Getting Ready for the Inaugural Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe Half Marathon Weekend

Aubrey Gravante

by , Public Relations Director, Disney Parks

With the inaugural Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe Half Marathon Weekend quickly approaching, runDisney is starting to pack our bags! We wanted to share with those travelers heading abroad a few helpful tips we’ve come across to be prepared for our first international race weekend.

It will also be helpful to have an itinerary or plan of what you want to do while visiting Disneyland Paris. Many guests use the Disneyland Paris website as a resource for finding dining, attractions, events and other activities!

Travel With Character to Disneyland Paris

Here’s a peek into our suitcase. Our “Top 10” essentials include:

  1. Passport & Passport Case
  2. Umbrella
  3. Small backpack for exploring the city of Paris and Disneyland Paris
  4. Toiletry Bag
  5. Cell Phone
    • Make sure your phone has an international plan if you are going to use it and download your favorite translation app to help you get around the city with ease.
  6. Electronics
    • Don’t forget your converter!
    • Camera and accessories (batteries, memory card, etc.)
  7. Race Day Shoes
  8. Race Outfit
  9. Extra outfits for exploring
  10. Extra bag for souvenirs

Our Bags are packed for Disneyland Paris

Have you started packing for Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe Half Marathon Weekend? Share your essentials with us using the hashtag #DisneylandHalfParis. Make sure to follow runDisney on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram as we document our travels abroad!


  • Looking so forward. I am from the Netherlands, a runner and a huge Disney fan (bin 8 times in Disney World) This is the first time i will participate a RunDisney event. So excited

  • I’ve done five half marathons at Walt Disney World and five half marathons at Disneyland. Where is the event guide and course map and the waiver for those who are not minors that we are supposed to bring to packet pickup? I leave North America THIS week, not next.

  • When do you plan to release the event guide?? I’ve never participated in a rundisney event that has so few details 9 days before it begins.

  • Do you know when the course maps and/or event guide will be published? According to the race website, they were going to be released about 2 weeks before the event, but we haven’t seen anything.

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