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With the popularity of the runDisney races, the emphasis on fun, and Disney’s access to celebrities, you are likely to bump into a few well-known faces during your race weekend.  Keep your eyes open and your camera ready!

These are a few runDisney celebrity athletes who have completed runDisney half and full marathons:

Megyn Price participated in the Inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon in 2011.  She promoted the race during the Disneyland Half Marathon Expo with Drew Carey.  Drew Carey ran the Disneyland Half to celebrate his journey to weightless through running.

Ali Vincent, host of Living Big with Ali Vincent and the first female winner on the Biggest Loser, has provided inspiration to participants in several runDisney events.

Sean Astin has also been a participant and inspirational speaker during runDisney races.  He has created a twitter movement that promotes #run3rd, running for a cause, an idea, or a loved one (after running 1st for yourself and 2nd for your family). 


This year, Margaret Kerry, the Original Tinker Bell, will be sharing her thoughts on Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust at the Tinker Bell Expo!

In addition to television and movie celebrities, runDisney has cultivated an Official RunDisney team of those well-known within the running community.  Jeff Galloway, a former olympian, is the Official runDisney Training Consultant offering training tips and promoting the run-walk-run method to ensure a safe and healthy finish to all participants.  Diet Diva Tara Gidus is the Official runDisney Nutritionist offering tips to keep you fueled properly during your endurance runs.  The Luna Pace Team provides a panel of professional endurance athletes providing pacing tips.  Another Mother Runner Bloggers Dimity McDowell Davis and Sarah Bowen Shea round out a panel of experts providing tips on having your most magical race day.  And Rudy Novotny, the Voice of America’s Marathons, presides over the finish line.

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And , of course, Disney provides ample opportunities to take photos with the well-known Disney characters!

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Enjoy your race and have a magical weekend! Marji


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6 Responses to runDisney Celebrity Runners!

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  2. Meeting Drew Carey was pretty awesome! He’s very, very nice.

    • HandHealthBlog says:

      I got lucky and was at the right place at the right time when he showed up at the expo. So glad I got to meet him!

  3. Audrey says:

    Shameful secret: for some reason I feel like I have to beat Sean Astin every time. Which is so not very Samwise Gamgee/Rudy friendly of me. I can’t believe that I just admitted that.

    • HandHealthBlog says:

      Sean Astin appears to be a nice guy with a good heart. Seems to me he would forgive your competitive streak… long as you #RUN3RD! 🙂

  4. DIStherapy says:

    You REALLY know how to be in the right place at the right time Marji! The closest I came to any runDisney royalty was Sean as he rushed past me on the way to the front corral. With all of these photos, I think maybe you are the superstar!!

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