Disney adds 10K, Glass Slipper Challenge to Princess Half Marathon

Runners can compete in a new 10K and two-race challenge at Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend in 2014. Photo: Disney's Princess Half Marathon-runDisney

NEW YORK, April 26, 2013—Disney’s running brand, runDisney, announced today the addition of a new Disney Princess Enchanted 10K and two-race Glass Slipper Challenge for Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World in Florida from February 20-23, 2014.

The additions follow in the footsteps of the recently added Disneyland 10K and Dumbo Double Dare to the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland in California over Labor Day weekend and the Walt Disney World 10K and Dopey Challenge to the Walt Disney World Marathon in January 2014. Both race weekend’s 10K and challenges proved wildly popular with runners, selling out in a matter of days.

Disney has dubbed the new two-race challenge for Princess Weekend the Disney Glass Slipper Challenge. Runners who complete both the new Disney Princess Enchanted 10K on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday, for a total of 19.3 miles, will earn the inaugural Disney Glass Slipper Challenge Medal in addition to the medals from each event, with a new medal for the 10K.

Disney’s new women-focused Coast-to-Coast Race Challenge medal. (Photo: runDisney)

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend is one of two women-focused events put on by runDisney. The other is the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland in California, held every January.

Runners who complete both races in 2014 will earn a special edition Coast-to-Coast Race Challenge medal. The Coast-to-Coast Race Challenge is an ongoing runDisney event that rewards runners for completing a half-marathon or marathon at both Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California in the same calendar year. The women-focused Coast-to-Coast medal will feature Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse with a pink overlay and lanyard, instead of the standard blue.

In addition to the signature half-marathon and new challenge events, both Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend and Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend feature health and fitness expos geared towards women, kids races, and a family fun run 5K.

Registration for Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend opens June 11. A limited number of runners will be able to register for both the Princess and Tinker Bell Half Marathon then. Official registration for Tinker Bell opens July 9. For more information or to register, visit runDisney.com.

Karla Bruning is host of On The Run, New York Road Runners’ web show about running. She has finished six marathons, two triathlons and trains with the New York Harriers. Follow Karla at RunKarlaRun.com, The Washington Times Communities, Facebook and Twitter@KBruning.


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Karla Bruning

Karla Bruning is the host of On The Run, a TV and web show from New York Road Runners. Her work has appeared in Newsweek, American Athlete Magazine, RunnersWorld.com, Active.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, Orlando Sentinel, and two dozen other outlets including ESPN2, Universal Sports and ABC in New York. She and her work have also received mentions from The New York Times, Runner's World, Fox Sports, Canadian Running, The Baltimore Sun, and PBS among others. She also covered the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver for The Washington Times.

 

A former Newsweek reporter, Karla has won a Fulbright scholarship for American journalists and reporting grants from the Scripps Howard, Carnegie and Knight Foundations. Karla holds degrees from Amherst College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

 

When not pounding the pavement as a reporter, Karla is pounding the pavement as a runner. She has completed seven marathons, four triathlons, trains with the New York Harriers and is a member of New York Road Runners. She is a writer, editor, and on-camera reporter dedicated to covering the sport of running from a runner’s perspective. Find Karla on RunKarlaRun.com, Twitter@KBruning, Facebook and Google+.

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