Disney Princess Half Marathon

February 23-26, 2017

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Mirror, mirror, reveal the One. Show me the Princess who has the strength to run. Join your fellow princesses in a royal quest that will take you through 13.1 miles of the Walt Disney World Resort. runDisney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend brings women of all ages together to participate in a magical event designed just for them. The Disney Princesses are the inspiration for the weekend’s events and will focus on the attributes every princess possesses: commitment, courage, determination, fantasy, perseverance, and strength.

The Princess Half Marathon typically host a field of more than 26,000 runners, and under 10 percent of them are men. They won’t be timed and won’t be listed in the official results, but they will mix in with runners, some in dresses and tiaras. This event also includes a 5K and a 10K for runners to participate in.

Walt Disney World Resort and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have extended their long-term relationship with an agreement naming Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a nonprofit raising funds and awareness for North American children’s hospitals, as the presenting sponsor of the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. The agreement gives race participants a new way to combine their passion for running with ways to support the charitable efforts of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. To learn more about this collaboration visit princesshalfmarathon.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org.

2017 race registration opened July 12, 2016.

Additional 2017 information will be added as it becomes available


2017 Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Info

Weekend Events   2017 Fees and Discounts Race Information   Spectator Information

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend Events

runDisney Health and Fitness Expo

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
The runDisney Health and Fitness Expo is a three-day celebration located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex that will be your one stop for everything happening during race weekend. Typically, the Expo will host a Speaker Series featuring celebrity runner appearances and seminars on training, racing, nutrition and the Princess Half Marathon course. A variety of Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend merchandise will be available for purchase at the Expo.

Disney Princess 5K

Friday, February 24, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 a.m.
Start/Finish: Epcot
Run a 5K that the whole family can enjoy in this official Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend event. Adults, teens and tweens can experience a 5K course winding through Epcot with a storybook ending! This race features Disney entertainment on-course.

runDisney Kids Races

Friday, February 24, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Location: New Balance Track & Field Complex
For the little princes and princesses who want to get into the action, the Disney Royal Family Kids’ Races will give them the chance to earn their finisher medallions! Children ages 13 and under can participate in Kids’ Races ranging from the 100 meter dash to the 1-Mile Run based on their age group. Even the infants can crawl in the Diaper Dash! Space for each Kids’ Parents are allowed to run with their children. The event will follow a rolling start beginning with the 100m dash followed by the 200m, 400m and Diaper Dash. The One Mile will have a separate start location and time. All distances will utilize the same finish location. Every prince or princess under age 13 who participates in the runDisney Kids Races goes home with their very own Finisher Medallion! Races by ages groups include:

  • 12 months and under – Diaper Dash for crawlers
  • 1-3 years old – 100m dash
  • 4-6 years old – 200m dash
  • 7-8 years old – 400m dash
  • 13 years old & under – 1-Mile run

Disney Princess Enchanted 10K

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: 5:30 a.m.
Start/Finish: Epcot
Join the Disney Enchanted 10K presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This event will take you on an enchanted journey throughout Epcot before having a magical finish fit for a princess, or prince. The race features Disney entertainment on-course. Those who complete the race will receive a Disney Princess Enchanted 10K Finisher Medal.

Disney Princess Half Marathon

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Start Time: 5:30 a.m.
Start/Finish: Epcot
Grab your best friends for a royal quest through 13.1 miles of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, including the Magic Kingdom and Epcot Theme Parks. The race features Disney entertainment on-course.

Glass Slipper Challenge

Saturday, February 25 – Sunday, February 26, 2017
Start/Finish: Epcot
If you think that a half marathon is just a walk in the park, put your endurance to the test and compete in the Glass Slipper Challenge presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals! A 19.3-mile adventure held over two days, participants will run the Disney Enchanted 10K on Saturday, followed by the Disney Princess Half Marathon on Sunday. If you finish both races within the pacing requirements, you will be awarded the Glass Slipper Challenge medal in addition to your Half Marathon and 10K finisher medals.

You must register for the Glass Slipper Challenge to receive the Glass Slipper Challenge medal upon completion of both races within the pacing requirements.

Race Retreat

Sunday, February 26, 2017
3:00 – 5:30 a.m. (runners only)
5:30-10:00 a.m. (runners and Platinum ChEAR Squad only)
Location: Family Reunion Area at Epcot Imagine Lot
Want to enjoy the “royal treatment” during your race and add even more magic into your Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend? It’s easy with a VIP Race Retreat Package! Race Retreat is a great way for runners to prepare for their race, get pampered, and reunite with friends and family once the race is over.

Race Retreat Package Features

Race Amenities

 

  • Private Hospitality tent near the Finish Line including live video feed from the race and access to live runner results
  • Pre-race bagels and fruit, plus coffee, water and PowerAde
  • Private restrooms, changing tents and bag check
  • Disney character Meet & Greets
  • Recovery Zone including padded stretching area, self-treatment and first aid station and massages available for purchase (first-come, first-serve)
  • Disney catered post-race brunch
  • Designated location to meet friends and family to celebrate your accomplishment!*
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend commemorative socks and towel

 

*Race Retreat will open to friends and family beginning at 5:30 a.m. Each Guest or spectator in your party must purchase a Platinum Level ChEAR Squad Package separately to gain access to Race Retreat. ChEAR Squad Packages are subject to availability. Children under 3 do not need to purchase a ChEAR Squad package.

Awards

Overall Princess Half Marathon female and wheelchair winners will receive their awards at the Awards Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The following awards will be presented on-site at the Awards Ceremony. Please note, overall awards are based on Gun Time.

