Fun Runs in Walt Disney World

With Marathon Weekend behind us, and Princess Weekend quickly approaching, the runDisney 2020 season is fully underway!!

Did you know that you can participate in a race at some of the resorts just about any week of the year?? I am so excited to participate in one (maybe two if I get lucky with timing!) this fall! I have not participated in one myself yet, but here is what I was able to find on them.

  • You do not have to be staying at the resort, or even on property, to participate
  • Registration is day of, between 30 and 60 minutes before the race starts
  • Each race is $15+tax and all ages are welcome! Three and under are free 
  • Parking is free if you are only going to participate in one of the races
  • You are welcome to walk these “runs”

You can’t find any information on any of these runs on runDisney’s official website, so all this information is off of other blogs and Disney news sites. 

If you are interested in participating in a fun run at any of the resorts, I would call the resort the week before or as soon as you arrive in WDW to double check all details and possibly pre-register.  As with anything else, specifics are always subject to change. 

Below are the current runs and the info I was able to find on them

Tuesday (every other)

  • All Stars and Icons Fun Run
    • Where:  All Star Movies
    • Day-of Registration Starts: 7:30am
    • Distance: 1.2 miles

Wednesday

  • The Running of Coronado
    • Where:  Coronado Springs
    • Day-of Registration Starts:  7am
    • Distance:  1.2 miles
  • The Southernmost Point 3k
    • Where:  Old Key West
    • Day-of Registration:  7am
    • Distance:  3k (1.9 miles)

Thursday

  • Regatta Run
    • Where:  Yacht and Beach Club
    • Day-of Registration Starts:  7:30am
    • Distance:  3k (1.9 miles)
  • Derby Dash Fun Run
    • Where:  Saratoga Springs
    • Day-of Registration Starts:  7:30am
    • Distance:  3k (1.9 miles)

Friday

  • Seaside Sprint
    • Where:  Boardwalk Resort
    • Day-of Registration Starts:  7:30am
    • Distance:  1.4 miles

Sunday

  • Beignet Dash
    • Where:  Port Orleans French Quarter
    • Day-of Registration Starts:  7:30am
    • Distance:  1.5 miles

In years previous, Fort Wilderness has hosted 5k runs for the 4th of July and the Polynesian Resort has hosted a fun run sometimes as well.

This is such a fun way to add a little fitness to your vacation if that’s your jam, or just to do something that is a bit different and most people don’t even know exists as an option!  


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