This never-before-seen event will take place at Disneyland Paris and will include a mix of races for kids and adults. The weekend will be organized with the support of runDisney and its successful 20 years' experience in staging running events at US Disney theme parks.
The new three-day race weekend will involve kids races, a 5K family race and a half marathon, plus several family fun experiences such as a Health and Fitness Expo, a Friday night private party and the Saturday night pre-race pasta party.
“We couldn't be more excited about the upcoming runDisney. It will make Disneyland Paris the world's third Disney destination to host this successful sporting event that offers a whole new running experience for the young and young-at-heart,'' said Tom Wolber, Président of Euro Disney S.A.S.
The Half Marathon will lead participants through Disneyland Paris and its surrounding countryside villages, making this a storybook run straight out of a fairy tale. And that's just the start of excitement! Amazing courses, special events, family and kids' races, a fun-filled celebration at the finish line and everyone's beloved Disney characters cheering along the courses will create a weekend of unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.
Let's have a look at the programme:
Inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon – 25 September 2016
The half marathon will immerse participants in all of the Disney magic, leading participants through the two spectacular Disney Parks and then through the surrounding French countryside before circling back to Disney Village. Cross the finish line for a victory celebration and receive your exclusive Disneyland Paris Inaugural Half Marathon finisher medal. Disney Characters will be along the race course to make it even more fun and magical.
Disneyland Paris 5K family race – 24September 2016
Share the adventure with a magical family run through Disneyland Paris cheered on by Disney Characters. Open to all including families with children from 5 years old, this is the perfect race for beginners, intermediates or even racing veterans aged pre-teen and older. This is a running event where families run through the two Disney Parks together before passing the finishing line with unforgettable memories.
runDisney Kids Races – 24September 2016
A magical race for the youngest runners where children under 12 are invited to participate in a series of runs designed specifically for them. Parents can also run with their kids. The event will feature a 100m dash followed by 200m and 400m races. For older kids there is even a 1K and 2K race. Every participant will go home as a winner with their very own runDisney Kids Races Inaugural Event Finisher Medallion.
runDisney Health and Fitness Expo – 22-24 September 2016
One-Stop headquarters for everyone's race weekend needs.
The Disneyland Paris Inaugural Half Marathon Weekend will be an unforgettable experience – and the first of its kind in Europe. So warm up, on your marks, get set, and be one of the first to enjoy miles of smiles on a magical run through Disneyland Paris!