Mom And Son Running through park; RunDisney; incredibles shirt
  • On Sep 17, 2014
    Sandra from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    HI. I have never done a Run Disney. I am trying to train for one in 2016. I have bad knees and just turning 54 years old. So I have a lot of work ahead of me. I will do this. My question is do they have the 5k run still? when is it usually held?

    Hello, Sandra! 

    I'm so excited to hear you are ready to begin your running journey! And a 5K race with runDisney is the perfect way to begin. There are currently four 5K races held at Walt Disney World® Resort and four 5K races held at Disneyland® Resort, so there should be no trouble choosing one that is right for you. I believe you can do this, too! Here are some suggestions to help you get started. 

    • Visit the runDisney website and select the events tab to see a listing of all current races. Races are generally held in the Fall/Winter months. Chose the event tab of a race weekend that fits into your schedule best. Once you've selected which race you are looking to run, it makes getting motivated to start running much easier. 

    • Utilize the run/walk method created by the official runDisney Training Consultant Jeff Galloway. This method is when you alternate running & walking to help stay injury-free. And with your knees not being very cooperative, this method will help you tremendously. Start with just 30 seconds of running and then 30 seconds of walking for about 20 minutes to start. 

    • Don't forget about the nutritional aspect of your running journey. By implementing tips from the official runDisney Nutritionist, Tara Gidus, you can run farther, better, faster, stronger.

    I hope these tips help to get you off and running to a great start, Sandra! And please do not hesitate to ask me any additional questions you may have along the way. I am here to help!

    Happy Running! 

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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