The most magical of all places: Walt Disney World. But, a trip to the Magical Kingdom can be fraught with stress about how you’re going to get your training in. As a Disney aficionado, here’s my advice.
First: you’re on vacation! Stop worrying about running! You’re going to be walking 100 miles a day (okay, probably 10) anyway, so there will be plenty of exercise.
But, sometimes you need a little time away from your family or maybe you’re a bit type A about your training schedule. Or maybe you just honestly want to have the experience of running in Disney World.
If you really want the experience of running in Disney World, sign up for a RunDisney race. They range in distance from 5K to marathon (and sometimes multiple distances over a weekend, like the Dopey Challenge) and have themes (!!!) like Star Wars and Princesses. People wear costumes and there are mid-race photo ops, not to mention lots of Disney swag. Most importantly, the courses actually run through the parks! Running through the parks is not something you can really do outside of these races, so if that’s your goal, bite the bullet and invest in a race.
But if you’re not running a RunDisney race, there are still opportunities to run on your vacation. Read more >>