Run Disney Goes Virtual

Run Disney Goes Virtual

By: Ashley Tribou

Ashely@intouchvacations.com

The alarm is going off, it’s 3:30AM and you jolt out of bed, put on your running gear and head to the bus… that is how a typical Race Morning starts off for a Run Disney Event. Unfortunately, the next 3 upcoming Run Disney Events have all been moved to Virtual Races; Wine And Dine Half Marathon Weekend, Disney Marathon Weekend and Princess Half Marathon Weekend

I personally was signed up for Disney Marathon Weekend. With this being my 3rd Run Disney Event and my second Disney Marathon, I couldn’t have been more excited or think of a better way to celebrate 50 years of Walt Disney World. 

When the news broke, my fellow runners and I were crushed. Experiencing this event is like no other, the feeling of camaraderie running together, the excitement you feel as you run down Main Street USA and see the first glimpse of Cinderella’s Castle, and all the Magic you encounter throughout  the race course is truly a one of a kind experience. 

What does a virtual race mean? 

This means you will receive all items to your home (medal, bib, goody bag, shirt, etc.) and you will run the race at your place of choice! 

The BIG question! How do we make this fun and still full of Disney Magic? 

  • Disney Jogging Trails: Did you know that Walt Disney World has over 16 miles of jogging trails throughout the resort areas? If you are still embarking on your Disney Vacation during race weekend, map out your miles and make them fun. See the link for all jogging trails: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/recreation/jogging/
  • Get the Family in on it: Make it like a real race, create a start and finish line, have family/friends create fuel stations and have a cheer squad throughout the race course!
  • Disney Playlist: Play the tunes that bring the magic! Check out the official Run Disney Playlist through Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0gGDFDDECSA2IVn1BTqDeW
  • Have a Post-Race Party: If you are in the parks, go to your favorite restaurant in the parks. If you aren’t, see if you can replicate your favorite Disney Meal at home! Check out this link for some of the best Disney Park Recipes: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/topics/disney-recipes/

If any of these sounds appealing to you, then maybe a virtual race is right up your alley! You can visit: https://www.rundisney.com/ to sign up for the upcoming virtual races. When you are ready to visit Disney for your next race email Ashley@intouchvacations.com or visit her on facebook! 

Every Mile is Magic! Happy Running! 

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