• Disneyland Paris runDisney 2017 Diary Day 2 – The runDisney 10K
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    Disneyland Paris runDisney 2017 Diary Day 2 – The runDisney 10K

    A 4:30am alarm?! Must be a runDisney race day. Getting up and motivated at this time in the morning was never going to be easy, but I just kept the thought of my second shiny medal in mind. Entering the events arena just before 6am, runners were divided into their corrals A, B or C, all leading out back on to Avenue Paul Seramy and up towards the roundabout where a stage had been set up and a DJ was waiting to entertain us for the next hour. Big screens showed…

  • Disneyland Paris runDisney 2017 Diary Day 1 - The runDisney 5K
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    Disneyland Paris runDisney 2017 Diary Day 1 – The runDisney 5K

    RunDisney had returned to Disneyland Paris for it’s second year. Just like last year the weekend included a Health and Wellness Expo at the Disney Events Arena, 5K and half marathon races with the new addition of a 10K race and a challenge to complete both longer races. Upon arriving at Disneyland Paris I proceeded straight to collect my race bibs and t-shirts. With a similar layout to last year and not many additions, the expo still looks like a work in progress but the bib collection was smooth and efficient.…

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    Disneyland Paris runDisney Diary Day 4 – The Half Marathon

    Today was the day. The day when 12,000 runners wished for some faith, trust, pixie dust and a good pair of trainers to help them cover 21.1K round Disneyland Paris. With the same set up as the 5K the runners assembled in their starting corrals. You know it’s going to be a fun race when you are surrounded by fairies, Princes and Mickey ears as far as the eye can see. After a slight delay we were off, across the start line and round the side of Walt Disney Studios. Entering…

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    Disneyland Paris runDisney Diary Day 3 – The 5K Race and Lots of Characters

    The morning of the Disneyland Paris 5K had arrived and after an extremely early start all the runners gathered on Avenue Paul Seramy lining up in their assigned corral start groups. With a stage next to the start line and big screens to view the action, we were entertained while waiting with music, a warm up and words of encouragement for the likes of Paula Radcliffe. We were promised some exciting experiences on route to the finish so the anticipation grew. The race started promptly at 7am and all runners were…

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    Disneyland Paris runDisney Diary Day 2 – Inaugural Party with Captain America

    Party time Location Walt Disney Studios Time 7:30pm With the promise of Disney characters, exclusive access to the main attractions and different catering offers, the Disneyland Paris Inaugural party was a “Magical evening not to be missed” The main attraction of the night was the chance to meet the man himself Captain America. With an Avengers back drop and shield donned this meet and greet did not disappoint. Other characters on offer for the evening were Spider Man, Mickey and Minnie, Sully, and Woody or Buzz Lightyear. Goofy and Donald also…

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    Disneyland Paris runDisney Diary Day 1 – Bibs (idi-Bobbidi-Boo)

    The time has come for Disney fans to pack their running gear along with their Mickey ears and pound the streets of Disneyland Paris. Not just in the normal rope drop sprint or character chase most Disney fans have experienced but to take part in Disneyland Paris’ first runDisney event weekend. I don’t know about anyone else but this weekend has crept up on me. It doesn’t seem 5 minutes since the first hint appeared on social media. There was Mickey, in his running gear, with a beautiful pink castle in…