We are so glad you are here! What is the Runner’s Guide to Walt Disney World? It’s a tour book for runners by runners (who also happen to be travel agents). Krista and Megan (that’s us) have participated in multiple runDisney events and assisted many runners in planning their runDisney vacations.
So, you might be wondering, why a tour guide book for runners? runDisney events are growing by leaps and bounds! More races are offered than ever before and event registration is selling out faster than expected. With over 200,000 participants each year, runDisney has figured out how to unite their running events with a fun family vacation – but there is a lot of information for the participant to consider! Knowing how to add in a runDisney event to your family vacation can be difficult. What race do you choose? How do you get to the events? What restaurants are the best for a celebration meal? What entertainment is along the race course? How do you pack for an event like this? What resources are available for training? After several years of planning runDisney vacations, we started to realize that clients who participate in runDisney races want more out of their trip than just a race and a medal. It was a vacation too! We wanted to write a book that would help anyone participating in a runDisney event get the most out of their race and vacation experience.
From a diaper dash for the smallest of athletes to a multi-day 39.3 mile running event known as the Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, there truly is something for everyone. Even friends and family can spectate and get in on the fun! The Disney magic is experienced throughout the weekend as every runner is celebrated, from the first finisher to the last, along with every runner in between.
And don’t forget about Walt Disney World’s four theme parks, two water parks, 20+ themed resorts, 200+ restaurants, two entertainment districts and a state of the art sports complex which the entire family will enjoy!
This website and blog is a great addendum to the guide book itself! Stay tuned for updates about runDisney events, inspirational stories from various runDisney participants and volunteers, race recaps and glances at your favorite resorts, restaurants and attractions!
Magical Miles: The Runner’s Guide to Walt Disney World will be available in both paperback and ebook formats late October 2012. And coming later this year – Magical Miles: The Runner’s Guide to Disneyland!
We have been inspired by runDisney events, and are excited to share our passion so that you can experience the same inspiration!