If you’re already in training and signed up for a Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort Race, you may consider joining a running team. There are dozens of options out there, and for me, they make the race even that much more special. Running teams aren’t necessarily for competition; often times, running teams help raise money for a charity or cause.
Many Disney communities or social media outlets have their own teams – I joined the WDW Radio Running Team after listening to a podcast discussing previous and upcoming races. The WDW Radio Team, for example, raises money for the Dream Team Project – their own specific donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. My husband and I joined together, purchasing our race gear (t-shirt and headband), and together raised money to make the required team donation.
Other Disney communities have running teams as well – for example, MouseChat.net’s podcast has created a team for the Wine and Dine 5k race. Aside from the Disney communities, there are also other race teams – Team in Training, for example, is a huge nationwide running team that offers trainers, either in person or online – and I even saw many trainers on the sides of the WDW Half Marathon encouraging their runners along during the race, while also raising funds and donating to cancer.
Whether you’re looking to find a race with similar charitable goals or just meet new Disney friends, running teams can be a lot of fun. Now, to create a Chip and Co. running team.. all we have to do is encourage Chip to start running! Make sure to leave a lot of comments here and on our facebook page to convince Chip to start running before January!