Disney World Races

Run In The Magic

One unique experience that is more appealing to adults is participating in Disney's Endurance Series. Disney hosts several races over the course of the year, which give runners the ability to dash through Disney landmarks. While the dates and makeup of these races change over the years, there are several races that are very popular. Some noteworthy ones are:

Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon

This event is being held in 2010 for the first time. This race offers the unique experience of running at night through three of Disney World's theme parks, and also offers a fun after-party to celebrate the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! What better way to build up your appetite than to run a half marathon beforehand! There are also some shorter races available during the Wine & Dine Half Marathon weekend for those who don't quite have this kind of distance in them yet, and the Half Marathon is also available to be run as a relay with a partner.

Expedition Everest Challenge

The Expedition Everest Challenge is also held at night in Disney's Animal Kingdom Park. The race includes not only a 5k run, but also an obstacle course and a scavenger hunt in the park. Once you finish, you get access to an after-hours party in the Animal Kingdom where you can ride some of the rides and enjoy post-race refreshments.

Disney's Princess Half Marathon

An extremely popular race, Disney's Princess Half Marathon is a run open to both women and men. Like the Wine and Dine Half Marathon, there is a whole weekend built around the event, and shorter races are available for those with less endurance training under their belts.

Disney World Marathon

This is the grand-daddy of all Disney races, and is the one to which every Disney running fan is aspiring! This race weekend includes Disney's Health & Fitness Expo; Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy medals; and more. Again, this is a weekend-long event, full of shorter races, fun, and Disney magic for everyone involved.

Each of these races can offer a very unique experience for adults. It can also be very interesting to see your favorite theme parks empty as you bolt (or walk, as the case may be!) through them. Plus, they offer a great way to work off any additional dining you may have done on your trip!

For more information, including dates, locations, registration, and even more races and events, visit Disney's Endurance Event headquarters on the web!

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