Getting Started On Your Training Plan With

Disney races are fast becoming some of the most popular destination running events on the planet, encouraging people from a wide variety of walks of life to get up off the couch and get moving. From the family 5Ks to the full on 39.3 Mile Goofy Challenge there's a Disney race for just about everyone. With the Disney Brand reaching out to runners and walkers of all sizes, shapes and skill levels it can be difficult to know where to start. However by partnering with legendary runner Jeff Galloway and nutritionist Tara Gidus, runDisney offers training tips, plans, and general advise to get you off on the right foot. Sets You Up for Sets You Up for Success

Once you decided on which one of the exciting runDisney events you want to participate in you need to think about how you will train for it. The Galloway training program has helped thousands of runners across the finish line. It offers easy to follow goals its adaptable concepts can work for beginners and experienced runners alike. You can find detailed training plans with dates adjusted for each Disney race online at But that's just the beginning of what Disney offers to help keep you moving.

At You'll Find Information About:

  • The Run-Walk-Run Method
  • Running at Night
  • Proper Running Form
  • Fueling Before a Run
  • Fighting Through Sluggish Runs
  • The importance of Hydration
  • Where to Train for your Race
  • Race Day Warm-Up
  • Crossing the Finish Line
  • Staying Motivated
  • Final Preparation for Race Day and Recovery
  • Recovery Nutrition

The website is a valuable resource that keeps participants engaged with an informative runDisney Blog, the entertaining runDisney TV, an interactive Facebook Page and Twitter Feed! It's all designed to grow a community and keep runDisney participants motivated and in the know.

Over in our member forums we're growing a runDisney community too with a brand new Roll Call to keep an eye out for Grown Ups members giving their all through every magical mile. It's a place to chat about our training goals and encourage each other to get moving, it's our way of cheering you on along your path. Runners and walkers alike are welcome to stop by the thread and join in our runDisney Roll Call!

Jon G wrote on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:40:

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The Galloway plans never really did it for me; call me stubborn or something, but I wanted to run the whole thing. :) I had great success using the RunKeeper training plans delivered through the companion iPhone (and Android) app. My wife has used the Hal Higdon training plans for 1 marathon and a pair of Goofys.

Best of luck to everyone starting to train for a RunDisney event. I'm normally not much for running in a paved, straight line but they're extremely special.

Ilene wrote on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 11:03:

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My DH, DD, and her BF ran the 5k this January. It was a big deal for this converted couch potato...and so much fun! I'd lost over 100 lbs and thought it a fitting way to celebrate

Kristen K. wrote on Sat, 03/16/2013 - 13:25:

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That's fantastic Ilene! I think every mile is fabulous and a 5K is just as much of an accomplishment as a half for many people these days. Like me! I would have never gotten off the couch if there hadn't of been Disney 5Ks to motivate me.

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