EVENTS

Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend

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November 10-November 13, 2016 -  Disneyland® Resort, California
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Weekend Schedule

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo

Disneyland® Hotel Exhibit Hall

Thursday, November 10 – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, November 11 – Noon – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 12 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Captain America 5K

Disneyland® Resort
5:30 a.m. on Friday, November 11, 2016

Doctor Strange 10K

Disneyland® Resort
5:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016

runDisney Kids Races presented by GoGo squeeZ® Applesauce on the Go

Downtown Disney® District
9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016

Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon

Disneyland® Resort and surrounding areas
5:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2016


All runners are required to attend the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo for race bib and Packet Pick-Up. You may not pick up a packet on another adult athlete's behalf. You will need to download your personalized race waiver form online (available approximately one month prior to race) and bring it with you to Packet Pick-Up at the Expo.


To see more information about the Packet Pick-Up process, please visit the Packet Pick-Up Section below.


Course

Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Course Description

It's the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon and the course for this magical half marathon event will take you through Disney California Adventure® Park, celebrating California's storied past and exciting future, and Disneyland® Park, home of Mickey, Minnie, Donald and the whole Disney gang. Then it's on to the scenic streets of the surrounding areas, and then on to Disney's Paradise Pier® Hotel and the Disneyland® Hotel for an exciting finish. Ideal weather and mostly a flat loop course set the stage for an exhilarating Half Marathon designed to shatter personal bests.



Official Event Guide

The official event guide contains all the information you will need for the Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend.



Virtual Goody Bag

Your virtual goody bag is filled with great offers and special items just for race weekend participants. As the event draws near, be sure to check here for a link to your virtual goody bag.

Event Communications

Event weekend emails will be sent to all participants with information about your event. Event emails will be posted here once they have been sent. Please note: If you are not receiving event communications, it may be due to opting out of any official emails from The Walt Disney Company.


Corral and Bib Assignment

  • Each runner will be issued a race bib at Packet Pick-Up. It is the responsibility of the runner to wear the bib during the race. If a runner is seen without their race bib while running on the course, they will be removed from the course for security and safety reasons. Please remember to fill out the Emergency Medical Information on the back of the race bib.
  • The letter on your bib will determine your assigned corral. Letters are assigned based on proof of time provided for the Half Marathon or your estimated finishing time. Letters are based on anticipated pace per mile for the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon.
  • No corral changes will be made at the expo.


We apologize for the incorrect time submission we listed in our July 10, 2016 email. Please submit your proof of time if you believe you will finish this race in under 2:45.


runDisney proof of time guidelines:
 

If you believe you will finish the Half Marathon in less than 2:45 hours, proof of time is required for start corral placement. Infinity Gauntlet participants should adhere to the Half Marathon proof of time requirements. Proof of time is not required for the 5K or 10K races. Please reference the Race Pacing Chart below for finish times and associated pacing per mile. Please note we do not accept self-timed, training, or virtual runs as proof of time.


  • Proof of time must be provided from an officially timed race reflecting results afterNovember 1, 2014 and must be one of the below listed distances. Runners will be placed in the last corral if the appropriate race distance is not submitted for Proof of Time.
    • Half Marathon – 10, 12k, 15k, 10 Mile, Half Marathon or Marathon
  • A valid proof of time provided at the time of registration must include the following*:
    • Name of Race
    • Distance
    • City
    • State
    • Date
    • Finish Time
    • Link to Results

*For example, Walt Disney World® Marathon, 26.2, Orlando, FL, 1/13/15 - 3:35


  • For starting corral placement, proof of time must be submitted by the participant for each individual race.
  • If proof of time is not provided by August 2, 2016, data provided is incomplete or cannot be verified, you will be placed in the last start corral. We do not accept self-timed, training or virtual runs.
  • No corral changes will be made after August 2, 2016.
  • Past runDisney races may be used as proof of time, however they are not automatically input for your race registration.
  • To update the proof of time for a minor, please email disneysports@trackshack.com.
  • For any questions regarding proof of time, please email disneysports@trackshack.com.
  • Update your proof of time.



