Sunday after the Princess Half Marathon was over Princesses started reporting some interesting goings-on in Downtown Disney. It seems that chalk art had been used to tease of an upcoming runDisney announcement on 2/25/14 at 8:35 am (pst). The drawing depicted a female runner with the number 225 and the message “Something is coming Feb. 25th; Check out Run Disney on Facebook for more info; #SMASHTHEHALF”.
Guesses started circulating around the internet. Were they adding a Star Wars themed run? A Marvel themed run? A full marathon into the Princess Weekend?
Well now we have the answers!!! Though comic book panel themed video runDisney has just announced they are teaming up with the Avengers to host a Marvel Superheros Marathon Half Weekend with a 13.1 mile course through Disneyland the weekend of November 14-16 2014. runDisney will also host kids runs, a family fun run 5k and a half marathon. Avenger characters and entertainment will line the course! Registration opens 3/25/14.
To see the announcement video watch here!
The official runDisney page also released the following info: “Avengers Assemble! Join the Avengers team of Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Tony Stark for the first-ever Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend at the Disneyland Resort – the extraordinary course on Earth hosted by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! It’s a power-packed weekend of fantastic fun and amazing excitement with mighty runs, incredible surprises, a night time pasta party, and the chance to take home your own Avengers Super Heroes Finisher Medal. Unleash your inner Super Hero abilities! Join the fun during the Avengers Super Heroes Weekend. Your heroic feats will be rewarded with a Super Hero victory celebration at the finish line and your very own Avengers Super Heroes Finisher Medal. Unleash the Super Hero in you! Join the fun during the first-ever Avengers Super Heroes Half-Marathon.”
Registration for the Inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend opens March 25, 2014.
The Event Schedule will be as follows:
Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon- Sunday, November 16, 2014- 5:30 a.m.- Start/Finish: Disneyland® Resort
Avengers Super Heroes 5k-Saturday, November 15, 2014 5:30 a.m.- Start/Finish: Disneyland® Resort
runDisney Kids Races- Saturday, November 15, 2014 Start Time: 9:00 a.m.- Location: Downtown Disney® District
Pasta in the Park Party- Friday, November 14, 2014 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Location: Disney California Adventure® Park
Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend Expo:
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 14
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15
Location: Disneyland® Hotel Exhibit Hall
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