I am sure many of you have already seen the announcement, but just in case you haven’t, yesterday runDisney announced the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend in Disneyland! The race weekend will take place November 14-16 2014, (the weekend after Wine and Dine in Walt Disney World) and will include Kids races, a 5k, and a half marathon as well as a pasta in the park party and health and fitness expo.
(Video used with permission from runDisney)
I think it’s expected that they would come up with a more “male oriented” race to balance out Tinkerbell and Princess half marathon weekends, and I know a lot of people are now hoping for a similar race on the east coast. It is also worth noting that the course for this race will be NEW and will not follow the same path as Disneyland half marathon weekend or the Tinkerbell half marathon.
Tom Wolber, senior vice president of Disney sports enterprises and Downtown Disney had this to say about the new event: “Our runDisney events continue to be hugely popular and by joining forces with the Avengers brand, we expect this race will appeal to an even broader range of runners in Southern California whom we hope will see this event as the perfect opportunity to unleash their inner Super Hero in a race to a personal triumph.”
This race WILL be eligible for the Coast to Coast race challenge, and registration for this race weekend begins March 25th at noon ET. Be sure to check our runDisney.com for more information and to stay up to date! Also, you can follow runDisney on Twitter and Facebook. (You may also want to follow the #SmashTheHalf hashtag on Twitter!)
QOTD: What are your thoughts on this new race? Will you be running?
Mindy @ Road Runner Girl says
Sounds like a fun race but if I’m going to the expense of traveling across the US then I would rather run Tinkerbell! 😉 But I do think it’s great that runDisney has created a race for the guys!
Yes they deserve one lol
Jessica @ pugrunaholic says
I just posted this onto my facebook page yesterday! I love The Avengers (more specifically Iron Man) and would love to do this!!
Frank@The Fat Runner says
Like I’m not gonna drool all over this. I wanna go so bad!! I would go to a runDisney inaugural event AND I would get the Coast to Coast medal. And it’s The Avengers!! Kidney for sale if anyone is interested.
I definitely think I’ll do this one in a few years when my son is into superheroes!
I hear ya!
Kathryn @ Dancing to Running says
Its nice to see runDisney reaching out to the guys, but personally, I’m not a huge fan of the race theme. Traveling to California from the East Coast in the middle of the school year isn’t realistic either, so we’ll be passing on this race.
I do think the timing right before Thanksgiving will make it tough for a lot of people to travel. 🙁
Liz Ford says
I totally want to run it just because I’m such a super hero fan!!! SO COOL!! I honestly feel like a kid in a candy store!
I’m so excited for another race at Disneyland! This west coaster cannot hide his excitement over the fact that we get another race. It costs too much for me to fly across to Florida very often. So, I’m really happy about what Disney does out here my home area. The Avengers theme makes me even happier. I loved all the Marvel movies (even the ones Disney does not own the rights to). Can’t wait to run in this event!
I think it’s great they are reaching out to those who love super heroes, not a huge fan myself, but I think it will go over well. If I’m going to Disneyland again, I want to do Tink, but I’m hoping for a Tink challenge of some sorts…
Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's says
I love the idea of a more male oriented race. I am secretly hoping for a Star Wars themed race at DW because that is a racecation I can get my non-racing husband to join in on!
Stacie @ SImplySouthernStacie says
I texted my fiancé as soon as I got the e-mail. This is the weekend after my birthday, so I think it would be a perfect birthday present : )
Lisa M. says
Never really cared for Disney races until now!! This is awesome! I love Marvel characters much more than princesses. Haha. Yes, I know, I’m the odd woman out here.
I think it’s great there is a more guy oriented race. Though I’m not a huge comic books fan. I went to Six Flags as a kid and super hero stuff was great there. I kind like Disney to stay Disney. But I understand they need to appeal to all people, therefore adding Star Wars Weekends, Avatar Land, and American Idol. But I miss it just being Disney.
I hear ya
My husband said he didn’t want to do another DisneyLAND runDisney event (we prefer FL). However, as soon as I texted him with this announcement he was in. Looks like I will be going Coast to Coast again. Yaaay!
This looks AWESOME! I’m planning on running it next year as part of the coast to coast challenge 🙂