Magical Miles

runDisney Speaker Series

Every runDisney race weekend begins with the Health & Fitness Expo. We have discussed our top tips for navigating the expo, as well as the various ways to approach the expo. However, if possible, there is one item you definitely should experience - the runDisney Speaker Series. Inside the expo are many places to explore. [...]

runDisney Release: Arciniaga Conquers the Galaxy Again at Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland Resort

  Photo: © Disney ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 17, 2016) – The Force was with Fountain Valley, Calif., native Nick Arciniaga once again in the Star Wars Half Marathon at Disneyland Resort Sunday. After winning the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon in 2015, he followed up with second-straight victory in a record-setting time of 1:05:49. Arciniaga, 32, [...]

runDisney Release: Costa Pulls Off “Three-Peat” at Walt Disney World Marathon

Fredison Costa notches third straight 26.2-mile victory at Disney; Orlando area’s Natasha Yaremczuk claims her first women’s title; More than 100,000 runners and fans take part in the four-day runDisney event Photo: © Disney LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2016) – Under unseasonably warm and humid temperatures, Brazilian runner Fredison Costa, chalked up his third [...]

runDisney Release: Global Running Industry Converges for Inaugural runDisney “State of the Sport” Forum

Photo: © Disney LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL (Jan. 6, 2016) – Global running industry leaders are converging on the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna this weekend for runDisney’s first-ever State of the Sport forum and Race Director Series. Nearly 100 of the most highly-respected names in the global running sector – major race [...]

Choosing your Walt Disney World Resort Room Type

When planning your runDisney trip, it's easy to focus on which resort to choose. However, once you choose your resort - it's time to focus on the room type! Each resort offers various room types, including different views or room sizes. Here is a look at some of the options to choose from! Regular Rooms When [...]

Recovering after a runDisney Race

After crossing the finish line of a runDisney race, there is sure to be a big smile! The excitement continues as you get your medal, grab some refreshments and see your family and friends. Yet as you continue on with your day, you may notice the race catch up with you. That's right, the soreness [...]

runDisney Races through a Charity Group

It is no secret that registration day for runDisney races is chaos. When 12 PM Eastern hits, runners are frantically clicking the registration link and hoping to get themselves and even friends and family registered for the races before they sell out. So what happens if a race does sell out and you still want [...]

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 [...]