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  • On Jan 25, 2020
    Phil from Cheshire Asked

    We’re visiting WDW in Feb and are here for the RunDisney weekend. I wondered whether the running track at WWOS is open for public use, would love the chance to get the last couple of workouts in.

    Hi, Phil! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Dedicated runners know that vacation doesn't necessarily mean a break from training. In fact, many guests like yourself visit Walt Disney World Resort specifically for runDisney race-cations, and I completely understand wanting to take Scar's advice to "Be Prepared!" for the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

    I spoke to a Cast Member at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex today, and he explained that the complex is strictly a competition venue, and not open for general public use. However, Walt Disney World Resort has teamed up with New Balance to create running trails at most of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, and you don't have to be a registered guest to enjoy them. The running path around the Epcot Area resorts is probably my favorite, and it can be customized anywhere from 7/8 mile to 3 miles, depending on your route. Run along Disney's Boardwalk, toward Disney's Hollywood Studios and around Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts around Crescent Lake. Just be careful as some sections of the BoardWalk can be slippery when wet! Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa has a tranquil running trail along the fairways of Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. To add on some additional mileage, take the path to the sidewalk that links the resort to the Disney Springs area. Another popular route would take you around the Hourglass Lake sections of Disney's Pop Century Resort and Disney's Art of Animation Resort. There are lots of colorful icons to look at, so make sure you don't get distracted and lose track of your mileage!

    Be sure to enjoy a carb-heavy dinner the night before your runDisney race to help your body stock up on fast-acting sugars for the long distance in the morning. My personal favorite is Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, where I've been known to devour a whole Carfoci pizza!

    I hope to see you running through Cinderella Castle in a few weeks, Phil! Best of luck!

    Eean
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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania!  I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique.  It’s amazing how many people you can find who love talking about, "The Most Magical Place On Earth!"  I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at middle school basketball games waiting for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical.

 

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