Disneyland Paris Magical Run Weekend – What’s it all about?

Run Weekend Practical Information

See Disney’s Official information here.

 

What is the Disneyland Paris Magical Run Weekend?

The Run Weekend does exactly what it says on the tin; it gives you the opportunity to run some races in the Disneyland Paris parks and surroundings.

 

What’s involved?

Races – 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and kids races through the Disney parks and their surroundings, featuring entertainment and characters on the routes.

Special Events – TBC

Health & Wellness Expo – Bib and t-shirt collection, Speaker Series, Exclusive Merchandise, RunDisney Photopass+ purchase and registration.

 

The Races

For each race entered you will receive a personalised bib (which you attach to your t-shirt for the race), a gEAR bag, a t-shirt, refreshments and medal (the latter upon completion of the race).

5k Race – Friday 21st September @8pm.  From age 5 upwards.

10k Race – Saturday 22nd September @7am.  From age 14 upwards.  Course runs through both Disney Parks.

Kids Races – Saturday 22nd September @11am.   Distances – 100m – from 1 to 3 years, 200m – from 4 to 7 years, 1K – from 8 to 12 years.

Half Marathon – Sunday 23rd September @7am.  From age 18 upwards and upon the completion of a Medical Certificate.  Course runs through both Disney Parks.

 

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The Challenges

31k Challenge – Complete both the 10k and the Half Marathon and receive an extra Challenge Medal

36k Challenge – Complete the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon and receive an extra Challenge Medal (in addition to the 31k Challenge medal.  3 races; 5 medals!)

Castle to Chateau Challenge – Complete a Half Marathon in Disneyland California or Walt Disney World Florida in 2018 aswell as the one in Paris and receive an extra Challenge Medal.

All races must be finished within the pacing requirements in order to earn the challenge medals. (see below)

 

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FAQs

Do I need to be able to run the whole race?

Absolutely not!  You may run the entire race, alternate running and walking, or walk the whole course.  The only stipulation is that you must stay under the minimum pace requirement of 16 minutes per mile.  If you want to stop for photos and/or characters you will need to train at a minimum of a 15 minute per mile pace (approximately 9 minutes per kilometre).

Check out Boot Hill Mary Poppins’ ‘non-running’ review of Run Weekend here.

How Can I Train for the Races?

Check out the training plans by Jeff Galloway, the official training consultant for RunDisney and founder of the Run Walk Run method.  (Boot Hill Blog highly recommends this method!).  Click here.

For support, camaraderie and post-race cocktails, join the running group Run DV on Facebook.  Click here to join.

How Do I Book It?

You can book a race package with accommodation, park tickets, and race bibs directly from Disneyland Paris by calling your country’s dedicated phone number listed here.  You may also book via a Travel Agent, as listed here.   Another option is to book your accomodation, park tickets and race bibs/entries separately.  Race bibs are expected to be on sale in late Spring 2018.

 

Can I wear a costume for the races?

Costumes are allowed and even encouraged!

 

What is the RunDisney Photopass+?

The RunDisney Photopass+ is an optional purchase.  After the races, you can view, download and print your photos from the races.  There will be photographers at various locations around the race courses, including Character stops and at the Finish Line.  There are two types of Photopass+ to purchase for the weeked, with one of them also giving the option to download extra photos taken in the Parks during your stay.

 

Click here to read Boot Hill Ted’s comprehensive review of the 2017 races.

 

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Annual Pass: DISCOVERY

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY BOOT HILL MELANIE RAVENSWOOD

The Discovery Pass is the cheapest and most basic of the four Disney Annual Passes now currently available. It doesn’t come with any privileges and is subject to the most blackout days.

* €139
* Use of the Disney car park for an additional €40
* Access to both parks 150 days of the year subject to the days outlined below.

Blackout dates (days where you will NOT be able to access either park) for the Discovery Annual Pass are as follows:

April 2017 – No access for the duration of April.
May 2017 – 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th.
June 2017 – 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th and 26th.
July 2017 – No access for the duration of July.
August 2017 – No access for the duration of August.
September 2017 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th and 30th.
October 2017 – 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st.
November 2017 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th.
December 2017 – 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st.
January 2018 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th.
February 2018 – 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th.
March 2018 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th and 31st.
April 2018 – 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th,
May 2018 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th and 27th.
June 2018 – 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th and 30th.
July 2018 – All of July APART from these days of access: 3rd, 10th and 17th.
August 2018 – No access for the duration of August.

Annual Pass: MAGIC FLEX

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The Magic Flex Annual Pass is the step up from the Discovery Annual Pass. It comes with a small amount of privileges.
• €189
• Use of the Disney car park
• 10% off in Disneyland Paris shops
• 20% off 1 day tickets at the park entrances
• Annual photopass for €55.

The Magic Flex gives access to both Disneyland Parks 300 days of the year. The blackout dates (dates you will not be able to access the parks with your pass) are listed below.

Blackout dates:
April 2017 – 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th.
May 2017 – 1st, 8th, 25th and 26th.
June 2017 – 3rd, 4th and 5th.
July 2017 – No blackout dates.
August 2017 – No blackout dates.
September 2017 – No blackout dates.
October 2017 -7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23r, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st.
November 2017 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th.
December 2017 – 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st.
January 2018 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th.
February 2018 – No blackout days.
March 2018 – 31st.
April 2018 – 1st and 2nd.
May 2018 – 1st, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th and 21st.
June 2018 – No blackout days.
July 2018 – No blackout days.
August 2018 – 13th, 14th ans 15th.

Annual Pass: MAGIC PLUS

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The Magic Plus Annual Pass is the second most expensive Annual Pass available from Disneyland Paris. It comes with the following privileges:
• €249
• 40% Hotel Room Only discount
• 10% discount in shops and restaurants
• Family of 5 or more Annual Pass discount
• 20% discount on Buffalo Bills Wild West Show
• Extra Magic Hours
• Annual Pass Car Parking
• Up to 10 additional park tickets per year for €39
• Special Event invites
• Guest baggage storage
• Pushchairs and Kennels
• €49 for an Annual Photopass
• Fast Pass
• Access to both Disneyland Parks
• VIP reserved entrances to beat the queues!

The Magic Plus Annual Pass gives you 350 days access to both Disneyland Park and the Disney Studios. The blackout dates are as follows:
March 2017: No blackout dates
April 2017: No blackout dates
May 2017: No blackout dates
June 2017: No blackout dates
July 2017: No blackout dates
August 2017: No blackout dates
September 2017: No blackout dates
October 2017: 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st
November 2017: 1st
December 2017: 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st
January 2018: No blackout dates
February 2018: No blackout dates
March 2018: No blackout dates
April 2018: No blackout dates
May 2018: No blackout dates
June 2018: No blackout dates
July 2018: No blackout dates
August 2018: No blackout dates
September 2018: No blackout dates
October 2018: 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st