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Stay on the Run at Walt Disney World Resort

Darrell Fry

by , Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World Resort

If you’re coming to Walt Disney World Resort on vacation, there are plenty of ways to maintain your healthy and active lifestyle during your visit here. In addition to healthy food options and exercise facilities in and around our theme parks and resorts, there are several running/walking trails around the resort for anyone looking to log a few miles while on vacation.

The trails are well marked and vary in length, so they are perfect whether you are a novice runner or an experienced long-distance runner. All the trails are framed by beautiful scenery and/or wildlife; the type of experience many Disney guests rarely get to enjoy. There are trails that take you along Bay Lake between Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and The Campsites at Fort Wilderness Resort or around Seven Seas Lagoon with Cinderella Castle in the distance – just the kind of vistas that can make your run more magical and help you stay fit while making vacation memories with your friends and family.

But don’t take it from me. Listen to Lori Lovell, the runDisney mom on the Walt Disney World Moms Panel, who recently hit the running trails at Walt Disney World Resort and shared with us three of her favorites.

If you want to hit the trails during your next visit to Walt Disney World Resort, check out or stop by the front desk of your resort for maps and directions.

 And don’t forget: if you are looking to combine a great family vacation with the challenge of a half or full marathon, runDisney events are the perfect fit. With six event weekends at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort that all feature kids’ races, Family Fun Run 5Ks, half marathons and/or full marathons, there races for runners of all ages. Get more information or sign up for a race at And to be among the first to find out all of the news and information related to runDisney, follow us on our new Twitter feed @runDisney and at

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  • Hi Darrell,
    Just curious if you would be posting the new Disneyland Half Marathon Medal for 2012. Last year’s design was awesome, but I wanted to know what this year’s lanyard looks like. Thanks!

  • Great video! Thanks for sharing information on the jogging trails at Walt Disney World! I love the trail at the Boardwalk and can’t wait to try the one at Wilderness Lodge! I LOVE runDisney!

  • Getting acclimated to the heat and humidity of Florida are essential before your next big runDisney effort. I always try to come down a few days early just so my body can adjust and I don’t get a shock at mile 3 of my race. That happened in 2009 during Race for the Taste! I was smart enough to realize that I should slow down a notch when I stopped sweating. Get to know the conditions and good luck at your next race! I am looking forward to my first Goofy race weekend in January and who knows I may even make it a Dopey weekend!

  • *AND running. 🙂

  • I want to thank Darrell, Lori and the rest of the folks who make runDisney feel like a community. Your activity on social media is incredibly motivating to people like me, who will train a looong time for a Disney race. The connections you forge get us out there bad running.

    • Melissa, thank you on behalf of the entire team. We’re fortunate to have such an engaging community of people so willing to share their experiences as they train for and run Disney. See you at the next race!

  • LOVE running along the Boardwalk and down to DHS early in the mornings and seeing the hot air balloons!!

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