Run Like A Princess


Can you guess what I’m doing this weekend?!

That’s right!  I’m heading back up to Disney, but not only for the fun and magic that I’m used to.  This time I’m undertaking something new.  I am going to run my first half marathon!  Where better to do it than in my favorite place on earth!  Here’s the route I’m going to run.


For any of you who are interested in challenging your body and your mind, Disney offers many runs throughout the year.  Here is the list that they have announced so far:

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon

Sunday, February 24, 2013

5:35 a.m.

Start/Finish: Epcot®

Think you’ve got the commitment, perseverance and determination to be a true princess? Disney’s Princess Half Marathon gives you the chance to prove it. Grab your best friends and register today for a royal quest through 13.1 miles of the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. This race experience is fit for a princess earning her glass running slippers or a woman who runs her kingdom already. Gather your girlfriends for a magical getaway now, so you can all earn your Princess Half Marathon Tiara Finisher Medal!

Expedition Everest Challenge

Saturday, May 4, 2013

10:00 p.m.

Start/Finish: Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Take a run on the wild side and uncover the mystery of the clues!


Take a run on the wild side during the Expedition Everest Challenge, a thrill-packed, timed endurance event that combines a 5K adventure run through Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park with the challenge of a scavenger hunt. Your nighttime adventure starts in base camp where you’ll begin a journey along an obstacle strewn course. Then get set for all the excitement of a scavenger hunt in the spectacular setting of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Complete the challenge and escape with a special edition Compass finisher medal.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 10-Miler

Saturday, October 5, 2013

10:00 p.m.

Start/Finish: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

A thrilling run in the dark of night on a course haunted by Disney Villains!

Get set for ten miles of non-stop nighttime chills and thrills on a run that’ll bring you straight to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In the dark of night on a path haunted by Disney Villains you’ll run a course from Disney’s Hollywood Studios traveling to ESPN Wide World of Sports and then back again to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There you’ll run past the spectacular Lights, Motors, Action™ Extreme Stunt Show, along the amazing New York Street on the backlot, past Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat at the top of Hollywood Boulevard, and then on to a finish to remember.

Disneyland® Half Marathon

Sunday, September 1, 2013

5:30 a.m.

Start/Finish: Disneyland® Resort


Catch all the Disney fun on the most magical course on earth!


It’s the moment you’ve been training for. Your 13.1 mile run on a magical course in the Happiest Race on Earth takes you along legendary Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland® Park, through Disney California Adventure® Park, and then on to the streets of Anaheim. You’ll complete your Disneyland® Half Marathon race with an exciting finish near the Disneyland® Hotel. It all adds up to miles of smiles, unforgettable memories, and a perfect ending to a magical Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend.

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon

Saturday, November 9, 2013

10:00 p.m.

Start: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Finish: Epcot®

Run under the stars through three spectacular Disney Parks!

It’s the perfect runner’s night out! Here’s your chance to run a nighttime half marathon in the most magical place on earth, the Walt Disney World® Resort. Your half marathon will take you through three breathtakingly beautiful, night-lit Disney theme parks with Disney entertainment on hand to delight and entertain you on your star-lit run. Then top your evening run off at our exclusive Finish Line Party at the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival where you’ll enjoy mouthwatering food and fabulous wines.

Tinker Bell Half Marathon

Sunday, January 20, 2013

5:00 a.m.

Start/Finish: Disneyland® Resort

Sassy, feisty, and fun loving, Tinker Bell is the fairy we all know and love! Celebrate your inner Miss Bell at the half marathon full of pixie dust and Never, Never Land adventure.

You can run. You can run. You can run through the Disneyland® Resort and historic streets of Anaheim, California on your way to a Fairy Finish where you will earn your “wings”. Each finisher will receive an exclusive Tinker Bell-inspired Finisher Medal.

Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna®

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Start/Finish: Epcot®

The Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna® is the final race of the weekend, where you will complete the most magical 26.2 miles on Earth. The course takes you through all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, starting at Epcot®, continuing on to the Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios before an exhilarating finish back at Epcot®.

Belle training for marathon

I have never done anything like this, and I may never again… but I can’t wait to cross that finish line.  I can’t wait to earn my Princess Medal and to be able to say that I did it!  Because sometimes you just want to travel with a goal.

Have you ever traveled to a race or event?

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