I remember in 2012 when I decided to run the runDisney Princess Half I immediately was overwhelmed with all the things I didn’t know, so I decided to share my obsessive research with the world through this series of runDisney Basics.


This is a continuing series to help bring together answers to all your runDisney questions, including some you might not even know you have yet!



Packing Lists:

The Expo:

Race Day:


Everything Else:

So, what am I missing?  What questions do you have about runDisney that need answering?  Ask in the comments and I’ll be happy to find the answer for you!



runDisney — 9 Comments

  1. first i have to say thank you SO SO much for all this information!! i am so nervous about running my first half marathon (which happens to be in disney)! your info was so super helpful!! my question is with regards to spectators. will my husband be able to see me at any point during the run? is there a cost to be a spectator? will he be allowed to spectate without having a park pass for the day? any info on spectating would be so appreciated!! THANKS!!!

    • I’m so glad the information was helpful! Spectating is different for each runDisney race, but for most of them, your husband will be able to see you without a park ticket at multiple locations including the finish line. Let me know which race and I may be able to give you some spectator tips!

        • Wonderful! For the Princess Half, spectators have been able to enter the Magic Kingdom before opening and can line Main Street U.S.A. to cheer on the runners without a park ticket. They can also watch in several other locations (check the race map) but I know I’ve seen them along the road by the Polynesian. Spectators can also cheer along the course right outside of Epcot without a park ticket and can definitely see you cross the finish line in the Epcot parking lot. Good luck with your training, I know you’re going to have the time of your life. There’s nothing like it!

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