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  • On Aug 12, 2022
    Kristy from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will the Disney fun runs be returning? I will be there for Halloween and I have my heart set on the Halloween morning run at wilderness lodge if it comes back

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Kristy! 

    Your question brings back such happy memories for me, Kristy. My family and I stay at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground every year over Christmas. Each Christmas Eve they used to kick off the festivities with a fun family 5k complete with prizes. The last year they did it, in 2019, my husband was actually the winner - he's so fast. He likes to say he's the longest-running champ they've ever had there. I like to remind him that it's only because they haven't had another one again. 

    Resort activities like the fun runs are sort of left up to each individual resort. Last year, at The Fort a lot of the holiday activities did return which was really great. Sadly, the 5k for Halloween and Christmas did not return. I have not received word yet on what holiday activities will be held this year. 

    If you'd like to put together your own fun 5k while you are at Walt Disney World, it's actually pretty easy to do. There are several jogging and running trails at the different Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. At Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, there's actually a 3.1 jogging trail and that's really close to Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Other jogging trails can be found at Disney's All-Star Resorts, Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney's Riviera Resort, around Crescent Lake at the EPCOT area resorts and many more. Each trail offers a different distance so be sure to check out the webpage for more details. 

    I hope we are both pleasantly surprised with the return of the resort fun runs this holiday season. If you have any other questions about this or anything else, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help! 

    Have fun!
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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