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  • On Jan 26, 2012
    Laurie from IL Asked

    Hi Lori, I am the mother of 4, ages 9,8,8 &5. We travel to Disney every year in Feb. and I am planning to do a run in 2013. I would love my family to be there to cheer me on. What options are there for the families of participants? Thanks! Laurie Mi

    Hi Laurie!  Congratulations on planning for the race!  I promise you will love it!  Disney is actually really great to spectators and families of runners.  Everyone can use the bus transportation that is provided by the Disney host resorts to get to and from the expo and also the race start/finish line.  From there, families are allowed to use the monorails (they will be open early) to get into the Magic Kingdom (NO theme park ticket required).  They can stand along Main Street and watch you as you run toward the castle! This will be around mile 5.5 for you. They can then travel back on the monorails to see you at the finish line.  If you are looking for something a little more, they also have chEAR squad packages.  Here is a link to spectator resources from this year's Princess half.  They may be different next year, but will be very similar.  My favorite chEAR squad package is the platinum level because it offers use of the race retreat tent to families once the runners have started the race.  The race retreat is climate controlled and has crafts for kids,  Disney characters to greet, sofas, TVs, and a hot brunch with plenty of food and drinks.  The gold and platinum level packages also offer reserved seats in front of the caste and at the finish line.  I understand this may be an expensive option for your family of husband and 4 children, but wanted to make sure you know it is available.  They can also track your progress through runner tracking.  You will be given that link for them to sign up for it a couple of weeks before your race.  I hope this helps!  Please let me know if I can help you plan any more for your family's trip!  It's always a great vacation/running trip for mine!
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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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