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Celebrate Global Running Day with the Walt Disney World Resort Running Trails!

Sarah Harris

by , Disney Sports Social Community Manager

It’s Global Running Day! Wanting to stay true to your fitness goals, even while on vacation? Lace up and head out on one of the running trails during your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! With more than 16 miles of running/walking trails available to resort guests, you’ll be sure to find a scenic route with a touch of Disney at your Disney Resort Hotel.*


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From Sassagoula River to Seven Seas Lagoon, there’s a little Disney magic in your running views with every mile. My personal favorite running trail winds around Disney’s Art of Animation Resort with a 1.38-mile path that passes by the colorful courtyards inspired by Walt Disney and Disney•Pixar classics “Cars,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Lion King” and “The Little Mermaid” – doesn’t get much more “Disney” than that!

Guest running at Walt Disney World Resort

Planning to head out on one of the trails during your upcoming vacation? Keep these tips in mind for a great run:

  • Some of the routes are shared spaces with pedestrians, bicycles and/or surrey bikes so be aware of your surroundings as you run.
  • Keep in mind that some of the running trails offer a variety of terrain, from a boardwalk to paved bricks surrounded by sand, so watch for changes in those surfaces.
  • Summertime in Florida can be quite warm – for a more enjoyable set of miles, head out in the morning or early evening for slightly cooler temperatures, and be sure to stay hydrated!

For a complete list of Disney Resort Hotels* with running trails available, please visit here.

Running trail map at

Have you tried one of the resort running trails? Share your favorites with us on social. We can’t wait to see you run the WORLD during your next vacation!

*Please note that the Walt Disney World Resort continues a phased reopening of Resort Hotels and not all running trails may be open at this time. Check with the Lobby Concierge for Resort-specifc details and for trail map locations.