More than 26,000 mostly women runners – nearly 20,000 more than the inaugural year in 2009 – are set to run the 5th anniversary Disney’s Princess Half Marathon on Sunday. The 13.1-mile course starts just outside Epcot and takes runners through the Magic Kingdom and Cinderella Castle before finishing back at Epcot.
All runDisney races typically feature colorful runner costumes, Disney entertainment and characters. Runners completing the half marathon will receive a commemorative 5th anniversary tiara medal.
More than 26,000 runners in the half; 8,000 in the 5K and 1,700 in Kids Races; many from throughout Central Florida
The half marathon includes more than 24,500 female runners and 1,700 male runners
Runners represent all 50 states and 32 countries
Youngest participants are 14; the oldest woman is 78
Disney’s Fit for a Princess Expo (open to the public)
Friday and Saturday, February 22 and 23
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Royal Family 5K and runDisney Kids Races
Saturday, February 23
5K Starts at 6:30 am, Kids Races at 8:45 am
Disney’s Princess Half Marathon
Sunday, February 24
Race starts at 5:35 am (live trucks must be in place by 4 am) Epcot