Disneyland Paris has just released official information on the upcoming “Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend 2016”!
Find here the official Disneyland Paris Press Release:
Fun and magic at inaugural Disneyland Paris
Half Marathon Weekend
September 23-25, 2016
Marne la Vallée, France, June 25, 2015 - After first announcement done in February, Disneyland Paris proudly presents the details of its Inaugural Half Marathon Weekend event scheduled to take place on September 23-25, 2016.
This event never seen before in Europe will take place at Disneyland Paris. It will propose a mix of unique races for kids and adults. The weekend will be organized with 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 the 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.
It's a storybook run straight out of a fairy tale through Disneyland Paris and the countryside villages that surround the Disney Parks. And that's just the start of excitement: amazing courses, special events, family and kids' races, a fun-filled finish line celebration and everyone's beloved Disney characters and animations to cheer along the courses and create unforgettable weekend memories.
Let's have a look at the program!
Inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon - September 25, 2016
The half marathon will immerse participants in the middle of all the Disney magic through the two spectacular Disney Parks and then through the countryside and villages around the Parks before circling back to Disney Village en route to the finish line for a victory celebration and exclusive Disneyland Paris Inaugural Half Marathon finisher medal. Disney Characters and animations will be along the race course to make it even more fun and magical!
Disneyland Paris 5K family race - September 24, 2016
Share the adventure with a magical family run through Disneyland Paris cheered on by Disney Characters. Participants will run through the two Disney Parks. Perfect for beginners, intermediates or even racing veterans aged pre-teen and older, this is a running event where families pass the finishing line with unforgettable memories.
runDisney Kids Races - September 24, 2016
A magical race for the youngest runners!
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 the 200m and 400m races. For older kids, there is even a 1K and 2K race! And every participant will go home as a winner with their very own runDisney Kids Races Inaugural Event Finisher Medallion!
runDisney Health and Fitness Expo - September 22-24, 2016
One-Stop headquarters for everyone's race weekend needs!
Package registration will start next October 6th, 2015. For further information, go on run.disneylandparis.com
Disneyland Paris Inaugural Half Marathon Weekend will definitely be a unique and unforgettable experience 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!
Disneyland Paris also posted an interesting article on the challenges of such an event, on their Disneyland Paris News blog: http://disneylandparis-news.com/en/the-disneyland-paris-half-marathon-weekend-business-solutions-teams-face-a-new-challenge/