runDisney Princess Half Marathon News

runDisney has done it again! More surprises, more races, and more BLING is in store for the 2014 Princess half marathon weekend. I was just given info from runDisney about some new components for runners, so here’s the scoop:


On the heels of a very successful Dumbo Double Dare challenge sign up and Dopey challenge announcement, there will be an ALL NEW challenge fit for a princess, and I can’t wait! At this year’s event there will be a new 10k race option, as well as the opportunity to earn another medal for completing both the 10k and the half for a total of 19.3 miles… The Disney Glass Slipper Challenge medal.

The race will be held the weekend of February 20-23 2014, with the chance to earn a 5k medal, 10k medal, half marathon medal, and glass slipper challenge medal. Just when I thought I couldn’t get any more girly bling, another new component is being added. If you run both the Tinkerbell half marathon AND the Princess half marathon in the same year, you will get a special coast to coast medal with a pink overlay and lanyard. Too cute! If you plan on running both races, you can sign up for them at the same time on when Princess registration opens on June 11. However, if you plan to only register for the Tinkerbell half, registration for that event will not open until July 9th.

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Nearly 7,500 runners ran the inaugural Princess half in 2009, and the women’s focused race has grown by leaps and bounds since then with more than 26,000 registered for the 2013 event. There will also be kids races and a health and fitness expo during both race weekends. I was hoping a 10k and challenge would be announced after how well Dumbo was received, and I just hope I will be able to participate! I had a blast running this year’s Princess half marathon and Royal Family 5k. It is my favorite runDisney race weekend, and I love that they are doing even more to allow runners of all abilities to join in the fun. So, who is with me? Glass Slipper Challenge 2014? What about the coast to coast? I would LOVE to run Tinkerbell one year!

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QOTD: Thoughts on this challenge? Will you be participating in the weekend events?

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  1. Sounds awesome!! Tinkerbell is such a great race and I think adding the 10K to Princess Half weekend is going to make that event even more magical 😀

  2. Exciting news! I can’t do Tink in 2014 so I won’t be eligible for the special coast to coast. But I am definitely going to do the 10k and half. And maybe I’ll do the 5k with my daughter if I think she can walk the course!

  3. This makes me super excited!! Thanks for giving us the scoop.

  4. You always have the best news! I was already planning for Tink… Now how to convince the husband about Princess. I think I need to pick up another job to pay for all these runDisney events!

  5. I’m in!! Lets do it 🙂 2014 year right? I can finally meet you!! Woot Woot!

  6. So excited! 🙂

  7. I wasn’t planning on signing up for Princess, but I guess I am now! I hope I can get into the Glass Slipper Challenge!

  8. They had me at hello – this is gonna be awesome! Now how do I tell my husband I plan to sign up for this…???

  9. It’s like having my own personal Disney reporter! I’ve been following all your Tweets yesterday and today. Those are some great news coming for Disney, Run Disney and DCL.

  10. As always, your runDisney posts make me want to start training. Maybe I’ll actually attempt it this year!

  11. OMG!!!! This is so exciting!!!! I am doing both Tink and Princess in 2014!!! This just makes it extra special!! Is the special Glass Slipper medal for the 10k and the 1/2 or does one need to run the 5k too??
    Now I am even more excited!!!! However, I am worried about registration!! I will be registering on the day it opens, but I don’t want to miss out!! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!!! 🙂

  12. I am way beyond excited for PHM 2014!! I only did the 5k in 2013 and my goal is the half in 2014. I’m running the 5k, 10k AND half!

  13. Well this is quite possibly the most exciting news EVER!! I planned on doing the Tinkerbell and Wine & Dine for 2014 but this is very tempting… hmmmm :0)

  14. WOW!!! I’m basically doing the Glass Slipper Challenge in January…I signed up for the 10K and half…wish I’d known they were doing this for Princess and I would have signed up for that weekend instead to get a third medal! Oh well! Next year!!! 😉

  15. i hope they do this in 2015. My rundisney plans for 2014 are Goofy and DDD.

  16. Sounds like fun!

  17. I want to run a Disney half marathon so badly!!

  18. Sounds really exciting!!!

  19. Heather McCarn says

    OOO, so fun! I am so excited to hear this news. I am thinking about trying to do coast to coast based on that medal! Did they give an idea of how much it may be? That way I can start saving and start training 🙂

  20. They had me at the name. The Glass Slipper Challenge is added to my Bucket List!

  21. April Shuping says

    What awesome news! More excitement than I can stand just about! I’m going to do the 10k and the half at Princess plus I’m going to get to go to Disneyland for the first time for Tink in 2014 too. Five medals??? I can’t wait to see all of them. Thanks for sharing, RunDisney has really pulled out all the stops for this one.

    • April Shuping says

      Oh and I’m secretly hoping that RunDisney has an early signup for the whole shebang next weekend at the Everest Basecamp and Bazaar. A long shot, but a girl’s got to dream!! 🙂

  22. Can’t wait to do the Glass Slipper Challenge! I wouldn’t be able to do a marathon and a half, but this challenge is totally do-able!

  23. Yep, they got me. Hook, line and sinker…with a blingy medal to match. This Glass Slipper challenge is very much on my “OMG I want to do this” list for 2014. I hope I can do it.

  24. I’m so conflicted! I want to, but I don’t and am wondering if I’ll be ready. Why does Run Disney do this to us?

  25. Jodi @ 13.1 Miles to Disney says

    My goal of running the 2014 Princess Half just got so much bigger! I cannot wait to register for the Glass Slipper Challenge!

  26. Aaah such exciting news! Love how runDisney keeps outdoing themselves!

  27. Oh so tempting but I think I’m sitting princess out because I’ll be on runner’s cruise the week before!

  28. I was already planning on doing the Princess with a group of friends, now I am going to shoot for BOTH!! Some friends don’t want to do the half, so I figured I could talk them into the 10k with me.
    I really want to do the Tinkerbell SO badly, & if would work better for me to hit my goal of doing Coast to Coast 2014. I want to start a family next year, but was going to wait until after the Disneyland Half. Now the debate is on!!

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