18 August, 2012

runDisney Meet-Up and Warm-Up for Disneyland Weekend

Yesterday runDisney announced that they were having another one of their awesome meet-ups prior to the Disneyland Half Marathon!

They've had one I believe during every race weekend ever since the very first Wine & Dine Half Marathon in 2010.  It's a great way for a few lucky runners to meet some great elite athletes and celebrities and have any type of question answered by the gurus.  Jeff Galloway is always in attendance and most of the meet-ups include a few mile run with him around the theme parks or other unique parts of property.  Other special guests have included the winners of past Disney races, Olympic track coaches, Ethan Zohn & Jenna Moresca from Survivor and Amazing Race, and Tony Horton from P90X.

From the Disney Parks Blog post yesterday....

Photo from runDisney

To kick off the upcoming Disneyland Half Marathon, runDisney will be hosting a Meet-Up and Warm-Up to get runners revved up for the seventh annual event weekend.

Thirty selected applicants will get an opportunity to get their “kicks on Route 66” during a special training run through Disney California Adventure park and its newest addition, Cars Land.

Following the Jeff Galloway-led run, selected applicants will also meet a couple of special guests, including three-time Olympian and former American 1000m record holder Suzy Favor Hamilton. As always, there will be surprises along the way.


Congrats to everyone that was selected to attend!  Sounds like the meet-ups are getting better and better, and a run through Cars Land????  AWESOME!

To read about past runDisney meet-ups, I have recaps of some of them listed below.

runDisney Meet-Ups:
          2010 Wine & Dine Jeff Galloway Meet-Up and Run 
          2011 Disneyland Meet-Up with Jeff Galloway
          2011 Wine & Dine Meet-Up & Eat-Up    (Guest Post)
          2012 Marathon Weekend runDisney Meetup and Run
          2012 Tinker Bell Meet-Up & Fly Away (Guest Post) 


  1. I'm hoping for a tweet up with Drew Carey in January! Would be so much fun to do a ride with him -- through the VIP entrance, of course!

  2. @Jonathan...that would be awesome! Let's hope he's at the meetup!