Entries from A Mom and The Magic tagged with 'runDisney'

2 sweepstakes to award Disney vacations plus special perks

It’s not too late to enter two sweepstakes that give their winners Disney vacations with some special perks. GoGo squeez is sponsoring Run the Magic Sweeps in which the grand prize is a four-night vacation to a runDisney race...

2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel includes first openly gay mom

The Walt Disney Company has unveiled its 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel, and among the new members is the panel’s first openly gay mother. The Disney Parks Moms Panel, which answers online readers’ questions about planning Disney vacations, has...

What happens when runDisney cancels a half marathon at Walt Disney World?

On Friday, runDisney announced a rare decision to cancel one of its races because of weather. The half marathon, part of Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, was scheduled to start at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, and the anticipated weather was...

Private Facebook groups cater to variety of Disney interests

If you love Disney, not only is there an app for that, but there are a wide range of Facebook groups that cater to specific Disney interests, as well as a general love for the brand. During the past...

You finished your runDisney race. Now what?

runDisney’s biggest race weekend of the year, the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, kicks off tomorrow. Runners will tackle a 5K, 10K, half marathon or full marathon – or a combination of races – early in the morning. In...

What you need to know for runDisney 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Today marks one week until my husband and son are running their first half marathon, and it will be during the 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Although they both have been participating in runDisney races for a few...

New Balance unveils its 2017 runDisney collection of running shoes

Shoemaker New Balance unveiled its much-anticipated designs for its 2017 runDisney collection on Thursday. Typically, the reveal comes during the week before the first running event of the year, which is the series of races at the Walt Disney...

UPDATED: runDisney debuts its partnership with Misfit at 2016 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Thursday marks the beginning of runDisney’s 2016 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World, and as participants know, there have been a lot of changes to this weekend’s races. But perhaps less well-known is the new...

I survived Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Cay 5K

I never thought that one of my vacation goals would be completing a 5K. My family and I were on a Disney cruise, for crying out loud, and I was willing to sacrifice precious beach time on a tropical...

runDisney adds new Virtual Running Shorts Series for summer

runDisney announced new races on Thursday – and there is no limit on the number of participants, although there still is a deadline to register. Runners and walkers now can sign up for virtual races that are scheduled to...

Skip packet pick-up at next runDisney expo – for a price

runDisney quietly has introduced a new service for its next race weekend, which takes place next week at Walt Disney World. At the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side weekend, runners can choose to skip packet...

Changes to runDisney's Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend bring mixed reactions

Earlier this week, astute runDisney participants suspected that the format of the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend in November would be changing, and on Thursday they found out they were correct. Some were excited about the new offerings,...

What you need to know about Disney's PhotoPass staffing runDisney events

Beginning next month, runDisney is changing how photos at its events will be taken, viewed and purchased at Walt Disney World. Disney’s PhotoPass service will be stepping into the role that MarathonFoto has filled until this point. The change...

Disney's 'Dream Big, Princess' campaign launches with events at Disney Parks, on TV

The Walt Disney Co. has announced a new initiative that is designed to inspire girls in particular, and kids in general, “to realize their full potential and dream big.” The “Dream Big, Princess” campaign launched last week with stories...

Free activities for runners at Walt Disney World this weekend

Feeling motivated by the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend that’s going on now? Here are a few free and low-cost activities for runners at Walt Disney World to check out this weekend. Keep those muscles loose with a run...

Changes to the 2016 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Expo

Beginning Thursday, Walt Disney World is going to see an influx of royalty as its annual Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend commences. The event spans four days and includes runDisney kids races, a 5K, a 10K and a half...

Introducing 2016 Disney Parks Moms Panel and upcoming website changes

Disney fans on social media channels have been taking note for several weeks as excited tweets and posts reveal those who had been given coveted spots on the 2016 Disney Parks Moms Panel. This month, however, The Walt Disney...

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2016 Expo begins Wednesday and is free to public

It’s January, and many of us are tackling a New Year’s resolution of creating a healthier lifestyle for ourselves. If you’re like me, you can use all the inspiration you can get. Fortunately for us, Walt Disney World is...

2016 New Balance runDisney Collection debuts Wednesday

UPDATE: New Balance revealed its 2016 runDisney Collection on Monday: the Dumbo Vazee Pace, Ariel Vazee Pace and the Red Carpet Mickey and Minnie 860v6s. The Dumbo and Ariel Vazee Pace are priced at $124.95, and the Red Carpet...

Tips for runDisney's Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Some Walt Disney World guests take burning the calories they consume at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival a little more seriously than others. They are, after all, visiting the resort for the upcoming runDisney weekend, which includes...

2016 Disney Parks Moms Panel search starts this week

Get ready, get set, type! The application process for the 2016 Disney Parks Moms Panel begins at 10 a.m. ET Tuesday (Sept. 8), and those interested have until noon ET Tuesday, Sept. 15, to express their interest. The Disney...

runDisney newcomers' look at final Expedition Everest Challenge

My husband and 12-year-old son ran their first 5K over the weekend - and they chose a runDisney race to make their debut. As longtime local annual passholders, we certainly are familiar with the 'Disney difference' - the level...

DisneyBound founder creates themed fitness outfits for runDisney

A year ago, I told you all about a hot new trend -- DisneyBound -- that allows fans to dress up like their favorite Disney characters without necessarily wearing costumes. Now, runDisney has recognized the popularity of the trend...

New members, changes to 2015 Disney Parks Moms Panel revealed

Disney fans on social media channels have been taking note for several weeks as excited tweets and posts reveal those who had been given coveted spots on the 2015 Disney Parks Moms Panel. This week, however, The Walt Disney...

New Balance releases 2015 Limited Edition runDisney shoes today

Runners -- and a good number of spectators -- heading to Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend have been waiting eagerly for New Balance to release the 2015 design for its Limited Edition runDisney shoes that will be sold at...

Walt Disney World Marathon Expo begins Jan. 7 and is free to public

runDisney's most extensive collection of races - Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend - begins Wednesday. If you're not participating as either a runner or a chEAR member, you might be like my family as been in the past and...

Is runDisney's Expedition Everest Challenge on your calendar?

As Orlando residents and longtime annual passholders, my family and I have experienced much of what Walt Disney World has to offer. One thing we have not tried, however, is runDisney races. That's about to change, though. My husband...

Volunteer opportunities for kids at Walt Disney World's sports events

It's almost summer, and for many kids, that means lazy days of hanging out with friends by the pool or at the beach. But older kids and teenagers also may be looking for volunteer opportunities to fulfill the service...

Entire family can participate at Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and runDisney events

As most runDisney fans know, registration opened this week for the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, the group's flagship event that will be held Jan. 8 to 12. Because the weekend has become so popular, runDisney announced it...

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