The inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend is finally here! From Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 25, I’m here to catch all the action as a media guest of runDisney.
The Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend, runDisney’s first event outside the U.S., includes the title half-marathon, Disneyland 5K, runDisney Kids Races, and ticketed parties the night before each event.
The courses tour runners through Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney Village and environs, including jaunts down Main Street, U.S.A. and through Sleeping Beauty Castle. And like all runDisney races, runners will find Disney characters and entertainment all along the way.
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 or 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.
What else? Here’s a look at just some of the stats behind the first Disneyland Paris Half Marathon.
Disneyland Paris Half Marathon By The Numbers
230,000—people participate in runDisney events each year
13,000—runners registered for the inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon
5,000—runners registered for the Disneyland Paris 5K
2,300—participants in the Castle to Chateau Race Challenge, who will complete the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon and a half-marathon or longer at Walt Disney World or Disneyland in the U.S.