chasing the dream bling
& run like a princess giveaway

by @according2kelly on June 5, 2013

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runDisney certainly knows the way to a girl’s heart, at the very least, they know the way to mine.

you see runDisney has realized that it really is all about the bling…

of course we also enjoy the miles, and the challenges, and the magic of running through disney parks.

but ultimately, what it really comes down to, what really gets us (or at least ME) motivated? yep! yep! it’s all about the BLING.

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princess half marathon

starting tuesday, june 11th, 2013, i (& you too) will be able to register for the 2014 disney princess half marathon, the disney princess enchanted 10k, the new disney glass slipper challenge & the cinderella royal family 5K.

but that’s not all. a very limited number of runners (crossing my fingers & toes that i’ll be one of the lucky few) will have the opportunity to register EARLY for the 2014 tinker bell half marathon  (tinkerbell registration doesn’t open until july 9th, 2014).

what does this mean? it means that by registering on tuesday, you will soon bringing home some serious hardware. runDisney always has the BEST medals.

i hope to be wearing FIVE medals by the end of the princess half marathon weekend:

* disney princess half marathon medal
* disney enchanted 10K medal
* disney glass slipper challenge medal
* cinderella royal family 5K medal
* coast to coast challenge medal

now you don’t have to run all the races (only a crazy person would do that).

you can definitely sign up for just one. in fact, any of the races (the 5K, 10K, or half marathon) would be the perfect first race – although, i’ll warn you now… runDisney races are rather addicting. trust me, i know from experience, after all the 2009 disneyland half marathon was my very first race ever.

but, the more races you run, the more bling you bring home.

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the glass slipper challenge

if you’re a princess who’s looking to put her endurance to the test, the glass slipper challenge is definitely the way to go.

what exactly is the glass slipper challenge? it consists of running both the 10K (on saturday) & the half marathon (on sunday) – a total of 19.3 miles.

but the best part? in addition to a medal for each race, you will also earn the inaugural disney glass slipper challenge medal.

although, the medal that is calling my name, & practically has me drooling with anticipation, is the newly pink-ed coast to coast medal

Pink Coast to Coast runDisney Medal

this coveted medal will be earned if (& only if) you run both the the 2014 tinkerbell half marathon AND the 2014 princess half marathon, 5 weeks later.

& YES! for those of you with enquiring minds… in 2014, if you complete the tinkerbell half marathon & the princess half marathon AND another eligible pair of disneyland resort & walt disney world resort races, you will be eligible to receive the original coast to coast race challenge medal in addition to the pink version of the coast to coast race challenge medal.

can i get a WAHOOOOOOOO?! two coast to coast medals in one calendar year? that’s a serious kind of awesome.

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remember – online registration for all princess half marathon weekend events (& a limited number of tinkerbell half marathon entries) will open june 11th, 2013, although annual passholders and dvc members can register beginning june 6th, 2013.

if you are planning on registering for any (or all) events there are a few things you should know & consider:

* make sure to register early. it’s bound to sell out. every runDisney race seems to sell out faster & faster. the dumbo double dare sold out in just a few hours & the disneyland half was closed after only 26 hours. plus – there are 2,000 less spots available in this year’s races, in an effort to control the crowding!

* proof of time is now necessary for anyone who is likely to finish the 1/2 marathon in less than 3 hours & 15 minutes. this is super-duper important to provide before december 1st, 2013 because you will no longer be able to change corrals during the expo.

* more corrals which will also reducing the crowding, & allow runners of similar abilities to be placed together – thank goodness!

& for those of you who ran last year’s race, you’ll be pleased to know that the disney’s fit for a princess expo will be returning to the espn wide world of sports complex. phew!

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who’s ready to trade in their glass slippers for running shoes & run like a princess?! i know i certainly am.

so, in celebration, how about a “run like princess” giveaway?

Screen shot 2013-06-05 at 11.51.03 PMrun like a princess giveaway

who wants a chance to win all of my favorite princess essentials?

* kt tape: one roll of pink kt tape pro
* nuun: one tube of watermelon nuun
* runDisney vinylmation
* sparkle athletic: winner’s choice of pink or gunmetal sparkle visor tiara
* sparkle athletic: run like a girl race legs
* sparkle athletic: run like a girl hair ties

ready to enter? i’m giving you 6 different ways to enter.

luckily,rafflecopter makes it easy-peasy to enter.

but don’t dawdle, this giveaway closes on friday, june 14th at 12am EST.

confused about how to enter a giveaway using rafflecopter? here’s a video on their site explaining how to use rafflecopter to enter giveaway.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

nitty-gritty details:
1. no purchase necessary.
2. giveaway ends 6/14/13 at 12am EST.
3. only US residents can enter.
4. winner will be chosen via random.org.
5. winner will be contacted via email. winner has 48 hours to respond with mailing address or another winner will be chosen.
6. void where prohibited by law.
7. this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. i hereby release Facebook of any liability.
8. all giveaway items have been provided by me, according to kelly. the companies: kt tape, nuun, runDisney,and sparkle athletic are not associated with this giveaway, & have no idea that i’ve included them in my “prize pack.” i just really, really love these products & think every running princess needs these essentials.

if you have any additional questions – feel free to email me at accordingtokelly@gmail.com

156 comments
deannarunsround
deannarunsround

I'm registered for the Glass Slipper Challenge for the bling! Did the half this year and it was a lot of fun.

rwaggs
rwaggs

Sooo excited! I'm registered for Tinker Bell HM and Princess HM... No Glass Slipper this time as I'm a newbie. Gotta run before I can fly :-)

JulesWhistles
JulesWhistles

Wow! Looks like it will be an awesome weekend. I loved this year's to k and am looking forward to 2014!

