Magical Miles: The Runner’s Guide to Walt Disney World was created in 2012 as a way to help participants incorporate a runDisney race into a vacation or a vacation into a runDisney race.
To help runners and their families enjoy every aspect of their runDisney race vacation – from planning to the event itself – reducing overwhelm, and truly experiencing the magic.
You have come to the right place if you are looking for:
- Where to stay during a runDisney race weekend
- Tips for runDisney race spectators
- How to navigate the Health & Fitness Expo
- What to expect during a runDisney race
- Tips on training for a runDisney race
- How to celebrate your runDisney race accomplishment
- and much, much more!
Each week, a blog post is published which covers a topic relating to runDisney races. (Click here to view the archive of blog posts.)
The books cover a comprehensive look inside runDisney race weekends, the resorts, the restaurants, and the planning involved. (Click here to purchase the Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or Disneyland Paris versions.)
Feel free to join The Runner’s Guide to WDW and Beyond Running Group on Facebook! This is a free, positive community for us to encourage one another, ask questions, and inspire each other to reach our running and runDisney goals.
This blog, the books, and the authors are not affiliated with runDisney, the Walt Disney Travel Company, or the Disney franchise in any way.
About Megan Biller (Author)
I used to hate running. I distinctly remember having to run the mile in high school gym class, and I would do everything in my power to avoid it. Sure, I didn’t mind running around the tennis or volleyball courts, but running a mile was pure misery. Why on earth would people run for fun?
Fast forward to 2007, when I was in Walt Disney World for my honeymoon. (A Disney enthusiast, through and through.) During our time on the bus, I saw people with medals around their necks. I finally asked what they were for, and they told me they had run a marathon at Disney.
And that’s when the seed was planted.
While it took a few years before I ran at Walt Disney World myself, I couldn’t help but think that if anything would get me to become a runner, it would be Disney. And that’s exactly what happened.
When preparing for my first runDisney event, I found that information regarding the races was lacking. Sure, I knew Walt Disney World extremely well, but how would I get to the expo and where was it even located? How do I get to the race start and could my husband come with me? Where should he go to spectate? The questions kept piling up, my research wasn’t getting the results I wanted, and I was feeling very overwhelmed.
After that first event (and many more to follow), my experience and knowledge of runDisney events and Walt Disney World continued to grow. Along with my friend and contributor Krista Albrecht, we decided to put all the information in one location, and Magical Miles: The Runner’s Guide to Walt Disney World was created.
The magic may have started with Walt Disney World, but my race experiences (along with the books and blog) also include Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland Paris. Two of my favorite events were the inaugural Dopey Challenge, as well as the inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon. My husband often joins in on the fun, as a recurrent ChEAR Squad member. I am also the co-host of the Let’s Run Disney Podcast.
runDisney races helped prompt me to become a runner, and my goal is to share the tips and information I have learned along the way with others. Let’s run those magical miles together!