Posts Tagged ‘Prince Charming’

Cinderella & Goofy Inspire New Balance Disney Shoes

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The New Balance 890v4 Disney shoes for women will feature Cinderella.

UPDATE Jan. 2, 2014: Click for full photos of the 2014 New Balance run Disney shoes


New Balance and runDisney announced today that they’re rolling out another edition of the popular Disney shoes, this time with new characters and a new shoe style. Cinderella and Goofy will adorn the 890v4 for women and men respectively, a neutral cushioning running shoe.

They’d teased the new shoes at the 2013 Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, which I attended as press courtesy of New Balance and runDisney. But only now revealed just what they’ll be.

Different New Balance Shoe Type
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The current New Balance women’s 890v4.

The current shoe in the runDisney and New Balance line of running shoes is the 860v4, a traditional stability shoe for overpronators. The men’s shoe weighs 10.9 oz and the women’s shoe weighs 8.9 oz.

Whereas, the 890v4 weighs just 8.5 oz for men and 6.64 oz for women.

Now, with a lightweight neutral shoe in the line, more types of runners can race with Disney characters on their feet.

“It’s really for somebody who wants a faster experience in a shoe, in a neutral cushioning shoe,” said Byran Gothie, senior product manager for New Balance, in a video announcing the product. “Not necessarily a fast runner, but somebody who is just looking for a lighter weight, premium cushioning experience and just wants that go-fast experience.” Read the rest of this entry →


12 2013

Our Wine & Dine Half Disney Running Costumes Are…

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Cinderella, my dog, models Aladdin’s hat. (Photo:

Aladdin and Jasmine!

It’s Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon time, and what better way to celebrate than wearing Disney running costumes?

It’s been such a busy fall between running the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and reporting from the ING New York City Marathon and all of race week, that I’ve barely had time to anticipate my next race.

But here I am at Walt Disney World, the Wine & Dine Half Marathon MeetUp is already behind me, and I’m ready to run a victory lap around Walt Disney World to close out my 2013 running year.

What better way to do that than with Disney running costumes? You know I love a good running costume.

Thankfully, my husband, Phil, does too. We’ve run four Disney races together, with two of them all gussied up.

The Wine & Dine Half Marathon won’t be any different. Read the rest of this entry →


11 2013

Happy Anniversary To My Favorite Running Buddy

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We do! (Photo: Lev Kuperman Photography)

One year ago today, I married my favorite running buddy. I feel so lucky to have found my partner in running and life.

I mean, does this guy love me or what?

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Running up Main Street USA at the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon. (Photo: Marathon Foto)

If he’s willing to dress like a mouse for you and run a marathon in 80 degrees in a hat and long sleeve shirt, you know it’s love. Read the rest of this entry →


08 2013

What if Disney’s Cinderella Were A Runner?

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Cinderella at the ball is like a runner at a big race.

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If Disney characters were runners, what kind of runners would they be?

In honor of registration opening today for runDisney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend including the new Enchanted 10K and Glass Slipper Challenge, I thought I’d share another installment of my runDisney Character Profiles.

Previous installments have looked at Sleeping Beauty as the runner who needs to take a few weeks off even if she doesn’t want to, and Alice in Wonderland as the newbie runner who has fallen down the running rabbit hole.

This week, we’re working hard with my favorite runDisney Princess and one who suits Disney’s Princess Half Marathon perfectly…Cinderella Read the rest of this entry →

How To Make Cinderella & Prince Charming Disney Running Costumes

How To Make Cinderella and Prince Charming Disney Running Costumes

Running as Prince Charming and Cinderella. (Photo: brightroom)

As a veteran of three Disney races—the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon, Tinker Bell Half Marathon, and Disney’s Princess Half Marathon—I know the slide into the Disney running costumes rabbit hole all too well.

After running my first runDisney race sans costume and my second Disney race in a store bought Tinker Bell costume, I decided to go all out for my third Disney race.

I learned from Team Sparkle running costumer extraordinaire Kelly Lewis that when it comes to pulling off successful Disney running costumes that are comfortable and easy to run in, the devil is in the details.

Armed with a few pieces of basic running gear and a creative outlook, my fiancé and I transformed into Cinderella and Prince Charming’s athletic alter egos for Disney’s Princess Half Marathon in February.

