Thursday, December 8, 2011

Running through the World Showcase

I'm getting super stoked for our Marathon Weekend trip - One month from today, I'll have completed my race and my husband will be running his half marathon.. with 20,000+ other people!

Though I may not be seeing as many characters as I saw during my 13.1 miles last year, I've heard the courses of the 5k (3.1 miles) have a lot of characters and entertainers, so I do hope to get some good pictures of the family as we run thru Epcot!

Yup - the other really cool part of this race?  It's almost entirely through Epcot!!  The start and finish are just outside the park, but then you run through the World Showcase and out of Future World!  If you're curious to see the course, it's here from RunDisney's website.

So, I know most of you guys aren't runners, but I am curious - anyone seem more interested in these races than before?  Let me know if you've considered!!  We - members of the Magical Blogorail -  have some exciting plans for the 2013 Marathon Weekend races in the coming months and would love for some of you to join in with us!

If for nothing more - it's really fun to walk around the park with a medal on!  Talk about feeling accomplished!


  1. Just remember - if I can do 5k at 25 weeks pregnant, you can TOTALLY do it!!! We'll help you build. Google Couch 2 5k. There are apps and everything - its' an easy and not very time consuming process.. And good for you!!

  2. The half marathon goes thru Future World of Epcot and the Magic Kingdom - It must be fun running thru AK. It looks like all the 5k's at Disney go thru the World Showcase - you'll have to do one!

  3. We're going to do a meet up and hopefully raise some money for a really good cause!! I'm sure some will do the 5k though a few of us are already planning for the half marathon. We'd love for you to join us!!

  4. That's how I felt after the Half last year - I was ready to do it again. Of course, it's so much better at WDW than anywhere else! Thanks for stopping by and appreciating it all!!

  5. MySkinConcierge AvaJanuary 21, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    I ran the Disney Princes 5K through Epcot and it was so amazing that I was ready to run it all again when we got to the finish line!

    Love your blog!

    Chat soon!

    Ava Roxanne @MySkinConcierge

  6. Now that I am seeing more people do the races I am a tad bit interested. I would love to know more about the MB plans for it a meetup? I would love to meet all of you!

  7. My wife and I did the Wine & Dine relay and I had a blast running through Animal Kingdom. With World Showcase being my favorite place in all of Disney, I can only imagine loving that so much more!

  8. Ok, maybe you can talk me into the 5k. But that's it.

  9. Mary - it would be so great if you could come to Marathon Weekend 2013! I'll be there!! :-)