Inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge 5K Race on Disney Cruise Line Private Island


More than 700 runners cruised over the finish line during the inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge, a brand-new 5K event hosted by runDisney and Disney Cruise Line on Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay. The event was the first of its kind to be held amid the lush palm trees and turquoise waters of a private island paradise, making it the ultimate tropical fun run in the sun.Participants earned an exclusive inaugural race medal to commemorate the event, which came on the heels … [Read more...]

Nick Arciniaga Conquers the Galaxy with First-Ever Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Victory at Disneyland Resort


The “Force’’ was obviously with Nick Arciniaga at Disneyland Resort. The Fountain Valley, Calif. native blasted along an intergalactic journey Sunday to win the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation at Disneyland Resort, his second runDisney victory here in the past five months.Arciniaga, 31, who now lives in Flagstaff, AZ, won the Disneyland Half Marathon in August before breaking the finishing line tape first again Sunday, this time greeted at the finish … [Read more...]

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


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...]

runDisney 2015 kicked off with the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend


The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, presented by Cigna, is officially in the books for 2015.  An amazing turnout of 84,000+ runners showed up to take part in races over the five-day event, which includes the new Disney Castaway Cay Challenge.The men's winner was no stranger to the race.  Fredison Costa, a Brazilian runner now residing in Orlando and training at ESPN Wide World of Sport Complex in WDW, crossed the finish line first (2:18:06) and won his second straight Disney Marathon and … [Read more...]

2015 New Balance runDisney Shoes Go Retro Style


 The new limited edition runDisney New Balance shoes are here, and they have a retro inspiration for 2015.Many of us have been waiting for the arrival of the new limited edition 2015 runDisney shoes, and now the wait is over! 2 new shoes have been released and will be available for the first time at the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo for the Walt Disney World Marathon at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.These monochromatic cuties are inspired by the classic nostalgia of Steam … [Read more...]