Michelle F
Michelle F

10K for me if I could register.  I did Tink half this year and loved it.

DeniseYChen
DeniseYChen

Already registered for the glass slipper challenge!

Melissa Lim
Melissa Lim

Totally the Glass Slipper Challenge!!!! Too bad I have school :?

desilove
desilove

I would register for 10K. I'm doing a half in October but can't decide if I would like it or not!

FrugalBeautiful
FrugalBeautiful

I'm trying to figure out if I should do Glass Slipper as we speak... I have a bit more leeway time to figure out half marathon only but to get the family on board before it sells out, well, I'm scramblin!!

Lisa Runs for Cupcakes
Lisa Runs for Cupcakes

I just signed up for the Glass Slipper Challenge!  Plus, my daughter is running her first runDisney kids race!!!

Courtney
Courtney

Glass Slipper Challenge for sure! 

JauneFarrar
JauneFarrar

I so can't wait ! This will be my first Disney run and something on my bucket list to complete.

BHOST
BHOST

Can't wait for this years challenge! I also hoping for 5 medals at the end of the Princess Half Marathon weekend. They said pink coast to coast medal and I am ALL OVER THAT! So excited :)

vamollner
vamollner

I would love to one day do the 5K or half marathon! You have shared some great goals to shoot for!

:)

Ashton
Ashton

Me and my friends did the Marathon Weekend this January and I fell in love with running and runDisney! I would love to someday to the Princess Half but as a college student I can't keep leaving school on the weekends to run races. That being said I am doing (maybe hopefully) the marathon in January and definitely the Tower 10 Miler this October. It's only a matter of time before I do the Princess!

Kelsey
Kelsey

I'm so excited to sign up for the Glass Slipper Challenge and rock both races in an awesome Team Sparkle Skirt!

Mel C94
Mel C94

I'd register for the 10K, as I am currently training for the Tinkerbell Half in 2014. I'm so excited, I just started running a few months ago!

Breanna Mecham
Breanna Mecham

I would LOVE to sign up for the Glass Slipper Challenge!  The more medals, the better!  I love my bling!

KristenC
KristenC

I would register for the Glass Slipper Challenge! After all, a dream is a wish your heart makes!

JadaT
JadaT

I'm registered for the Glass Slipper Challenge!


disneytrout
disneytrout

I'm registering for the Princess Half and Tinkerbell Half!

Robin B
Robin B

I registered for the 5K AND The Princess Half. I was lucky enough to get to register for the Tink too!

AshleyDeeterEvans
AshleyDeeterEvans

I planned to do the 5k and the half before reading your blog, but now thinking about adding the 10k. Am I crazy?!

Susan
Susan

I love reading your blog about all the runDisney events you've participated in.  I hope someday to travel to Florida or even California to run in a runDisney event 

Emily Bradshaw
Emily Bradshaw

I want to do the 10k so bad! Fingers crossed that ill be able to

msyosh
msyosh

I'd do the 1/2!  I did both Tink and Princess this year, and was SO bummed when they announced the new pink medal for 2014!!  Next year I won't be able to do them because I'm trying for a triple crown in my area, and one of the races falls on the Tink race day.

Thanks for the info on Nuun!  I've never heard of them before and will have to try them out!

kara
kara

Love this giveaway!! Hope to do the Glass Slipper Challenge in 2015 :)

mouseshouse
mouseshouse

I am registered for the Glass Slipper Challenge!  Can't wait for it!

DNardi710
DNardi710

Glass Slipper Challenge!  I haven't done Princess yet, so tempted to do it this year!

Kellie
Kellie

I can't wait to register for the Glass Slipper Challenge! Maybe I can convince my (then) husband to do the 10k like I did with the Dumbo :)

MaggieBoxey
MaggieBoxey

Glass slipper I hope, but def the half!

Lauren
Lauren

I think I'm going to register for the 10K with my husband.  If I can't convince him it's a good idea it's going to be another half for me :)

LV_runs
LV_runs

I'm already signed up for the half (deferred from 2013), but considering switching to Glass Slipper!

JustineT
JustineT

glass slipper challenge!!! 

JennieMc
JennieMc

Glass slipper - so excited!!

Ashley O
Ashley O

Glass Slipper Challenge! Go big or go home :)

starryphate
starryphate

Definitely the half marathon. I did it this year and it was the best experience ever!

monlew59
monlew59

I would sign up for the Glass Slipper Challenge. A Disney race is on my bucket list!

OnceUponARun1
OnceUponARun1

I signed up for the Glass Slipper Challenge today  So excited!!

(Side note: I liked your facebook page from my running page, Once Upon a Run, not from my personal page which you have to use to log into rafflecopter)

dizzneyfan
dizzneyfan

i'm running the Disneyland 1/2 in September.  :)

Zaneta
Zaneta

The half marathon! :)

Courtney H
Courtney H

Just registered for the Glass Slipper Challenge!!

Beth Knipper
Beth Knipper

I'd sign up for the Glass Slipper Challenge!

SarahPhillips1
SarahPhillips1

All of it! The Glass Slipper Challenge and the 5K!

Sarah Hogan
Sarah Hogan

DYING to run a Disney Half!! But the Glass Slipper Challenge is really calling my name! :)

Sarah Hogan
Sarah Hogan

DYING to win one of these half's! But the Glass Slipper Challenge is really calling my name!! 

kmfuller94
kmfuller94

I'd register for the Glass Slipper Challenge.

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