Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jul 11, 2012
    Sarah from MA 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 am running the WDW marathon in January 2013 as my first marathon and I was wondering how far in advance, before the marathon do you reccomend traveling to Florida?

    Hi Sarah!  I cannot wait for the marathon!  It's the 20th anniversary and I know it's going to be even more awesome than ever!

    Since the marathon is on Sunday, I would recommend getting there by Friday.  You could go to the expo on Saturday to pick up your packet and spend the rest of the day leisurely exploring and then getting an early bedtime. 

    I don't think you would need to be there any earlier than that, unless you just wanted to spend more time at Disney World!  (who doesn't, right?!)  I like to spend a few days after my race at the parks.  That way I'm not worried about getting lots of rest or worrying about everything I eat.  I just get to explore the parks and relive the glory of my race!

    I hope this helps.  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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