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Disney Running Trails: Running at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower

Today we head over to Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower for one of the shorter runs on property.

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Need more? You can find my complete Walt Disney World running trail guide RIGHT HERE.

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  • Location: Around Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower.
  • Distance: About 1.3 miles.

Few spots on Walt Disney World property scream wide open running space LESS than Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower. While most resorts are on more sprawling properties, the Contemporary and Bay Lake Tower (its attached DVC companion) are on a much tidier plot of land – which is great when it comes to getting around, but less so when it comes to getting your training miles in.

That said, you can pretty easily get about 1.3 miles out of a single path starting at the walkway to the Magic Kingdom sign in the front parking lot, around and behind Bay Lake Tower, behind the Contemporary, and then past the beach area and around the Garden Wing buildings on the other side of the resort.

You’re actually pretty closely following the resort running trail, which is well marked with these signs along the way:

The only thing that I add to get a wee bit more mileage is running out to the dock area and back.

All in all probably not a running trail I’d gravitate to if I was choosing one and all other things were equal – but if you’re staying at the Contemporary Resort or Bay Lake Tower, you could loop this trail a few times and easily get a 5K training run out of it without leaving your resort.

  • Pro Hack: As always, bring your own water on this trail because you won’t find much along the way on the path itself and you’re generally in full sun if it’s daylight outside. 

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You can find a compilation of these guides for each of Walt Disney World’s resorts RIGHT HERE. My complete guide to Disney’s Fun Runs is at THIS LINK and my complete guide to making the most of your runDisney race weekend is RIGHT HERE.

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