Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jun 2, 2015
    Emily from TN 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 wanting to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon in Feb 2016!! I see that a 16 minute pace is required for the race but how is that affected by the Characters and Entertainment on course? (Like if I want to stop for pictures, etc)

    Hi, Emily!

    Welcome to the wonderful world of runDisney! I'm excited to hear you are interested in participating in the 2016 Disney Princess Half Marathon. This royal race is the most magical 13.1 miles on earth and is the perfect first half marathon - it was mine! 

    The 16 minute mile pace does not begin until the very last runner in the very last corral crosses the starting line. And with 16 corrals spaced about four minutes apart, those in the first 15 corrals have that as a time cushion for photo ops. 

    My biggest piece of advice when you register is to not leave your estimated finish time blank. Even if you don't have a proof of time to submit, at least fill in the minimum time of 3:45 (anything faster will require proof). On race day, regardless of your corral placement, move to the front of your corral, this will give you some cushion too. I also advise to train at a 15 minute mile pace or faster, this will give you an even bigger time advantage. 

    I hope this helps, Emily. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any additional questions. I'm here to help you plan a magical runDisney experience. 

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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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