With the big announcement yesterday that Disney was launching a super hero themed half marathon and social media going nuts over it, it got me thinking: are there rules for the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon weekend?

Quick rundown (pun totally intended):

  • Disney announced a new Half Marathon built around The Avengers
  • Typically, the races have revolved around all Disney characters (which include Marvel Comics and Star Wars), but mostly the Princesses and staples such as Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, and now Pixar have received most of the attention.
  • The Avengers movies out now include: Capt. America, Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow and more, but that’s the all-star cast


Run Disney even uses the words:

Join the Avengers team of Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Tony Stark for the Inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend at the Disneyland® Resort November 14-16, 2014. See promo page here.

But the current movies include characters that are based on comics by Marvel dating back to the 60s. Over time, The Avengers comics have included a much larger list of members, including Spider-Man, several X-Men and others. My question then becomes:

Who can you dress up as?

Clearly the big names above (Capt. America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk) are up for grabs. I’ve even dressed as The Hulk for a half before (see photos here), so I know how fun (and hard) that can be. But that is a short list of characters for ALL the runners. Are all women going to go as Scarlet Johansson as Black Widow?

So, for the sake of having some fun with this (and please don’t take this as FACTUAL evidence of anything other than I’m a giant pop culture nerd), I wanted to take a poll.

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OK. In order to show my true nerd, I wanted to include this question. Marvel vs. DC. For those of you unfamiliar, there essentially are two sides to the comic world. One is Marvel (Iron Man, Capt. America, X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk) and the other is DC Comics (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash)… they are separate and you must choose a side. LOL. Think Pixar vs. Dreamworks… yes, they both make animation, but Shrek is way different then Monsters, Inc…  Make sense? Go with it.

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And this one is mostly because in the comic world, there are not that many female super heros. There are some, don’t get me wrong… some great ones. But the list of well-knowns goes pretty quickly. I’m actually interested to see how the female runners treat this race.

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And just because I’m “that kinda crazy” there is always this thought (shout out to @pointonemiles and @dvtilinfinity as they messaged me early on with the same thought):


Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend is the same weekend as the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half/Full Marathon, Nov. 17.

Sunday: Disney Avengers Half Marathon at 5:30 am
Sunday: Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half/Full Marathon at 4:30 pm

Note: There is a Disney 5k on Saturday so you could do 3 races. There is also a 1/2 of the half in Vegas that starts at 3:30

So that idea is floating around my head and I know plenty of peeps on social who are thinking the same thing and trying to figure out details. Either way, we have a few weeks to decide as registration for the Avengers Half opens March 25. Decisions, decisions. I mean, I essentially did this last year with #SA2LV, now the travel time is less, so that makes it easier, right?

 Are you excited about the latest addition to the Disney race series?