Kicking Off the Weekend – runDisney’s Cinderella Royal Family 5K
A runDisney 5K is what I like to call – “the gateway drug” to the runDisney races. Once you experience a runDisney race, you just can’t stop. The accomplishment makes you want to go back for another race, a longer race, and then another and another and another!
runDisney begins their race weekends with a Family Fun 5K. Each weekend has a different theme and runDisney’s Princess Half Marathon weekend’s theme is the Cinderella Royal Family 5K. It is open to all, including men, women, and children! The 5K’s are not timed events and are intended to promote family, fun and are not-to-be missed kick-offs to the main races!
The Cinderella Royal Family 5K or 3.1 miles begins and ends in Epcot’s Explore parking lot. The course loops around World Showcase, winds its’ way into Future World and ends back in Epcot’s Explore parking lot. The race start time is 6:15am which means you can sleep in and get up at 5am, get on the race bus, run your race and be back in your hotel room to shower before the parks open! And if you hurry, there are still registrations available – the race is only 90% sold.
Here’s my experience from the 2013 Royal Family Fun Run 5K: