2016 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

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Christopher Schmidt, back again to bring you a review of the 2016 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. The Expo itself was a breeze this year. Admittedly I don't spend a ton of time shopping, and do not engage in the Official Race Merchandise madness at all. When the Expo opened, there was a healthy and eager crowd, but they did not overwhelm the volunteers dispensing bibs and shirts; my primary areas of concern. Jeff Galloway was again in attendance, of course. He was, again, exceedingly generous with his time; hanging around before and after his speaking engagement to meet and talk to participants and fans.
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Survive, Even Enjoy the Disneyland runDisney Health & Fitness Expo

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Greetings. My name is Christopher Schmidt, a former Disneyland Cast Member, ongoing passionate Disney fanatic and absolute runDisney disciple. The 2016 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend is fast approaching. Every runDisney event is an opportunity to enjoy an added, semi-exclusive, layer of Disney magic. Unfortunately, what lies between guests and their spectacular experience is an often … Continue reading "Survive, Even Enjoy the Disneyland runDisney Health & Fitness Expo"
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2015 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – Half Marathon

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Sunday morning at 3:45… time to get up for the 10th Disneyland Half Marathon! We’d gotten almost everything set aside and ready to go the night before, but we still had some final preparations. Everyone has their own pre-race routines – it’s a very individual thing. What works for me doesn’t necessarily work for Lee … Continue reading "2015 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – Half Marathon"
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2015 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – Expo and 10K

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The events of our Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend have begun! We are running the Dumbo Double Dare for the third time, which means running the 10K on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday. As always, we started at the Health and Fitness Expo, held in the Convention Center of the Disneyland Hotel. It opened … Continue reading "2015 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – Expo and 10K"
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2015 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – A Look Back

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It’s time for the 10th Annual Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend!. In this blog I thought I’d take a look back at the very first Disneyland Half Marathon and some of the changes over the years. I remember how excited we were for the Inaugural race weekend nine years ago, on September 15-17, 2006. At the … Continue reading "2015 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – A Look Back"
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Trip Planning for a runDisney Race Weekend

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In response to one of my recent half marathon blogs, Kristyn sent this comment: Enjoy your RunDisney posts. I am looking for recommendations on two topics if you can help me, Laura. I am doing my first event this fall at Wine and Dine. Can you do a blog on how you prepare for a … Continue reading "Trip Planning for a runDisney Race Weekend"
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2014 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – Part 2

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Another Disneyland Half Marathon successfully completed! That makes seven for us. We had a good race, and felt strong despite running a 10K the day before. Even though at Disneyland we have the advantage of proximity to the starting line, we still had to get up pretty for a race that starts at 5:30! Lee was happy that the Hearthstone Lounge in the hotel opened at 4:00 so he could get his morning coffee. (All of the coffee-type places in the Disney hotels opened early today as did many locations in Downtown Disney.) We again met some of our fellow runners in the lobby and walked over to the pre-race area together. Even though there were 18,000 registered this morning (as opposed to 10,000 for the 10K) the walkways still weren't congested, and even the porta-potty lines weren't very long.
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2014 Disneyland Half Marathon Preview

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This weekend, August 28-31, is Disneyland's Half Marathon weekend. (This is #9, for those keeping track of such things - like me.) Events include the Health and Fitness Expo Thursday-Saturday, the Family Fun Run 5K on Friday morning, the Disneyland 10K and Kids Races on Saturday, and the Half Marathon on Sunday. The Dumbo Double Dare race challenge, where participants run both the 10K on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday, will be held for the second time.
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