Magical Miles

A Look at the Final Expedition Everest Challenge

In early May, runDisney hosted the final Expedition Everest Challenge. This 5K scavenger hunt wasn't the biggest event, however it was another nighttime race that entire families enjoyed together. Amanda from Dixie Delights was able to experience this final expedition with her husband and graciously offered to recap their race! Take a look! We caught [...]

Must-Stop Photos during a runDisney Race

Throughout a runDisney race, there are many opportunities to stop for photos. While some may be obvious, there are a few other great places to snap a quick photo during your race! Characters. While this may be the most popular, it is one that is definitely worthwhile! The biggest piece of advice is to be [...]

Is an Annual Pass Worth It?

It's no secret that many runDisney runners visit Walt Disney World quite often (some more frequently than others). When planning your runDisney races you may wonder, would getting an annual pass be worth it? Truthfully, there are many factors involved. Cost Obviously the biggest factor is the cost of an annual pass. The basic annual pass [...]

Deluxe Villas during a runDisney Race Weekend

When it comes to a runDisney race weekend, there are a lot of resort options on Walt Disney World property. However, one option that is often overlooked are the deluxe villas. Also known as Disney Vacation Club properties, these deluxe villas offer extra space and amenities. Let's take a look! Deluxe villas are available at [...]

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 [...]