Pacing Requirements

  • 16 minute per mile pace for all athletes in the Half Marathon, 10K, and the 5K.
  • Runners unable to maintain the pace may be picked up at any point along the course and transported to the finish line area.
  • A training pace of 15-minute per mile pace is recommended to allow for photo and restroom breaks.
  • Pace Cyclists will be on the course indicating when runners are behind pace by waving flags at each mile marker according to the official pace time. If you reach a mile marker with a flag waving, please note you are behind the required 16-minute per mile pace and can be picked up at any time and transported to the course pick up tent.


To help you calculate your anticipated finish time, please use the following Race Pacing Chart:


Race Pacing Chart
Pace/Mile
Half Marathon
6:00
1:19:00
6:30
1:25:00
7:00
1:32:00
7:30
1:38:00
8:00
1:45:00
8:30
1:51:00
9:00
1:58:00
9:30
2:04:00
10:00
2:11:00
10:30
2:18:00
11:00
2:24:00
11:30
2:31:00
12:00
2:37:00
12:30
2:44:00
13:00
2:50:00
13:30
2:57:00
14:00
3:03:00
14:30
3:10:00
15:00
3:17:00
15:30
3:23:00
16:00
3:30:00

  • Dates, times and prices subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time.


Waivers

    • Waivers will be provided on line approximately one month before the race. 
    • You must have your signed waiver and a Photo ID with you to pick up your race packet. 
    • A parent or legal guardian must complete and sign the waiver for any participant under 18 years old.  No exceptions will be made.


Packet Pick-Up

You must pick up your own participant packet (which includes your event-issued bib number and timing device) during regularly scheduled hours. Individuals will no longer be able to pick up participant packets on behalf of another adult.

  • Download and complete your personalized race waiver online (available approximately one month prior to event).
  • Parents or legal guardians must download and complete the personalized race waiver for minors and pick up their packet.
  • Visit the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to pick up your Race Packet.
  • You must have a valid ID in order to pick up your packet (driver's license, passport, Military ID, Government issued ID, etc.)
  • If you do not have a valid photo ID we cannot issue you your race bib.  No exceptions will be made.
  • The payer or registrant may pick up ChEAR Squad packets.


Eligibility

  • Participants for the Half Marathon must be 14 years of age or older.
  • Participants for the 10K must be 10 years of age or older.
  • Participants for the 5K must be 5 years of age or older.
  • runDisney Kids Race distances are determined by age group for kids 8 and under.


gEAR Bag Check

gEAR Bag Check is available for the Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K.


  • A clear plastic bag will be issued to you at Packet Pick-Up to be used for gEAR Bag Check service. No other bag will be accepted.
  • A numbered bag check sticker will be given to you at Packet Pick-Up. Place the sticker in the clearly defined area on your clear plastic bag prior to arriving at gEAR Bag Check.
  • At race completion, your race number will be used to verify your bag when you pick it up.
  • Valuable items should not be checked.
  • The Event Staff is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen items.


Safety

Safety Reminders

  • All runners, Guests, costumes, and bags are subject to screening prior to entering the event staging areas.
  • Weapons of any kind, or objects that appear to be actual weapons, including toy guns, are not allowed for any participants.
    • See Costume guidelines for examples of acceptable toy accessories.
  • For everyone's safety, selfie sticks, baby joggers, strollers, baby carriers, baby backpacks, skates, scooters, bicycles, skateboards, canes, crutches, walkers, walking sticks, and animals of any kind are prohibited from the course. Violators will be removed from the course and transported to the finish line area.
  • Headphones are discouraged due to audio messages that are placed throughout the course to ensure runner safety.
  • runDisney can offer human guides to assist registered participants with disabilities. Please contact rundisney@disneysports.com, no later than 90 days in advance of the event.
  • Any children under the race age requirement will not be permitted in corrals, on course, or in runner-only areas. Unregistered individuals will be denied entry into race corrals. Only registered athletes are permitted in runner only areas.

The guidelines for flags at a runDisney race area as follows:


For the safety of all of the spectators and runners, the following items will be prohibited from the start/finish staging areas and the race courses.

