If you are a “fun” runner, Disney runs are like mecca. For those of you who clock every run, and try to PR every race, Disney runs may not be your thing, unless you have kids, or just really love Disney. But for the rest of the recreational running world, nothing beats a Disney run. I mean … come on! It’s Disneyland, Disney world and Epcot!!
These runs usually sell out in a few weeks, especially the Disneyland half marathon, and Disney world Princess Half Marathon. I have run them for 4 years, and while the hefty price tag of $185 is hard to swallow, you forget all of that on race day. As everything that Disney does it is done with excellence. The packet pick up and expo have something for the entire family runners and non runners a-like. If you have kids, take them with you to the expo, they will get so pumped and then they will feel super excited to meet you at the finish line for your race!
I think one of the most fun things is to see all the costumes and how runners get creative with their running gear turned dress up clothes. Truly people get SOOO creative.
Check some of them out here
When training clients I always encourage them to do this as a 10k race. It is so full of fun that the run feels so easy and flies by! There are characters along the route, stop and take pics with them if you can! Bands playing, cheerleaders cheering, and so many people! The half marathon last September I think maybe a total of 1 mile there was nothing to see or hear, it is so much fun, and I look forward to it every year.
Go check out the site, and mark your calendars for an amazing experience! http://www.rundisney.com/ there is still room in the January 18, 2013 Tinkerbell 10k!
Not sure where to begin your training? They have partnered up with elite running coach Jeff Galoway to give you a program right for your fitness level http://www.rundisney.com/training/running/
Happy running friends!