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 the best moments during various runDisney race courses. While it may be hard to top the feeling you get running down Main Street USA, there are some other moments throughout a runDisney race that are absolutely spectacular!
When it comes to the true magic of a runDisney race, it actually has nothing to do with the race course. That’s right – it’s the people that make a runDisney race magical. Take a look!
Spectators – Getting up early to run is one thing. Getting up early to spectate is amazing! The spectators that line the various parts of a course, cheering for every runner for hours make the experience unbelievable. Not only do they cheer loudly, they also bring along fun signs, hand out snacks and give runners that extra boost as they run by. To all the spectators – we THANK you!
VoluntEARs – Let’s have a little lesson in race logistics. During a runDisney half marathon, there are people directing you to your corral, approximately 9 water stations, a fuel station, various aid stations, people handing out your medal, food and drink after the race, and much more. Every single one of these people is a voluntEAR, spending their day celebrating the runners! There is always a smile on their face as they take care of each runner and clean up afterward. To all the voluntEARs – we THANK you!
Fellow Runners – During a runDisney race, you may be running with anywhere from 5000 to 25000 other runners. While this could be a little chaotic, the running community tends to make it a special experience. From encouraging one another to offering to take a photo, your fellow runners can truly make your race a wonderful one. When you are on the course, remember that we are all there for the same reason – to have a fun time. To all our fellow runners – we THANK you!
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the various aspects of a runDisney race that make it unique – from running through the parks to character photos. During your next runDisney race, remember the PEOPLE that make your experience a magical one! Offer up your gratitude and encourage one another on your journey!