Halloween seemed like it lasted 2 1/2 months here in Walt Disney World – and it pretty much did since the first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties were in mid-August. But it’s finally behind us and we have a couple of special Halloween-day events to talk about in its wake.
The first of which is the awesome Headless 5K hosted by Fort Wilderness the morning of Halloween!
This event is such a great lesson in keeping tabs on the various offerings of the Walt Disney World resorts. This 5K wasn’t much publicized but it was so well done and ABSOLUTELY FREE!!
Pre-registration was available, or you could register that morning starting at 6:30 a.m. Parking was in the usual lot, then you took the Fort Wilderness bus to the main area and registered by the run start in the Mickey’s Backyard Barbecue area.
And did I mention that that registration was free??
Before the race we had a visit from a very special guest on an absolutely gorgeous horse….
And then the run started right at 7:30 a.m.
The race itself went around the perimeter of Fort Wilderness – which was so much fun with all of the campers’ decorations in full effect. Then we ran up and back on the beautiful path between Fort Wilderness and Wilderness Lodge.
This was my kids’ first full 5K length run and I was so incredibly proud of them for pushing through it. I’ve been so eager for them to try one but, not knowing how they would hold up, I’ve been a bit hesitant to splurge on a race weekend one – so this was perfect.
I love how Disney is making it fun and easy to work healthy, kid-friendly activities into your family vacation.
The race bling was a simple pin or keychain with the same design, some Halloween candy, and water. At the nonexistent price tag, we could hardly ask for more!
Lesson here? Keep your eyes open for activities around the resorts during your stay!! There are so many little things to enjoy along the way that make for great memories as well as great ways to enjoy and fully experience wherever on property you choose to stay.