Disney Princess Half Marathon 2016 By The Numbers

Disney Princess Half Marathon 2016 By The Numbers

Lauren Passell wins the 2015 Disney Princess Half Marathon (runDisney)

The Disney Princess Half Marathon 2016 Weekend kicked off February 18 and runs, literally, through the title event on February 21 at Walt Disney World in Florida.

The three-day extravaganza is the largest women’s running festival in the U.S. with 37,000 runners across multiple events: Disney Princess Half Marathon, Disney Glass Slipper Challenge, Disney Princess Enchanted 10K, Disney Princess 5K and runDisney Kids Races.

Take a look at the numbers behind the princesses.

Disney Princess Half Marathon 2016 By The Numbers

Runners at Princess Half (runDisney)

Disney Princess Half Marathon 2016 By The Numbers

285,900—combined miles adult runners will complete over the course of Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

250,000—runners who take part in runDisney events each year

99,178—number of Cinderella’s Glass Slippers, lined up heel to toe, it takes to cover the 13.1 miles of the Disney Princess Half Marathon

37,000—registered runners for the Disney Princess Half Marathon 2016 Weekend

16,500—runners registered for the Disney Princess Half Marathon

12,500—runners registered for the Disney Princess 5K

7,500—Glass Slipper Challenge registrants

6,813—Florida residents registered to run

5,000—runners registered for the Disney Princess Enchanted 10K

3,000—kids registered for the runDisney Kids Races

1:22:59—winning time in 2015, run by Lauren Passell from New York, NY

1:15:00—running time of Disney’s 1950 film, Cinderella

1:11:49—race record, run in 2014 by New Zealand’s Kim Smith (who lives in Providence, RI), just 4 minutes quicker than the movie Cinderella

89—percentage of female runners

85—age of the oldest male running the half marathon

76—age of the oldest female running the half marathon

26—countries represented among runners

19.3—miles in the Glass Slipper Challenge

14—age of the youngest runner in the half marathon

13.1—miles in the Disney Princess Half Marathon

11—percentage of male runners

6.2—miles in the Disney Princess Enchanted 10K

6—styles of shoes in the New Balance 2016 runDisney Collection for adults and kids. Two (women’s and girls styles) feature a Disney Princess—Ariel of The Little Mermaid.

5—races and challenges taking place during the weekend

3.1—miles in the Disney Princess 5K

2—theme parks runners go through during the weekend: Magic Kingdom and EPCOT

1—Glass Slipper that survives the film, Cinderella, and inspired countless immitations

Race Report: Disney Princess Half Marathon

Running in 2015 (Photo: MarathonFoto)

Want to know what it’s like to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon? Read about my experiences!

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As a member of the running 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 and Disney is no exception. For more information read my Disclosure Policy.

Karla Bruning

About 

Karla Bruning is a race announcer at the TCS New York City Marathon + other major events, TV host for the Panasonic New York City Triathlon + regular contributor to Shape + Redbook online. 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, spoils her dog + travels compulsively.

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