Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • 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.

    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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