Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Apr 22, 2013
    Rebecca 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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    I've run a full marathon and 5 half-marathons in my hometown and would really like to run one in the happiest place in earth. What is your favorite Disney World full or half marathon and why? Thanks!

    Hi Rebecca!

    You will not believe the difference in running at Disney as opposed to other races!  It really is the most magical place on Earth and it's so fun to run through the parks.  The race volunteers and race medals are better than anywhere else, too!

    My favorite half marathon at Disney is the Wine and Dine Half Marathon.  It's a night race.  It runs through three of the parks (which I love!) and there is a post-race party at Epcot.  It takes place during the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot, so there are drinks and food from around the world!  My favorite part of the race is when you run through Disney's Hollywood Studios.  There is Christmas music blasting and the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights are on.  I get chills just thinking about it!

    There is only one full marathon at Disney.  It takes place in January and I ran it for the first time this year.  I never really thought I would run that far, but it was AWESOME!  You go through all four Disney parks, the Disney World Speedway, and the ESPN Wide World of Sports.  All of the entertainment and excitement on the course made a huge difference for me.  I'm not sure I would want to run that far anywhere else:)

    You can find all of the races listed on the runDisney website.  They are all really fun and magical, but these are my two favorites!

    Please let me know if you have any other questions!!
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Meet the Panelist: Lori, Indiana

I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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