November 7, 2013

Introducing Friends to runDisney

Today, I will be riding to Florida with three friends who will be participating in their first runDisney event.  These girls are not runners, yet they are very excited about the challenge of the Jingle Jungle 5K and earning this sweet medal! Their goal is to enjoy the race, take some photos and then have several days to play in the parks.  I am not sure if they will be converted to racing a longer distance in the future but at least they will experience their first race in a magical place.

Pam traveled to the 2012 WDW Marathon weekend with me, when I ran my third half marathon as part of the Chip and Dale relay with her daughter Allyson!  We had a wonderful four days of running and park visits and she is excited to be earning her own race medal!

Chip and Dale finisher photo with Allyson!

To prepare for the long car ride, I decided to make treat bags for Suzann, Kathy and Pam.  I found these Disney version animal crackers at Costco and they were a must with the fun shapes.  Homemade Chex party mix, gum, wet wipes, and Altoids rounded out the bag.

 Everyone is bringing their own breakfast and lunch to save on stops.  Hopefully we will be rolling into the Beach Club around 2:00pm today. Safe travels to all who will be at the Wine and Dine weekend with us! We can't wait to make some wonderful memories!


  1. That's how I becamea RunDisney fan and a runner and general! Safe travels to you!

  2. I'm travelling tonight with 2 my friends who are also having their first RunDisney one is running her first half marathon! Good luck to you ladies and happy racing! :)

  3. Have a blast! I LOVE that Jingle Jungle 5K medal!

  4. I'm so disappointed I'm not doing the 5k, this medal is so cute!

  5. What a cute idea!! I hope you all had a safe drive! Hope to see you this weekend :)

  6. Traveling to Orlando as I type this. Obviously I'm not driving!:) can't wait for Saturday. My 16 year old daughter will earn her Coast to Coast! She is PUMPED!:)