10 Things Not To Do At A runDisney Race

fireworks at marathon starting line

In preparation for all the upcoming runDisney races I thought I would compile a list of things NOT to do at a runDisney race:


1. Don’t try to beat the churro eating record the night before your race and think it is carb loading.  You will definitely regret that decision and pay a visit to every port-a-potie along the way.

2.  Don’t dress as Shrek.  Come on, it is a DISNEY race, pick a Disney character.

3.  While standing in your crowded corral, don’t talk about how you don’t understand why Frozen was so popular.  I guarantee there are a bunch of people in that same corral that DO understand why it was so popular.

10 things not to do at a rundisney race4.  If someone offers you an apple along the course and bears a striking resemblance to the Evil Queen, you probably shouldn’t eat the apple.



5.  Don’t pass up all the character photo opportunities and then complain about the high cost of the race.  You just missed about $65 worth of it.

6.  Don’t pass up the bathrooms in the parks.  They are called the happiest potties on Earth for a reason and I promise they are WAY happier then the port-a-potties along the race course.

7.  Don’t call a princess by the wrong name.  Princesses don’t like that. Belle is yellow. Cinderella is light blue.  Aurora is pink. Rapunzel is purple.  And the list goes on.

8.  The race photographers along the course are really good at getting pictures of you while you are RUNNING.  You don’t need to stop every time you see one and cause a domino effect behind you.  Especially the photog sitting on the castle bridge.  You can run and he will still get a picture of you…even if it looks like this! Lol


9.  Don’t wear a super elaborate costume that you never tested out while running and expect it not to chafe.  Vaseline or Body Glide all those areas where it could potentially rub and to be extra safe, put Vaseline and Body Glide all over the rest of the areas too. 


10.  Don’t forget to enjoy it!  You are out there for a reason. Sometimes things start to hurt, sun starts to feel hot, the race spectator that says you are almost there at mile 7 seems kind of annoying, but think about how you will feel when it is done.  It is all part of the journey.  You paid for this.  You trained for this.  These are your memories you are making, so enjoy them 🙂

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10 Thoughts While Running The 2020 Disney World Marathon


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  1. Kimberley@Black Dog Runs Disney | 18th Aug 14

    Great tips! Especially about the the churro eating. Darn things…..

    • Half Crazy Mama | 18th Aug 14

      Thank you! Those churros get me every time 😉

  2. outrunningthefork | 18th Aug 14

    Dang those people who come to a dead stop heading out of the castle!!! I don’t think I’ve EVER gotten a decent castle pic and I blame them!!! 🙂

    • Half Crazy Mama | 19th Aug 14

      I COMPLETELY agree! Lol. I have NEVER had a good castle picture.

  3. brittney | 18th Aug 14

    i LOVE your picture coming out of the castle! i’m totally used to all my pictures being unflattering while running, but i’m hoping that between the 10k and half, i can get at least one decent one coming out of the castle.

    • Half Crazy Mama | 19th Aug 14

      You would think with as many runDisney races as I have ran I would get a good castle picture, but I’m always foiled by the people who stop and throw their arms up right in front of me. LOL

  4. Elizabeth | 18th Aug 14

    I always love your running costumes! I’ll be sure to keep a look out for those apples. 😉

    • Half Crazy Mama | 19th Aug 14

      Thank you!!! 🙂

  5. Alyson @ Disney Runs in the Family | 19th Aug 14

    My hubby needs to remember that potty rule…he always seems to want to stop at the port o potties right after we exit the park. The struggle is real…LOL

    • Half Crazy Mama | 19th Aug 14

      LOL! That is funny. I think guys don’t care about port-a-poties nearly as much as ladies do. 🙂

  6. Erin Tierney (@ErinTtweeting) | 19th Aug 14

    Awesome tips! I’ll leave the Churro’s until the Sunday!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 19th Aug 14

      LOL! 🙂

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