Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend Celebrates 2nd Annual Event with Over 20,000 Runners

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This past weekend, Disneyland Paris Resort welcomed more than 20,000 runners for the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend. The event marked the second annual race weekend to take place at Disneyland Paris Resort bringing out a crowd of dedicated participants that spanned ages one to 82.

The weekend kicked off with the Disneyland Paris 5K which took place this year under the Parisian night sky for the first time. Also new this year was the Disneyland Paris 10K that took runners through the Disneyland Paris Resort and was filled with plenty of Disney entertainment. With the addition of this 6.2-mile course, the bravest runners conquered the Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo Challenge, combining the 10K and half marathon races.

The race weekend concluded on Sunday when runners from across the globe raced through the enchanting lands of Disneyland Paris Resort and the picturesque French countryside during the Disneyland Paris — Val d’Europe Half Marathon

After the great success of this year’s event, the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend will return in 2018 on September 20 — 23! For more information, please visit: http://run.disneylandparis.com/bookings.

Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend is the only international race in runDisney’s nine-race series that encompasses Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris.

Laura Gilbreath is a native of San Diego, CA. She has been making the trek up Interstate 5 to Disneyland since she was a small child and terrified of talking tikis and hitchhiking ghosts. She and her husband Lee enjoy trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World, as well as sailings on the Disney Cruise Line.

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