Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of running/walking in my first 10K at Walt Disney World. I did the Disney Princess 10K, and my husband Charlie, did the Half Marathon. I am not a runner, but my husband Charlie is.
I had done three 5Ks before this 10K, and I am not currently in good shape, so I was terrified during Covid and working in the travel industry; I had spent a lot of time sitting and working on my laptop. When I went into the 10K, I was worried that I wouldn’t make it.
This was my experience. Not only did I make it, but I loved the entire experience.
How the runDisney varied for me from other 5Ks
#1 It was magical! You get to run through the parks, and there are character picture stops along the way.
#2 When you feel like quitting, expect to be cheered on. I ran up a hill to see a local high school band playing at 5 am. It was very emotional; the band’s parents were there, cheering. My legs were aching, but I heard the cheers. Check out the marching band.
#3 There are small fireworks
#4 Lots of live Music
#5 “Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned marathoner or somewhere in between, you’re in for an amazing run!”
#6 For a non-runner, it was a blast!
#7 For runners like my husband, it is still a blast.
#8 These are great runs for non-runners.
#9 It can be fun to do with your teens. Angel Waite’s son Mason, who is 14, ran the half marathon, and he loved it.
#10 It’s a fun way to encourage yourself to get out and get in shape to run the 10K, and you are treating yourself to a Walt Disney World Vacation combined with a 5K, 10K, or half marathon.
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