Wednesday, March 13, 2013

runDisney Disneyland Paris Half Marathon?

runDisney rumor alert!!!

Is a "continent to continent" challenge in the works?
runDisney sent participants of the Princess Half a survey asking the following question:
 
"runDisney is considering hosting a Half Marathon event in Paris, France in the Fall of 2014 (between late September and early November). The Disneyland® Paris Half Marathon race course would wind through both Disneyland Paris theme parks and Disney® Village, with the last 8–9 miles running through the countryside surrounding the Disneyland Paris parks."
 
I had heard a similar rumor a while back, but this seems to indicate that the event is more than in the "rumor" stage. Could it be--a continent to continent medal?  According to the survey, the half marathon price is listed at $70 while a package including hotel, theme park tickets, and race registration is priced at $1,100. That price is really not that bad, depending on how many nights this would provide in a hotel.  The thing that concerns me is the price of airfare.  

Hopefully we'll get more information from runDisney soon! What do you think? Are you getting your passport ready? 

A dream is a wish...

--Amy

10 comments:

  1. Wow! I hadn't heard about this survey! Exciting!

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  2. I took the survey yesterday and my jaw dropped when I saw this question. I would sign up for this race in an instant. The prices are very competitive and Disney is considering a 4 day/3 night hotel and ticket package for $1100. It is totally worth it in my opinion.

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  3. That price for the trip itself seems high to me for only 4 days (IMO, especially since the race is separate). I say this based on a 8 day tour of Italy (3 cities for $1,200). Mid-Oct from Philly to Paris is $1,200 right now. Could go down, could go up. Love the idea of a race in Paris, I ran there when we went to Europe in 2010, but $1,100 for 4 days? Remember the jet lag that would accompany that. You might not be ready come Sunday to run if you take the package deal. I know. I know. I sound like a jerk. Sorry! I'm the first to want to run in other countries and the only marathon I'm considering is the London one. It sounds fun though!

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    1. Great points Chris! These are things to consider. If I did do that race, I could use jet lag as an excuse to go to Europe a week early, lol.

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  4. cute blog!

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

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  5. I love the idea of this race, and I already have my passport....Might have to start saving now!!

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  6. Great points, Chris! When I arrived in Disney a day early for the Princess Half I planned on spending the day before at Universal. Wow, that was almost s dumb mistake (luckily, someone on this blog warned against it). I think racing in another continent would be fun, but I am not sure I would select a Disney race to do it...? Anyone know of other great destination races (in US or abroad)?

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    1. I don't know of any good international races. I typically don't pay attention to international races because its not something I ever considered. You know how much of a Disney nerd I am--I would take a runDisney event to get me to do a race in Europe.

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  7. I would do this race but I wouldn't sign up for the package. I just got back from a trip to Disneyland Paris yesterday. I stay at a cheap hotel one stop away from the parks on the train (it's 7 minutes to get to the park by train). The only down side of my hotel is the lack of bathtub for a post-race epsom salts soak!

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  8. Just saw this .. any news? Being in Scotland, a Disney fan and starting to run.. what a great way to do my first 1/2!

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