Disneyland Paris Run Weekend Recap (Part 3): A Half Marathon to Amour

Welcome back for our third and final Disneyland Paris Run Weekend recap! We did it! Another runDisney race weekend is complete and it’s kind of bittersweet. While my body and muscles are grateful the races are over, I can’t believe that we’ve already reached the end. The theme of this race was “amour” aka love, so there were character couples featured on the course and plenty of hearts to go around. If you’ve been following along the past two days, you already know what’s up, so let’s jump right to the pictures, shall we?

Pre-Race Fun

I got to my corral (C again) a little later than I expected to, just as the pre-race warm up with the Genie was ending (boo). So, I did some stretches on my own. The weather this morning was perfect, gorgeous, dry, and pleasant, so I knew it was going to be a great race.

Second wave of runners takes off

Second wave of runners takes off


Kida and Milo

Naveen and Tiana

Melanie Ravenswood and the Phantom

Aladdin and Jasmine

Tarzan and Jane

Esmeralda and Phoebus

Rapunzel and Flynn

Kristoff and Anna

Jessie and Buzz (and Forky)

Chip and Dale (Tic and Tac) Rescue Rangers

Race Course Views

Kilometer Markers

I don’t know how I missed marker 8, nor do I remember what it was. Also what a random, but totally fun assortment of characters and intellectual properties! Who else is excited for Disney+? Personally, I’m looking forward to WandaVision.

Finish Line

Minnie, Goofy (Dingo) and Mickey were waiting for us at the finish line! I also ran into the 2019-2020 Disneyland Paris Ambassadors, Joana and Giona who kindly let me take a picture with them.

Dream Job: Disney Ambassador

Dream Job: Disney Ambassador


Yes, medals plural. I earned four medals at the completion of this race:

  • Half Marathon
  • 31K Challenge (10K+Half)
  • 36K Challenge (5K+10K+Half)
  • Castle to Château (WDW Half and Paris Half in 2019)

After running 8 half marathons and several 10Ks, this was the first time I’ve done runDisney races at two resorts in the same calendar year. I was so excited to be able to finally nab the gorgeous Castle to Château medal! Read about my Star Wars Rival Run adventures here.

Now that everything is over, I think amour/love as a theme is quite perfect. Sure we’re celebrating the different types of love between characters, but also our own love for running, for runDisney, for Disney in general, and for how these events unite us. It doesn’t matter where you came from or if this is your first or last race, we’re all working to achieve the same goal: cross that finish line.

For more fun from this weekend check out our Disneyland Paris 5K recap and Disneyland Paris 10K.

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