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  • On Mar 6, 2015
    Susan from NY 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! 1) Are there any 5k races in the near future and if so when? 2) When should I begin training whenever there is one? 3)What are the perks of running in a WDW race esp if my family (2 +me) joins me?

    Hi, Susan! 

    Here are dates for your next opportunity to participate in a runDisney 5K, the most magical 3.1 miles on earth! 

    • Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K -  November 7th, 2015. This 5K takes place in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and has a fun holiday theme. And with registration opening March 17th, this race is the earliest upcoming opportunity to get in on the runDisney action. 

    • Walt Disney World® 5K presented by Cigna® - January 7th, 2016. This race is part of runDisney's biggest race weekend, Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna® and goes on sale April 28th, 2015. 

    • Royal Family 5K during the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend - This enchanted event will be held February 19th, 2016 and goes on sale July 14th, 2015

    Training for a 5K depends on your current fitness level, any running experience you have and if you have a time goal. Beginner runners should allow for at least eight weeks. I highly recommend using the run/walk method created by the official runDisney Training Consultant, Jeff Galloway

    Participating in a runDisney event is pure magic! Especially when you have family to run with you. Being able to couple a magical Walt Disney World vacation with a race event is an unforgettable experience you and your family will cherish forever. And don't forget to wear your race edition t-shirt and Finisher's Medallion to the theme parks. Cast Members love recognizing race participants. 

    I hope this helps, Susan! Please let me know if I can be of further assistance as you begin planning to run Disney. 

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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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