• On Aug 15, 2017
    April from ON 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 will be staying offsite but will be running the WDW 10K in January. I will likely drive - how bad are the road closures? Or is the road closures only for the half and full marathons. I'd be close to Disney Springs.

    Hi April!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Congratulations on registering for the Walt Disney World 10K!

    While we won't know the exact routes for certain until the Digital Event Guide is released a couple weeks prior to the event our best indicator is what is happened in past years, with the understanding that these are subject to change. Based on past years, there will be some road closures the morning of the Walt Disney World 10K, but most of them will occur after you are already in your corral, usually starting around 5 AM. The most significant road closures will begin late Friday and Saturday night through the following morning for both the Walt Disney World Half Marathon and Walt Disney World Marathon. 

    Looking at last years Digital Event Guide, they will provide specific driving directions for individuals that are driving themselves. Please make sure to follow these directions as any other route could potentially have closures and I would just make sure to give yourself an ample amount of time. With the race beginning at 5:30 AM, participants staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotels are asked to board their transportation no later than 4 AM so I would plan on leaving your hotel around 3:30 AM to give yourself plenty of time for potential traffic.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions!

    -Lindsey ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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