Magical Miles

runDisney Pre- and Post-Race Activity Roundup

When preparing for a runDisney race weekend, the focus tends to be on the race itself. After all, there is a lot of preparation and training involved! runDisney makes the race weekends even more magical by adding in special pre- and post-race activities. While none of these are mandatory (except the Health & Fitness Expo) [...]

runDisney Training – Preparing for a Night Race

Welcome to our training series! Throughout these blog posts, we will cover all aspects of training from our own personal experience. Please note that we are not medical doctors, personal trainers, registered dietitians or in any way qualified to give individualized recommendations. If you have something you would like us to address, please send an email to info@runnersguidetowdw.com!   With the [...]

Behind-the Scenes-Tours at Walt Disney World

If you are a Disney enthusiast, a behind-the-scenes tour is a great way to celebrate your race achievement. Although it does mean more time on your feet, you will be able to experience the parks in a whole new way. There are over 15 tours to choose from throughout the four theme parks. From the [...]

runDisney Training – Hydration and Running

Welcome to our training series! Throughout these blog posts, we will cover all aspects of training from our own personal experience. Please note that we are not medical doctors, personal trainers, registered dietitians or in any way qualified to give individualized recommendations. If you have something you would like us to address, please send an email to info@runnersguidetowdw.com! [...]

To Park Hop or Not to Park Hop

A runDisney race weekend can be fast and furious. Between traveling, the Expo, the race and celebrating, there may not be a whole lot of time to hit the parks! So when determining your park plans, one question remains - to park hop or not to park hop? Ultimately, this decision depends on many factors. [...]

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) [...]