Hear me out. I don’t care if walking up the steps makes you want to pass out from exhaustion. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING will make you want to become a runner more than the RunDisney series. A few weeks ago, I did my second RunDisney race, the Enchanted 10K, which takes place over the Princess Half Marathon weekend. (I’ve done one half in my life, and that was plenty. 13.1 is more than a little too far for me :(.)
Both years (2015 and 2017) I ran to benefit Special Olympics Florida, which is such a great organization! I highly recommend running for a charity if you’re doing a Disney Race. It fosters a spirit of team work, and you get some fun swag too. Yes, it requires fundraising, but most of these organizations people are more than happy to donate to (St. Jude, Save the Children, Wounded Warrior Project are frequent RunDisney partners). If you ever decide to do a Disney race without charity, figure out when registration opens, and register the second it does. These babies sell out FAST. The reason I initially did the race to benefit SOFL was that I didn’t get in to the registration in time.
A few tips for RunDisney first-timers:
I think every woman should do a RunDisney race.. They’re amazingly fun, and make for a great excuse to raise money for charity, or just to visit the parks. For the Enchanted 10K, you run through Epcot, and there’s plenty of Princess music playing.. Simply magical.