New York City Runner Has Dreams Come True with Disney Princess Half Marathon Victory

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Lauren Passell battles back from broken hip in her first half marathon win; more than 24,000 mostly-women runners participate in royal 13.1-mile race through Walt Disney World.One year after Lauren Passell feared she would never run again because of a broken hip, she found herself in another unlikely place Sunday – the winner’s circle at the Disney Princess Half Marathon presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.Passell, 30, from New York City, slipped on some ice last winter, … [Read more...]


New Event Dates Announced for 2016 Disney Field Hockey Showcase

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The Disney Field Hockey Showcase will shift dates slightly for the 10th annual event in 2016, Disney Sports announced today.Following this year’s successful Disney Field Hockey Showcase that featured more than 2,850 athletes and 624 total games, next year’s event will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Feb. 25-28, 2016. The shift in dates was based on guest feedback and will improve the overall guest experience for the athletes on and off the field while continuing to attract … [Read more...]


One of the Nation’s Largest Women’s Focused Running Events Starts This Week at the Disney Princess Half Marathon

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One of the nation’s largest women-focused running events takes place this weekend as more than 49,000 runners from across the nation and from 32 countries are expected to take part in the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Many are participating in one or more events, including more than 24,000 running in the 13.1-mile half marathon. This event goes through Epcot and Magic Kingdom.Among those 24,000 runners is Angela Sipes from Seattle, … [Read more...]


Super Bowl XLIX Stars Julian Edelman and Malcolm Butler ‘Going to Disneyland!’ Monday, Feb. 2nd

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Making dreams come true for the New England Patriots and their fans, wide receiver Julian Edelman and rookie Malcolm Butler continued a magical tradition Sunday night following the Patriots’ 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks here in Super Bowl XLIX.Rising from the frenzied, on-field hoopla moments after their team captured the National Football League championship, Edelman and Butler beamed into the cameras and shouted those four words that for decades have become synonymous with Super … [Read more...]


Inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Blasts Off at Disneyland Resort this weekend!

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More than 23,000 runners from across the United States and 17 different countries are trekking to a galaxy far, far away for the debut of the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation at the Disneyland Resort this weekend. The new Star Wars-themed runDisney event will involve kids’ races, a 5K, a 10K and half marathon, plus several family-friendly events such as the Health & Fitness Expo and the Star Wars Wookiee Welcome Party.Among the runners are LA-area … [Read more...]