Thursday, May 30, 2013

runDisney Princess Half Marathon 2014 updates!

runDisney has finally updated their website with details about the Princess Half Marathon 2014!  Those of us runDisney freaks have been stalking the website for months waiting for this information.  The day has finally come!

First off--we got pricing!

Although the half is $20 more and the 5k is $10 more, these prices are pretty in line with what I was expecting, considering the costs of the other recent runDisney events.  The Glass Slipper is actually $10 less then we paid for the Dumbo Double Dare.  I am hoping these higher prices will mean that they will open up less spots, making the course less crowded.  We will have to see about that one.  A will back, runDisney announced that they will offer a special "coast to coast" package that included the Glass Slipper Challenge and the Tinkerbell half marathon.  That price is not listed on the website yet.  There was also a $20 increase to the cost of the Race Retreat. One thing I will miss that runDisney has eliminated for 2014 is the 5k stroller division.  This makes me sad because I have done the event with my daughter in the stroller twice.  I loved sharing that time with her.  

Another update is days of each race and start times.  The half and the 10k will both start at 5:30 am!  I was hoping the 10k would start a little later, but no luck on that one.  One thing I found very interested was that the 5k will be Friday, like Marathon weekend, but unlike Dumbo weekend.  In Disneyland, the 5k and the 10k will be just half an hour apart, but the WDW the 5k and the 10k will be a day apart.  This makes it much easier for runners to participate in all three events.  This also means the expo will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, instead of just Friday/Saturday like past years.  

2014 Coast to Coast medal!

The new proof of time requirements for Marathon weekend will extend to Princess weekend and every other runDisney event.  All proof of time must be submitted by December 1st, and no proof of time/corral changes will be allowed at the expo. Read more about this here.  I like that they added a race completion table on the runDisney website.    

What we do not know yet:  We do not yet have a course map or medals!  These will be things I will continue to watch for this summer!  

Official registration opens at noon on June 11th.  Who is registering?  What event(s) are you registering for?

A dream is a wish...



  1. Wish I could attend this year but husband lost his job so financially not able to run the Disney or any of the other races. Have fun and I will miss everyone! :)

  2. I want to do the Glass Slipper but I'm doubting myself. I'm also not in love with TWO 5:30am start times!

  3. I'm registering for the Glass Slipper, but holy cow didn't know it would be so expensive! This will be my first Disney challenge, so I guess that's why the price tag shocked me a little bit :)

    The two 5:30am start times aren't ideal... two early mornings in a row? Yeesh. At least that way I might get good sleep the night before the half, since I will have been up so early that morning!

  4. I keep doubting myself for the Glass Slipper, but I figure the only way to know what I can do is to do it! With eight months, I totally think it's doable!

    I need to make sure the boyfriend doesn't see these prices until AFTER I register though... lol

  5. Double dare is my first Disney Challenge.. I loved marathon weekend there! It was awesome!