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  • On Jul 18, 2015
    Kelly from ON Asked

    Coming to Disneyland in August and we want to keep up our training for our 5K and 10K in January. We're staying off site near the convention centre. What's a good 5K route to do while we're there?

    Welcome back, Kelly! 

    Thank you for your question - you're the first person to ask about training run routes around Disneyland® Resort, so fun! And way to go on wanting to keep up your training while on vacation. 

    I've stayed off-property near the convention center myself at the Hilton, so luckily, I've got a suggestion for a training route for you. 

    • Starting at the South corner of W Katella Ave. and Harbor Blvd, head East until you reach the West side intersection of W. Katella Ave and Disneyland Dr. 

    • Run North on Disneyland Dr until you pass Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel and turn left onto Downtown Dr. following the traffic circle and road until you get to the Disneyland Hotel. Turn left at the Sorcerer Mickey Hat and head into the courtyard area of the Disneyland Hotel. Follow the path around the courtyard and pool, making a complete circle and then exit where you came in at the Sorcerer's Hat. 

    • Run straight as you are now running through the Downtown Disney District. Run all the way to the end where Downtown Disney meets the Esplanade (near La Brea Bakery and the bag check tents) 

    • Turn around at the bag check tents and follow your route back. This route is what's called an "out and back route." 

    The biggest piece of advice I have is to run a route that is on-property and to go early when the resort is quite. You can also view this route ahead of time to familiarize yourself with it by looking it up on google maps or Map My Run. The satellite view is also very helpful! 

    I hope this helps you, Kelly! Mapping this out for you makes me miss Disneyland® so much :) I hope you have a magical vacation! Please let me know if you need any additional assistance! 

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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