Mom And Son On Run
  • On Oct 9, 2014
    Claire from TN 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.

    So, i'm not a runner, but i really want to do a 5k. I'm trying to talk the husband into training for the Expedition Everest Challenge. Is it possible for a new runner to make it through? What are the crowds like during the week surrounding the race?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Claire! 

    I am excited to hear you are interested in participating in your first runDisney 5K event! This is the perfect distance to start with, and Walt Disney World® Resort is the perfect venue. 

    Expedition Everest Challenge is a fun nighttime race that also includes a scavenger hunt before a thrilling finish at Base Camp. In addition, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park then becomes the scene of a post-race party that's sure to be a wild time.

    I can tell you many runDisney enthusiast have chosen this event as their first race and they've been hooked ever since! So it is absolutely possible for a new runner to make it through is race, especially when utilizing the run/walk method created by the official runDisney Training Consultant, Jeff Galloway. By run/walking at specified intervals you will remain injury-free and less fatigued both while you train and while you race.

    Expedition Everest Challenge Weekend will be held May 1-2, 2015, with crowd levels expected to be at a moderate level for the week surrounding the race. This race is scheduled to go on sale December 16, 2014, so mark your calendar! 

    I hope this information is helpful, Claire! And please remember you can send me any questions you may have along the way. I am here to help make your race experience as magical as possible. 

    Happy Training! 

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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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