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Fun Runs. Yes… running can be fun! Did you know that the Walt Disney World Resort hosts weekly Fun Runs? Well, you know now! We know, when you are on vacation and indulging in practically everything – running (and for fun) just does not seem, well fun right? Wrong! If anything, the runs are fun because you get some fun swag, can post some awesome Instagram worthy photos and well, it makes eating that Mickey pretzel taste SO much better!

Don’t Look Back. Keep Going. Keep Going!

The Walt Disney World Resort Fun Runs has started to make a name for themselves. These brief runs range anywhere from a mile and a half to two miles, which are perfect for beginning runners, families wanting to get out there together, walkers or runners at any level. The runs are full of Disney fun and enthusiasm but casual enough that the most novice among us can run or walk to the finish and get some awesome goodies and snacks! And side note – you don’t have to stay at the particular resort to participate!

The resort fun runs are $15 per person and free for children under 3. Registration can often be done beforehand at the resort’s respective community hall but can easily done the morning of the race. If you are going to register before the race, make sure to be there at least a half hour prior to the start. At the finish of the race, each resort provides cold water, fruit, wet towel and an assortment of granola bars or other snacks to recharge. The cold towels were amazing as was the water, we took our race snacks with us to enjoy once we were ready to nosh.

All-Stars & Icons Fun Run – All-Stars Resorts

Date & Time: Every other Tuesday / 8:00am

Pre-Registration: Surf Board Bay Pool at All Star Sports Resort 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Day-of Registration: 7:30am at The Reel Spot at All Star Movies

Starting Location: Outside of The Reel Spot at All Star Movies

Distance: 1.2 miles

Cost: $15

Swag: Bag of goodies which has included a custom pin and snacks

The Southernmost Point 3K Fun Run – Old Key West Resort

Date & Time: Wednesdays / 7:30am

Pre-Registration: Community Hall

Day-of Registration: 7:00am

Starting Location: Family Tree (near playground by the Sandcastle Pool)

Distance: 1.4 miles

Cost: $15 (plus tax)

Swag: Medal and a water bottle

Derby Fun Run – Saratoga Springs Resort

Date & Time: Thursdays / 8:00am

Pre-Registration: Community Hall

Day-of registration: 7:30am at Saratoga Springs’ Community Hall

Starting location: Outside Community Hall (on the parking lot side)

Distance: 1.86 miles

Cost: $15 (plus tax)

Swag: Water, snacks and a Medal

Regatta Run – Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

Date & Time: Thursdays / 8:00am

Day-of Registration: 7:30am at Bayside Marina outside Yacht Club

Starting Location: Bayside Marina outside Yacht Club

Distance: 1.86 miles

Cost: $15 (plus tax)

Swag: Pin, Sunglasses, Earbuds for Adults, Rubber Duckie and Hershey Kisses for Kids and/or exclusive pin

Seaside Spring – BoardWalk Resort

Date & Time: Fridays / 8:00am

Pre-Registration: Community Hall at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort

Day-of Registration: 7:30am between Jellyrolls and Atlantic Dance Hall

Starting Location: Between Jellyrolls and Atlantic Dance Hall

Distance: 1.4 miles

Cost: $15 (plus tax)

Swag: Exclusive Pin plus a coupon for a Goofy Glacier

Beignet Dash – Port Orleans French Quarter Resort

Date & Time: Sundays / 8:00am

Day-of Registration: 7:30am between building 5 and the Doubloon Lagoon Pool, at the corner of Carriage Path and Reveler’s Row

Starting Location: Between building 5 and the Doubloon Lagoon Pool

Distance: 1.5 miles

Cost: $15 (plus tax)

Swag: Mardi Gras bead finisher medal free beignets

Running of Coronado Fun Run – Coronado Springs Resort

Date & Time: Sundays / 7:00am

Day-of Registration: 6:45am at Gran Destino Plaza

Distance: 1.25 miles

Cost: $15 (plus tax)

Swag: Coronado Springs Pin & Coupon for a Lemon Cake

Topolino Trot – Riviera Resort

Date & Time: Sundays / 7:30am

Day-of Registration: 7:00am at Movie Lawn (between main pool & lake)

Distance: 1.2 miles

Cost: $15 (plus tax)

Swag: Topolino Trot Pin & Italian Ice Snow Cone

Seasonal Fun Run – Fort Wilderness

Date & Time: Around Holidays / 7:30am

Pre-Registration: Fort Wilderness Bike Barn 9:00am – 5:00pm the week before the event

Day-of Registration: 7:00am

Starting location: TBD

Distance: 3K-5K

Cost: TBD

Sweat Makes the Heart Grow Fonder…

Swag: TBD

Seasonal Pineapple Dash Fun Run – Polynesian Resort

Date & Time: Around Holidays / 8:30am

Day-of Registration: 8:00am

Starting location: TBD

Distance: K3-5K

Cost: TBD

Swag: Lei, and complimentary Dole Whip

Send us your post-race photos and best of luck! And most importantly don’t forget to have that extra snack when you finish!

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