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Adventures by Disney – 2016 Inaugural runDisney Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend

When the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend was announced, my mom and I decided to go on a European adventure! This post will focus on the vacation portion before the big race weekend. Knowing that we wanted to explore Paris, I looked up a few itineraries through Adventures by Disney. Lo and behold, the England/France [...]

The 2017 Edition of The Runner’s Guide to Walt Disney World is HERE!

The 2017 edition of Magical Miles: The Runner's Guide to Walt Disney World is NOW AVAILABLE! Since this marks the 5th edition of this book, we wanted to make sure it was completely race ready. Along with a new cover photo (voted on by our fabulous readers!), a mastermind of runDisney enthusiasts was put together to [...]

runDisney ChEAR Squad

You've registered for the race, trained for months and now you are ready to run!  If you are like the overwhelming majority of runDisney participants, you aren't traveling alone and you may need to incorporate a spectator plan into your race weekend. When it comes to runDisney, there is the opportunity to be both a runner [...]

Runner Recovery Sandals

While training for a runDisney race, there may be times where your feet and legs have just had enough. With summer upon us, you may be looking for sandals that will let your toes breathe, while also bringing comfort to your tired legs. Look no further - here are a few favorites! Note: The sandals [...]

runDisney Race Retreat

When registering for a runDisney event, there are many aspects to look at. The first is deciding which race (or races) to sign up for. Then there are commemorative items such as pins and necklaces to consider. Next are the Kids Races for your little runners or ChEAR Squad for your spectators.  The list goes [...]

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

As spring begins, an event blooms in Epcot - the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival! From March through May, garden spaces blossom throughout the theme park. From vibrant colors in Future World to various topiary displays in the shape of your favorite characters, there is much to explore. A recent addition to the festival are outdoor kitchens [...]

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. [...]