Now onto the costume updates, we know that many security updates have come about in the last few months and rundisney sent out an email making sure you are aware.
Revised Costume & Safety Guidelines
As a runDisney registered runner, we want to make you aware of some recent changes to the runDisney costuming guidelines and security procedures. These changes go into effect Jan. 6, 2016, and are being implemented to further protect our Guests and Cast Members.
Costumes: What's New
For runDisney participants ages 14 and older:
•Layered costumes, that could conceal prohibited items, are not permitted (e.g. Jedi robes).
•Costume props, including those that surround the entire body (e.g. Death Star, UP House) are not permitted.
•Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g. full-length Princess dresses)
•Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
•Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
•Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts and hats are acceptable.
•Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
For runDisney participants ages 13 and under:
•Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.
Please remember all of the existing runDisney costuming rules apply. Guests may continue to dress as a family-friendly, favorite character, but must follow the guidelines as determined by Disney.Click Here to review the entire costume guidelines.
Please note that while costumed attire may be worn duringrunDisney events, Guests ages 14 and older are not permitted to wear costumed attire in the theme parks. As a result, Guests may need to change their attire prior to visiting the theme parks after participating in a runDisney race.
Safety Reminders: What's New
In keeping with the newly implemented additional security measures in our theme parks, runDisney is also implementing additional screening of our Guests.
•All runners, guests, costumes, and bags are subject to screening prior to entering the event staging areas.
•Weapons of any kind, or objects that appear to be actual weapons, including toy guns, are not allowed for any participants. (See costume guidelines above for examples of acceptable toy accessories.)
Please review the appropriate theme park rules for more details:
•Walt Disney World Park Rules
•Disneyland Park Rules
•Disneyland Paris Park Rules
Overall, none of this surprises me. The big costumes (Up house, death star, etc) take up a lot of space and it is for runners safety. The jedi robes and full length costumes, well that is probably good for runners as well since many people run in costumes that get too hot!
Overall, all of the costumes I am planning are within code-i hope!
NEW BALANCE SHOES
Check out the full release here and I saved the picture from Main St Mouse. I love them all and think they are adorable. I plan on buying the Ariel ones at Star Wars!
What are your thoughts on the new rules? Any thoughts on the new medals? And New Balance-yay or nay?