Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 6, 2014
    Stacie from SC 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.

    I am just starting training for my first race, which I would like to be the Princess 1/2 marathon. I am looking at Feb 2015. Do you know any dates? Anything I need to know as a first time runner? Thanks

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Stacie! 

    I am very excited to see a question from a fellow South Carolinian. I am also very excited to hear you are training for your first race with hopes of it being the Disney Princess Half Marathon. 

    February 19-22 are the current dates for the 2015 event- of course race dates are always subject to change. Registration will open in early July and fill-up quickly. As a result of runDisney events selling out in record time, I recommend signing up for runDisney Email Notifications so you don't miss out on your opportunity to register.

    My best tip for first time runners is to utilize the run/walk method created by the official runDisney training consultant, Jeff Galloway. This method has revolutionized running for those that would have otherwise thought it impossible to complete a long distance event. Additionally, this method will keep you injury free, allow for faster post-run recovery and give you confidence as you grow as a runner. I use this method myself and give it full credit for helping me successfully complete the inaugural Dopey Challenge. The best part is Jeff's run/walk training programs are available for free on the runDisney website. You even have the option of picking a training program specific to the runDisney event you are most interested in training for. runDisney really does a great job in providing its race participants with as many resources as possible to help ensure success. You'll even find nutritional tips on the website. 

    I hope this information has been helpful, Stacie. These are just a few tips to get you started as you begin to write your running fairytale! Please do not hesitate to ask any additional questions you may have. I am here to help make your race experience magical.

    Happy Training!

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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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