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New 10K Race Added To Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

posted on December 19th, 2012 by Faron Kelley, Director of Non-Leisure Marketing and Sales Strategy

I am excited to let you know the Happiest Race on Earth just got happier! Today runDisney announced the 2013 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend is expanding with the addition of the Disneyland 10K at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Cal.

The new 10K will be a timed event and take runners through Disneyland park, Disney California Adventure park and on the streets of Anaheim. As with all runDisney races, participants will receive a newly designed finishers medal.

Runners looking for a bigger challenge can register for the Dumbo Double Dare. A limited number of runners will have the opportunity to take the dare and run the Disneyland 10K on Saturday and the Disneyland Half Marathon on Sunday – 19.3 miles total. Finishers will receive a special finisher medal to help celebrate their accomplishments, in addition to the half marathon and 10K medals.

The 10K is one of the most popular race distances for runners, next to the 5K and half marathon. With race weekends featuring kids races, 5K, 10K, 10-Miler, half marathons and a marathon, runDisney offers runners at every level a chance to experience a runDisney event, run through Disney theme parks and earn coveted Disney medals.

Registration for all Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend races opens on January 22, 2013. Last year, the popular half marathon sold out in little more than a month, so I encourage interested runners to act quickly. For more information about the race weekend and other runDisney events, go to

On behalf of myself and some special friends in the video below, I invite you to join us August 30 – September 1, 2013, at Disneyland Resort.

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Richard from CA on December 19th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Painful price tag but I do love the Disney races! Any idea if there might be a DVC discount for the dumbo double dare?


Skip from FL on December 19th, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Welcome to the blog Mr. Faron!


Erin from RI on December 20th, 2012 at 8:20 am

Welcome Faron! Way to spring some amazing news on the runDisney community! You certainly had everyone atwitter! I wonder just how limited the Dumbo Double Dare will be? See you at WDW Marathon Weekend!!!


Sarah on December 20th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I am so excited for the new race! Any chance of early registration at the Tinker Bell Expo?