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Run Like Big Hero 6: Why RunDisney Races

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Have you ever had a Disney movie moment where you felt like you knew exactly what the characters were going through? Like they were describing you and your life.The moment came while I was watching big hero 6 The moment Hiro, the main character, shouts “Run!” When he looks behind him, Baymax replies, “I’m not fast,” behind him slowly like a snail. I’m Baymax too. Me too.

So completing four RunDisney races, including a 10-miler, two half marathons, and most recently a full marathon, is pretty amazing to many (myself included). I’m not quite what you might think, but I’ve found myself signing up for RunDisney events over and over again. Mr.The IncrediblesLet’s take a look at why runDisney events are great and why you should consider signing up for one.

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One of the most obvious benefits of running the runDisney race is running Walt Disney World. Which park you run depends on the event you sign up for. No matter which park you run through, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself past attractions and landmarks in a different atmosphere. Whether you’re driving by Cinderella’s Castle in Magic Kingdom or Pandora’s Hallelujah Mountains, you’ll enjoy seeing them in a new context. The fact that the course passes through a Disney park in Central Florida also means it’s one of the flattest and very appealing for beginners.

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The course is lined with different distractions during the race that will occupy your mind and put a smile on your face. During the race you can take pictures of classic Disney his characters. Many of which you won’t see at the typical character meet and greet spots at Disney parks. Movie screens often feature racing-themed scenes, and DJs playing festive music are often seen around the course. Also, supporters, such as friends and family of the racers, or cast members getting ready to start the day, cheer on every passing runner during some parts of the race.

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From the rope drop to the line of the Seven Dwarf Mine Train, you can run Disney race even if it’s the longest run you’ve ever done. RunDisney events feature races of varying lengths, so anyone with enough preparation should be able to find a race they can complete. Most event weekends include race options from 5k (3.1 miles) to 10 miles and 26.2 miles. All races have a required minimum pace, but runDisney events tend to allow slower paces than most other races available. In lieu of racing, there are also multiple events throughout the year that offer morning yoga classes at Disney theme parks. It’s important that you sign up for a race that matches your current fitness level or has enough time to reach the level you want. Which leads us to our next favorite thing about RunDisney…

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If you’re not sure which race is right for you, research some training programs and times to start before the race to determine if you have the time you need to prepare. There is a recommended program that helps most beginners run 5km in her 13 weeks of preparation and a full marathon in 29 weeks of training. RunDisney offers training schedules designed by former Olympian Jeff Galloway for both beginners and experts, providing the length of time needed to prepare for each race length. His system focuses on splitting the race into running/walk breaks, with each varying in length depending on the desired pace.

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And with a uniform recommended training program, so many people in the race end up aiming for a similar pace. Most runDisney events have pacers, experienced runners who carry a target pace sign throughout the race, and call anyone in the group to take a run/walk break. was struggling with his marathon. A great pair of positive, energetic pacemakers called out the run/walk command and it saved me as I was able to get into the rhythm with a large group of runners in the same situation as me.


This is one of the best things about runDisney events: the community. Their attitude towards the event is amazingly positive and supportive. Everyone cheers each other on and offers words of encouragement when they see others struggling. there is.

Many runners dress up like their characters or have fun outfits and shirts that add to the whimsical vibe. Maybe it’s set back far enough to avoid watching any serious racing).

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Finally, you’ll love the last medal you got. It’s a cool design based on the racing theme. dark side half marathon Or Goofy in a bellhop costume Tower of Terror 10 MylarIt is a souvenir that you can decorate and enjoy as a reward for your hard work.

The reasons I love the runDisney event seem great, but if you’re still wondering if you can make the race happen, maybe you need your own moment where the Disney movie speaks to you. go to put The Hunchback of Notre Dame And remind Quasimodo that “it’s a good day to try”. See you at the finish line!