Medal Designs Released for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend

The medals for this year's The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend have been released by runDisney and they're positively glowing.

The runDisney Kids Races include the diaper dash, 100m, 200m, 400m, and 1-mile race, and participants receive a Halloween-inspired medallion. The Kids Races medal features the runDisney logo and Donald Duck holding a bucket of Halloween candy.

2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Ends with Inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge

A new race has been added as a tropical finish to the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.

The Castaway Cay Challenge is a joint venture between runDisney and Disney Cruise Line and gives runners a chance to finish their Marathon Weekend with a 5K on Disney's private island, Castaway Cay.

After finishing one (or more) of the Marathon Weekend races runners can compete on January 14 in the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge, a 5K race.

Transitions Optical Signs Agreement to Sponsor Signature Events at Walt Disney World Resort

Several signature events at the Walt Disney World Resort have a new sponsor.

Transitions Optical Inc. recently signed an agreement with the Walt Disney World Resort to become a sponsor of several events including the runDisney series, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, and the Festival of the Masters in Downtown Disney.

The company will also be sponsoring the Atlanta Braves spring training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland Resort Planned for November

The Avengers are headed to Disneyland.

runDisney recently announced the inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend at the Disneyland Resort on November 14-16.

The events for the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend include the half marathon, a Family Fun Run 5K, kids races, an expo, and more.

And in true runDisney style, Marvel's Avenger characters will be on the race course, cheering on the runners as they run through Disneyland and surrounding areas.

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train are Two of the Highlights for 2014 at Walt Disney World

Next year promises to be a very magical year for guests at the Walt Disney World Resort with the opening of a new attraction and the debut of a new parade at the Magic Kingdom, plus much more.

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is set to open in the spring of 2014, completing the New Fantasyland expansion at the Magic Kingdom. The ride takes guests on a musical ride through the mines, and was inspired by the classic animated film.

runDisney Releases New Medals for the Princess Half Marathon and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon

Runners participating in Disneyland's Tinker Bell Half Marathon and Disney's Princess Half Marathon races can look forward to new designs on the race medals.

runDisney released the new designs for the medals for the Princess Half Marathon, the Enchanted 10K, the Glass Slipper Challenge, and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon and the Tinker Bell 10K.

Fit2Run Runner’s Superstore Coming to Downtown Disney

Racers and reluctant runners have a new place to find the perfect footwear. Fit2Run, The Runner's Superstore, is opening this fall at Downtown Disney.

Fit2Run offers runners the chance to find a perfect fit when it comes to their footwear, and will also be offering a complimentary video-taped gait analysis and an iStep barometric scanning. These offerings will help guests find the right shoe for their feet.

New Merchandise Available for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend

This weekend thousands of runners will be lacing up their shoes to run The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler and runDisney has created some great race-inspired merchandise.

One new item is a pull-over jacket that features the words "I Did It!" on the front, with a map of the race course on the back. There is also a long sleeve "I Did It!" shirt that features the race course on the back.

2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Sells Out

Less than four months after registration opened, the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon has sold out, making it one of the fastest marathon sell-outs in runDisney history.

More than 26,000 registered runners are set to participate in the Disney Marathon Weekend on January 8-12, 2014, with 13,500 signed up to run the 26.2 miles that make up the marathon.

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Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend

Who says fairytales don't come true? They sure do during Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend! Where else do you get to run through Cinderella's Castle, meet your favorite princes and princesses, and get a "crown" for finishing?!

Race Courses: They Can Make or Break You

NOTE: Not All of the runDisney events mentioned in this article are still held.

When I first started running, I never gave much thought to the actual race course itself. I was more concerned about actually finishing the race and not getting swept! (If you're not familiar with being swept, for Disney races you must keep a 16 minute/mile pace on the course or you will get picked up by race officials and taken to the end of the race.) Now as I've done more races, I have become increasingly aware of the course and what challenges it will hold.

runDisney: Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge

During the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, runDisney holds Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge. This is for runners who don't feel like the marathon is enough for them and want to run 39.3 miles in two days. Goofy is the perfect name for this!

It's the Walt Disney World Marathon's 20th Anniversary

Coming in 2013 the Walt Disney World Marathon will be celebrating it's 20th Anniversary Race during a fun filled weekend of activities for all ages. Race weekend (January 10th-13th, 2013) hosts fun events for families to enjoy that stress the importance of physical fitness for every age.

3 Great Jogging Trails at Walt Disney World Resort

Jogging trails are offered for guests to use throughout Walt Disney World Resort. Most of the Disney Hotels have "Winding paths through serene wilderness and scenic trails alongside sprawling lakes and rivers," offer some of the most charming and tranquil views of the property. If you plan on using the resort's jogging trails during your stay, please ask for maps and information at the front desk of your resort hotel. I thought that I'd share a couple of the ones that I've walked.

Disney's Princess 1/2 Marathon Weekend

RunDisney events are becoming increasingly popular not only with established athletes, but they are reaching out to a whole new population of Disney lovers and are inspiring them to get fit. The next big event coming up on the runDisney schedule will bring together women from around the world for Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend on Feb. 24-26, 2012. Does you Fairy Godmother Carry a Stopwatch?