Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Nov 7, 2011
    Trina from AB 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.

    My mom, myself and my daughter are registered for the 5K at EPCOT on marathon weekend in January, 2012. What happens if someone is not able to keep up with the 16-minute mile pace?

    Hi Trina,

    As someone who has secretly wanted to run or, more likely, walk a Disney half-marathon, I have often asked the same question you posed to the Moms Panel today.  Participants who do not maintain the required sixteen-minute mile pace will be "swept."  That simply means that Disney transportation will pick up those lagging behind.  There's no shame in being swept.  If you need a ride to the finish line, that's ok.  You gave it your best try.  You'll just train more effectively and walk or run a little faster next time.  Right?

    Check out all the magical races in which you could participate.  Good luck with your upcoming 5K race at Epcot.


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Lesson plans, college plans, vacation a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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