Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend

On your mark, get set.....SAVE THE WORLD!

As some of you may have already heard, yesterday RunDisney announced their newest half marathon weekend - The Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend.  The event be a west coast race taking place at DisneyLand November 14 - 16, 2014.

In addition to the half marathon on Sunday, there will be the Super Heroes Family Fun Run 5k on Saturday, kids races on Saturday, and the traditional expo on Friday and Saturday.  For the RunDisney team including myself, Jeff Galloway, DietDiva Tara Gidus, and Rudy Novotny that means we will wrap up the Wine and Dine Half Marathon in Orlando and head to California the following Thursday for this inaugural event.
This race has been said to be a new course from Disneyland's 2 other half marathons and will definitely be SUPER!

In my opinion, I love seeing the RunDisney event calendar grow.  I especially love that with two female centered races (Princess and Tink) that we have a very masculine race that will appeal to men, women, and kids alike. I've already tried to start the process of convincing Kyle that he must do the inaugural Super Heroes 5k.  (I'd love for him to do the half, but that's a no-go!)

If you want to take on this newest DisneyLand race then here's my advice to you:

  • Set your calendar for March 25 at noon EST.  That's when registration will open and I am sure this race will sell out.  Maybe in under 24 hours.
  • Look for hotels now.  If you want to stay on Disneyland property (which is so awesome because you can walk to the start in minutes) then look for your rooms now.  I have some friends who have already booked the DisneyLand Hotel.
  • Start a letter writing campaign to Chris Hemsworth aka Thor to please appear at the start as my personal super hero.  No really.
This event marks the 8th RunDisney event and the 3rd event on the West Coast.  In 2013, RunDisney events attracted over 163,000 runners and I LOVED being a part of every second of it.  Now I have just over 8 months to get ready for the Black Widow costume that I have a sneaky suspicion is headed my way.

What do you think about the newest RunDisney race?
Who's your favorite Avenger?

Love and Iron Man, 
Carissa & Kyle

For more RunDisney info check out my RunDisney Race Recaps page and stay tuned for a 2014 Princess Half Marathon recap coming soon.


  1. This is so fun!!! Loving all these Disney its time to run one!!

  2. I think we also need to write to Robert Downey Jr...or someone to race in full Iron Man gear, no?

  3. I am all about Chris Hemsworth….. er, I mean The Avengers. Such a great franchise to brand for racing. I love this idea. I will definitely add this to my calendar.

  4. No, really... hands of Chris Hemsworth! He is mine.. and my fiancé knows it! lol. I am so looking forward to this because I am a huge Avengers fan! Can't wait for it to open!

  5. I'm planning to run this next year as part of the coast to coast challenge. Looks super fun!!


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