  • Top 3 Overall Female Finishers
  • Overall Female Wheelchair Winner (push rim only)

2017 Fees and Discounts

Registration Fees

Runners should register early to get the best price!

Disney Princess Half Marathon

  • $185

Disney Enchanted 10K

  • $120

Glass Slipper Challenge

  • $320

Disney Princess 5K

  • $75

runDisney Kids Races – Dashes

  • $20

runDisney Kids Races – 1 Mile Run

  • $30

ChEAR Squad

  • Gold – $65 per package
  • Platinum Half – $120 per package

Race Retreat

  •  $120

Race Information

Cancellation & Transfer Policy

Entry fees for the 2017 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend events are non-refundable.

Eligibility

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon
To compete, you must be 14 years of age or older.

Disney Enchanted 10K
To compete, you must be 10 years of age or older.

Cinderella Royal Family 5K
Participants must be 5 years of age. Each participant must be able to complete the 5K on their own.

Disney Glass Slipper Challenge
To compete, you must be 14 years of age or older.

runDisney Kids’ Races
Children 13 and under can participate in the 1-Mile Run and other race distances are determined by age group.

Pacing Requirements

All athletes entering the Disney’s Princess Half Marathon, Disney Enchanted 10K, or the Cinderella Royal Family 5K, must maintain a 16-minute per mile pace throughout the race. Anyone not able to maintain the respective paces may be picked up and transported to the finish. You may be picked up at any point along the course and transported for not maintaining pace. It is suggested that you train at a 15-minute per mile pace.

Costumes

New rules have been laid out for costumes on the race course. Guests may dress as their favorite character during the races, but must follow these guidelines:

  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Guests who dress like characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • For runDisney participants ages 13 and under:
    • Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.
  • For runDisney participants ages 14 and older:
    • Layered costumes, that could conceal prohibited items, are not permitted (e.g. Jedi robes).
    • Costume props, including those that surround the entire body (e.g. Death Star, UP House) are not permitted.
    • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g. full-length Princess dresses)
    • Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
    • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.
    • Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
    • Guests may not wear masks of any kind.

Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, a race or any race related event/activity unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.

Please note that while costumed attire may be worn during runDisney events, Guests 14 and older are not permitted to wear costumed attire in the theme parks. As a result, Guests may need to change their attire prior to visiting the parks after participating in a runDisney race.

Safety

  • The race will be held rain or shine. If there is lightning in the area, the race will either have a delayed start or, depending on the intensity of the weather, be canceled.
  • For everyone’s safety, baby joggers, strollers, baby carriers, baby backpacks, inline skates, motorized scooters, bicycles, skateboards, canes, crutches, walkers, walking sticks and animals of any kind are prohibited from the course. Violators will be removed from the course and transported to the finish line area.
  • Headphones are discouraged due to audio messages that are placed throughout the course to ensure runners safety.

Spectator Information

Viewing Your Runner

You can view your runner in a number of different areas along the Half Marathon course including the Walt Disney World Theme Parks and the Finish Line area.

Magic Kingdom Viewing

Spectators will be able to see their runner run through the Magic Kingdom Park near Cinderella Castle (Mile 5.3). This location will be open at 5:30 a.m. You do not need a ticket to enter the Magic Kingdom Park, but to enter the ChEAR Zone area, you will need a ChEAR Zone wristband. To reach the Magic Kingdom Park spectator area from Epcot, walk from the start of the monorail station at Epcot and ride it to the Transportation and Ticket Center. Exit the monorail, walk down the ramp and follow the overhead signs for the monorail to Magic Kingdom Park. Ride the monorail to Magic Kingdom Park and exit the platform heading towards the Magic Kingdom Park entrance. Proceed through the entrance and Main Street U.S.A. toward Cinderella Castle, where you will find the spectator area.

Finish Line Viewing

Spectators can see their runners again at the Finish Line. There will be a limited number of complimentary seats along the Finish Line available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reserved seating is available for purchase through Disney’s ChEAR Squad. The Finish Line is located in the Imagine Lot of Epcot. To reach the finish line from Magic Kingdom, take the monorail back to the Transportation and Ticket Center. Exit the monorail and follow the signs for the monorail to Epcot. Ride the monorail back to Epcot and upon arriving, walk down the ramp and exit to your left towards the parking lots. The Imagine Lot and Finish Line area will be on your right.

Viewing Your Runner during the 5K and 10K

Spectators will be able to see their runner at the start line and finish line. The Finish Line is located in the Imagine Lot of Epcot. There will be no runner viewing along the course.

Runner Tracking

Family and friends will be able to track participants with live online runner tracking for the half marathon and marathon. Participants will have the opportunity to send split times via email, text messaging, and PDAs by registering for this service on runDisney’s website. You can also sign up for runner tracking at Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo.

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Parking

Parking at Epcot is free before 7:00 a.m. If you arrive afterward, you will be charged the daily parking fee. Athletes and spectators should plan on arriving at Epcot by 4:00 a.m. on the half marathon race morning. The main entrance of Epcot from World Drive will be closed to all traffic from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. on the morning of the half marathon. All traffic will be directed to the Magic Kingdom Park Parking Lot where they will be transported to Epcot via monorail.

Royal Family 5K Parking

Parking at Epcot is free before 7:00 a.m. If you arrive afterward, you will be charged the daily parking fee. Traffic will not be affected for the Royal Family 5K.


For more information or to register, visit Disney’s official web site opens in new window.

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