EVENTS

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
presented by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

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February 19-February 22, 2015 -  Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida

Disney Princess Half Marathon

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Disney Enchanted 10K

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Glass Slipper Challenge

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Disney Princess 5K

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runDisney Kids Races

85%

Pasta in the Park Party

65%

Race Retreat

52%

Breakfast

76%% Full
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Weekend Schedule

Packet Pick-Up

Location: Jostens® Center at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex


All runners are required to attend the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo for race number and packet pick-up. You will need to download your personalized race number pick-up card/waiver form online when it becomes available  (approximately one month prior to event) and bring it with you to Packet Pick-Up at the Expo.  


runDisney Health and Fitness Expo

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2015


Disney Princess 5K presented by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Epcot®
6:15 a.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015


Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Breakfast

Epcot®
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2015

 


Princess Breakfast Pricing includes

  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Disney character meet & greets
  • Opportunities for photos and autographs with Disney Characters

runDisney Kids Races

Epcot®
Friday, February 20 – Saturday, February 21, 2015

  • Dashes – 8:45 a.m.
  • 1 Mile Run – 9:15 a.m.

Pasta in the Park Party

World Showplace Pavilion Epcot®
Friday, February 20, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015

  • 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner
  • 9:00 p.m. Illuminations: Reflections of Earth

Disney Enchanted 10K presented by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Epcot®
5:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2015


Disney Princess Half Marathon presented by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Epcot®
5:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 22, 2015

Dates and times are subject to change.


Happily Ever After Party at Downtown Disney®

Downtown Disney®
4:00 – 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 22, 2015


Race Retreat

Family Reunion Area at Epcot® Wonder Lot
3:00 – 5:00 a.m. (runners only)



Course

View the course to see all the excitement heading your way during the 2015 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend.


Half Marathon Course Description


Your Princess Half Marathon begins just outside Epcot® and continues on to Cinderella Castle inside the Magic Kingdom® Park.  Be sure to wave to the Disney Princesses who will be lining the course and cheering you on your way.  After a run through Magic Kingdom Park, you’ll make your way back to Epcot® along World Drive. After a trip past Spaceship Earth and out to World Showcase, you will complete your fairytale run with a finish line crowd cheering you down the home stretch! Exciting music and the presence of Disney princesses make for a storybook ending to an incredible half marathon.


All courses subject to change.




Official Digital Event Program


The Official Digital Event Guide contains all of the information you need for the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. It will be posted approximately two weeks prior to the event




iGiftbag

iGiftbag is your virtual goody bag, filled with great offers and special items just for race weekend participants. As the event draws near, be sure to check your iGiftbag as new offers may be added.

Event Communications

Three months prior to the race, event weekend emails will be sent to all participants with information about your event.



All event information is subject to change.



Final Race Instructions

Final race instructions will be posted here approximately one month before the event.


Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend On Sale

Corral and Bib Assignment


  • If a runner is seen without their bib number 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 bib number.
  • The letter on your race number will determine your assigned corral. Letters are assigned based on your estimated finishing time.
  • 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.
  • No corral changes will be made at the expo.

gEAR Bag Check


  • gEAR Bag Check is available for the Half Marathon, 10K, Glass Slipper Challenge 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.

Waivers

  • Waivers will be provided on line approximately two weeks 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.


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 others.



  • Download and complete your personalized race waiver on-line (available approximately one month prior to event).
  • Visit the Disney Health & Fitness Expo at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex 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.)
  • If you do not have a valid photo ID we cannot issue you your race bib. No exceptions will be made.



Eligibility

  • Participants for the Disney Princess Half Marathon and Glass Slipper Challenge must be 14 years of age or older.
  • Participants in the Disney Enchanted 10K must be 10 years of age or older.
  • You must be 5 years of age on race day to participate in the 5K. Each participant must be able to complete the 5K on their own.
  • Runners unable to maintain the pace may be picked up at any point along the course and transported to the finish.
  • runDisney Kids Race distances are determined by age group for kids 8 and under.
  • A training pace of 15-minute per mile pace is recommended.


Proof-of-Time

runDisney proof of time guidelines:
If you believe you will finish the Half Marathon in less than 3:15 hours, a proof of time from a certified 10K distance or longer is required for start corral placement. Glass Slipper Challenge participants should adhere to Half Marathon proof of time requirements. Proof of time is not required for the 5K and 10K races. Please reference the Pacing Requirements below for finish times and associated pacing per mile.



