Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Episode 7 - Let's run!!

So in this episode we cover the topic of running at Disney, which seems to have really taken off in the last few years and we have another Dining Plan challenge.

We are joined by our good friend Emma Godbold who gives us the low down on taking part in a run Disney event from a UK perspective.  Emma took part in this years Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend by running the half marathon.  She lets us know what is was like training in the UK, applying for the half marathon, actually running the race as well as everything else happening over marathon weekend.

Disney hold a number of 'runDisney' events over the year at both WDW and Disneyland.

At WDW the events are;

January - Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
February - Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
May - Expedition Everest Challenge
October - The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler Weekend
November - Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

At Disneyland the events are;

January - Tinkerbell Half Marathon Weekend
August - Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend
November - The Avengers Superheros Half Marathon Weekend (this is new for 2014 and has just been announced!)

All events include the following;

·         Timed races
·         Disney characters and entertainment en route
·         Family reunion area with live entertainment and characters at the finish line
·         Event transportation
·         Tech shirt
·         Finisher medal
·         Digital event guide
·         iGift bag
·         personalized bib
·         on-course and post race refreshments
·         ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking signup for friends and family
·         Personalized results website

For more information check out the 'runDisney' website and be inspired.

So having run off a few calories our next feature looks at in-taking a few calories...yes it's time for another Disney Dining Plan challenge.  This time the girls are confined to eating at Downtown Disney; Michelle has the Table Service Plan whilst Jayne has the Quick Service Plan. Where would you eat and why?  Listen to the girls as they discuss their favourite places to eat and how to make best value of the Dining Plan.

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