Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Sep 17, 2012
    Juliette from GA Asked

    HI Lori! I'm so happy I found your page. I want to run the Princess 1/2 marathon in Feb I turn 40 and this is my birthday gift to myself! I'm a DVC member and was going to book at AA will I be close to the event? Where's the best place to stay?Is it hard?

    Hi Juiliette!  I am very glad you found my page too!  That is an awesome gift to yourself!  There is nothing we can give ourselves that would be more important than a healthy lifestyle!

    The race will begin and end in the Epcot parking lot.  So, while the Art of Animation Resort is not close to that, it will be fine.  That resort is one of the host resorts for the Princess Half Marathon weekend.  The host resorts provide free bus transportation to and from  all race weekend events.  (the expo and packet pick-up, the 5K, the kids races, and the half marathon)  You can find the list of host resorts on the Princess Half Marathon travel page. 

    Since you're a DVC member, you probably have an idea of what your favorite place to stay is. So, I would just stay where you want, as long as it is a host resort. 

    The half marathon isn't a hard course.  There are a couple of winding inclines, but overall it is fairly flat.  And, of course, it is on DISNEY property, so there is entertainment all along the route, and you even get to run through the Magic Kingdom before it opens!  The highlight of my race is running into Tomorrowland and then around through Cinderella Castle! 

    I hope this helps!. Please feel free to reach out to me with any other questions you have as you get ready to celebrate your birthday...runDisney style!!

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Meet the Panelist: Lori, Indiana

I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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