PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS

REGISTRATION STEPS


Disneyland® Paris - Val d'Europe Half Marathon

  • Participants for the Disneyland® Paris - Val d'Europe Half Marathon must be 18 years of age or older and must have a signed medical release from a doctor (ie. Medical Certificate section).
    Each participant must be able to keep the minimum pacing required in the race rules.


Disneyland® Paris 10K

  • You must be 14 years of age on race day to participate in the 10K.
    As this race is not timed, no medical certificate is required for this distance.
    Each participant must be able to keep the minimum pacing required in the race rules.


Disneyland® Paris 5K

  • You must be 5 years of age on race day to participate in the 5K.
    As this race is not timed, no medical certificate is required for this distance.
    Each participant must be able to keep the minimum pacing required in the race rules.


runDisney Kids Race

  • runDisney Kids Race distances are determined by age group for kids 12 and under (ie. runDisney Kids Races).
    As this race is not timed, no medical certificate is required for this distance.

Online registration platform:

Once you have booked your bib, you will receive a link later. This link will give you access to the online platform in order to finalize your registration by submitting your mandatory information (medical certificate, shirt size, etc.) or choose your challenge.

Please note that the online registration platform will be available during spring 2017.
 


MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

Please note, no registration for the Half Marathon will be valid unless you provide a medical certificate.


Foreign participants are required to provide a medical certificate of "No contraindication to the practice Athletics in competition, or running in competition" even if they have a competition license issued by a federation affiliated to the IAAF. This certificate dating from less than one year on the date of the competition, must be written in French, dated, signed and allow the authentication of the doctor, whether he is established or not in the national territory. If it is not written in French language, it must be supplied with a translation into French.
 

Your medical certificate has to fulfill the following conditions:

  • it has to be translated into French
  • it has to be issued and signed by a doctor
  • It has to be delivered less than one year before the day of the race and has to include "no contraindication to the practice of running in competition"


Your license must be valid the day of the race and delivered by French Federation below:

  • FFA, FF Tri, FFCO and FFPM
  • UNSS and UGSEL

For more information about the medical certificate and the license, please check the official race rules.
 

The medical certificate will be asked during the finalization of your registration online and will be subject to validation by the organization. In order to avoid any mistake, we recommend you to use our template. Please download the document which is available here
 

According to French law n°99-223 relating to the protection of athletes' health and the fight against doping, all the runners, French or foreigners, must prove their aptitude to participate in running competitions with a medical certificate from a doctor.

 

Please note:
No race numbers will be sent by mail. No race numbers will be given on the day of the race. If a medical certificate is not provided by August 1st, 2017*, you will not allowed to take part in the race.
 


PROOF OF TIME & ESTIMATED FINISHING TIME

If you are able to finish the Disneyland® Paris Half Marathon in less than 1:30 hours, proof of time will be required to be part of the first group's departure. For an estimated finishing time higher than 1:30 hours, no proof of time is needed. Please refer to the Pacing chart available below, for arrival times and pacing per kilometer.
 

Proof of time from a certified race, 10K or longer, must be submitted during the finalization of your registration online. It must be provided from a race in which runner participated after May 1st, 2016 and specifying:

  • Name of the race
  • Distance
  • City
  • State
  • Date of the race
  • Finish time.

If no proof of time or even an estimated finishing time is submitted before August 1st, 2017, the data will be considered as incomplete or unverified, and you will be placed in the last group of departure. To submit or update your estimated finishing time, a link will be available during the finalization of your registration online.
No change of starting group will be made after August 1st 2017*.


PACING REQUIREMENT

  • 16 minutes per mile pace for all athletes in the Disneyland® Paris - Val d'Europe Half Marathon, 10K and 5K.
  • Runners unable to maintain the pace may be picked up at any point along the course and transported to the finish line area.
  • A training pace of 15-minute per mile pace is recommended.
  • Pace Cyclists will be on the course indicating when runners are behind pace by waving light wands at each mile markers according to the official pace time.
  • If you reach a mile marker with a light wand waving, please note you are behind the required 16-minute per mile pace and can be picked up at any time and transported to the course pick up tent.

To help you calculate your anticipated finish time, please use the following race pacing chart:
 

Pace (mn per Mile) Pace (mn per km) Half Marathon
06:00 03:44 01:19:00
06:30 04:02 01:25:00
07:00 04:21 01:32:00
07:30 04:40 01:38:00
08:00 04:58 01:45:00
08:30 05:17 01:51:00
09:00 05:36 01:58:00
09:30 05:54 02:04:00
10:00 06:13 02:11:00
10:30 06:31 02:18:00
11:00 06:50 02:24:00
11:30 07:09 02:31:00
12:00 07:27 02:37:00
12:30 07:46 02:44:00
13:00 08:05 02:50:00
13:30 08:23 02:57:00
14:00 08:42 03:03:00
14:30 09:01 03:10:00
15:00 09:19 03:17:00
15:30 09:38 03:23:00
16:00 09:56 03:30:00


CHALLENGES
 

Castle to Château Challenge:
This is an ultimate running adventure, combining one magical Half Marathon or Marathon event during the 2017 runDisney events in USA with the Half Marathon of Disneyland® Paris. Complete both races, one in America and one in France, within the pacing requirements and you'll earn the Castle to Chateau Medal in addition to your two others finisher medals. Give it a try!

Please pay attention:
To receive the "Castle to Chateau Challenge" Finisher Medal, you must register for the "Catle to Chateau Challenge" when finalizing your registration on the online platform (see more info above). You must also be completed within the required pacing set in the official races rules.
All Disneyland® Paris half marathon runners must provide a medical certificate to take part in the race.
 

10K + Half Marathon Challenge:
This is 19.3 miles and two-days of pure fun and Disney magic. This challenge combines Saturday's 10K - over 6.2 miles through Disney® Parks - with Sunday's Half Marathon which covers 13.1 miles through Disney® Parks and the countryside and villages that surround it. Complete both races within the pacing requirements and you'll earn the Inaugural Challenge Medal in addition to your 10K and Half Marathon finisher medals.

Please pay attention:
To receive the "10K + Half Marathon Challenge" Finisher Medal, you must register for the Challenge when finalizing your registration on the online platform (see more info above). Registering for the 10K and Half Marathon individually will not make you eligible to receive the "10K + Half Marathon Challenge" Finisher Medal.
Both the 10K and the Half Marathon as part of "10K + Half Marathon Challenge" must be completed within the required pacing set in the official races rules.