• On Feb 18, 2017
    Cynthia from ON 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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    My kids will participate at the 100m and 200m kids run disney in january. The race is at 11. At what time we suppose to go? Is there bus like for adult race? Can we be with kids for the race? Find my 3 year old too young to be alone. Thank you for yourhelp

    Hi Cynthia!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. You are going to have so much fun watching your little ones toddle their way to the finish line! It's such an awesome moment for kiddos and Mommy alike!

    The runDisney Kids Races during Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, so you will take the same bus you take to the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to get there! When you check into your resort, ask the Cast Member assisting you where the runDisney transportation will pick up from and they should be able to direct you to the correct area. In my experience, it's usually in the front of the resort, not necessarily where theme park buses pick up, but I'd just double check to make sure! 

    The runDisney Kids Races do not require an exceptionally early arrival, like the other events do. I'd shoot to be there around 15-30 minutes beforehand, budgeting for the walk from the bus to the actual start line taking maybe 10 minutes or so. There can be some time waiting around for the corrals to be released so I caution parents to not arrive too early because it can be difficult with a little ones attention span. I'd bring something to make sure they are entertained during the potential wait time. 

    During the race, parents are certainly allowed to run with their children! The races release in small corrals of children at a time for safety precautions. With the Diaper Dash taking off first, then they'll move to the 100 meter distance, then 200 meter, etc. So please don't worry about your little one being on their own, you will be with them the entire time chEARing them on!

    -Lindsey ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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