Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Mar 16, 2017
    Renae from IN Asked

    Are there any exceptions to the age restriction for the half marathons? My kids, ages 12 & 9 at the time of the race, have both completed half marathons before well under the 16 minute per mile pacing requirement. Can they register?

    Hi Renae!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It sounds to me like you have two stellar athletes in your family!

    While you as their Mom know their capabilities, unfortunately runDisney protocol calls for participants to be 14 years of age or older for any half marathon event and 10 years of age or older for any 10K race. While I understand that your kiddos have completed this distance in under the required time, runDisney does enforce this rule for the safety of all it's participants. 

    May I recommend that your family look into one of the 5K races? While I know for a long distance runner a 5K race may not be exactly what you are looking for, they truly are some of the funnest races that runDisney offers! With the shorter distance, I find you actually spend more time in the parks and without the pacing requirement you can enjoy yourselves and stop to take pictures with every character you meet along the way! Please let me know if you have any other questions and I hope your family finds an event that works perfect for y'all.

    -Lindsey ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Texas

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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