Friday, October 10, 2014

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! RunDisney Releases 2015-16 Race Event and Registration Dates


runDisney announced on-sale dates for each of its eight popular race weekends between May 2015 and May 2016. The 2015-16 runDisney race season opens with the Expedition Everest Challenge Weekend on May 1-2, 2015 at Walt Disney World Resort and runs through the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend presented by PANDORA Jewelry on May 5-8, 2016 at Disneyland Resort. Registration for those races begins Dec. 16, 2014 when the Expedition Everest Challenge Weekend goes on sale (full list of race weekend on-sale dates below).

In recent years, runners nationwide and internationally have clamored to sign up for runDisney events at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, often times filling up race fields within days, sometimes even hours. Nearly every runDisney race weekend experienced growth in the number of race registrations in 2013 compared to the previous year and virtually every 2014 race weekend sold out in record time. Most notably, the 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend sold out in just over 12 hours while the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon and the Star Wars Half Marathon each sold out in about two hours.


For more detailed event information, visit www.runDisney.com and follow along on Facebook and Twitter (@runDisney) for the latest race announcements.

Event Schedule:

Expedition Everest Challenge Weekend
May 1-2, 2015 │ Walt Disney World Resort
On Sale: Dec. 16, 2014

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend
presented by PANDORA Jewelry
May 7-10, 2015 │ Disneyland Resort
Sold Out

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend
presented by Cigna
September 3-6, 2015 │ Disneyland Resort
On Sale: Feb. 10, 2015

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
Nov. 6-7, 2015 │ Walt Disney World Resort
On Sale: March 17, 2015

Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend
Nov. 12-15, 2015 │ Disneyland Resort
On Sale: April 7, 2015

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
presented by Cigna
Jan. 6-10, 2016 │ Walt Disney World Resort
On Sale: April 28, 2015

Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend
presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation
Jan. 14-17, 2016 │ Disneyland Resort
On Sale: June 16, 2015

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Feb. 18-21, 2016 │ Walt Disney World Resort
On Sale: July 14, 2015

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend
presented by PANDORA Jewelry
May 5-8, 2016 │ Disneyland Resort
On Sale: Aug. 11, 2015

Editors note: does the absence of the Tower of Terror 10 Miler in October signify big changes coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios? With a major part of the race route running through the backlot, LMA and Pixar Place, was this race excluded from the calendar because of construction? Time will certainly tell!