• On Apr 19, 2017
    Kjersti from UT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I've never done a run Disney event (I am registered for the 1/2 in January) before and am concerned about transportation. Are only certain resorts available for transportation? What if I stay off property? THANKS!

    Hi Kjersti!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Congratulations on signing up for your very first runDisney event! I'm confident you are going to have a wondEARful time and certainly be signing up for more.

    I'm glad to let you know that for Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend all resort hotels on property are considered host resorts. This means transportation is provided for all weekend events, including each of the races and the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo. I highly recommend that anyone coming to Walt Disney World, especially for a runDisney event, stay on property. They will take all of the guess work out of the weekend for you and tell you exactly when you should be on the bus and they make sure you are there on time! With the three different categories for hotels, value, moderate and deluxe resorts, there is something for every budget.

    I understand some folks have nearby relatives or a timeshare that makes staying off property a better choice for them. If so you will need to provide your own transportation to and from the race. For the half marathon, take I-4 to exit 64 (192 West) and follow the signs to Epcot. Depending on how far you are I would plan on being on Walt Disney World property about 3:45-4:00 AM. So if your hotel is 20 minutes from the main gates, I'd leave your place around 3:20 or so. There will be more details in the Digital Event Guide, which is usually released a couple weeks before the race!

    I hope you have a great race and please let me know if you have any other questions before your trip!

    -Lindsey ºOº
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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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