runDisney places Disneyland Resort events on hiatus from 2018, including the Coast to Coast Challenges

Oct 19, 2017 in "Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend"

runDisney has announced that it will be placing its events at the Disneyland Resort on hiatus beginning 2018.

Significantly for Walt Disney World runners, the Coast to Coast challenges and medals, including the Kessel Run, will not be available during this time.

Disney said in a statement on the runDisney site:

Given the level of construction to support the ongoing Disneyland Resort expansion, we have been working hard to determine how we can continue providing our West Coast participants with the best possible runDisney experience, which is designed around the ability to run throughout our resorts while enjoying entertainment offerings and characters.

After careful consideration and weighing all possibilities, we have made the very difficult decision to place all runDisney race weekends at Disneyland Resort on hiatus beginning in 2018. This includes the associated Coast to Coast Race Challenges.

Anyone who has registered for one of these races will be contacted directly by runDisney today by email and will receive a full refund for registration fees and for any commemorative items they may have purchased.

While news of this hiatus is sad to share, we are so thankful for the magic and memories you have helped create at our race weekends through the years. We look forward to hosting the upcoming Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland Resort November 9-12, and we hope to see many of you there.

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Article Posted: Oct 19, 2017 / 8:36am EDT