Crossing the Finish Line; Donald Duck; Pluto; In costume as Tink and Peter Pan
  • Jan 30, 2024
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    My brother is running in April, not quite sure what the run is called, with the Balloon Ladies. Can you give me the dates as well as the future dates for the next one in 2024? Perhaps October or November of 2024. I would like to surprise him.


    Step into the magical world of runDisney, where your favorite fairy tales and beloved characters come to life in a flurry of sneakers and sparkle skirts! There is nothing like racing through the Theme Parks and high-fiving Mickey Mouse as you conquer miles of pixie-dusted pavement. 

    But it's not just about the run—it's about the journey filled with costumes that defy gravity, spirited cheer squads, and the sweet taste of victory at the finish line. It sounds like your brother is taking part in the runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend! Whether he is running the Neverland 5k or is taking on Stitch’s ‘Ohana Challenge, your brother is in for one heck of an adventure. 

    Let’s talk about those infamous “Balloon Ladies!” These folks are the stealthy guardians of the runDisney realm. They are the pacers, but they add a touch of pixie dust. They set a pace that ensures everyone stays on track to finish within the allotted time. With a bit of determination and a sprinkle of magic, many runners can stay ahead of those balloons and conquer the course. 

    Since you’re looking to surprise your brother with another race, I highly recommend the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend scheduled to take place October 31, 2024-November 3, 2024. This is one of my favorite runDisney events where you can celebrate running through Disney by night but also indulging in gourmet delights. Registration for this race opens to the general public on March 12, 2024 and if it's anything like in the past, it will fill up in record time. 

    Your brother is going to love the surprise, and hey…maybe you can plan your own runDisney Vacation! Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or a first-time fun-runner, runDisney is where dreams take flight, one magical mile at a time!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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