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