Mom And Son On Run
  • On Oct 19, 2014
    Michelle from IL 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.

    Can friends/family see you along the race --- outside of the time you are running through the parks? There are quite a few miles that are between parks and it would be nice to have them there to break up the run. Thanks!

    Hello, Michelle! 

    I hope your training is going well and are looking forward to running Disney in January during the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna® - It's getting closer everyday!

    Based on your arrival date, I assume you are participating in either the half marathon or full marathon, if I am incorrect, please let me know. Luckily, there are additional options for viewing runners outside of the theme parks - my favorite is the finish line area. Additionally, spectators gather at the Transportation & Ticket Center near mile 4, and in front of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to see runners go by at about mile 7. Another option to consider is at about mile 12 as you head toward Epcot®. There will be a lot of spectators lining this portion of the course that takes you through a small section of parking lot and walkways near Epcot®. 

    Unfortunately, the middle miles are considerably bare with spectators because it's just not possible for them to access these areas either due to road closures or safety concerns. However, I do want you to know Disney does their best to fill-in these gaps with characters and incredible entertainment! You'll never forget Sarge encouraging you up the mile 10 incline as you turn for Epcot®! There's never a dull moment. 

    If you would like even more spectator information, select the highlighted link for the runDisney website and then select the SPECTATORS tab. From there, select "Viewing your Runner." I hope this is helpful, Michelle! Please do not hesitate to ask any additional questions that may come up as you finalize your runDisney race-cation plans. 

    Have a magical race! 

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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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