• On Sep 10, 2017
    Alisha from NY 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.

    Hi! If my 9 year old participates in a runDisney 5k and is not able to keep up with the 16 mph pace, will he NOT get a medal? I saw that Disney had added that requirement to the 5k, but wasn't sure if it applied to kids too. Thanks!

    Hi Alisha!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I'm excited for your kiddo to get the chance to proudly rock his runDisney medal!

    The pacing requirement is measured from the last runner starting the race and is measured at 16 minutes per mile for the races that are timed, this includes the 10K, Half Marathon and Full Marathon distances. The pacing requirement is not applicable for the 5K because this race is not timed. In the event something was to happen and your son is unable to finish the race, he would still able to collect his medal. The only time participants are not able to receive a medal is if it is apart of a challenge. For example, part of Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend- The Dark Side there is the First Order Challenge. For this the runner must complete the Star Wars 10K and the Star Wars Half Marathon- The Dark Side. If the participant was swept from the half marathon distance, they would be offered the medal for the half marathon, but they wouldn't be able to collect the challenge medal.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions and best of luck to y'all!

    -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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