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runDisney Announces Virtual Running Shorts Series to Benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

runDisney has announced a brand new way to participate in a Disney 5K. The runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series gives you the chance to participate in a Disney race without leaving your hometown. And it's all for a good cause.

Registration for 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Opens April 26

The 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is scheduled for January 4-8, 2017 at the Walt Disney World Resort. Registration for the weekend's race events open April 26 at 12 p.m. ET at the runDisney website.

Registration Opens March 29 for Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Registration for this year's Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend opens in one week and this year there are a couple new events on the list. runDisney has added a 10K race and a brand new challenge to the menu for the race weekend.

Fredison Costa Wins Third Consecutive Walt Disney World Marathon

For the third year in a row Brazilian runner Fredison Costa has won the Walt Disney World Marathon. His finish time was 2:33:24. Costa has won the Marathon five times in the last six years.

Running Industry Leaders Participate in New Forum During the 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

This weekend marks the 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon and the runDisney's first-ever State of the Sport and Race Director Series happened on January 7. The event featured nearly 100 of the "most highly-respected" names from the global running sector including race directors, media executives, and even former Olympic runners.

Star Wars Half Marathon Announced for Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort is turning to the Dark Side. runDisney has announced an all-new half marathon weekend, the Star Wars Half Marathon: the Dark Side. The race pays homage to the dark side of the Force, and now the Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon will be called "The Light Side."

Registration for 2016 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Opens July 14

Runners take your mark! Registration for the 2016 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals opens Tuesday, July 14 at noon ET at runDisney.com. The Princess Half Marathon Weekend is February 18-21 at the Walt Disney World Resort.

runDisney Announces Inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon for 2016

If you've ever dreamed about running a half marathon through Disneyland Paris and the French countryside, it's time to lace up those running shoes. runDisney has recently announced the details for the inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon taking place in September 2016.

Registrations Open this Summer for Several runDisney Events

Over the course of the next three months registrations will open for three very popular runDisney events: the Star Wars Half Marathon weekend, the Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend, and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend. And if you're planning on running any of these races you need plan accordingly.

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runDisney: Thinking About Race Fuel and Hydration

runDisney is fabulous at getting people off the couch and training to run any of their exciting and unique race events. However one thing many previous non-athletes don't understand is that completing an endurance race isn't just about covering a distance, but a need to fuel your body properly so that you can make it across the finish line in the upright position. A steadfast rule of endurance sports is "Nothing New On Race Day," this means that while you're training for your runDisney race-cation, you also need to be coming up with a sustainable plan to fuel your run.

runDisney Virtual Shorts Are Great For New Runners

We've been talking about runDisney on WDW for Grown-ups for a while now. You know the story - runners and walkers from around the world head to Disney for a weekend to attend a fantastic health expo, run through the Parks with a couple thousand of their closest friends. Along the way they get unique perspectives on the property, gather character pictures, and ultimately take home some truly fabulous finishers medals at the end. runDisney events are the sort of thing that get people up off the couch, and working towards a healthier lifestyle.

runDisney: Finding A Training Plan To That Works For You

With their unique locations, and fun on course entertainment, runDisney has helped to inspire thousands of non-runners to lace up their sneakers and give the sport of road running a try. Whether you want to run a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, or Full Marathon; whether you are just starting out, or you have been running for years, pre-race training is important to help you accomplish your goal.

runDisney Motivates Me To Be Better

My friends know that I'll come up with just about any reason for a Walt Disney World vacation, but recently I've dedicated myself to one of my craziest plans yet. yes indeed - I signed up to run the 2018 Princess Half Marathon. Coming out of a long term health crisis I needed motivation to regain my previous fitness and stamina. So why did I chose to runDisney rather than complete a race closer to home? Sure - a fabulous vacation surrounding the race weekend was part of it, but runDisney provides more than just a stretch of road.

Pre-trip Tips For Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend

runDisney's Princess Marathon Weekend is set to kick off from February 18-February 21, 2016 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. This fun race has been a catalyst for inspiring women, who never before dreamed of running, out the door and training for distances that they once thought impossible. I know it's true, because my friends and I have been some of them.

15 Things You Should Do at Walt Disney World in 2015

It's the New Year, so that means everyone is making (and breaking) resolutions. As a Disney fan it seems only fitting that we make some Disney-themed resolutions too. And so we have come up with 15 things that Disney fans should do at the Walt Disney World Resort in 2015. We've included food, rides, experiences, and more to our list of things we can't wait to do this year.

Get Ready To runDisney: Carb-loading In The Magic Kingdom

Making sure that your body has enough energy to run the race is an important part of any runDisney Vacation. With the Walt Disney World Marathon taking place January 7th - 11th, 2015 we thought we'd take a look at some healthy options for carb loading while still enjoying your time at the Parks. Carb-loading can help you have enough energy to finish the race without hitting the wall.

Saturday Style: Mickey At The Gym

I try to add a little Disney magic to my life every chance I get, and when I'm headed to the gym I can use every bit of motivational Pixie Dust I can find. Our forum members chat about working out to get ready for your Walt Disney World vacation, and what better way to do it than with a little Mickey magic by your side.

runDisney Race Recap: Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to introduce myself as the newest runDisney correspondent for Walt Disney World for Grown-ups! I have been running and racing since high school and in the past year have discovered the joy of running Disney races. I can't wait to share my experiences with you, answer any questions you might have, and hopefully inspire you to join in the fun!

2013 Expedition Everest Challenge

The Forbidden Mountain beckons guests deep within Disney's Animal Kingdom, inviting them to adventure and inspiring them to reach new heights. You too can face the mountain and meet the Yeti like never before in runDisney's Expedition Everest Challenge!