  • Flags of any kind that are larger than 3' x 5' regardless of how flag is intended to be carried.
  • Flag poles cannot be longer than 4 feet or have a diameter of more than 4 inches.
    • Pole can be made of wood, plastic, and/or PVC. Poles made of metal are not allowed.
  • Only poles with rounded or flat ends are allowed.
    • No decorative or sharp ends will be allowed.
  • Flag harnesses will be permitted if the participant bib is not covered and the harness does not pose a safety hazard.


Please review the appropriate park rules for further details:



While runners are welcome to take pictures, selfie sticks are prohibited in any runner and spectator areas at runDisney events.


Costumes

Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests. All participants and their Guests may dress as their favorite character, but must follow these guidelines as determined solely by Disney.

  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Guests who dress like Characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • For runDisney participants ages 13 and under:
    • Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.
  • For runDisney participants ages 14 and older:
    • Layered costumes, that could conceal prohibited items, are not permitted (e.g. Jedi robes).
    • Costume props, including those that surround the entire body (e.g. Death Star, UP House) are not permitted.
    • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g. full-length Princess dresses)
    • Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
    • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.
    • Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
    • Guests may not wear masks of any kind.

Please note that while costumed attire may be worn during runDisney events, Guests 14 and older are not permitted to wear costumed attire in the theme parks. As a result, Guests may need to change their attire prior to visiting the parks after participating in a runDisney race.


Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, a race or any race related event/activity unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.


Please consider not bringing unnecessary bags with you on race day. All items will be inspected. Items, costumes, and props in violation of safety requirements will be denied entry.

Weather

The race will be held rain or shine. If there is lightning in the area, the race will either have a delayed start or, depending on the intensity of the weather, be cancelled. The determination will be made by the Event Management staff.


As a reminder, the registration fees are non-refundable.



Awards

Overall Half Marathon male, female and wheelchair winners will receive their awards at the Awards Ceremony at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2016. The following awards will be presented on-site at the Awards Ceremony. Please note, overall awards are based on Gun Time, while the Masters Award is based on net time.

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female Finishers (based on gun time)
  • Top 3 Male and Female Wheelchair Finishers (push rim only; based on gun time)
  • Overall Male and Female Masters Champion

Military & Individual Age Group Awards

The Military and Age Group awards listed below for the Half Marathon will be distributed by mail after the event. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Because of the number of people who participate in each event, it can often take several minutes to cross the start line. In the interest of fairness, Military and Age Group awards will be based on Net Time.

  • Top 5 Male  and Female Military
  • Top 5 Age Groups*

The top three male and female runners will receive awards in the following age groups:

14-17 30-34 45-49 60-64 75-79
18-24 35-39 50-54 65-69 80+
25-29 40-44 55-59 70-74

* Masters (40 and over) that place in the overall division will receive that overall award only.

Doctor Strange 10K

10K awards will be distributed by mail after the event. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Because of the number of people who participate in each event, it can often take several minutes to cross the start line. In the interest of fairness, Military and age group award winners will be based on Net Time. Masters (40 and over) who place in the overall division will receive that overall award only. Please note that a runner will not receive two awards for the same race result.

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female Finishers
  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female Wheelchair Finishers (push rim only)
  • Overall Male and Female Masters Champion
  • Top 3 Male and Female Military Finishers

The top three male and female runners will receive awards in the following age groups:

10-13 25-29 40-44 55-59 70-74
14-17 30-34 45-49 60-64 75-79
18-24 35-39 50-54 65-69 80+

An individual runner will not receive two awards for the same race result.



Celebratory Charity

The Anaheim 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Adoption Committee is a volunteer based, citizen run committee dedicated to support the men and women that provide their service to protect our country, focusing on the 13th MEU. The Mission is to continuously generate community wide support, and encourage mutually beneficial interaction between the residents of Anaheim and the Marines, the Sailors, and the families of the 13th MEU, both at their home based at Camp Pendleton and /or when the unit or elements thereof are deployed, in order to render support and create strong and lasting ties in the years to come.


Donate to the Anaheim 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Adoption Committee



All event information is subject to change.