• On Mar 12, 2017
    Crystal from NJ 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.

    For WDW marathon weekend, is the kids' 1 mile race 4 laps on a track? Also, can my 5 and 7 year old children run the 200m kids race together or will they be in separate heats? And are there any characters out for the kids' 1 mile and 200m races?

    Hi Crystal!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. How fun for you as a Momma to watch your kiddos dash their way to the finish line and collect their very own runDisney medals during Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend!

    While the courses are subject to change every year, historically for the runDisney Kids Races the dashes have taken place either on the track or an open field and the one mile run has been around the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Keep an eye out for the Event Guide, which will show you the course information for the runDisney Kids Races!

    For the 200 meter dash, even though your children are two years apart, they are within the same age range to qualify them for the same dash distance so they should be able to line up together and race in the same heat. They release them in very small batches for safety precautions so the age difference should not be an issue. 

    I'm glad to let you know that after they complete their dash their should certainly be some fun Disney Characters out for the Kids to snap a photo with! What is a runDisney race without some awesome Disney friends to chEAR you on?! I'm personally hoping for Chip & Dale to make an appearance, but we will just have to wait and see.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions before your trip!

    -Lindsey ºOº
thumbnail image for Lindsey

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

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.