Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On May 22, 2015
    Cerisa from Wiltshire 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 Faith! I am a beginner to running and in the UK. I would love to take part in a WDW 5/10k event next year. Is it really for all abilities? What are the rough dates races are announced? Planning will be key this end with flights/school/dvc!

    Hello, Cerisa! Greetings from across the pond.

    I also want to welcome you to the wonderful world of runDisney. I love hearing from guests who are ready to being their running fairytales with a little bit of Disney magic. 

    5K and 10K events held at Walt Disney World® Resort are great races to start with, especially the 5K as it is an untimed race. The 10K is timed and has a 16 minute mile required pace, which really is a brisk walk, making it an achievable goal for beginners as well. 

    There are three 5K events and two 10K events held at Walt Disney World® Resort each year and are as follows:
    Walt Disney World® 5K and Walt Disney World® 10K  - held during Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna® at the beginning of January, with registration opening in April - *2016 is currently sold-out and no longer available.  

    Princess 5K and Enchanted 10K  - held during Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend near the end of February. This royal race goes on sale July 14th - 2016 dates are February 18-21. If this race suites your fancy, now is the perfect time to begin planning. I also recommend this race weekend as the perfect first race experience! It was mine :)

    Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K -  held during Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend in November of each year. Registration for 2016 will go on sale in February 2016. 

    I hope this helps get you started in your planning, Cerisa. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any additional questions you may have. I am here to help you plan a magical race-cation. 

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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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