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  • On Jun 4, 2014
    Nicole from FL Asked

    hello. i was wondering if my 3year old can join my husband and i in the 5k princess run. i just didnt know what she can or cant do seen it will be our first run. we are already going to let her do the dash. thank you.

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Nicole! 

    How exciting you are interested in participating in the Royal Family 5k during the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. 

    Having run several races with my own children, I can tell you three may be a little young to complete a 5k event. Though the race is untimed, runDisney does request participants maintain a a running pace of a 16 minute mile. Other factors to consider are the early start time of 6:15am (it is suggested you be at the Start Zone Area and in your corral at least 45 minutes prior to race time) and a running field of 10,000 participants. Additionally, there are no strollers allowed on the course, so you will need to be comfortable with your princess completing this distance on her own. 

    However, it doesn't she's not up for the challenge. My suggestion would be to get up early one morning and take her for a trial run. See how well she does for just a mile run/walking. If she does well, she might certainly be ready by February. 

    I hope this is helpful, Nicole. Please do not hesitate to ask any additional questions you may have.

    Happy Family Running!

    Faith

     
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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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