  • A proof of time must be provided from a certified race reflecting results after February 1, 2013.
  • A valid proof of time provided at the time of registration must include the following*:
    • Name of Race
    • Year
    • Distance
    • Time Finished
    • City
    • State
    • Date

    *For example, Disney Princess Half Marathon, 13.1, Orlando, FL, 2/23/13, - 2:05



    • If you do not have a proof of time to submit, list "N/A" at the point of registration.
    • If proof of time is not provided by December 1, 2014, data provided is incomplete or cannot be verified, you will be placed in the last start corral.
    • To update your proof of time by December 1,2014, click here
    • As a reminder, you will no longer be able to bring proof of your estimated finish time to the Runner Relations booth during the Expo and have your start corral placement changed.


Pacing

  • 16 minute per mile pace for all athletes in the Disney Princess Half Marathon, Disney Enchanted 10K, or the Disney Princess 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.
  • Pace Cyclists will be on the course indicating when runners are behind pace by waving light wands at each mile markers according to the official pace time. If you reach a mile marker with a light wand 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

The CLIF BAR Pace Team

The CLIF BAR Pace Team will be returning as this year's "official" Disney Princess Half Marathon pace team. 


Here's How It Works:

  • Each Pace Leader will run even splits (every mile will be run in the same amount of time) throughout the race.
  • By following your Pace Team leader, you'll cross the finish line in under two minutes of your goal time.
  • Pace Teams will be provided for the following finish times:

Princess Half Marathon - 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, and 3:00
Disney Princess 5K -  TBD


Meet Your Pacer at the Expo

  • Meet your Pace Team leader before the race at the Disney Fit for a Princess Expo.
  • Learn about your Pacer's marathon experience; insights on staying hydrated during the race; and assorted tips.
  • Get your free Pace Band from a Pace Leader. 

Where to Meet on Race Day

On race morning, pace leaders will be lined up according to their pace and holding signs with their finish times.  Join your appropriate pace group.


Need more info? Learn more about how the CLIF BAR Pace Team can help you achieve your best full or half marathon ever and sign-up by visiting clifbar.com.



Safety

Safety Reminder

  • For everyone's safety, baby joggers, strollers, baby carriers, baby backpacks, inline skates, motorized 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.
  • We 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.

 

Headphones are discouraged due to audio messages that are placed throughout the course to ensure your safety.


Costumes

Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that we consider 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 may not wear masks of any kind
  • Guests who dress like Characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests
  • Costumes may not drag on the ground
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon
  • 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

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.



The Walt Disney World® Resort Lightning Policy

Event operations will shut down when lightning is 10 miles out from the event areas. Event operations will not resume until the lightning is 10 miles out moving away from the event areas. Sports Manager will determine this using the *Flash to Bang Rule* and weather radar. The Sports Manager will consult with Walt Disney World® Resort Management on a course of action to utilize the operational rain plan, delay the event, or cancel the event.


*Flash to Bang Rule* is applied by measuring the time (in seconds) between a visual lightning "Flash" and hearing the resulting "Bang". This time is then divided by a factor of "5" to obtain distance in miles. For example, 50 seconds between "Flash" and "Bang" divided by "5" equals 10 miles.


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



Awards

Overall Awards

Overall Princess Half Marathon female and wheelchair winners will receive their awards at the Awards Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 22, 2015. The following awards will be presented on-site at the Awards Ceremony. Please note, overall awards are based on Gun Time.


  • Top 3 Overall Female Finishers
  • Overall Female Wheelchair Winner (push rim only)

Masters, Military and Age Group Awards

The Masters, Military and Age Group awards listed below for Disney Princess Half Marathon will be distributed by mail after the event. Please allow 4-6 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, Team and Age Group awards will be based on Net Time.


  • Overall Female Masters Champion (based on gun time)*
  • 2nd and 3rd place Female wheelchair winners (push rim only, based on gun time)
  • Top 5 Female Military
  • Top 5 Age Groups (Female) 

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  

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


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

Disney Enchanted 10K

10K awards will be distributed by mail after the event. Please allow 4-6 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 Female Finishers
  • Top 3 Overall Male Finishers
  • Top 3 Overall Female Wheelchair Finishers (push rim only)
  • Top 3 Overall Male Wheelchair Finishers (push rim only)
  • Overall Female Masters Champion
  • Overall Male Masters Champion
  • Top 3 Female Military Finishers
  • Top 3 Male Military Finishers

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


10-17 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  
25-29 40-44 55-59 70-74

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


All event information is subject to change.



Celebratory Charity

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® is the presenting sponsor and celebratory charity of the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. Funds raised for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in conjunction with this magical event will help kids grow up happily ever after. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. To learn more, visit cmnhospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.


About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.