Villains take over the Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend

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Last update: 2019/08/27

The biggest Villains from Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel will invade the Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend in September. Register today for runDisney and be one of the 24k runners to face the greatest Villains of the Disney world!

The 3rd edition of the Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend will happen between the 20th and 23rd of September 2018. It is the magical opportunity for guests to enjoy exciting races in both the Disneyland Paris Park and the Walt Disney Studios. Every kilometer is magic and surprises will pop up along the race.

Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend 2018

Imagine running by Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at dawn with guests and cast members cheering for you on Main Street USA. I was there last year and let me tell you: Chills and emotions are guaranteed!

The program for the Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend

On the night of Friday the 21st of September at 8 pm, the evil festivities will begin! Mouhahaha *insert evil laugh*.

Stormtroopers Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend

The shadow of Thanos from the Marvel Universe will hover over the Walt Disney Studios Park during the Disneyland Paris 5K race, which will highlight the Marvel Universe. Don’t forget to put on your Avengers costume!

On Saturday the 22nd of September at 7 am, the Evil Sidekicks of the biggest villains of the Disney world will invade the Disneyland Paris 10K. Later in the morning at 11 am, Stitch and his alien friends will put on their nicest Hawaiian costumes to entertain the little brave kids during the runDisney Kids Races, for distances between 100m, 200m or 1K.

Finally, on the last day of the Magic Run Weekend, the iconic Disney villains will come and cheer (read: make you run faster) for the runners of the Disneyland Paris-Val d’Europe Half Marathon. The race will start at 7 am on Sunday the 23rd of September.

The novelty of the 2018 edition –  The 36K Challenge

Medals for the Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend 2018

For the bravest ones amongst you, you have the possibility to take part in the 3 adult races, totaling 36K. You also have the possibility to participate in the 31K Challenge which combines the 10K and 21K races.

If you participate to one of the runDisney races in the US in 2018 (Half Marathon or Marathon) and compete for the Half Marathon the 23rd of September, you are entitled to do the Castle to Château Challenge. The most prestigious medal of all.

Should you win any of the challenges, you’ll get an extra special medal for each challenge upon arrival on top of the medals for each of the races you participate in.

You can read more about the challenges at

Where to register?

Now might be a good time to register if you haven’t done so yet, as hotel capacity is almost full! To challenge the Villains at the Disneyland Paris Magic Run weekend you can :

  • Buy a bib only without a stay. Just follow the guide on the official website of the event.
  • Packages are available with race and on-site hotel (which I highly recommend!). Find your ideal package by getting in touch with one of the official travel providers. You can get in touch with holiday experts or one of the Official Travel Providers Partners. All the info on where to call available on the official website of the Magic Run.

I already got myself tickets to run for the 10K race. 21K is planned for next year after some proper training.

What about you? Ready to outrun the Jafar, the Evil Queen or Cruella de Vil?

Source: Disney

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