The Disneyland Resort is set to add a third half-marathon weekend of events in late fall of 2014 with the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend.
Much like the Disneyland and Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekends, the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon will feature a weekend of events including a 5K, family races, a Health and Fitness Expo and a pre-race Pasta in the Park Party. The Avengers Half Marathon race will also be eligible for the Coast-to-Coast Challenge.
“We couldn’t be more excited about this Super Hero collaboration to create this new runDisney race weekend for runners everywhere,” said Tom Wolber, senior vice president of Disney Sports Enterprises and Downtown Disney. “Our runDisney events continue to be hugely popular and by joining forces with the Avengers brand, we expect this race will appeal to an even broader range of runners in Southern California whom we hope will see this event as the perfect opportunity to unleash their inner Super Hero in a race to a personal triumph.”
“runDisney races are a natural fit because our comic book Super Heroes embody many of the same brand attributes as runDisney, such as heroism and intensity with a heavy dose of fun,” said Dan Buckley, president of TV, Publishing and Brand Management for Marvel Entertainment. “This race weekend will have a very distinct atmosphere that will appeal to comic book fans and runDisney fans.”
The Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon events will be held over the weekend of November 14 – 16, 2014. Typically a slower time of year where most Disneyland locals enjoy smaller crowds during the popular Holiday season at the Disneyland Resort. The new runDisney event is expected to sell out. It will also greatly impact crowd sizes, traffic and hotel room availability. Late last year, Disneyland announced that the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend would be moved from the earlier part of the year to the weekend of May 7 – 10, 2015. It is clear now why this move was made. The ‘classic’ Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend will be held over the weekend of August 28 – 31, 2014.
The Avengers Half Marathon course will be a new 13.1 mile route through the Disneyland Resort and surrounding Anaheim city streets. It will be a different route than the Tinker Bell and Disneyland half marathon courses. Runners who complete the Avengers Half Marathon course will receive an Avengers-themed finishers’ medal.
Registration for the Avengers Half Marathon at the Disneyland Resort opens on March 25, 2015 at noon eastern time at www.runDisney.com. Registration fills very quickly for runDisney events and it is highly recommended that you sign up as soon as it becomes available on the morning of March 25th. You can also sign up for runDisney email notifications so that you’ll know when registration opens. The Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend sold out for 2014 in record time – less than one day! More information can be found at http://www.rundisney.com/avengers-half-marathon/
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