Tips for Participating in the runDisney Kids Races
runDisney Kids Races are geared to children 14 and under. You will notice there is no minimum age requirement so everyone is invited. They all take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports down on the lower lever Track and Field Complex.
runDisney Kids Races are geared for the different age group.
- 12 months and under – Diaper Dash for crawlers
- 1-3 years old – 100m dash
- 4-6 years old – 200m dash
- 7-8 years old – 400m dash
- Mickey Mile – Open to all children 13 years old & under
When you arrive on location you will pass the Expo center and proceed down the stairs towards the track and field. You will be inside the track so think of a huge corral with people everywhere.
When you picked up your race packet at the Expo there was a race bib for the child and a detachable wrist band with the bib number. At this time make sure the child is wearing the race bib and you are wearing the wrist band. This is for kid retrieval later.
Prior to the event starting there will be a party led by a DJ in the center of the field playing music, teaching dances, making announcements, etc. They will also be shooting video there so if you don’t want you kid on film stay away from that area.
There is only one finish line so the starting gates are different for each dash. Once it gets closer to race time they will start having people arrange themselves at the starting lines.
For first timers this could freak you out. When you get to your starting line you will quickly realize that there is no way everyone can start at the same time. Good news is they don’t.