Put on your running shoes and head to Disney world for the Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend. This year’s magical event will be held on Friday, February 25 through Sunday, February 27, 2011. It’s all about celebrating the spirit, strength, determination, and commitment of today’s women. Grab a couple of your gal pals and make it the ultimate girls’ getaway!
Disney’s Princess Half Marathon 2011
The women’s half marathon is 13.1 miles long and runs through Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, including a trek through Cinderella’s Castle. Along the way, the Disney Princesses will be there to entertain and inspire, and refreshments will be available to keep you going.
Prince Charming might even make a surprise appearance. Your registration package will include a bag of goodies, a commemorative shirt, a personalized bib, and a one-year subscription to Redbook magazine.
If you complete the course, you’ll receive a Princess tiara medal. After the run, you’ll be treated to refreshments, along with live entertainment and a chance to rub shoulders with charming Disney characters at the Family Reunion Area.
Disney’s Royal Family 5K
Couldn’t get away without the hubby and the kids? No problem! The entire family can enter the Disney’s Royal Family 5K. Disney has thought of everything – there’s even a stroller division.
The course is run through Epcot, and all participants will be entertained along the way. Entrants will receive the same perks as those listed above for the Half Marathon, and all finishers will receive a very special medal.
Disney’s Royal Family Kids’ Races
This super-fun event is hosted by ESPN Wide World of Sports and there’s an event for almost all ages. The Diaper Dash is for kids twelve months and under, and participants can crawl, scoot, or toddle their way to the finish line.
Toddlers from one to three can enter the 100-meter dash, and kids from four to six can try the 200-meter dash. For ages seven and eight, Disney has a 400-meter race. Any kid thirteen and under can enter the one-mile run, too.
All the entrants in any of the Kids’ Races will get a tee shirt, a goody bag, refreshments, and a bib. Individuals who finish their race will receive a cool medallion.
Disney’s Fit for a Princess Expo
While you’re enjoying your weekend, be sure to head to the Jostens Center, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. There, you’ll get all kinds of information on nutrition, racing, running, and training. You’ll also have the opportunity to view the latest in state-of-the-art running and fitness equipment, with a chance to try them out for yourself.
The Expo will be open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, and from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 26.
Make Plans Now
If Disney’s Princess half marathon weekend 2011 events sound like fun to you, make plans as soon as possible. Space is limited for the runs. The Half Marathon is already 88% full, and both the Royal Family 5K and the Royal Family Kids’ Races are half full. You don’t want to miss out on this amazing weekend!
Disney’s Princess half marathon weekend 2011
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