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  • On May 17, 2012
    La'trece from FL 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'm looking into running my first "Disney Race" per se, I was looking at the Disney Princess and the Disney Marathon. I wanted to see what your thoughts were. Also, I wanted to find out is it good to stay on the Disney resort..never been to o

    Hi La'Trece!  Congratulations on planning to run Disney!  It is the perfect place to run!

    The Princess Half marathon is 13.1 miles long.  On Disney World Marathon Weekend, you can choose from a half marathon or a full marathon (26.2 miles).  The half marathon race courses are very similar as far as the race route.  The feel of the races are very different though.  The Disney Princess Half Marathon is exactly what it sounds like!  It is a celebration of all things princess!  There are tiaras, tutus, and sparkles everywhere you look!  The entertainment on the course is also "princess" themed.  It is a really fun race.  There are some men in the race (my husband ran it in 2010),  but it is mainly all about the girl-power!

    The Disney World half marathon is a really fun race too.  It has traditional Disney entertainment along the course, and you will still see a lot of costumes from the runners!  The 2013 Walt Disney World marathon is the 20th anniversary of the race.  There is a new course that goes through all four parks, the Disney motor speedway, and even the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.  I am really excited about this course and race! 

    When you choose a race, you will find that there are host resorts for the race.  These resorts offer free bus transportation to and from all race events.  This is a huge advantage to staying on property.  I cannot recommend it enough!

    Let me know if you have any other questions as you choose a race, or if I can help you plan for the one you pick!
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I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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