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...]