Garden View Tea Room – A runDisney Celebration

Looking for a unique way to celebrate your race accomplishment?  Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian Garden View Tea Room is a perfect way to celebrate in true style! The Garden View Tea room is located on the 1st floor just off the lobby.  This beautiful lounge is the location for the very elaborate My [...]

Top 10 Tips to Prepare for Race Day

No matter if it is your first or hundredth race, there are always a bit of race day nerves involved. Add in the excitement of a runDisney race and the butterflies are sure to be flying! Here are our tips to ensure that you are well prepared for your runDisney race day! 1. Train well. While it [...]

Resort Review – Animal Kingdom Lodge

Imagine waking up to the African savannah right outside your window. Sip on coffee as you watch giraffes and zebras roam outside your balcony. Listen to the beat of the drums as you walk through the gorgeous lobby. This, and more, is exactly what Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge offers! Located near Animal Kingdom theme park, [...]

Most Unique Counter Service Meals

Many runners only have a few days in Walt Disney World when they visit for a runDisney race weekend. This usually means that a few meals are on the go! The counter service restaurants throughout the theme parks and resorts offer a quick meal. However, they go beyond your normal hamburger and fries. Here are [...]

Top 5 Tips for runDisney Spectators

While running through the Walt Disney World theme parks during a runDisney event is magical, spectating is fun too! Cheering on your runner will bring a smile to their face, giving them the extra boost they need. So how do you prepare for a runDisney race as a spectator? Here are our top 5 tips [...]

Experiencing the Holiday Magic during a runDisney Weekend

One of the unique aspects to the Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend and Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend is that they are during holiday seasons! There is a lot of fun holiday spirit to enjoy and experience, making your runDisney race weekend even more magical! Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party* During select nights in September [...]

Resort Review – Wilderness Lodge

Be transported to the serenity of America's Great Northwest at Disney's Wilderness Lodge! Surrounded by pine trees, this deluxe resort is hidden from the hustle and bustle of the parks. Located on Bay Lake, the views are full of nature's beauty! The lobby alone is worth visiting as it towers multiple floors, showcasing hand-carved totem [...]

ChEAR Squad for a Disneyland runDisney Race

When it comes to Walt Disney World and Disneyland, there are similarities - but there are also many differences. While runDisney races are no exception, there are quite a few major differences when it comes to ChEAR Squad! If you are planning on running a race in Disneyland, you may be wondering how your spectators [...]

Andi & Sarah Kate – Running Disney A Little More Awesome

After the 2014 Princess Half Marathon, we saw a recap that exceeded all other runDisney race recaps. A young girl named Sarah Kate finished the Mickey Mile, stealing the hearts of cast members, characters, spectators and many others. (Click here to read this amazing recap!) Her inspiring story was one we wanted to learn more [...]

Best Character Meals for Dinner

We all want to celebrate our runDisney race accomplishments! A great way to do so is by enjoying a character meal. Not only does it fill your hungry runner's belly, but it also allows for great photo opportunities with your new medal! This series will include great character meal options for you to celebrate! (See Also: Breakfast) [...]

The runDisney Race Deferral Process

runDisney races are unique. You have to sign up for the races MONTHS before the actual event, usually within just hours of when registration opens. This leaves room for life to happen. Work schedules can change. Injuries can occur. Sometimes, life just gets in the way and the runDisney race you signed up for 11 [...]

Club Level During a runDisney Race Weekend

As runners, we can be very particular regarding our eating habits during a race weekend. During our training, we have learned what foods are best and what to stay away from. Even during a Disney trip, we tend to eat a little lighter before the race. (After the race is a whole other situation!) The [...]

Best Character Meals for Breakfast

We all want to celebrate our runDisney race accomplishments! A great way to do so is by enjoying a character meal. Not only does it fill your hungry runner's belly, but it also allows for great photo opportunities with your new medal! This series will include great character meal options for you to celebrate!  After [...]

Megan’s Top 5 runDisney Moments (Thus Far)

It's no secret that runDisney events are full of smiles, magic and moments you will cherish forever! Megan and Krista have compiled their top runDisney moments (thus far) to share with all of you! My running journey began over three years ago, however the allure of runDisney races began much before that. During my honeymoon, [...]

Top 5 Tips for Navigating a runDisney Expo

The official kick-off to a runDisney race weekend is the Health & Fitness Expo! The Expos have grown substantially in size, bringing crowds of runners to experience all they have to offer. So how do you navigate the Expo and make the most of your time? Here are a few of our tips! 1. Have [...]