Magical Miles

Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Hidden Secrets

There are many perks to staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel during your runDisney race weekend. Transportation, Extra Magic Hours, parking, and much more - along with the Disney magic throughout your stay. Yet many don't know about some of the "hidden secrets" that these resorts also offer! While some of these items [...]

runDisney Release: Southern California’s Serna Soars to First Place in Fifth Annual Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland Resort

Photo: © Disney ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 8, 2016) – With faith, trust and plenty of pixie power, Orange County, Calif. resident Jennifer Serna flew in first place in the fifth annual Tinker Bell Half Marathon presented by PANDORA Jewelry at Disneyland Resort on Sunday. The 31-year-old runner dashed by her competition, finishing in 1:25:49. Kellie [...]

Preparing for the Inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend

After a lot of speculation, runDisney officially announced the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend in early 2015. During the announcement (and many months to follow), the only information given were the dates - September 23-25, 2016. Many runners were anxious to learn more about this first international race weekend, especially as the cost would be substantially [...]

runDisney Release: Wisconsin’s Jason Ryf Cruises to Inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Victory at Walt Disney World

Photo: © Disney LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (April 17, 2016) – After finishing second at the runDisney Star Wars half marathon at Disneyland Resort last year, Jason Ryf summoned even more of The Force on Sunday to win the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side at Walt Disney World Resort. Ryf, 45, [...]

New Balance Running Trails at Walt Disney World

Even though most of us head down to Walt Disney World for a runDisney race (or four), there may be a time when you visit and a race is not involved. There also may be the need for a quick shakeout run before or after your big race. Thankfully, Walt Disney World has many fantastic running [...]

runDisney Release: Expanded Menu Planned for 2016 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Photo: © Disney LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (March 10, 2016) – The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend is getting some new flavor this year. The November runDisney race weekend is expanding to a three-day event that includes a new 10K race, a new half marathon course and a new challenge event. The Disney Wine [...]

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

A few months ago, Megan and her husband enjoyed a week-long vacation in Walt Disney World. One of the restaurants they went to was Splitsville Luxury Lanes. Out of all of the restaurants they ate at, this was one they couldn't stop talking about. Fast-forward to Megan & Krista's Princess Half Marathon Weekend trip and [...]

runDisney Release: University of Virginia Student Gets Kick Out of Disney Princess Half Marathon Victory

Photo: © Disney LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – (Feb. 21, 2016) – If soccer had any chance of staying near and dear to Shannon Crawford’s heart, those hopes likely disappeared in a cloud of pixie dust Sunday at the Disney Princess Half Marathon presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. An avid soccer player since her childhood [...]

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 [...]