Magical Miles

Runner’s World Challenge Package Breakdown 2016

This is part 4 of our series on the Runner’s World Challenge during the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. For previous parts, see Runner's World Challenge Overview, as well as Runner's World Challenge Issues and Concerns, and Runner's World Challenge Experience. UPDATE: Beginning in 2015, Runner's World Challenge is only available for the Dopey Challenge. It does [...]

Best runDisney Course Moments: The True Magic

Throughout a runDisney race, there is sure to be a lot of excitement. With character photo stops and DJs pumping music, there are many magical moments. However, each race course also brings a unique experience along with it. This is our series on the best runDisney course moments! The past few weeks, we have highlighted some of [...]

Resort Review: Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Enter the world of the 1800s in New York at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, highlighting relaxation with the muted theme of horse racing. Located near Downtown Disney and nestled between golf courses and lakes, this resort is expansive and offers a room type for every family. This deluxe villa resort is just a short boat [...]

Best runDisney Course Moments: Disneyland Edition

Throughout a runDisney race, there is sure to be a lot of excitement. With character photo stops, spectators and DJs pumping music, there are many magical moments. However, each race course also brings a unique experience along with it. This is our series on the best runDisney course moments! Our west coast friend Carlee was kind enough to [...]

runDisney Training: The Importance of Sleep

Disclosure: Megan was sent a Garmin Vivofit to review from Verizon Wireless. It will be returned upon her review completion. As always, all opinions are her own. When it comes to training for a runDisney race, we focus on a training plan. We work on mileage. We figure out our fueling. We may even work [...]

Running vs. Spectating a runDisney Race

For many, runDisney races are the chance to run through the parks! No matter the distance, runners can experience the magic of a race complete with characters, music and lots of fun. However, there is also another great way to experience a runDisney race - as a spectator! Both of us have had the privilege [...]

Best runDisney Course Moments: Wine & Dine Half Marathon

Throughout a runDisney race, there is sure to be a lot of excitement. With character photo stops, spectators and DJs pumping music, there are many magical moments. However, each race course also brings a unique experience along with it. This is our series on the best runDisney course moments! The Wine & Dine Half Marathon is a nighttime [...]

Packing Tips for your runDisney Bag Check

As runners, sometimes we have a lot of stuff. Since many runners are utilizing race transportation, there is no where to store their belongings during the race. Have no fear - it's bag check to the rescue! When you pick up your race bib, you are directed to a location to get your race shirt. [...]

runDisney Training: Balancing Work & Training

Disclosure: Megan was sent a Garmin Vivofit to review from Verizon Wireless. It will be returned upon her review completion. As always, all opinions are her own. You've signed up for your next runDisney race. You've entered your training plan into your calendar. You are ready to tackle the training! Then it hits you - how [...]

Best runDisney Course Moments: Walt Disney World/Princess Half Marathon

Throughout a runDisney race, there is sure to be a lot of excitement. With character photo stops, spectators and DJs pumping music, there are many magical moments. However, each race course also brings a unique experience along with it. This is our series on the best runDisney course moments! The Walt Disney World Half Marathon and Princess Half [...]

Resort Review: Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

Step foot onto the Atlantic Boardwalk, enjoying the sights and sounds of the entertainment and fun, while taking in a meal or doing a little dancing. Relax in a room overlooking gardens or the Boardwalk area. All of this (and more) is what a stay at Disney's Boardwalk Inn can include! This deluxe resort is located in [...]

Best runDisney Course Moments: Walt Disney World Marathon

Throughout a runDisney race, there is sure to be a lot of excitement. With character photo stops, spectators and DJs pumping music, there are many magical moments. However, each race course also brings a unique experience along with it. This is our series on the best runDisney course moments! The Walt Disney World Marathon includes [...]

eCoaching with Jeff Galloway

Many runDisney runners know about Jeff Galloway. He is an Olympian, the official runDisney training consultant and an all-around great guy. Not only can he be found at the Health & Fitness Expos (both in the speaker series and to chat with in the runDisney booth), he also runs almost every runDisney race, usually with [...]

Tips for Character Photos during a runDisney Race

There are two types of runDisney runners: the ones who stop for character photos and the ones who don’t. Now, you may be in both categories too – dependent on the race and your strategy. We have experienced many runDisney races, both with character photos and without. However, Megan ran one of her most favorite [...]

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 [...]