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runDisney Adds New Dumbo Double Dare to Disneyland Half Weekend

DSCF1841-001Exciting news!

runDisney announced the addition of a new race and race challenge today at the Disneyland Park in California. This fall the 2013 Disneyland Half weekend will include the Disneyland 10k and the Dumbo Double Dare.

The Dumbo Double Dare is like a short version of the Goofy Challenge that’s offered in conjunction with the Walt Disney World Marathon in Florida.  Runners must complete the inaugural running of the Disneyland 10k on Saturday and the Disneyland Half Marathon on Sunday to qualify for the Dumbo Double Dare.  But the best part (for me anyway) is that in addition to their individual race medals, runners who complete the challenge will also receive a shiny new Dumbo Double Dare medal.

I love medal reveals so I’m already filled with excitement and anticipation and cannot wait to see the newest runDisney bling, especially since Dumbo is one of my favorite characters.  I know I’ll be keeping a watchful eye on the runDisney Facebook page for more on the Dumbo medal reveal!

Here’s a cute video promoting the new Dumbo Challenge.

And here’s the official word from runDisney.

The Happiest Race on Earth is getting a little happier starting next year.  The Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend is expanding to include the Disneyland 10K at Disneyland Resort in California, Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 2013.

The new 10K race, the latest in the popular runDisney series, will be a timed event and will take runners through Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and the streets of Anaheim.  Each finisher will receive a specially designed commemorative finisher medal.  Runners looking for an extra challenge can register for the Dumbo Double Dare, which involves running the 10k on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday (19.3 miles total).  The limited number of participants who sign up for the Dumbo Double Dare will receive a Dumbo Double Dare running shirt and a special finisher medal, in addition to the Disneyland Half Marathon and 10K finisher medals.

The Disneyland 10K builds on the weekend of races and entertainment geared toward families and runners of all levels.  In addition to the 10K, the weekend of events include the Kids Races, the Family Fun Run 5K, the Half Marathon and a two-day Health and Fitness Expo where guests can check out the latest in fitness apparel, running gear and high-tech gadgets, plus learn from speakers such as runDisney training consultant Jeff Galloway, runDisney nutrition consultant Tara Gidus and former Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton.

Registration opens for all Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend races on Jan. 22, 2013.  I would recommend you mark this date on your calendar since last year the Disneyland Half sold out in a little more than a month so adding a new race and 2 new medals will undoubtedly increase the registration frenzy. See below for entry fees and deadlines.

Disneyland® Half Marathon

  • $175 by February 19, 2013
  • $190 between February 20 and April 16, 2013
  • $205 on or after April 17, 2013

Disneyland® 10K

  • $95 by February 19, 2013
  • $110 between February 20 and April 16, 2013
  • $125 on or after April 17, 2013

Dumbo Double Dare

  • $280 by February 19, 2013
  • $300 between February 20 and April 16, 2013
  • $320 on or after April 17, 2013

Disneyland® Family Fun Run 5K

  • $65 per participant

runDisney Kids Races

  • $20 per child

For more information about the Disneyland Half race weekend and other runDisney events, go to


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Off to Run the Inaurugal Tower of Terror 10 Miler

I’m heading to Orlando this weekend for what will be a very busy and exciting runner’s weekend.  After hitting the expo and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on Friday, I’ll be running the Family Fun 5k Saturday morning followed by the inaugural Tower of Terror 10 Miler.

The Tower of Terror 10 Miler is set to begin at 10 pm at ESPN Wide World of Sports and according to this video released today by runDisney, severe thunderstorms are in the forecast. Runners and race organizers alike are placing their hopes on the wish that the race doesn’t suffer the same fate as the infamous Hollywood Tower Hotel.

More than 10,000 runners (from 12 to 83) are ready to take on Disney’s cast of villains who will be doing their best to scare up a hauntingly good time along the way.  All 50 states are represented along with  14 countries led by Canada and UK.

Follow jogplanet on Twitter for real-time updates during the weekend and watch for race reports on all the fun.

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