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...]


Disney’s Castaway Cay Challenge Adds Some More Competition to the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

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The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend will take place Jan. 7-11, 2015 at Walt Disney World Resort.The Disney Castaway Cay Challenge is new. It is the ultimate running adventure that combines one Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend race event with a Castaway Cay 5K on Disney Cruise Lines’ private island in the Bahamas during the 4-night Disney Dream cruise itinerary that sets sail Jan. 12, 2015 from Port Canaveral, Fla.The final race of Marathon Weekend is a 26.2-mile run through Disney … [Read more...]


Kim Smith Shatters Disney Princess Half Marathon Course Record

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After the Disney Princess Half Marathon course record was clipped the past two years, three-time Olympian Kim Smith essentially shredded it Sunday, winning the event in a blistering 1:11:49.Smith, a 32-year-old New Zealand native who lives in Rhode Island, lowered the event record by nearly six minutes, easily erasing Rachel Booth’s previous mark of 1:17:38 from last year.Smith’s record-setting performance wasn’t unexpected. She ran a 1:07:36 in 2011, which still stands as the fastest … [Read more...]


News & Events from around Walt Disney World & Disneyland for the week of Feb 24th

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There are new things popping up every day at the Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and Universal Orlando Resort.  Join us every week to read about "What's New" in Disney News and at Universal Orlando!  Up this week is runDisney, new refillable mugs at the resorts and upcoming performances at Universal's Mardi Gras! What's New This WeekWalt Disney World Resort in FloridaNew!  Princess Half Marathon Weekend Feb 20-23: runDisney will host the 2014 Disney Princess Half Marathon … [Read more...]


Join us this weekend at the Princess Half Marathon

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 The gang from Chip and Co will be out at the Princess Half Marathon in Walt Disney World this weekend. Many of the writers and Destinations in Florida agents will be running in the various events and even I will be there!We have 2 special meetups going on that you should drop by and pay us a visit.Friday Feb 21st we will be having a meetup at the Polynesian Resort Beach/Pool area starting at 7:00pm till Wishes is over. Click here for full details and to RSVP. Then on … [Read more...]


Top 5 Tips for Your First runDisney Race

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If you’re a first time runDisney runner, you might not know what to expect from a Disney race, especially if it’s your first time participating in any type of race event. Disney races are known to be really popular and often are packed to capacity. From the 5K fun runs to the full marathons, there’s something for everyone. Knowing helpful tips before your races will make the experience even more magical. Here are the top 5 tips for your first runDisney race.Do your homework!Like any … [Read more...]


Disney World and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Team Up for the Princess Half Marathon

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Walt Disney World Resort and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have extended their long-term relationship with a new agreement naming Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a nonprofit raising funds and awareness for North American children’s hospitals, as the presenting sponsor of the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend.  The agreement gives Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals an opportunity to increase both awareness and fundraising for the Network’s 170 children’s hospitals. It also … [Read more...]


Princess Half Marathon – Rooms Still Left on the Team

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Have you seen the bling? They have released a picture of the medals  for the Princess Half Marathon (see above) and I am getting one of those and the 5k, what about you? Have you signed up? Did you join our team? We still have a limited amount of rooms left with our group rate, don't miss out the chance to hang with us, get some of our Princess Swag, and be in the running (pun intended) for some prizes.In case you missed it before, here's all the information...Chip and Co. has partnered … [Read more...]


2014 Discounts Released for Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World has released the first discounts for 2014 and you have two to choose from. Depending on where you are staying and for how long. both of them can be very useful.The first one.. Stay, Play and DineIt is not the same as free dining, it is a discount on all three parts of the package. You must book resort room, tickets and dining to be eligible for this discount.For Most Stays January 5-March 5 2014 3 Night Minimum Stay RequiredMust be booked my Dec. 31st, … [Read more...]


Rachel Booth Delivers Record-Setting Performance Again at Disney’s Princess Half Marathon

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Louisiana runner breaks her own event record to become first woman to win an unprecedented four runDisney titles; race weekend total of 36,000 participants is event’s largest ever in five-year historyRachel Booth etched her name in the runDisney record books – again – by winning Disney’s Princess Half Marathon on Sunday for the second straight time, beating her own race record from a year ago.Perhaps even more significant, Booth stands alone as the only woman to win four runDisney races … [Read more...]