March 14, 2013

Paris Racecation? Yes please, runDisney!

As many of our readers know, these two girls love Paris and runDisney.  Last summer, we wrote our first blog post about our wish for a half marathon through the Disney Parks in Paris.  A race in one of our favorite cities sounds like the perfect racecation.  Combining a trip to the city of lights and running though the Disney Parks in Paris would be heavenly! Hopefully this race will also bring with it the opportunity to earn a "continent to continent" medal....which would be awesome!
Getting a little artsy at La Tour Eiffel in Epcot
Over the past few days, Twitter and Facebook have been buzzing with the discussion of an announcement soon from our friends at runDisney announcing a new race.  There has also been a random survey of Walt Disney World Marathon participants to determine the pulse of runDisney runners towards a race overseas.  The survey asked if you would be interested in a race that "winds through both Disney Parks and the Disney Village with the last 8-9 miles running through the French countryside surrounding the parks.  The cost would be 50 euros (approximately $70)."  For those acquainted with the registration fees for stateside runDisney events, this is a steal!

Another question was regarding interest in a race package.  The specific details mentioned were a 4 night package including a room stay at a DL Paris hotel, 3 day park ticket, and race registration for a total of $1100.
Paris + runDisney = Happy Girls!
This news has definitely created a buzz around the interwebs!  Obviously these two girls are so eager for the announcement.  Please runDisney, do not keep us in suspense anymore.  We are ready, with fingers poised to be the first two runners to sign up for your first European half marathon!

What is the allure for you of a Paris runDisney event?

16 comments:

  1. Oooh, I totally didn't see these surveys or any of the web chatter (and lord knows I'm on my computer enough!), where were they?

    I would definitely be interested in a runDisney Paris race...whether my credit card (or husband!) would be happy about it is a different story!

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    1. Yes, we are on the edge of our seats waiting for this....long time dream for these two girls who visited DL Paris (then EuroDisney) 15 years ago!

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  2. That would be such a awesome adventure for you ladies!

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    1. Thanks, we think so too! Luckily my side kick (Christine) speaks French very well and I can remember a bit from high school! :)

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  3. Oh my goodness YES! I would love this!! Hello Coast to Continent! :0)

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    1. It is great to see all the enthusiasm. This will be such a fun trip to plan!

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  4. Sign me up! After my credit card has a chance to rest from DUMBO!

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    1. Lots of eager runners out there....hope it comes true!

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  5. I haven't made it to a WDW race yet, so Paris is way out there. I can see why it is appealing to people, but for me, a trip to Paris really wouldn't include Disney. There is so much else to see, spending a day at a theme park probably wouldn't be on my itinerary. That said, I hope the people who do go have a fantastic time! Yay for new races!

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    1. Jennifer, I certainly understand where you are coming from. These two spoiled girls have been to Paris quite a few times, so the race sounds very appealing to us. We love the city and it certainly would be a vacation besides the race and a visit to the parks.

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  6. It looks epic. I really hope I can go!

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    1. Can't wait until this is a reality. Paris is fabulous!

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  7. I've always wondered if Disney would do this.....that would be amazing! We would do this right away...and the pkg deal sounds great!
    Wonder when this may be announced? I'm excited to see what they say!
    Thanks for the heads up and info from the survey....all I can say is wow! Melissa

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    1. Melissa there are many of us waiting for this. It will be so exciting when runDisney finally announces a race in Paris.

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  8. We can't wait!

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    1. It will be an awesome race and vacation for everyone!

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