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The first Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe Half Marathon Weekend

For a weekend, three races types allowed runners, young and young-at-heart, to combine their passion for sport with the enchanting universe of the Disney® Parks !

Disney Business Solutions is proud to have produced the first Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe Half Marathon Weekend from September 22nd to 25th 2016. The event started with the opening of the Health & Fitness Expo, where runners and friends were able to collect bibs, attend conferences, or visit the exhibit. After the inaugural party in Walt Disney Studios Park, more than 5 000 runners raced on a 5 kilometers course through both Disney Parks, while younger runners enjoyed the Kids Races courses, from 100 meters to 2 kilometers, around Lake Disney. Finally, more than 10 000 runners gathered on Sunday September 25th at 7am for the most expected race : the 21.1 kilometers Half Marathon!

A total of 15 000 runners from all over the World gathered in Disneyland Paris. It took a staff of more than 1 500 people on site day and night to welcome them all, while a dedicated team has been working backstage for more than a year prior to the event. The teams at Disney Business Solutions faced two challenges: to plan these 3 races types over a single weekend, while keeping the theme parks open as usual.

Disney Business Solutions relied on all of its teams skills to produce this major sports event, welcome all the participants, put together the races and… the show! More than races, The Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe Half Marathon Weekend offered real, immersive experiences, with courses running through both Disney Parks at sunrise, and with entertainment at every kilometer. These are the only races combining passion for sport and the enchanting universe of the Disney Parks, so that runners leave with not only the satisfaction of completing the course, but lots of memories and exclusive medals handed at the arrival line.

Still hesitating? Check out our 2016 edition video and we know you won’t want to miss the next edition, from September 21st to 24th 2017!


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