Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jan 14, 2014
    Kim from MD 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 staying at the Villas at WL in late March, and need to get in a few training runs to prep for an upcoming race while on vacation. Where can I find a trail map of WL and the surrounding areas? Hoping to get in a 10mile and a couple of shorter runs too.

    Hi, Kim! 

    Welcome Back to the Moms Panel! The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge are beautiful! What a fantastic resort to spend a vacation. 

    For your shorter runs, I suggest the trail between Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. This 2.5 mile trail will have you running on the most shaded path in Walt Disney World® Resort. Not to mention all the wildlife you could encounter along this nature-filled trail. I was taken aback when I ran this trail last summer and came upon three deer strolling through the woods. 

    For your longer runs, I suggest the Epcot® Resort Area. By combining the loop around Crescent Lake, the out-and-back trail to Hollywood Studios®, the path along Buena Vista Drive and Epcot Resorts Blvd. and then repeating, your mileage should come very, very close to that 10-mile mark you desire. This is my favorite running path. I love catching glimpses of Epcot, hearing the friendly toots of the Friendship Boats, and I love the challenging inclines at the Swan & Dolphin bridge and along Epcot Resort Blvd. as you power up the incline that takes you under the International Gateway Canal. There are a plethora of options for running trails around the Walt Disney World® Resort. Don't forget to ask the front desk for the most current running trail map when you check in. I hope these suggestions will help you get those training runs in, Kim! Good luck on your next race and please do not hesitate to ask if you have any additional questions.

    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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