There has been a lot of buzz in the runDisney community about why there have been no race registrations for Disneyland races in 2018. Today runDisney made the official announcement: no Disneyland runDisney races for 2018.
Here is the official statement from runDisney:
We have heard from many of you over the past few months regarding registration for runDisney race weekends at Disneyland Resort. We greatly appreciate your loyalty and dedication to our runDisney race events and want to share the following update with you.
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.
We encourage runners to continue to visit runDisney.com for other race opportunities. A full schedule of races at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Paris are currently still being offered, in addition to our virtual race series. Guests with questions can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the unofficial 10k Queen, I am obviously crushed by this news. And while I saw it coming, it still stinks to read the official news. runDisney races have been a big part of my life for the last five years and it will certainly be strange to be missing this piece of my Disneyland life.
On the other hand, I’m excited about Star Wars Land and other potential Disneyland expansions (like the rumored fourth hotel, the new hotel replacing the Anabella, and the proposed eastern parking structure and gateway).
How do you feel about the Disneyland races being cancelled for 2018?