Here’s how to make your own Cinderella and Prince Charming Disney running costumes. Best of all, the only tools you need are a needle, thread, safety pins and tape. Read the rest of this entry →


05 2012

Race Report: Disney’s Princess Half Marathon

Race Report: Disney's Princess Half Marathon

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon was a fairy tale race.

If you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.

Cinderella sang those words and I took them to heart at Disney’s Princess Half Marathon in Walt Disney World in Florida, which I attended as a guest of runDisney.

I channeled my inner Cinderella and believed that I could break my half-marathon personal record.

Disney races aren’t for PR’s many people say. Just have fun, they tell you.

But on Sunday, Feb. 26, I learned that it’s possible to PR and have fun too while running Disney.

Of course, it helps to have Prince Charming by your side.

Running in Costume: Cinderella and Prince Charming

Race Report: Disney Princess Half MarathonFor starters, I feel compelled to confess: I ran in costume. Not just that, I cajoled my fiancé, Phil, to run in costume with me—as Cinderella and Prince Charming.

Cinderella has long been my favorite princess, ever since I saw clips of the film on my Fisher Price Movie Viewer Theater back in the early 1980s. I even named my dog Cinderella. What better character to summon for a half-marathon than a gal who knows how to put her head down and work hard?

I found that once you put on a costume and give in to the Disney spirit, it’s inevitable that you’re going to have a good time, no matter how painful the running itself may be. Read the rest of this entry →

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03 2012

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Slideshow

The pride of accomplishment

And he won!

My nephew runs his heart out

Crossing the finish line

Royal Family Kids' Races Runners

My nephew admires his sister's medal

Kids love to run

Royal Family Kids' Races Start

Royal Family Kids' Races Medals

Tangled Royal Family 5K medals

Disney 5K's are stroller friendly

Dressed to impress

Tangled Royal Family 5K finish

With Jasmine and Aladdin in Morocco

Runners charge through Epcot

We say hi to Pocahontas

Runners pose with Belle and the Beast

Disney girls

Rapunzel and Flynn

Tangled Royal Family 5K Start

And they lived happily ever after

Cinderella & Prince Charming

We model our bling

Coast to Coast Race Challenge medals

Runners show off their medals

Disney's Princess Half Marathon Medals

Earning a medal


Mickey waves me in

Last stop before the Princess finish

The finish is in sight

Minnie high-fives runners

Daisy Duck waves runners in

Rachel Booth wins

Princess Minnie and Mickey

Charging past Spaceship Earth

Through Epcot

To Epcot

Running Leap

Inspiration from a gospel choir

The cast of Sleeping Beauty

Running through the castle

Princess Minnie strikes a pose

The real Cinderella and Prince Charming

Pausing for a castle pic

Runners leap at Cinderella Castle

Cinderella's Fairy Godmother

The castle before dawn

Cinderella and Prince Charming are ready to run

2012 Disney Princess Start

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend was a fairy tale tour of Walt Disney World in Florida. Runners tackled the Tangled Royal Family 5K, Disney’s Royal Family Kids’ Races and Disney’s Princess Half Marathon. Races took runners through Epcot and Magic Kingdom, where Disney characters cheered them on to victory.

I ran the half-marathon with my fiance dressed as Cinderella and Prince Charming. My sister and I ran the 5K, and my niece and nephew ran the kids’ races. Photos courtesy of runDisney.

Disclosure: As a member of the running media, runDisney provided me with complimentary race entry, hotel, park tickets, and some meals (like the Pasta in the Park Party) for Disney’s Princess Half Marathon. 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.


02 2012

Family Run: Disney’s Royal Family 5K & Kids’ Races

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Karla (left) and her sister with Daisy Duck and Minnie Mouse at Disney’s Royal Family 5K. (Photo: Karla Bruning)

We came. We ran. We conquered. The Bruning family stormed Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend from Feb. 24-26 at Walt Disney World with the aim of turning our annual family Disney vacation into a fitness fiesta.

My sister, brother-in-law, nephew, niece, fiancé and I participated in every event runDisney had to offer, from the Pasta in the Park party to the Tangled Royal Family 5K, the Royal Family Kids’ Races and Disney’s Princess Half Marathon. We did it all and then some—enjoying lunch at Cinderella’s Castle with a bevy of princesses and taking in a luau at the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show. But the highlight had to be watching the Royal Family Kids’ Races. Seeing a whole new generation of runners embrace the sport was a heartening sight. Read the rest of this entry →


02 2012

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