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runDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Inspired by Disney ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Aubrey Gravante

by , Public Relations Director, Disney Parks

We are excited for runners to “be our guest” at the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. That’s right, runners will get the adventure Belle dreamed as Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” elements will be seen throughout the weekend through entertainment, event shirt designs and, of course, our medals!

Our fairy tale begins with the Disney Princess 5K. Runners will race through Epcot for a storybook finish and the opportunity to earn this adorable Chip and Mrs. Potts medal!

 Disney Princess 5K Medal

The Disney Princess Enchanted 10K is a race fit for royalty! The iconic enchanted rose from the original film is incorporated in the beautiful design of this medal.

Disney Princess Enchanted 10K Medal

Highlights of our 13.1-mile course include running through Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot, home of Future World and World Showcase. Every mile is magic and runners who complete the Disney Princess Half Marathon will live happily ever after with the symbolic rose from Beast’s West Wing.

Disney Princess Half Marathon Medal

Runners who complete the Disney Princess Enchanted 10K on Saturday, followed by the Disney Princess Half Marathon on Sunday will be awarded the Glass Slipper Challenge medal in addition to the Half Marathon and 10K finisher medals. That’s 19.3-miles of adventures held over two days!

Glass Slipper Challenge medal

The runDisney Kids Races presented by GoGo squeeZ® Applesauce on the Go finisher medallion features compassionate and intelligent Cogsworth.

Go Finisher Medallion

Dressing up as your favorite characters for a runDisney event is a huge part of the weekend! With the live-action adaptation of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures coming to theaters March 17, 2017, we’re sure that we’ll see styles inspired from the released trailer and set photos.

Disney’s 'Beauty and the Beast'

Here is a look at some past Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” inspired outfits from runDisney events to get you ready for our magical race weekend!

Father and Daughter in Beauty and the Beast inspired runDisney Marathon Costumes Lumiere from the Beauty and the Beast inspired costume at runDisney Marathon
Belle and Cinderella inspired costumes for runDisney marathons pose in front of the Magic Kindgom Park runDisney marathon runner poses in front of Magic Kingdom Park
Beast and Belle from the Beauty and the Beast pose with runDisney Marathon runner runDisney runner celebrates finishing Marathon
Beast and Belle-inspired costumes from the Beauty and the Beast running the runDisney Marathon Beast-inspired costume from the Beauty and the Beast completing the runDisney Marathon

Are you getting excited for Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend? Tell us using the hashtag #PrincessHalf on our social media channels! Learn more about runDisney and make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.


  • What will be the styles and prices of the princess half marathon Dooney purses?

  • I’m also disappointed with the Half medal… a bell? I agree with above comment, the 10K medal is much more appropriate. More thought on the accomplishment of the runners and not marketing a new movie would be nice….

  • Is there going to be a reveal of The Disney World Marathon medal, anytime soon? Would like to see before the January 8th run. Thanks

  • Will you guys be posting what the medals look like for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. I can’t seem to find a post about them anywhere!

  • Thank you! These are awesome! I can’t wait!!! Now I’ll just keep my fingers crossed for some Belle inspired runDisney shoes to match those medals! This is why I run Disney!!!

  • How do I sign up for the Glass Slipper Challenge?

  • Yahooo – thanks for the reveal! Let the costume creations begin!

  • Oops, never mind, I see it in the overall photo. It’s a glass slipper, of course!

  • I’m signed up for the 5K and the Glass Slipper Challenge, so I can’t wait to take home ALL these gorgeous medals! It looks like the challenge medal spins? If so, what’s on the other side?!

  • I’m disappointed in the Half medal… It looks simple. The rose design on the 10K medal is much more attractive and better thought out.

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! These are beautiful and I’m so glad I’m signed up for the 5k and glass slipper!!!

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