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  • On Jul 24, 2017
    Jamie lee from CT Asked

    I am running the WDW Half Marathon Saturday and my 3 year old wants to run the Kids 50m race on Saturday at 11am. I am wondering if I will have enough time to take a bus to meet my family at the resort or WWS in time for her race, or if she should run Fri.

    Hi Jamie Lee!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I will be participating in the Dopey Challenge during Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and my little one is doing the runDisney Kids Race so my family was trying to plan out the exact same thing!

    The first two things you'll need to consider is your anticipated pace and what corral you think you'll be in based on this. If you think you'll be in a later corral, I'd add at least an hour to the start time to account for when you'll actually cross the start line as the corrals in front of you are released. You'll then estimate the total time the race will take you, accounting for Character photos too! With the Walt Disney World Marathon starting at 5:30 AM, we'll estimate you actually start at 6:30 AM and then the race plus Characters, the race takes you 3 hours, you'd complete the race at approximately 9:30 AM! Considering this, I don't think you'd have time to return to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel, but if you head straight from the race to ESPN Wide World of Sports I think you'll certainly make it in time!

    If you finish later than you initially thought or you are nervous for time, I'd recommend using a ride sharing service or even the new Minnie Van Service! When I've utilized a service like Uber, it's been incredibly quick getting between two locations so you'll certainly be fine. 

    If you have the option, Friday may be easier but we planned for my son to run on Saturday! Since we won't be doing the parks at all on Saturday for me to rest up, we wanted to save Friday to get as much park time in as we can. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

    -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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