Glass Slipper Challenge for 2014 – RunDisney Announces New Race

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With the success of the marathons at all the Walt Disney World parks, and the huge excitement over the new Dopey Challenge for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, runDisney has released a new run for the Princess Half Marathon Weekend and new medal.

Beginning next year a new 10k will be added along with a new two-race challenge. The Disney Princess Enchanted 10k and Glass Slipper Challenge will help princesses bring their running dreams to reality.

“The Disney Princess Enchanted 10K will give you a new opportunity to participate in a timed run during the Princess Half Marathon Weekend. And if you’re looking for an even bigger challenge, sign up for the 10K on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday (19.3 miles total) to earn the inaugural Disney Glass Slipper Challenge Medal, accompanied by each of the medals from the individual races.  New for 2014, the Princess Half Marathon Weekend will expand to February 20-23 and include an additional day for the Expo.”


Here’s the full releases from runDisney:

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA (April 26, 2013) – Building on the success of its women-focused events, runDisney is broadening the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort next year by adding a 10K and a new two-race challenge.

The Princess 10K gives runners of various levels more opportunities to run through Disney theme parks and receive a specially-designed finisher medal. And runners looking for an even bigger challenge can sign up for the 10K on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday (19.3 miles total) to earn the inaugural Disney Glass Slipper Challenge Medal to go along with medals from each individual race.

The Princess Half Marathon Weekend, scheduled for Feb. 20-23, is one of two women-focused runDisney events. The other is the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend in January at Disneyland Resort in California.  Both races are among the largest women-specific running events in the country and focus on healthy active lifestyles for women and girls.  For instance, after nearly 7,500 runners ran in the inaugural Princess Half Marathon event in 2009, the popularity of the race has grown considerably with more than 26,000 registered runners for last year’s race.

Also new in 2014 is a special edition runDisney Coast-to-Coast Race Challenge Medal for runners participating in the 2014 Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland in January and the 2014 Princess Half Marathon five weeks later at Walt Disney World.  Finishers receive the coveted medal featuring the likeness of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse with a pink overlay and lanyard.

Registration for the 2014 Princess Half Marathon opens June 11 at www.runDisney.com.  A limited number of runners will have the opportunity to register for both the Princess and Tinker Bell Half Marathon at that time.  Those not securing an early registration for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon will have a second chance when on-line registration officially opens on July 9.

Both the Princess and Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekends include signature runDisney events including a health and fitness expo geared towards women, kids races, a family fun run 5K, as well as featured half marathons for both weekend.

We here at Chip and Co. plan on running the Princess Half Marathon, are you planning on going and running? Keep an eye out for more information about Chip and Co. team, information about the races, and we may just have a surprise or two up our sleeve. Let us know if you will be joining us and trying for your own ‘glass slipper’.

For more information and to register for www.runDisney.com. If you would like to book a Magical Disney Vacation for this weekend contact me at erinbenge@destinationsinflorida.com


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