Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 26, 2014
    Sarah 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.

    My sister in law and I are running the half marathon for the first time at WDW in Jan '15. What is the best way for our families to see us cross the finish line? There will be 9 of them cheering us on!

    Hi, Sarah! 

    Congratulations on your decision to participate in the 2015 Walt Disney World Half Marathon! You won't be disappointed in your decision to tackle the 13.1 most magical miles on earth. 

    If you want your family to have the best vantage point of watching you cross the finish line, I recommend considering the purchase of the Gold or Platinum ChEAR Squad Package.

    Gold ChEAR Squad Package- ChEAR Squad gear kit, entry into the finish line ChEAR Zone with first come, first served grandstand seating, hot and cold beverages and a private restroom. This will allow your family the comfort of being able to sit while they wait for moment when you come into view. 

    Platinum ChEAR Squad Package- All Gold amenities plus entry into the Race Retreat--a climate controlled tent featuring Disney character greetings, live video feed of the finish line and breakfast offerings. Please note: a separate Race Retreat registration would need to be purchased by you and your sister in law to join your family for a post-race breakfast.

    If the purchase of the ChEAR Squad Package doesn't fit your family's needs, there is standing room only spectating available along the fence near the reserved grandstand seating. Space is tight and they won't be right at the finish line, but they would see you in the homestretch. 

    I hope this information is helpful, Sarah! Please do not hesitate to ask any additional questions you may have as you plan and prepare for your first runDisney race event. I am here to help make your race experience as magical as possible. 

    Happy Running! 


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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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