Disneyland Half Marathon 2016 By The Numbers

Disneyland Half Marathon 2016 By The Numbers

Donald Duck cheers on runners. (Disney)

The Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna celebrates its 11th anniversary over Labor Day Weekend with more than 32,000 runners. From Sept. 1 through Sept. 4, 2016 in Anaheim, Calif., runners will take on everything from a Diaper Dash for the littlest among them to 13.1 miles in the main event on Sunday.

The weekend’s races include the Disneyland 5K, Disneyland 10K, Dumbo Double Dare, runDisney Kids Races, and the Disneyland Half Marathon with a flat and fast course through Disney California Adventure theme park, Disneyland theme park, the streets of Anaheim, and Angel Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Angels.

Here’s a look at the 2016 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend by the numbers.

Disneyland Half Marathon 2016 By The Numbers

Runners at Sleeping Beauty Castle (Disney)

2016 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend By The Numbers

96,000—safety pins that will be used to pin runners’ bibs

32,400—total race registrations for the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, including runners participating in multiple events

16,000—runners from California, the most represented state

14,900—runners in the Disneyland Half Marathon

10,000—participants in the Disneyland 10K

6,000—entrants in the Disneyland 5K

6,000—challengers in the Dumbo Double Dare, who run the 10K on Saturday and half marathon on Sunday

1,500—children in the runDisney Kids Races

1:05:29—Disneyland Half Marathon course record, set in 2012 by Jimmy Grabow. It’s the second fastest time in runDisney history. He’ll race again this year.

Disneyland Half Marathon 2016 By The Numbers

Runners pay homage to Pinocchio (Disney)

371—number of legacy runners who will have competed in all 11 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekends

89—age of the oldest female participant

83—age of the oldest male participant

65—percentage of female runners

35—percentage of male runners

31—countries represented among runners

15—runners age 80 and older

11—years the Disneyland Half Marathon has been running

10—rank of the Disneyland Half Marathon among the largest half-marathons in the U.S.

2—number of theme parks along the course

1—number of iconic castles (Sleeping Beauty) and baseball stadiums (Angel Stadium) participants run through

1st—time runDisney will issue metal medals at Disneyland 5K

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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. 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.


09 2016

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  1. Sam #

    I always love your “By The Numbers” posts. It’s so amazing to see the huge numbers that go into a race weekend. I also like the photo of Woody giving a high five to Donald Duck because that’s me! It’s from the 2015 Disneyland half marathon at the finish line and the best photo taken of me in a runDisney race. Which is interesting that it was Disney’s photographers that was able to get the shot and not MarathonFoto.

    • Karla Bruning

      Love that! I love that pic. You look great! Honestly, all my best race pics are from runDisney races. I always look so happy, especially at the finish, haha!

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