Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WDW Wednesday - 3 Reasons to Love RunDisney Kids Races

I'm so excited to share about the 2016 WDW Kids Races!! This was my 2 year old's third time running in the Kids Races, and my 8 month old's FIRST time.

We left our home bright and early and headed over to the Expo and Kids Races. I just love the energy during Marathon weekend, I love seeing everyone proudly displaying their medals, and wearing their "I did it" shirts. It's so hard to attend Marathon Weekend without getting inspired by the amazing stories.

We picked up our packet, and the shirt this year was ADORABLE! It was white with Steamboat Willie and vintage Mickey.  I have to give a HUGE shout out to the voluntEAR helping me with my girls packets this year. I was a little annoying and couldn't make up my mind if I'd gotten the right size shirts for my girls and she was just so kind and helpful. I apologized for being annoying and she laughed and said it wasn't annoying to make sure your kid has the right size shirt.

I'm pretty sure I was being annoying, but the voluntEAR was fabulous!

After we got our bib numbers we headed into the restroom to put on the girls costumes. If you are going to run a RunDisney race, you simply must dress inspired by a character.

Little Lady (2) was Minnie Mouse and Chi-Chi (8 months) was Tigger.

2016 Kids Races 

2016 Kids Races 
Little Lady's group went first. It was adorable to see all the little 1-3 year olds running the 100 yard dash. My husband ran with her and I waited near the finish line with the family (both sides of grandparents, aunties, uncle and cousin).  After her dash we had to wait about an hour before Chi-Chi could participate in her Diaper Dash. Little Lady and her cousin had a blast listening to the DJ, dancing, running and playing together.  

The mat for the Diaper dash was pretty far from the spectators this year, so I wanted to be in the last heat of babies to crawl.  So our family would have a better opportunity to see her race. It turned out to be the best decision ever because it was just our little bug and one other baby crawling with Mickey Mouse. 

2016 Kids Races 

ChEARing on our love bug

Me with my Minnie Me.

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I absolutely LOVE participating in the kids races and here are three reasons why. 

1. FUN Fitness - As parents it is important to model healthy living to our children. RunDisney is SO much fun for adults, and the Kids Races give our children the opportunity to experience a FUN Fitness event from a very young age. 

2. Dress Up! - Who doesn't love dressing up and being active with their family? For my oldest daughters first RunDisney race, we all dressed up as Tigger, Piglet and Pooh. This year, I dressed up as Minnie to match my Minnie Me, and put on a Tigger bow to match my youngest. 
2014 - Tower of Terror Kids Races 

2014 Tower of Terror Kids Races 
3. It's a DEAL!  - Seriously! The Kids Races are less than 20.00 and for that money you get;
  • Race bib with your kids name
  • Snacks after the race
  • A Cotton Tee
  • Medal 
  • A Chance to see a Disney Pal 
  • DJ playing music throughout the event
We always sign our girls up for the kids races, and they play with their medals pretty much every day. I love seeing my girls enjoy running, and look forward to running 5K's and other distances with them as they get older. 

Question of the day: Who would you dress up as with your family if you participated in a RunDisney race together? 

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