Wednesday, September 3, 2014

#Disneyland60...Today in Disneyland History....September 3, 2007

2nd Annual Disneyland Half Marathon
September 3, 2007

On September 3, 2007, Disneyland's 2nd Annual Half Marathon ("The Happiest Race on Earth") took place with more than 13,000 runners. The runner with the fastest time that year was Carlos Carballo, 24 of Cathedral City, California, with a posted time of 1:10:07 but as with all runDisney events, everyone runner is a winner.  Today the Disneyland Half Marathon has grown into one of the premiere events of its kind.  It's the place where runners' dreams come true and all held at the Happiest Place on Earth, the Disneyland Resort. When you participate in one of these magical events, you are literally putting yourself in the middle of all the excitement with spectacular runs on magical courses, special events, rundisney Kids Races, Disneyland 10K and the Dumbo Double Dare. Come join the Happiest Race on Earth!

For that ultimate challenge, there is the Dumbo Double Dare. If you think that a half marathon is just a walk in the park, you are invited to put your endurance to the test with this a 19.3-mile adventure held over two days. Participants in the Dumbo Double Dare run the Disneyland 10K on Saturday, followed by the Disneyland Half Marathon on Sunday. If you finish both races within the pacing requirements, you will be awarded the Dumbo Double Dare medal in addition to your Half Marathon and 10K finisher medals.

Think you have what it takes to do it Coast to Coast? Then this is for you. Do you want the ultimate test in endurance with a Disney twist? Then join the runDisney Coast to Coast Race Challenge! If you complete a runDisney half marathon or marathon at the Walt Disney World Resort and a half marathon at the Disneyland Resort in the same calendar year, then you will receive a Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal commemorating your achievement!

Special in 2015, a pink edition of the Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal can be earned by running the 2015 Tinker Bell Half Marathon in May and the 2015 Disney Princess Half Marathon in February. Those who complete this combo of races will receive this newly created medal only at the 2015 Tinker Bell Half Marathon.

Also in 2015, participants who complete the Tinker Bell Half Marathon, Disney Princess Half Marathon, and another eligible pair of Disneyland Resort & Walt Disney World Resort races will be eligible to receive the original Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal in addition to the pink version of the Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal.

First, second, or second from last, every runner in every race – from Disneyland Half Marathon and Dumbo Double Dare to Disneyland 10K, 5K and runDisney Kid Races - felt the exhilaration and excitement of having run their best race, and brought home magical memories to last a lifetime.  Be sure to check out runDisney for all the latest in race events and you too can “Run like the wind Bullseye”. And that’s what happened today in Disneyland history.  

No comments:

Post a Comment