Magical Miles

Inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge

For the past few years, Disney Cruise Line has offered a free 5K on their private island, Castaway Cay. For those sailing to the island paradise, they could participate in an untimed 5K event that included a race bib and finisher medal. (Note: the medal was actually plastic.) In spring of 2014, runDisney took the [...]

Let the 2015 runDisney Season Begin!

We would like to wish you all a VERY Happy New Year! With that, let the 2015 runDisney race season begin!   January 7-11, 2015 - Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend January 15-18, 2015 - Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend February 19-22, 2015 - Princess Half Marathon Weekend May 1-2, 2015 - Expedition Everest Challenge [...]

Best Walt Disney World Resort Pools

Vacations at Walt Disney World usually include a lot of time on-the-go as you explore the theme parks. During your runDisney racecation, you may be spending a little more time relaxing than usual. That may mean spending more time at the pool! Here is a look at a few of the best pools at the Walt [...]

runDisney Training – Keeping the Injury Away

While training for a race, it's normal to feel a few muscle aches and pains. However, there is one thing all runners fear - injury. The last thing any runner wants is to be sidelined, during training or during a race. So how do you keep injury away? Here are a few of our tips! [...]

Packing Tips for a runDisney Challenge

Packing for a destination race can be tough. Not only do you need to make sure you have virtually anything you may need before, after or during the race, but you also need to make sure it gets to your destination! (Or fits in a carry-on.) Add in multiple races and it may seem daunting. [...]

runDisney Training – The Need for Speed

Once you begin training for your first race, the goal is just to finish. Get a few races under your belt, and your focus may change a little. It's very possible you may find that you want to beat your previous time. That's right, you may have the need - the need for speed! So [...]

Holiday Gift Guide for Runners

It is very possible that on your holiday gift list includes a runner. It may be someone you train with, someone you have met at a race or even your neighbor. Here is a look at our holiday gift guide for runners - 2014 edition! Training Without a doubt, runners put the most time on [...]

Preserving runDisney Memories with Project Repat

Disclosure: Project Repat provided us with a discount for their product. As always, all opinions are our own.   After a runDisney race, you want to preserve every memory that you can! Whether it's a scrapbook, blog post or even displaying those medals with pride, it's fun to look back on the magical miles you [...]

runDisney Training – When Training Gets Tough

Training cycles can be long. There may even come a point where training gets downright hard. So how do you push through those runs that seem so tough? For starters, know that this happens to EVERY runner! Whether you have been running for months or years, every runner goes through a time where training gets [...]

Creating your runDisney Costume

runDisney races bring out a lot of unique experiences. Running through the parks. Photo opportunities with characters. And yes, the amazing costume creations of the runners! So how exactly do you create a runDisney costume? The good news is, you don't have to be a master costumer or seamstress! There are many ways to create [...]

runDisney Training – Training through the Holidays

Disclosure: Kohl's sent Megan clothes from their active line to review. She has been a Kohl's shopper for many years and is very excited to see that their activewear line is expanding! As always, all opinions are her own. The holidays. A time for family and friends to get together and celebrate. There are parties. [...]

Resort Review – Port Orleans French Quarter and Riverside

Enjoy a quaint experience with Southern charm at Disney's Port Orleans Resorts! For those wanting the excitement of Mardi Gras, choose the French Quarter. If you are looking for the tranquility of the bayou, then Riverside is for you. Located in the Downtown Disney area, this moderate resort offers peace away from the parks. Bus [...]

The Great runDisney Corral Discussion

If there is one aspect of a runDisney race that brings out the not-so-fun side of runners, it's corral placement! So what exactly are these corrals and why do they cause such an uproar? Corrals are a way to "seed" runners and offer a staggered start to a race. As the popularity of runDisney grew, it [...]

runDisney Training – Jumping to the Next Distance

When your running journey begins, it usually starts small. You begin by training for a 5K. Then maybe you work toward a 10K. Next may be a 10-miler. But how do you know you are ready to tackle some of the longer distances? Here is a look at a few questions to ask yourself to [...]

All You Need to Know about the runDisney Dopey Challenge

In 2014, over 6100 runners participated in the greatest runDisney challenge yet - the Dopey Challenge. There may have been some blood, a few tears, a lot of sweat, but most importantly, there were most definitely smiles! So for those who are signed up for the 2015 Dopey Challenge, or are considering tackling this beast in [...]