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  • On Jan 9, 2020
    Jen from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    This will be our first time doing a runDisney race. My husband, cousin and I will be running while our 4 month old stays with our friends, her 3 fairy godmothers! How does it work when you have an infant in a stroller and 3 spectators for the 5and 10k?

    Hello, Jen! I'm so excited that you are planning your very first run-cation!

    Every yEAR, over 25,000 princesses lace up their sneakers to participate in the three days of races during the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. My littlest Mouseketeer is finally ready for the challenge, and he's agreed to run his first 5K with me. One of the best parts of any runDisney race is the amazing costumes-- if you see a tiny Prince Charming trotting alongside a much bigger Cinderella, then make sure to say hello! 

    The viewing areas for spectators during the 5K are very slim. The race starts and finishes in the Epcot parking lot, so if your Fairy Godmothers are up for it, they can board the runDisney bus with you (the stroller should be perfectly fine) to the race start. All the races start at 5:30 AM, and you'll want to be on the bus no later than 3:30 AM if you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel (if you are driving, plan to be in the Epcot parking lot by 4:30 AM).  The 10K has better viewing opportunities right around mile 4, situated along Disney's BoardWalk and Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. They would need to get to these locations no later than 6:00 AM (and remind them to bring their homemade signs to chEAR you on). 

    In the next week or so, visit the runDisney website, where they will post a Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Digital Event Guide, which includes race-related tidbits, including transportation and spectator information. Here's a Moms Panel tip: Runner Tracking is available for friends and family to track 10K and Half Marathon participants. Look for instructions on how to do this in the Digital Event Guide or at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo. Also, if you want a sneak peek at the bling you'll soon be sporting, hard over to the Disney Parks Blog.

    If you have any more questions before your races, please feel free to write back, Jen. See ya' real soon!

    Eean
     
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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania!  I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique.  It’s amazing how many people you can find who love talking about, "The Most Magical Place On Earth!"  I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at middle school basketball games waiting for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical.

 

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