Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Meet-Ups

True to my promise, I’ve had nothing but runDisney on my mind this week – remember “all Disney ‘till Disney”? It’s true! I’ve listened to Disney music in my car, watched a lot of “Walt Disney’s Disneyland” clips while escaping the heat/humidity on the treadmill, and I started setting aside items to pack for our upcoming trip! It’s SO soon, y’all!

If you’re participating in the 2013 Disneyland Half Marathon weekend, chances are a final race information email arrived in your inbox yesterday! (Or if you’re like me…you begged a friend to forward theirs to you…for some reason, I don’t receive runDisney emails!)

Final Instructions
Check out the official runDisney website for further information!

If you’re a part of the Twitter world, I’m sure you saw this tweet by runDisney yesterday….


If you’ve never participated in a runDisney Meet-Up (like me) and you’ve followed along with many other run Disney Meet-Ups via twitter and social media (like me), then the sight of this tweet probably made your heart race (like mine)!

I’m crossing my fingers and toes and refreshing the Disney Parks Blog page on my laptop quite frequently! Hopefully my strategy will work! :0)

Apart from the official runDisney Disneyland Half Meet-Up, there’s several other group meet-ups going on throughout the weekend. I’m a planner and I like to have everything organized. I realized as I was trying to keep all of the various meet-up dates/times straight, I was making my brain hurt….so I put together a schedule of various meet-up dates/times and I decided to share it with you!

Please note, these are not ALL of the meet-ups happening throughout the weekend, these are ones I found and put together on my own. If you’d like your meet-up added to this list, please email me at: kren2700@gmail.com and I’d be glad to do so! :0)

Friday, August 30, 2013
Official runDisney Disneyland Half Marathon Meet-up
To get runners warmed up for Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, an early morning runDisney meet-up is planned for Friday, August 30, at the Disneyland Resort.
This is an RSVP only event. If your name is on the official list, then you’re in!
Cupcake Meet-up
The event will be held on Friday, August 30 from 2-3 PM. Your donation of $20 will buy you a limited edition cupcake pin, delicious mini cupcakes and an opportunity to connect with fellow runDisney and cupcake lovers - all while benefiting St Jude Children's Research Hospital!
Please note: All profits will be automatically be donated to St Jude Children's Research Hospital. Additional donations will also be accepted. So have fun, have a cupcake (or 4) and help kids beat cancer!
Register today:
Friday, August 30, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Disneyland Picnic Area – outside of Disneyland Park

Endurance Sports Connection Disneyland Meet and Greet
Open to any Endurance Sports Connection Athlete, as well as their friends and family. We will be handing out our awesome swag bags with bacon included………..AND MEDALS!!! The swag bags will be for anyone who registered for the event.  This is a chance to meet some of our athletes face to face so make sure you BRING YOUR CAMERAS for some great photo opportunities and your Rock Star attitude!!
(Please note, this is a pre-registered event only.)

Date: Friday August 30, 2013, 4-6pm
Holiday Inn (Conference Room, 2nd floor) 1240 South Walnut Street, Anaheim, California

Saturday, August 31, 2013
RAD Meet-up
Join Sarah and all the other Running At Disney runners for lunch at La Brea Bakery at 12:00 pm on Saturday, August 31st!  La Brea Bakery is located in Downtown Disney just outside the Esplanade. No park admission is required.
Please RSVP if you are planning on attending:
Saturday, August 31, 2013, 12 noon
La Brea Bakery, Downtown Disney

Disneyland Half Marathon and 10K Weekend, Saturday August 31 at 1:00 p.m., outer patio at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel.
Hang out, share some laughs, take some photos, and just have a blast…oh ya, and some giveaways. This event is absolutely free! Tell and bring all your friends. Spread the word and tag your photos #DumboTweetUp
Hosted by @SeeSharpRun @KatSnF @PavementRunner
Saturday, August 31, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Outer Patio of the Grand Californian Hotel

Team #runDisney Post 5K/10K – PreHalf Meet-up
Come grab a drink and hang out with other Team #runDisney members in the fresh air of Anaheim.
Saturday, August 31, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Uva Bar, Downtown Disney

Mickey Milers Dumbo Double Dare Weekend Meetup
Join Mike and Michelle and other Mickey Milers to discuss running Disney and eat ice cream. Does it get any better than that? We think not!
Saturday, August 31, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Haagen Dazs Ice Cream, Downtown Disney

Apart from these extra events, several groups also joined forces to create a “meet-up area” prior to the 5K/10K/Half Marathon races.

Many of us are a part of more than one group, so this gives us the opportunity to hop between groups and say hi to all of our people!  Please check with your group(s) prior to the start of the race to find out their meeting location.

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Here’s a few photos showing the location and times of the pre 5K/10K/Half Marathon meet-up locations. This photo was posted by Moms Run This Town….thanks to Stephanie for helping me out with the information!

Again, if you have any meet up information you’d like to add to this list, please email me at kren2700@gmail.com, I’d be glad to add it for you! :0)

Have you ever participated in a race weekend meet-up?


  1. That is SO true "all Disney until Disney!". I've got four trips planned this year so it is definitely the year of Disney! I'm so excited for everyone who is running in a few weeks, just make sure you all post lots of fun pictures and race recaps! :)
    Karen @karenlovestorun

    1. Four trips! SO exciting!! There will definitely be a lot of pictures! :0)

  2. I'm so excited to run AND to meet all my runDisney social media friends!!! Thanks for putting all this great info in one go-to post! Very helpful!

    1. You're welcome! :0) I'm excited to meet everyone, too!

  3. Eek....this trip is just around the corner. Can't wait!

  4. yes I have I ever organized one of if not the first social media runDisney meet up that YOU were at for princess haha. see you soon!

    1. Yes you did! That was a lot of fun! :0) See you SO soon!!

  5. Your going to have a blast!!!

  6. Thanks for the link up!!! Hope to see you there :)

  7. I totally wish I was joining you all and could come along on the meet ups!

    Some day!

    1. Me too! I'm sure I'll run into you one day in WDW! :0)

  8. Thanks for all the great info! Will you be attending any of these meet ups? :)

    1. I wish I could! I was planning on the team runDisney Saturday meet up, but we booked an event that has a time conflict! Sad times. :0( I will be at the pre-race Meet ups for sure!

  9. I hope to be at all of them but who knows how the schedule will go!

    1. That's how I feel, too! We'll see what happens! :0)

  10. I'm so excited and cannot wait!! C2C! #doubledaredumbo

  11. I've never done a blogger or a race meet up. Sounds so fun.

    1. I really did have a good time at the Princess Half bloggers meetup! :0)


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