All the Reasons You Will Ever Need To runDisney | Global Running Day

It’s National Running Day, 2016 edition. Which is now apparently called Global Running Day. Hey, the more runners the merrier!

I’ve been looking over past years posts on National Running Day.

Last year, I was ending my break from running. And it felt good.

The year before I shared why I run. And in part, that post explains where the No-Guilt Life came from. (So if you’ve ever been curious about that, go check it out.)

This year I’m going hyper-specific. If you’ve followed me on Social Media or are a regular reader of this blog, you know I love running Disney. If you haven’t run a race with the Mouse yet, here are a couple dozen good reasons why you should.

Oh, and I’m not going to use Magic or Pixie Dust once. Not. Even. Once. (That sentence obviously doesn’t count!).

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Half Marathon | Marathon | 5K | 10K

 

All the Reasons You Will Ever Need To runDisney

 

When else can you legally run through empty theme parks?

Or meet runDisney spokesperson and Olympian Jeff Galloway & his lovely wife Barbara.

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more!

ChEAR squad on Main Street: amazing experience to hear the roar of the crowd.

Running through Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty Castle.

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more!

My then 10-year old, busting out the 10K like a champ! I’m impressed he noticed the photographers.

Bonding with your family through running.

Picture stops with friends.

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more!

Peggy Sue– gone, but not forgotten. Best. Cheerleader. EVER.

Booze on the course.

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K

Of course, there are moments when you realize you really need booze, but it’s 13.1 miles away.

Hang in there, Mikey!

Mike walking

And then the moment when you realize you can have booze: because it’s only 2 miles away!

Go Mikey, gooooo!

It’s an excuse to go to Walt Disney World.

Or to go to Disneyland.

Or to go on a Disney Cruise.

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K

Or to go to Disneyland Paris.

Or even to go to Disneyland Park Hong Kong.

The people you will meet will change your life.

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K

You’ll accomplish goals you never thought possible.

Sunrise running: you will see the sun come up since every dang race starts before dawn.

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K

Generous pace requirements. You don’t have to be fast to runDisney.

A race distance for everyone: marathon, half, 10K, 5K and kids races.

kid races

Kids learning to love running thanks to runDisney races.

Sweet merchandise. (Ebaying later- frowned upon, but hey, it’s your money. Do you.).

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K

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Fireworks at the start.

Riding a roller coaster in the middle of your full marathon.

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K

Wearing your medals around the parks. Being congratulated by Cast Members and Guests alike.

Burning #AllTheCalories means #DrinkingAllTheDrinks.

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K

There’s plenty to eat and drink on the course provided by Disney. Water stations, Powerade, bananas, Clif bars- oh my!

And some extras can be found. Like snacks.

April snacks

And coffee.

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K

Donuts. Hulk hands are optional.

Here’s what: When I run long distances I get hungry…actually it’s more like hangry. Imagine my delight when I spotted this #Winchells on the #AvengersHalfMarathon course. Shout out to the guy that let me cut the line so I didn’t mess up my time. #eatallthefood #instahappy #Disneyland #coast2coast #runhappy #rundisney #runlikeagirl #InfinityGauntletChallenge #hulksmash #teamsparkle #marvel

Costumes.

All the costumes!

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K

Of course, there are group costumes.

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K

And Epic group costumes.

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K

You’ll appreciate the clean, REAL restrooms on the course.

Take a moment to let that sink in.

guide to 10K bathroomsWhen someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K bathrooms on the course

Proving all the people wrong who say Magic Kingdom and Epcot aren’t within walking distance. (Because it TOTES is!).

More men on the course than a dating service.

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K | Characters

Speaking of love, everyone needs a place to get engaged.

So why not at a runDisney race?

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K

Entertainment on the course includes characters, high school bands, cheerleaders, cos-players, and the Red Hat Society.

Tons to read on the courses.

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K | Race Signs

Special moments that happen on the course.

Like when your retired Marine buddy dresses up like Tinker Bell and mugs for the cameras all in the name of good, clean fun.

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K | Tinker Bell

And when you cross that finish line of your first marathon with a ton of friends.

And a big ol’ smile on your face!

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K

Or when you find your own cheerleaders waiting for you (with Steve Harvey).

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K | Steve Harvey Race Sign

You won the Marathon! Oh, wait… I apologize…

Finding your community.

And the joy that comes with spending time with them.

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K

And then, of course, there’s the bling.

There is nothing finer than a runDisney race medal. Or Four.

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K

You’ll never have an experience quite like a runDisney race. You may run a faster course; you certainly will run a less crowded one. You may run in a more scenic locale.

But you will never be able to duplicate the magic of runDisney.

Dammit. I was sooooo close, too!

If you need to run a Disney race or experience a race weekend as a spectator, I’m your girl. I’m a Disney travel planner and I’ve got the goods: bibs, rooms, and tickets.

Shoot me an email if you are looking for a race to run.

When someone says Disney, they don't always think of running. Here are a couple dozen reasons you should runDisney in honor of Global Running Day. Seeing the sunrise, dressing in costumes, fabulous medals, generous pace requirements, and so much more! Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K

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  1. Oh my goodness this post made me so home sick! I just don’t know that I can hold out until Princess 2017….Ugh!
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