulevard and past the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Walt Disney Studios Park. At Disneyland Park, the course goes through Main Street, U.S.A., past Sleeping Beauty Castle, and through the villages that surround the Disney Parks before circling back to Disney Village on the way to the finish line. And like all runDisney races, runners will find Disney characters and entertainment all along the way.

The runDisney Kids Races on Saturday, September 24 offer 100m, 200m, 400m, 1K, and 2K courses (instead of 800m and 1 mile in the U.S.).

Runners can also buy tickets to an Inaugural Party at Walt Disney Studios Park and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show at Disney Village in the evenings before the race.

In true runDisney fashion, the race will be part of the new Castle to Chateau Race Challenge. Runners who complete the half marathon at Disneyland Paris and a half-marathon at either Disneyland Resort in California or Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in the same calendar year will earn a special medal for the occasion, much like the Coast to Coast Race Challenge.

Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend Schedule & Registration Fees

Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Info is Here

(Photo: Disney)

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo
Disney Events Arena
Thursday, September 22, 2016: 3-8 p.m.
Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24, 2016: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Inaugural Party
Walt Disney Studios Park
Friday, September 23, 2016
7:30 p.m.
$89 or 79€ per person

Disneyland Paris 5K
Saturday, September 24, 2016
7 a.m.
$33 or 29€ per person

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show
Disney Village
Saturday, September 24, 2016
6:30 p.m.
$48-$78 per person, depending on seating

runDisney Kids Races
Saturday, September 24, 2016
10 a.m.
$14 or 12€ per child

Disneyland Paris Half Marathon
Sunday, September 25, 2016
7 a.m.
$78 or 69€ per person

For more information about the race weekend, visit run.disneylandparis.com.

As mentioned above, I’m attending the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon as a media guest. As always, all opinions are purely my own. Seriously. For more information read my Disclosure Policy.

Karla Bruning


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. Jim L. #

    I live in Brussels and have visited Disneyland Paris over 10 times in the past year with my young daughters. I signed up for notices regarding the half marathon since its inception and prior to the dates being announced. I have yet to find anyway of registering for a bib only on-line. I don’t need accommodations and have a yearly pass to the parks. Am I missing something, my own private brain lapse, because I can’t locate the registration page? I personally think it is quite sad that locals, not needing to book a “package deal” have been retrained from registering for so long. BTW, my wife and I are veterans of the coast-to-coast challenge and numerous Goofy/Dopey challenges.

    • Karla Bruning

      Jim, here is the online registration link: https://app.realbuzzregistrations.com/events/disneyland-paris/halfmarathon-weekend/login/

      You can find it on the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon website here: http://run.disneylandparis.com/bookings/how-book
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    • Jim L. #

      They finally posted a link and I was able to register, thanks anyway. Great price in comparison to U.S. based races. Please note that Disneyland Paris is quite small in comparison to other Disney locations, but you can bring food into the parks to picnic. Please note that Disney Paris just received a $500M loan to refurbish itself, so some key rides are out of commission for almost a year. Non-Disney hotels, close by the park, are actually in better condition and far more reasonably priced. Good luck to all and if you have any questions about the park or Paris, just ask. Lastly, the whole area is dead-flat farmland, so if the winds stay calm the race will be much faster than other Disney half marathons, especially as they are capping the number of entrants so low.

  2. Pam #

    We will see you there Karla. We are both registered for the 5k and half marathon. The information Jim provided in his reply above is really useful. Unfortunately, we already booked into the DL Paris hotel, but I am sure that will be a fun experience.
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    • Karla Bruning

      Looking forward to seeing you there! Always helpful to get info from locals who are frequent visitors. I’m sure it will be fun!


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