Did you know a number of Walt Disney World® resorts have Fun Runs? Nothing “fun” about running, you say?
Well, read on and perhaps you’ll be motivated to participate on your next vacation!
Port Orleans French Quarter & Riverside
Do you enjoy a tasty Beignet? Then you DON’T want to miss the Beignet Dash Fun Run! This short 1.5 mile run takes place Sundays at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort. The run begins at 8:00 am on the Riverwalk between Building 5 and Doubloon Lagoon Pool. What a beautiful path to run! You can register the day of 7:30 am or preregister by calling 407-WDW-Play. Trust me when I tell you it will be TOTALLY worth it when you get to the Finish Line!
Old Key West
One of my favorite resorts is Disney’s Old Key West Resort. I love the Florida feel with its palm trees, waterways and lush vegetation! What better way to start your Wednesday morning than with a 3k (1.86 mile) run? The “Southernmost Point 3k” starts at 7:30 am…plenty of time to get the blood pumping before the parks open! You can register the day of between 6:45 am and 7:15 am or preregister in the Community Hall.
Ready! Set! Go! It’s time for the “Derby Dash!” You don’t have to break any records, though. Set your own race pace as you make your way through Disney’s beautiful Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. The Derby Dash is a quick 1.44 mile run and takes place Thursdays at 8:00 am. You can register the day of at 7:30 am or preregister in the Community Hall.
Not “under the boardwalk,” but 1.4 miles “on” the boardwalk. Disney’s Boardwalk Inn hosts the “Seaside Sprint” on Fridays at 8:00 am. Runners will start between Jelly Rolls and Atlantic Dance Hall for an amazing morning on the Boardwalk! Register the day of at 7:30 am at the starting line or preregister in the Community Hall.
Yacht & Beach Club
Thursdays at 8:00 am you can double your running fun at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts with the “Regatta Run!” Starting at the Bayside Marina, runners will make their way along Crescent Lake for an enjoyable 3k (1.86 mile). Register the day of 7:45 am at the Bayside Marina or preregister by calling 407-721-5302.
All Star Resorts
The 1.2 mile “All-Stars and Icons Fun Run” definitely puts the “fun” in the Fun Run. The runs vary by date, so you’ll need to contact the All-Star Movies Resort to find out which day the 7 :00 am run occurs during your trip. Register the day of 6:30 am at All-Star Movies Reef Spot or preregister with a Children’s Activities Host on any of the All-Star Resort pool decks.
The cost for each race is $15 per person plus tax. Ages 3 and up may participate. The Fun Runs do not take place on runDisney race weekends (more on THESE amazing events in a later blog post). You DO NOT have to be staying at a Fun Run resort to participate.
Oh…did I mention the swag for participating? It's ALL about the swag!