29 January, 2014

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Events Sell Out

** Still didn't get a chance to swap over the blog name yet but definitely will happen by this weekend.  I apologize for any down time that occurs (if any)! **

Well we knew it was going to happen quickly but this might have actually been record time!  Every single one of the runDisney Disneyland Half Marathon weekend events has already sold out.  Did I mention that they only went on sale at noon yesterday?  CRAZY!

Half Marathon - Sold Out
10k - Sold Out
Dumbo Double Dare - Sold Out
Family Fun Run 5k - Sold Out
Kids Races - Sold Out
Welcome Event - Sold Out

* Chear Squad and the Pasta in the Park party are still available

I'm even surprised the Welcome Event sold out so quickly! It's a new event that runDisney is trying out this race weekend.  Sounds very similar to the meet-ups of the past, however this has a price tag of $89.

The Welcome Event includes:

  • Official Welcome from runDisney
  • Question and Answer Session and Dynamic Warm-up with Runner's World Experts
  • Official Welcome to California with a ride on Soarin' Over California
  • One (1) hour early entry into "Official runDisney Merchandise area" on Thursday, August 28, 2014
  • runDisney bag which includes a runDisney tech shirt and a Runner's World Magazine

I'm honestly glad that they decided to start charging for the meet-ups.  Many of my friends have already blogged about the chaos that ensues when people stalk the Disney Parks Blog and then subsequently scrutinize the list to call out people who have been to multiple meetups.  I'm hopeful this helps calm down some of the craziness.  Of course there were grumblings that this too was unfair and too pricey, but no one can argue that their selection process for this isn't legit.  And honestly?  It sold out in a matter of hours, so obviously it wasn't too pricey for some people.  

And since the entire event sold out in a matter of hours?  You know there will be price increases to all events next year too.  

Unfortunately Disneyland just isn't in the cards for me this year.  I'll be a little short on vacation and funds so I'll have to vicariously live through you guys!  Definitely jealous though, it's a great weekend!  


  1. I can't believe I might have attended the last (free) runDisney welcome meetup ever! That being said, I felt the event left a lot to be desired and this is probably the right direction to go in.

    I registered early for the Disneyland Half (no Dumbo in order to save money and spend more time in LA) and I'm really excited; it'll be my first West Coast runDisney experience!

    1. You're going to love it! I've always enjoyed my west coast runDisney weekends. And def agree about the meetups. The last one didn't wow me at all so I'm interested to see what they're going to change.

  2. I'm in for Dumbo (again), and I'm not surprised at all about the meet-up. I'm glad I got to do a meet-up at least once, but I don't think paying for it will be in the cards for me. And, yeah, who knows what will be next, given that it all sold out in a DAY! Crazy!

  3. I love the new look! We are not going to DL either, but are happy about the new arrangement for meetups. It became totally crazy and people got so mean spirited. RunDisney was smart to change it up.

    1. Thank you :) And def agree, I can't wait to see what the new meetups are like!

  4. Wow that's crazy...we better just hope that runDisney doesn't every decide to go to a lottery...

    1. Oh geez! I haven't even thought of that! That would be chaos!