Yesterday it was announced through multiple sources that RunDisney will be cancelling all running events at Disneyland starting in 2018. The claims in the articles is that the cancellations are due to the ongoing construction that is taking place, such as Star Wars Land (Star Wars: At Galaxy’s Edge).
Here are some links discussing the topic:
Theme Park Insider
I am hoping that this is for the construction, and not using it as an excuse to delay the inevitable. I was looking forward to one day getting my Kessler’s Challenge medal for doing all the Star Wars races in Florida and California. I guess only time will tell as to the future of these events.
Hopefully, during this delay RunDisney will revisit many of their endeavors and work on quality, better events, etc. as they have been lacking in the past few years.
Hopefully this will not be my only Disneyland RunDisney medal!
For all my California running friends, come run with us in Florida! You are welcomed!
Registration for the 2015 Tinkerbell Half Marathon Weekend opens tomorrow, August 12, 2014 at Noon EST. The race weekend next year will be May 7-10, 2015 at Disneyland in California.
If you are a regular to RunDisney race registrations, they are going fast now. If you wait until later in the day tomorrow, you may be left out. So be ready at Noon to get registered.
Put on your imaginary wings, and join the Disney fairies and Peter Pan and the Lost Boys for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend at the Disneyland ® Resort. It’s a memory-filled weekend chock full of amazing runs, spectacular surprises, a night time pasta party, plus a chance to race and earn your “real” wings in a storybook finish straight out of a fairytale. The Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend – the most magical course on earth in a place where dreams come true!
Good luck if you are planning to run this race. I hope you get registered and end up with one of these beauties.
Wow! Disney is bombarding us with information today on all fronts.
On the RunDisney front, they have added a new 10k race to the 2014 Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon Weekend on February 20-23, 2014.
There is also a new Glass Slipper Challenge. I have heard from several bloggers, that you will get this if you run the new 10k & the half marathon.
Registration for the Princess Half Marathon Weekend events is June 11th.
Secondly, they have changed the Coast to Coast medal, when you run a race at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in the same year.
This will be a special coast to coast medal for those that complete the Princess Half Marathon at Walt Disney World and the Tinkerbell Half Marathon at Disneyland. It sounds as if this will be for only completing these races, and that the current Coast to Coast medal will not change.
I will update this post as I get more information.
Special thanks to Heather of Through Heather’s Looking Glass for the update & images.