I am a planner by nature. When it comes to planning trips, whether they’re for a race or not, I often look at every single detail in order to ensure the best possible trip. From the flights, to the hotel(s), to the restaurants that we’ll eat at, I always want to ensure that I’ve done my research to find the choices that will best fit our interests and needs.
Preston and I have been to Disney World twice for Marathon Weekend in January, but we’ll be experiencing a new to us race weekend this year – Wine and Dine Half Marathon. While many aspects of the race weekends are the same, there are some differences as well, including the start time of the race, the parks that the half marathon course goes through, and different hotels being host resorts for the weekend. After reading Magical Miles: The Runner’s Guide to Walt Disney World, all of my questions about Wine and Dine have been answered. I especially appreciated reading the detailed course description for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon, especially since my only other Disney half marathon experience only included one of the three parks that I’ll be running through in November.
One of the many things that I liked about reading Magical Miles is that every aspect of a runDisney racecation is covered. Authors Krista Albrecht and Megan Biller did a thorough job detailing every aspect of a runDisney racecation that a runner might possibly need to know about, including packing checklists, suggestions on where to stay based on which race weekend you’re participating in, and restaurants that are great for celebrating at. This book is great for runDisney novices, but might also provide new ideas to runDisney veterans who may be up for staying at a new hotel or dining at a different restaurant during their next racecation at Disney World.
The 2015 edition has been updated to include details about the newest runDisney events at Disneyland (Star Wars and Avengers Half Marathon weekends), the brand new Castaway Challenge, and details about the addition of Fast Pass+ and MyMagic+ at Disney World. The newest edition also includes a “Best Of” list, which includes lists of readers’ preferred race weekends, hotels, and restaurants based on reader surveys and feedback.
Because of the amount of information included in this book and the level of detail that the authors have included, you can bet that I’ll be referring to it as we continue to plan our Wine and Dine racecation, as well as other future runDisney vacations.
Are you a runDisney fan looking to plan a future racecation? Or are you interested in registering for your first runDisney race, but don’t know which race is right for you? Be sure to enter my Rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win your own copy of Magical Miles. The giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 18th.
QOTD: Which runDisney race is on your bucket list?
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any other compensation. As always, all opinions are my own.