10th Anniversary Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend Medals Revealed
This September, thousands of runners will journey to the Happiest Race on Earth to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna®. With just a couple months left of training, we wanted to share some special motivation to encourage you as race day approaches – the 10th anniversary finisher medals!
The Disneyland® 5K kicks off the weekend, and its medallion showcases classic Disney characters in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, but there is a hint of evil lurking in the shadows.
Disney Art Director Scott Auerbach says Maleficent as a dragon appears in the 5K medallion to foreshadow the evil to come the next day in the Disneyland® 10K.
Fans of Disney Villains will be in for a treat when evil takes over the 10K course. Auerbach illustrates this theme in the 10K medal with the Magic Mirror from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."
Capping off the weekend will be the 10th anniversary Disneyland® Half Marathon.
For inspiration for this extraordinary medal, Disney Yellow Shoes Art Director David Brotherton looked to the Disneyland® Resort Diamond Celebration to not only commemorate 10 years of the race but also 60 years of magic at Disneyland® Resort. Brotherton says the diamond shape of the medal incorporates Disneyland's 1950s look and feel while still accommodating the spinner inside the diamond.
Runners who put their endurance to the test in the Dumbo Double Dare will earn this Dumbo-inspired finisher medal after completing 19.3 miles between the 10K and half marathon.
"I wanted the Dumbo Double Dare medal to have the charm of the classic film but also reflect strength, boldness and the untapped courage that we all possess," Auerbach says.
From the 10th Anniversary Party to the magical miles through Disneyland® Resort, runners are sure to remember this historic race weekend with their new bling as the perfect memento.
For more information on Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend and other runDisney event weekends, visit runDisney.com.