Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Apr 29, 2015
    Diana from NY 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.

    My friend and I are running our first Disney half in Jan 2016. As the moms of small children, we love our sleep! I hear you can walk to the start from OKW and may a few surrounding resorts? Is this the case? Hoping to avoid busses! Thank you!

    Hi, Diana! 

    Welcome to the wonderful world of runDisney! As a mom of three children, I'm right there with you in the needing sleep department! 

    While at one time it was doable to walk to the starting corrals from Disney's Old Key West Resort and a few other surrounding resorts, runDisney announced that beginning with the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, any runner caught trying to access corrals on foot from non approved paths would be disqualified; specifically mentioning those trying to walk from resorts. I can also say, having had access to this area this past Marathon Weekend, there were Cast Members stationed at Overpass Road to stop runners from crossing. I would't risk it! 

    I know using race transportation does mean an earlier wake-up call, but I promise you will be so excited and full of pixie dust you won't even notice the missed sleep. Plus, there is so much fun happening at the Start Zone Area, you won't want to miss it. I'm always amazed at how well I can function with the lack of sleep I get during a runDisney race weekend - you will be too! 

    I hope this helps with your race morning plan, Diana. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any further questions you may have. 

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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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