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runDisney Release: Mexico Runners Take Top Place at runDisney Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon

Under “Villain Free Skies,” Manuel Lemus wins his first-ever US marathon; Mexico’s Alex de la Huerta defends her title as the top female finisher; This year’s marathon weekend included a new 10K Captain America race as part of the new Infinity Gauntlet Challenge Photo: © Disney ANAHEIM, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2015) – Pedro Manuel Lemus Reyes [...]

The Pros and Cons of runDisney Challenges

It started with the Goofy Challenge. Those brave (or goofy) enough to run the Walt Disney World Half Marathon on Saturday morning, followed by the Walt Disney World Marathon on Sunday morning during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. For over 10 years, runners have been earning their extra medal with a smile on their [...]

runDisney Release: Mott Takes First Place at Weather-Shortened 2015 Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon

More than 14,000 runners complete 6.7-mile shortened course due to weather; Canada’s Stephanie Zammit is top woman finisher Photo: © Disney LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (November 7, 2015) – Despite a weather delay and shortened race course, John Mott overcame recent knee surgery to win the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon on Saturday night at [...]

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

During the holidays, there is a lot of extra magic to experience at Walt Disney World! One of the favorites is Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, held from mid-November through late December. This ticketed event occurs multiple evenings each week. Officially beginning at 7 pm, Magic Kingdom is closed to everyone but those attending this [...]

Choosing your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel

With many options throughout Walt Disney World, it may be difficult to decide which hotel you will stay at during your next runDisney race weekend! Here is our guide that can help you make that tough decision a little easier. Be sure to check and see if your resort is a host resort during your [...]

runDisney Training: Online Coaching with Krissy

Disclosure: Megan is using Krissy's coaching for her upcoming Walt Disney World Marathon. While she did receive a discount on the package, all opinions are honest. When it comes to training for a runDisney race or challenge, you may need a little extra assistance. While someone can't do the training for you, they can be [...]

Celebration Cruises at Walt Disney World

There are many ways to celebrate your runDisney accomplishment! For those who love the sea, a cruise may be just the ticket. But if a trip aboard the Disney Cruise Line isn't in the budget, there are a few additional cruise options at Walt Disney World! Fireworks Cruise - Watch Wishes or IllumiNations from a [...]

Best Walt Disney World Buffet & Family Style Restaurants

After a runDisney race, you may have quite the appetite! Let's take a look at some of the best buffet and all-you-can-eat family style restaurants at Walt Disney World. Biergarten - If your idea of celebrating includes beer, sausage and a Oompa Band, then Biergarten is just for you! This buffet is available for lunch [...]

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Every fall a special event comes to World Showcase - Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! This festival is included as part of your Epcot theme park ticket. New food stations appear around World Showcase, each highlighting a specific country's culinary delicacies. Each marketplace includes samples of the local food along with adult beverages that [...]

runDisney Release: Moving from Cheering to Winners Circle at the Disneyland Half Marathon

Japanese woman becomes first international winner; Commemorative 10th Annual Medal awarded to all finishers; Disneyland Half Marathon 10th Annual party kicked off celebratory weekend events Photo: © Disney ANAHEIM, Calif. (September 6, 2015 ) – James Lander from Fullerton, Calif. ran and won his first runDisney race this morning at the 10th annual Disneyland Half Marathon [...]

Updating your runDisney Proof of Time

After registering for a runDisney race, you may think the only thing you need to do is train and plan your vacation. While that is true, there is also one more thing to do - update your proof of time! As many runDisney runners know, the corrals are definitely an area of discussion during a [...]

runDisney Release: Second runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Coming to Walt Disney World

Photo: © Disney LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL (Aug. 25, 2015) – runDisney is summoning the Force today to announce another Star Wars-inspired intergalactic journey, this time to the dark side. The “Star Wars Half Marathon – the Dark Side” enters the galaxy April 14-17, 2016, at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and pays homage to [...]

Recreational Fun at Walt Disney World

As runners, we enjoy staying active. Thankfully, there are many ways to do just that at Walt Disney World! And for those who want to include the entire family, or do something other than run, there are plenty of options throughout the resort hotels. Running Trails - For those who need to get in a [...]

runDisney Training: Fueling for Long Runs

As you start to ramp up your mileage, a new aspect of training begins to emerge. How do you fuel? For those training for a half marathon or marathon distance, this can be a very difficult thing to manage or even know where to start! First and foremost, remember that everyone is different. What works [...]

Resort Review: Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Located just steps away from Magic Kingdom, Disney's Contemporary Resort is one of the most unique at Walt Disney World! Watch as the monorail breezes through the iconic A-frame design. Nestled on Bay Lake, this deluxe resort offers the best views of Cinderella Castle and Space Mountain. Magic Kingdom is a short walk, boat ride or [...]