Hi, my name is Krissy Murphy (you might know me from HERE) and I am an avid runDisney fan! I started this blog as a way for me to document the process of applying to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel as a runDisney specialist during the 2013 Recruitment Season. Although I did not advance to the panel, I am happy to share my runDisney information and findings for my ever-growing reader base and am excited to continue to apply each year until I am accepted 🙂
The WDW Moms Panel is an online forum for guests of the Disney Parks to ask questions and seek advice regarding vacation planning and opens annually for new applicants. This will be my fourth year applying to become of those elite panelists, and though the competition is fierce, I look forward to sharing the experience.
As part of the initial recruitment process, applicants choose their ‘specialty,’ which include the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disney Cruise Line, Aulani / Adventures by Disney, Disney Vacation Club, the Disneyland Resort, runDisney and ESPN Wide World of Sports Competitions.
EDITED TO ADD: for the 2015 Recruitment Season, several specialties were eliminated. Choices for applicants for this season include Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club.
As mentioned above, I chose runDisney out of this line up because for me, nothing compounds my two biggest passions like the running events that Disney presents at both of their respective domestic theme park and resort venues and my deep adoration for the Disney brand. My first long distance race was the Walt Disney World Half Marathon in 2011, and since crossing that finish line, I’ve gone on to run the 2011 Disneyland Half Marathon, the 2012 Princess Half Marathon and the 2012 Wine and Dine Half Marathon. In 2013, I participated in the Walt Disney World Marathon and Tinkerbell Half Marathon, Double Dumbo Dare at the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend (all recaps of completed races can be found here), Tower of Terror 10 Miler (and Happy Haunted 5K), and Wine and Dine Half Marathon. In 2014, I added the Inaugural WDW Marathon Weekend 10K and Expedition Everest Challenge to my repertoire, and am excited to return to the Wine and Dine Half Marathon (and Jingle Jungle 5K). All of my past race recaps may be found here.
Next up in 2015….? My first GOOFY CHALLENGE! Yes, a half marathon on Saturday and full on Sunday! I cannot wait.
I am excited to share all my runDisney love and cannot wait for the next recruitment season, where I’ll be happy to share my adventures once again!
So, if you’re thinking about running Disney…why not give it a try? After all, when you run with Mickey, every mile is magic!
DISCLAIMER: I am not affiliated with or employed the Walt Disney Company in any capacity. This is a personal site for entertainment purposes only and does not receive money or sponsors of any kind.
Questions? Send me an email at outrunmonorail at gmail dot com – your question could be featured in a future blog post!