Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend – A Royal Quest Through Walt Disney World Resort March 5-7, 2010
Step into a world of fantasy, magic and fun to be a part of a timeless running adventure designed especially for women. Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Lady Foot Locker brings women of all ages together to participate in a one-of-a-kind running event.
Posted Tuesday, 26 January, 2010
The Disney name is synonymous with creating quality entertainment for the whole family. Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend is a terrific opportunity where female athletes and fans alike can take part in a world class running event, experience unique and thrilling attractions and enjoy all of the amenities of the world’s number one vacation destination in one magical setting. Let the famed Disney Princesses be your inspiration in a royal quest through 13.1 miles of the Walt Disney World Resort. The long standing Disney commitment to producing unparalleled recreational experiences will exceed your wildest dreams throughout the entire half-marathon weekend. Simply, a magical experience for all, this race event is certain to deliver the utmost in pre-race planning, race organization, an amazing array of amenities, and of course, magic galore.
Join your fellow princesses for an enchanting race adventure that celebrates the wonderful attributes that every princess possesses: commitment, courage, determination, perseverance, and strength. Gather your friends for a perfect getaway weekend that is guaranteed to be a memorable experience. The Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend is also the ideal destination for families looking for fun, fitness and adventure.
The Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend has something for every member of the family. In addition to the half marathon, the weekend features the Disney The Princess and The Frog Royal Family 5K, Disney’s Royal Family Kids’ Races, as well as a top notch Health and Fitness Expo fit for a princess. Race participants will receive tons of extras including commemorative t-shirts, goody bags, finisher medallions, post race refreshments, and more!
The half- marathon is the ideal running challenge whether you are a first timer or a seasoned runner. But this isn’t any ordinary half marathon! What makes this race so special is that you will be in the company of thousands of women of all ages whose dedication, strength and determination will be an amazing inspiration and source of motivation as you zip through the 13.1 mile course. Your spirits will soar as you step inside a world of fantasy and timeless adventure on a fantastic course complete with Disney entertainment and refreshments through the wonderful Walt Disney World Resort. Participants will receive a commemorative Champion Ladies tech shirt, goody bags, specially themed Kodak single use camera, a very special Princess medal, and more. Race photographers will be on hand around the course and at the finish line, so remember to smile for your official Disney Princess Half Marathon photo.
Disney’s Princess Half Marathon will use the ChronoTrack timing system, assuring accurate results for all. The disposable D tag will be attached to the runner’s shoe before the race. Of course only women are eligible for awards; there are no men’s categories. Women’s open awards are based on gun time and will be presented in the Family Reunion area at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday March 7th. There will be awards for the top three overall finishers and the top three wheelchair winners. Age group awards will be given to the top five in other divisions. Team awards will also be presented. Please see the race website for complete details.
Disney The Princess and The Frog Royal Family 5K
Why not get the whole family involved in the fun and fitness of running? Disney’s Royal Family 5K on Saturday, March 6th, will be a fun-filled event that the whole family can participate in, and the perfect way for everybody to get in on all of the action and thrills. This 5K course through Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort has no shortage of magic and adventure. Participants will receive commemorative finisher medallions, goody bags, t-shirts and post race refreshments.
Disney’s Royal Family Kids’ Races
Kids will get the royal treatment too! Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend includes kids’ races fit for all princes and princesses at the newly re-imagined ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Track and Field. You will be delighted to watch the young ones have so much fun in these just-for-kids races. Get ready to smile with them as those triumphant little faces cross the finish line on Saturday March 6th, 2010. Kids will receive t-shirts and finisher medallions. Disney’s Kids Age Groups include a 12-months and under Diaper Dash for crawlers, a 1-3 years old 100m dash, 4 to 6-year old 200m dash and a 7 to 8-year old 400m dash, or a one-mile run for children 13 and under.
Health and Fitness Expo
Disney’s Fit for a Princess Expo is a 2-day celebration of women’s health, fitness and strength. The Expo will run on Friday, March 5th and Saturday, March 6th and will be located at the Jostens Center, located at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is certainly worth the trip alone! This 220 acre facility hosts more than 170 amateur and professional events each year. This event will include seminars on race training, racing and nutrition, along with the opportunity to experience the latest in running and fitness equipment, nutrition, and apparel. Runners will pick up their race numbers and packets at the Expo as well.
It will feature Walt Disney World and race commemorative merchandise for purchase. Celebrate your Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend achievement like true royalty and preserve your race memories for years to come. These special items include limited edition pins and personalized plaques engraved with your name and chip time. Please see the race website for details. www.disneyprincesshalfmarathon.com
Team in Training
The Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancers by funding research, education and patient services. With the support of thousands of volunteers and participants in the LLS’s Team in Training program, Disney’s Princess Half Marathon will help blood cancer patients live better, longer lives. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society uses Disney’s Princess Half marathon as a platform to create awareness of this life-saving cause as well as to raise much needed funds for research. Participants and volunteers have the opportunity to make donations directly at the point of registration or by visiting the race website at www.disneyprincesshalfmarathon.com. To learn more about the Team in Training program, and how you can make a difference, please visit www.teamintraining.org
Welcome to Walt Disney World Resort
With 47 square miles, Walt Disney World Resort is twice the size of Manhattan! It contains four major theme parks plus water parks, and lots of other attractions. And although a visit here figures prominently in every kid’s wish list, you don’t have to be a kid, or a princess for that matter, to have a great time there. Many decidedly grown up amenities here include golf courses, spas and fine hotels and restaurants.
Specially priced theme park tickets and hotel rooms of every style and taste are available for Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend participants and their friends and family. Book a room at a host hotel and be guaranteed to have less to worry about - your transportation to all Half Marathon Weekend events will be provided.
Thousands of visitors fly into Orlando, the point of arrival for most Disney vacationers. It is easy to get to with an abundance of flights from all around the country. Located two hours from Tampa to the west, St Augustine to the northeast, it is within one hour of the Kennedy Space Center and many Atlantic beaches. In addition to Walt Disney World, the area has many interesting offerings including recreational opportunities of all types, beautiful natural settings, wildlife viewing, and historic and cultural activities that are part of its unique vibrancy.
Registration is now open for all for the Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend events presented by Lady Foot Locker. The races are filling up quickly, so don’t delay; your happy ending is just waiting for you. This is the year to celebrate your running accomplishments with a royal touch. There has never been a better time to bring the whole family to the world’s number one vacation destination, where dreams really do come true.