The original plan was to run all the runDisney races in one year (2012: The Year of the Disney), but life and financial responsibilities got in the way and The Year of the Disney has turned into 3 and who knows when I'll get the chance to run them all?! I thought it would be a good idea to document my adventure in a one stop shop for easy viewing.

First things First! Here's a few tips and tricks I've picked up along the way that will be specifically helpful for runDisney races:

I started my journey with the  2012 WDW Family Fiesta 5k to kick off a fabulous weekend of the ultimate race weekend (for me) back to back half marathons:

The WDW Half Marathon- THE race I started running for. 

Followed by The WDW Marathon Relay the next day. 

I was the 2nd relay runner on my team (Go GD Runners!). It was a great way to see the marathon course, especially since at the time I never thought I'd run the full marathon. 

Expedition Everest came next. 
It was a 5k adventure race- running, obstacles and

Scavenger Hunt through The Animal Kingdom with an after party there as well.

The Haunted 5K Trail Run kicked off the

Tower of Terror 10M weekend extravaganza!

Then I was back the next year to run The WDW Full Marathon all at once :)

As luck would have it, a family trip overlapped The Princess Half Marathon weekend and I finally got to get my picture with Minnie and Mickey at the finish line

As soon as I found out about runDisney, 
I knew I wanted to get the coveted coast to coast medal. 
It might have taken a couple of years, but 
I finally got it while completing the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge

followed by The Disneyland Half Marathon on Sunday.
4 medals in one weekend! 

On the heels of that adventure, The 2nd annual Tower of Terror weekend approached and it was better than ever! The vast improvements has definitely sealed this race weekend as a must-do.

The morning started off with a fun run around the Wide World of Sports

and ended with a trip to the 5th dimension and partying with villains all night!

 I went back in January to run the inaugural Minnie 10k
Since I was there already, I decided why not volunteer for the Half Marathon!

Being a Finish Line Runner Direction volunteer was a great experience and I highly recommend giving back to the running community, runDisney or local, if you ever have the chance.

I ended the quick weekend trip cheering on all my friends on who accepted the Dopey Challenge.
(don't let anyone tell you spectating is easy!) 

 The Glass Slipper Challenge kicked off with the Inaugural Enchanted 10k

followed by the Princess Half Marathon.

Next up:

The Tower of Terror 10 miler weekend! 
It is my favorite after all :)

  Do you runDisney, too?


  1. You have great runDisney pics! I love running Disney and I cannot wait for the Glass Slipper Challenge! Have no idea what I'm going to wear but I feel like I should start planning that now!

    1. Thanks, Alicia! Never too early to start thinking :)

  2. I learned this from you ....