EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Sep 2, 2015
    Christina from OH 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.

    HI Moms Panel - I'm not a runner, but can walk a 5k fairly fast paced. Can you tell me all you can about possibly walking the 5k - and since sold out, could I join a team to do so? I heard if you don't keep up pace, you are disqualified - true??

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Christina! 

    And welcome to the wonderful world of runDisney. As the dedicated runDisney Specialist on the Panel, I am excited to hear you are interested in participating in your first runDisney 5K. 

    Walkers are more than welcome! The 5K events are actually untimed, and full of runners and walkers all on a quest to complete the 3.1 most magical miles on earth. Keep in mind, runDisney does ask that you try and maintain a 16 minute mile, which shouldn't be an issue if you're already comfortable with a fast-paced walking stride. There are also no disqualifications and no runners are "swept" during any 5K events - those rules are enforced for participants in timed races of a distance of 10K or higher. You are all set to participate! The next step is to decide which of runDisney's 5K races you want to try first. 

    I hope this helps to ease your mind, Christina! Please let me know if you should have any additional questions regarding your first runDisney event. I am here to help! 

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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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