It began with this from the Princess Half Marathon Weekend…
Then, came the official announcement….Avengers Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland in November! A month later, I registered!
On March 25th, I registered!
In less than an hour, the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon at the Disneyland Resort was SOLD OUT!
Captain Mickey couldn’t be happier!
A training program was released!
RunDisney gave us a choice of race shirts…the red…
or the black.
The medals were revealed…
The week before the Disneyland Half Marathon, the USTAF map of the Avengers Super Heores Half surfaced online…
At the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Expo, I got to see the finishers medal up close…the front…
and the back!
Today, runDisney released their official maps. Above is the Avengers Super Heroes 5K.
Here’s the official Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon race course! Are you excited yet? I know I am. My feelings about the course are the same as when I saw the USTAF version. I’m not happy about running so much on the Santa Ana River Trail (it looks like about a mile and a half). I love that we get to run through Angel Stadium again! On October 18th, I’m scheduled to run 12.5 miles. Like I’ve done for the Disneyland Half Marathon route, I’m planning on covering as much of the Avengers Super Heroes route as I can. I’ll put together a similar set of posts on the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon as I did with the Disneyland Half Marathon to get you all prepared for the differences this course will offer. I love that the course is different from Tink and the Disneyland Half. I wonder what the Star Wars Half Marathon course will look like.
The runDisney news doesn’t stop with the release of the Avengers courses. Another announcement also came today. They called it the Goofy Giveback.
As of around 7pm on Tuesday night, this is what the sales looked like for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. It appears that the Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge has had some problems selling. So, runDisney had released some of the spots that would have gone to Goofy registrants and opened spots for the Walt Disney World Marathon and the Walt Disney World Half Marathon. Given that this is the 10th anniversary of the Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, I’m sure the folks at runDisney are surprised it’s had such a hard time selling out. Especially with how fast the Dopey Challenge sold out. So, if you want in for the Walt Disney World Marathon or Walt Disney World Half Marathon, you’ve been given a second chance. Sign up quick!
In another bit of surprise…the Tinker Bell Half Marathon still had 1% remaining to sell as of Tuesday night. Given how fast the Disneyland Half Marathon, Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon, and Star Wars Half Marathons sold out, it’s really surprising that Tink is still open in September. I can’t help but wonder if slower sales for Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon might cause runDisney to rethink the rumored announcement of a runDisney race at Disneyland Paris for next year. Personally, I’m surprised that the Goofy’s challenge hasn’t sold out yet because it is the 10th Anniversary. However, with Tink, I think that the move to Mother’s Day Weekend has hurt sales. I’m confident that both will eventually sell out. However, I’m also going to be interested to see how future races sell. Has runDisney over saturated the market? Time will tell. I’m getting more and more excited for the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon! We now have less than 2 months!