Mom And Son On Run
  • On May 7, 2019
    Katie from VT Asked

    Hello! My 4 yr old wants to run a kids race in November. The choices for his age are either 100m (putting put him in the same group as 1 yr olds) or the mile. 100m seems too short, and 1 mile too long. Historically, how many 4 yr olds run the mile?

    Hi there, Katie! I've always admired the amazing running ability of Dash, the oldest son from The Incredibles. It sounds like you have a little superhero runner on your hands, too! 

    My son and I are big runDisney fans, and he's done a few runDisney Kids Races himself, including the 400-Meter Dash when he was eight (which they no longer have), and the One Mile Run when he was nine and ten. I understand that the 100-Meter Dash may not seem enough of a challenge, especially if your little tyke is a sprinter. If he's interested in the 200-Meter Dash, then my suggestion would be to email runDisney and let them know.

    If you think he can handle the One Mile Run, then I say sign him up! Keep in mind that parents are welcome to run or walk alongside their child during this race (I have to admit that I couldn't keep up with my son this yEAR, and he blew right by me). If I had to guess, I'd say the majority of the kids are in the 7-12 age range, but there are always younger Mouseketeers out there. I looked up the race results from the 2018 runDisney Wine & Dine Kids One Mile Run. Out of the 500 kids that participated, 24 were four-year-olds (and I even counted a few three-year-olds)! The only drawback is the One Mile Run is usually at 1:00 PM when the sun and heat are at their peak, so make sure to hydrate before and after the race. My son and I also practice a few weeks beforehand on a cul de sac in our neighborhood.

    I hope this helps you make your decision, Katie! Enjoy the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, and please come back and see us if you need any more advice!

    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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