MANCHESTER, UK, Feb. 15, 2018– Running in Paris over the Sept. 20-23, 2018 Disneyland® Paris Magic Run Weekend offers enchantment plus.
For starters, celebrating its 25th year, Disneyland® Paris will be buzzing with the Marvel Summer of Super Heroes through Sept. 30. And for runners aspiring to achieve super hero status and who complete in the same calendar year a half-marathon at Disneyland® Paris and a runDisney half-marathon or marathon in the US, they may garner the coveted Disney® Castle to Château Challenge medal for their trophy case.
Runners of all ages just have to show up and have fun, thanks to a UK company, Sports Tours International (https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/) that coordinates race logistics and accommodations for the weekend spanning two to five nights. A choice of distances is offered from kids races to 5K, 10K, and Half-Marathon. Guests experience Disney’s spectacular entertainment and hospitality throughout their stay. They receive entry to Disney® parks, hotel accommodations and can participate in a range of running events.
The main race, Disneyland® Paris Val d’ Europe Half-Marathon takes place on Sunday morning with up to 8,000 runners from all over the world lined up at 7 a.m. to complete the 13.1 miles or 21.1 km through Disney® Parks and the surrounding areas. On the days leading up to this event opportunities abound for the family to get involved in, including the Disneyland® Paris 5K and the Disneyland® Paris 10K.
Disney characters positioned along the course cheer competitors on in their goal to finish – but also to have fun.
“This fall weekend is a great excuse for runners to come to Paris,” said Ross Litherland, Sports Tours International spokesperson. “This is a different take on Disney. Families as well as non-runners love it too.”
A Sports Tours International Disneyland® Paris accommodation package includes:
Prices vary by accommodation selection but a family of four in a shared Disney hotel room for four nights begins at £209 per person, lodging only.
Separately priced events for families are part of this weekend. These range from a family fun run to by-ages (1 to 12) running events.
Sports Tours International www.sportstoursinternational.com takes care of all the vacation arrangements in a variety of inclusive packages while tracking the drama of international races and marathons.
Sports Tours International is Europe’sleading specialist in sports travel. Since inception in 1973 they have hosted thousands of participants and spectators at major sporting events worldwide. With the tagline, Fanatical about Sport, the company’s initial roots came from a devotion to running when founder Vince Regan began taking runners to the NYC Marathon. Since the early 2000s, the company now embraces international cycling events and triathlon competitions, sports training camps and corporate hospitality. Clients often can participate in events with the pros and are encouraged to “unleash your inner hero” or when it’s not possible to compete, there’s the ability to be active spectators along the routes and “watch your heroes.”
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