The Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend is just around the corner and runDisney has debuted the medals runners will receive, upon completing their races. Pixar is the theme for this year’s half marathon, which seems fitting with the Disneyland Resort’s upcoming Pixar Pier and Pixar Fest.
The medals feature characters from some of our favorite Pixar films, and I am absolutely loving each design. I only wish I was more motivated to participate in the weekend’s events! Let’s take a look at these fun medals the runners will be receiving.
Who doesn’t love Dug and Russell from Up?! The adorable duo is featured on the medal going to participants of the runDisney Kids Races presented by GoGo squeeZ Applesauce on the Go. If you look closely you’ll see a shoe badge, the badge was designed by Disney/Pixar artist Paul Conrad who also created Wilderness Explorers badges from the movie. The Kids Races will take place on September 2nd.
5K races are the perfect event for the entire family to enjoy together, as they are great for all levels of runners. The Disneyland 5K finisher medal really celebrates family, featuring the most Incredible Pixar family of all! The 5K will kick off at 5:00 a.m. September 1st and the course will feature characters and entertainment along the way.
I love the Disneyland 10K medal featuring Mike and Sulley from Monster’s Inc. This dynamic duo always has me laughing and the design of this medal makes me wish for a 3rd movie! Doesn’t it look like they are peeking through the door at Boo?
Runners completing the Toy Story themed Disneyland Half Marathon will be taking home a finisher medal featuring Buzz, Woody and Jessie. The half marathon will be taking place on September 3rd, with live entertainment and characters celebrating at the finish line.
The final medal will be given to runners participating in both the Disneyland 10K and Disneyland Half Marathon. 19.3 miles over two days, the Double Dare medal is iconic Pixar and features a small 5 in celebration of this year being the 5th annual Disneyland Double Dare.
I really love each of these medals and am excited to see Pixar being represented more. Tasha Sounart, the Associate Creative Director at Disney/Pixar actually teamed up with runDisney to help design all of the medals being presented during race weekend.
What do you think of the Pixar themed medals? Share in the comments below.
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