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Tuesdays on the run is a fun weekly link up for runners from all paces and stages of their careers. If you are winning the races OR a back of the pack runner, all are welcome here!

This week we offer a “free topic”- link up any running related post with us! Visit a few new faces or say hi to some old friends. Comments are always appreciated when you can share the love.

Here are the topics for the rest of the year in case you like to plan ahead!

  • 12/6/2016  – Tell us something new you learned about running in 2016
  • 12/13/2016 – Favorite running book you read in 2016 (could be a cookbook)
  • 12/20/2016 – Your year in bling or pictures
  • 12/27/2016  – Wrap up your year

Thanks for stopping by! And don’t forget to link up with Erika, Marcia and me for this week’s Tuesdays on the Run!

ps- apologies for my lack of comments in recent weeks. Life is getting craaaaay over here and I’m doggy paddling a bit with some tasks. I still read, I promise! And hope to get back into the swing of things soon. 


runDisney VIP Race Retreat

If you are a Disney runner, you are probably familiar with the Race Retreat. But it’s got a small change happening for the 2017 runDisney Marathon weekend (which, by the way, we have a great deal for you if you are still interested in running!)

New branding this year for an old runDisney favorite: runDisney VIP Race Retreat has shown up on the website.

Runners are getting exclusive access to the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, as well as the usual race retreat perks.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Exclusive Early Access to the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo
Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Saturday, January 7, 2017
3:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. (runners only)
5:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (runners and Platinum ChEAR Squad only)
Location: Imagine Lot, Epcot®

Sunday, January 8, 2017
3:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. (runners only)
5:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (runners and Platinum ChEAR Squad only)
Location: Imagine Lot, Epcot®

Here’s a screen shot of the website information:


Race Retreat Pricing

  • Walt Disney World® Marathon – $120
  • Walt Disney World® Half Marathon – $120
  • Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge or Dopey Challenge – $230

Is race retreat “worth it”? That’s up to you to decide.

If you put value on arriving at the expo early without a huge line, then yes.

If you end up with a very cold, very wet, or very hot race morning, then yes.

If you like characters before the race, a little special treatment, some coffee and bacon: then YES.

I’ve never done it myself, but I get the appeal.

What do you think about the extra early entry to the Expo?

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Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy

Wednesday 30th of November 2016

Extra early to almost anything is almost always worth it!

Juliana @ 4 Well Rules

Wednesday 30th of November 2016

I bought this for goofy challenge next month so I am excited to see how it is. I dont think i would do it for princess but if I enjoy it, will definitely splruge on it doing dopey next year


Tuesday 29th of November 2016

My sister and I had VIP for after the race during marathon weekend and it was lovely. Hot food and free massages. The expo perk sounds pretty cool. You will be sure to get your merchandise by being allowed in early.

Wade Seidenstricker

Tuesday 29th of November 2016

Is there any information on how you will get in with the special access to the expo since you don't pick up your information until it opens?


Tuesday 29th of November 2016

It does not say. I wonder if they will deliver to your room for this particular case? Or you will be on a list and you just get checked in at the doors to the expo. That's my guess.


Tuesday 29th of November 2016

I think if I ever go back to Disney it would be to do a Dopey challenge weekend :) I don't think the early entry appeals or me, because then I just pay for more nights in a hotel lol and just the basic package is quite an investment.