EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Sep 10, 2015
    Bryan from SK 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.

    My wife and I are wanting to be apart of the the run Disney event, both the 10k at Epcot and the 5k at Castaway Cay in 2018 (25th anniversary, I believe). We are new to this and were wondering when is the best time to book both and register?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Bryan! 

    Boy, do you have an important anniversary coming up in a few years! I think celebrating by participating in a runDisney event is the perfect way to commemorate. 

    The first step in participating in a runDisney event is to secure a registration for your desired race; for the 2018 Walt Disney World 10K, registration will open to the public sometime in March/April of 2017. You will need to register as soon as it opens, the 10K events are the most popular. 

    For the runDisney Castaway Cay 5K Challenge that has recently been added as an additional event for runners who participate in Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, the first step is for runDisney to announce that they will offer this option - which will not occur until after registration for the "land" races have already opened. Unfortunately the runDisney Castaway Cay 5K Challenge has not yet been confirmed beyond 2016. 

    For booking your Resort Hotel room, the best time to book is shortly after your registration is confirmed. Luckily, rooms do not sell out as quickly as the races do. 

    I also suggest signing up for runDisney Email Notifications. This is a free service and will keep you up-to-date on registration information and race details. You can also find timely information by following the official runDisney Social Media outlets on Facebook and Twitter. 

    I hope this helps give you some idea on timelines and getting started, Bryan! Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I am here to help. 

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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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