In nine weeks, runners will storm Disneyland Paris in Val d’Europe, France for the first time: the inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon takes off on Sunday, September 25, 2016. I’ll be among them as a media guest of runDisney. Now, we’ve got a glimpse of the medals we’ll earn.
Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Medal
For the main 13.1-mile event, Mickey Mouse is, of course, the main man. He runs around Sleeping Beauty Castle, the iconic heart of Disneyland Paris, just like runners will. Flourished with the French fleur-de-lis, the gold medal hangs from a blue lanyard. It’s the official color of Disneyland Paris.
Disneyland Paris 5K & runDisney Kids Races Medallions
The runDisney Kids Races medallion also features Mickey Mouse in living color, while the Disneyland Paris 5K medallion stars another rodent—Remy of Ratatouille fame. Both hang from blue and gold ribbons.
Castle to Chateau Challenge Medal
Last, but definitely not least, is the inaugural “Castle to Chateau” Challenge medal for runners who complete both the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon and a half-marathon at either Disneyland Resort in California or Walt Disney World in Florida in 2016. The French and American flags fly alongside Sleeping Beauty Castle with a blue lanyard.
Disneyland Paris Half Marathon
The Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend of races tours 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.
Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Registration
Bib-only registration will reopen on August 23, 2016 will a limited number of spots available.
Tour packages including hotel, park tickets and more are also available. For more information, visit run.disneylandparis.com.
I’m running the Disneyland Half Marathon as a media guest of runDisney. But as always, all opinions are purely my own. Seriously. For more information read my Disclosure Policy.