The Disneyland Half Marathon is one of my favorite races and even though I'm not running it this year, I'm counting down my favorite things about the race!Read More
That's right guys, the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend kicks-off tomorrow. Hope you are packed and ready to run beautiful miles in Anaheim, CA!!!
So today we are going to look at ALL the miles run by ALL the finishers of the Disneyland Half Marathon. According to the records I found here are the year by year statistics!
Year - Finishers
- 2006 - 9393
- 2007 - 9760
- 2008 - 10846
- 2009 - 11645
- 2010 - 12363
- 2011 - 12802
- 2012 - 14831
- 2013 - 15872
- 2014 - 15979
Over the past 9 years there has been 113,491 finish lines celebrated at Disneyland for a total of...
1,486,732.10 miles run at the Happiest Place On Earth!
Hope you are ready to celebrate your training, your journey, and the magic that is runDisney!
According to askville.amazon.com the inaugural race cost $80 dollars meaning in the past 10 years it has increased in price by $119 dollars or a 250% increase. Yowzers!
Since this race occurred before the official runDisney organization was founded in 2010, runners got information from www.disneylandhalfmarathon.com.
Want to see what the inaugural race was really like? Check out this review from AllEars.net by Laura Gilbreath
Did you know Disneyland hosted a marathon?
Image Source: MousePlanet.com
While the Disneyland Half Marathon is the longest continous race held at the Disneyland Resort, they did host their one and only marathon on March 26, 1995 on the heels of the success of the inaugural WDW Marathon in January 1994. The coolest part of this race? They finished ON MAIN ST! That's right, the 2,200 marathoners that started at 7am finished inside the park. Get more info on this one and done event here!
The inaugural race took runners on a similar route as today including running near Angels stadium and running through both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure!
The medal also has a familiar feel to it! So pretty!
More fun facts tomorrow!
*images were taken from Fat Chicks Running Race Recap Blog