Donald at the Race Finish
  • On Jan 14, 2019
    Monica from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I was at Disney this past weekend and saw the Run Disney 5K, can people walk it?

    Hi Monica!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. This past weekend you would have been witnessing participants in Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, but did you know runDisney hosts multiple weekends throughout the year?!

    I'm delighted to let you know that participants can absolutely walk any of the runDisney events, even the full marathon of 26.2 miles! I always encourage people to take on the challenge and sign up for a race, with the confidence of knowing that Walt Disney World is an incredibly supportive destination for all participants, but especially first timers. There is a pacing requirement for all participants to be able to maintain a 16 minute per mile pace throughout the course. This is measured from the time the last person crosses the finish line though, so if you are concerned I'd recommend arriving early, getting to the front of your assigned corral and it will add a little buffer.

    I know you can do it, Monica, and I'd love to share more runDisney advice with you at any time! Come back and let us know if you have any other questions.

    -Lindsey
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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