Disneyland News

runDisney announces Avengers Half Marathon for Disneyland

by Leah Zanolla
Feb 26, 2014

runDisney has announced a brand-new racing event to be held at Disneyland this fall. The inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend will take place November 14-16, 2014. Hosted by the Avengers team - Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Tony Stark - the Weekend will consist of several different races and events.

The racing expo at the Disneyland Hotel will kick off the weekend, with times scheduled for Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. Racers will pick up their packets and racing bibs, plus get to check out all the official merchandise and the latest in racing gear.

The Pasta in the Park Party at Disney California Adventure on November 14 is the place to carb-load before the races. Disney characters will be in attendance for photo and autograph opportunities, there will be live music and entertainment, as well as a pasta dinner buffet with dessert.

The race weekend isn't just for adults - kids can show off their need for speed at the runDisney Kids Races held Saturday morning. There are races divisions for kids up to age 8, including a Diaper Dash for crawlers. Kids will get a t-shirt and finisher medallion, just like the adults.

Also on Saturday morning is the Avengers Super Heroes 5K. Run through the Disneyland Resort in this event hosted by The Hulk. On-course entertainment will keep racers going on their way to the finish line.

The main event will be the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon on Sunday, November 16. 13.1 miles will take runners through the Disneyland Resort and onto the streets of Anaheim while being cheered on by the Avengers team.

Registration for the event opens March 25.