So, you’ve made the decision to enter one of the many marathons/half-marathons/10k/5k that Walt Disney World has to offer throughout the year. It’s an exciting time and always a fun event (though I have never participated in one). It may be your first attempt at running in a race.
A lot of these tips, in this article, are common knowledge to most avid runners. I know a lot of runners and a couple triathletes and their eating tips helped me put together this article.
You’ve made a commitment that this isn’t going to be a normal Disney vacation especially you have decide to run in the half marathon, marathon, or decide to compete in something like the Dopey Challenge. You’re not going to be spending the days leading up the event running around the parks going from attraction to attraction. You’re going to need to spend those days getting hydrated and fueling your body for the event. I’m not saying not to have any fun and not tour the parks during these days. But, you should put your body first so you can be ready to race come race day.
The best way to do this is find restaurants where you can best fuel your body for race day(s). Fortunately, Disney has a wide variety of restaurants and cuisines to choose from to help fuel your body for these races. But which ones are the best?