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13,000 ‘Princesses’ Run at Walt Disney World

posted on March 10th, 2010 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World Resort

Disney's Princess Half Marathon
More than 13,000 princesses (including 400 princes) took to the streets of Walt Disney World Resort on Sunday morning all in the name of Disney’s Princess Half Marathon. The 13.1-mile race started in true Disney fashion with fireworks lighting up the sky and Fairy Godmother wishing all well on their journey. Many runners came dressed in their princess best. Here are some of our favorite photos from the event.
Disney's Princess Half Marathon
Disney's Princess Half Marathon
Disney's Princess Half Marathon
Disney’s Princess Half Marathon isn’t our only endurance event that’s filled with Disney magic. Here are some of our popular upcoming endurance events so be sure to sign up ( while space is available.

  • Expedition Everest Challenge : June 12, 2010
  • Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend: September 3-5, 2010
  • Inaugural Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend: October 1-2,2010
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Anonymous on March 10th, 2010 at 10:13 am

Ooh, I love Prince Mickey and Princess Minnie! Congratulations to all the runners on a job well done!! What an accomplishment!!

Great pictures!


Andrea on March 10th, 2010 at 11:13 am

I love them, too! I wonder if they have plush versions….


Bastian from VT on March 10th, 2010 at 12:07 pm

My brother and I cheered folks on at EPCOT that day!


Serrana from MA on March 10th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

We are planning our trip to Disney this year with the family. Looking forward to all the changes.


Laurie from IA on March 11th, 2010 at 9:44 am

Goal #1 Run Princess Half Marathon 2011
Goal #2 Run Disney World Marathon January 2012

Be there!


Amy from MO on March 11th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Looks like fun! I want to do that someday!


Pamela from MS on March 11th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

My sister ran in the Princess Half Marathon and her daughter ran in the 5k at Epcot….I am so proud of both of them. They have inspired me to run in the Half Marathon in 2011 with them!! Maybe I will see you there Laurie from IA!!


Jennifer from FL on March 11th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I RAN IT!!!!!! it was the best experience in my life!!! will do it again!


ALICE on March 11th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Watched my older daughter run, she is such an inspiration!! We fly down for each marathon our 2 daughters run, such a good excuse to come to Disney. Congratulations to all the runners and we look forward to the Expedition run in June!!


LAURA on March 15th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

I have been inspired to run the Half in January 2011! I have never run before. Yikes!! The Disney Magic is what draws me to embark on this event!


Taylor from FL on March 29th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Could you please post details about the race? ex:Age min. and max., how to enter. or if there is a certain site you went to, please let me know. I am thinking about running in it next year(: Another question: how long are you running?