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My Nineteen Run: 2016 Inaugural Disneyland® Paris Half Marathon Weekend – New! runDisney Castle to Chateau Challenge – 25th Sep 2016 feat. Skiddoo Singapore, 8 Days in France #CasperlynCouriraParis #GerlynXDisney

Hello Readers,

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Today I will be sharing with you the last runDisney half marathon I did in 2016. Tinker Bell Half Marathon in America is not the end but the start of the runDisney journey! But I am still not done yet. I am intending to fulfil Boon Hee dream to do Full Marathon now.

Some background story. Last October…. October 2015… Boon Hee won a PAIR of Air Tickets to PARIS! Like PARIS! PARIS! Not BALI is PARIS!20151006231227

So awesome and unbelievable and Boon Hee thought it was a SCAM! So he went to search if Skiddoo was a scam a not! HAHAHHA!

It’s so funny and I am like “No la.. Not scam la..” Yes indeed is not scam!


Inaugural Disneyland® Paris Half Marathon

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At the same time we were informed of this RACE!!!! The Disneyland Paris Half Marathon! Which is happening on 25-Sep-2016! But booking of Bib only starts in February 2016.

So we informed Skiddoo we would like to fly in September 2016.

Skiddoo was very nice and accommodate our timings instead of having any blockout dates but they let us fly whenever we wanted. Initially they told us to give them 2 dates but I said “Sorry, we need to attend this….”

WHY?! Because we did Tinker Bell Half Marathon in California in May 2016 and by doing Paris in Sep 2016…

We are entitled to ….

New! runDisney Castle to Chateau Challenge
runDisney races go global with our first-ever country to country challenge race. Run any half marathon or greater at theWalt Disney World® Resort or the Disneyland® Resort and the Disneyland® Paris Half Marathon and earn the inaugural Castle to Chateau Challenge Commemorative Medal.

Eligibility

  • It is possible to receive two different medals at the same event.
  • Runners can only earn each unique runDisney Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal once in a calendar year (January 2016-December 2016).
  • You must have an official time for each of the races that you complete and each race must be either a half marathon or marathon.
  • At the race weekend where you earn your Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal, Kessel Medal, or Castle to Chateau Medal, runDisney staff will identify you as an eligible participant during packet pickup.
  • Runners receive their medal after completing the second leg of their runDisney Race Challenge.
Scheduled dates, times and prices*
  • runDisney Health & Fitness Expo (Race pack pick up) 
    • Disney Events Arena®
    • Thursday, September 22, 2016 – 3pm-8pm
    • Friday, September 23 & Saturday, September 24, 2016 – 8am-8pm
    • Free access

*Hence we need to arrive before 22nd Sep. And 22nd Sep is my birthday and I would like to celebrate in Disneyland hence skiddoo arranged for me to go Paris on 21st Sep early morning. So I get to rest a day and get to go rest a day before a day of DISNEY!

  • Disneyland® Paris 5K
    • Saturday, September 24, 2016
    • 7am
    • Participants must be older than 5 years old (at the day of the race)
    • Price: 29€

*We are going to Etretat, Normandy. Hence we have to skip this unfortunately. But my kind friend from Canada, Mona actually gave me her t-shirt and medal to complete my collection. I am very touched. :'(*

  • runDisney Kids Races
    • Saturday, September 24, 2016
    • From 10am
    • (Ages are stated “at the day of the race”)
    • 100m: from 1 to 3 years old included
    • 200m: from 4 to 6 years old included
    • 400m: from 7 to 8 years old included
    • 1km: from 8 to 10 years old included
    • 2km: from 10 to 12 years old included
    • Price: 12€ per person

*No kids hence we cant do this.. I hope Xiao Monkey (future kid) get to do this!*

*We are going for this!*


The registration: As mentioned in Tinker Bell post before, the registration is damn crazy de lah! So you have to camp there. Somewhere in February 2016 on a 12midnight, The race registration opened! dphm1

I completed my registration from 12midnight to 12:24am. Then i came back to the website to take screenshot. dphm2

There is only 3300 “Bib-only” category. Last Oct / Nov or Dec I cant remember there is the package version means you book a Disney Hotel + Bib. Obviously more bohua (not worth it) but you can secure your place way before me. dphm3The same morning at 10:12am, I decided to check the website “FOR FUN” and OMG! It’s sold out!!!

In less than 12hrs! Everything is gone! But you still can buy the package version or with Travel Agent (package too with Theme Park Tickets) or lastly… There is rumours in August 2016 (1 mth before the race) there is more Bib released.

Then you still have an opportunity. It’s Bib Transfer.

What is Bib Transfer? So maybe some ppl cant make it due to health issues or work or personal reason…

Then Disneyland Paris allows you to transfer your bib to other runner. Then you paypal the money to each other and then email runDisney about the arrangement. ***Note: This is only apply to runDisney Paris**