stars – they’re just like us!
they run disney

by @according2kelly on August 19, 2012


stars – they’re just like us! they run Disney too.

joining the nearly 50,000 other runners expected to compete in the 5K, half marathon, &/ or full marathon, during WDW marathon weekend, will be several celebrities…

celebrities running walt disney world
marathon & half marathon

host of the biggest loser & days of our lives star alison sweeney, ESPN radio personality colin cowherd, access hollywood co-host kit hoover, actor gilles marini (sex in the city: the movie, switched at birth & dancing with the stars), reality tv stars ethan zohn & jenna morasca (survivor & the amazing race) will all be running the 13.1 mile half marathon.

while comedian & the price is right host drew carey, & actor sean astin (the goonies, rudy & the lord of the rings) will be running the 26.2 mile full marathon.

rumor has it – sean’s even running the disneyland half marathon in just a few weeks. i’ll be there too. do you think it would be rude of me to ask him for his autograph mid-race?!

celebrities-running-walt-disney-worldi wonder which of these celebrities we can talk into joining team sparkle?

alison sweeney, kit hoover & jenna morasca would look pretty fabulous in sparkle. as would any of the men. although, i think drew carey, gilles marini & sean astin would look particularly hot in a skirt.

also running the half marathon & full marathon during the WDW marathon weekend will be {drum roll please}….

magic-in-every-milefollowing the recent medal reveal, i finally bit the bullet & committed to running the goofy challenge – 39.3 miles.

to be perfectly honest – i’m still toying with the idea of adding the 5K & going “dopey.”

all of the medals are just too pretty to pass up (the marathon medal even spins!).

& i’ve never been very good at resisting an opportunity to earn multiple medals!

walt-disney-world-marathon-weekend-medals-bling& I have to admit i’m pretty excited to run through the walt disney world speedway & the ESPN wide world of sports complex, including champion stadium (home of the atlanta braves spring training), & all four walt disney world resort parks: the magic kingdom, disney’s animal kingdom, disney’s hollywood studios & epcot.

plus, i’m sure that disney has a couple of other fantastic surprises up their sleeves, after all – it is the 20th anniversary of the wdw marathon weekend.

are you ready to register for runDisney?

so…. who’s joining me, alison sweeney, colin cowherd, kit hoover, gilles marini, ethan zohn, jenna morasca, drew carey, sean astin & the nearly 50,000 other runners?

i’d love to have a friendly face (or two) join me for either the family fun run 5k (friday, january 4th, 2013), the half marathon (saturday, january 5th, 2013), &/ or the full marathon (sunday, january 6th, 2013).

or, if you’re feeling up to it – goofy’s race and a half challenge. who doesn’t want to run a half marathon & a full marathon in a single weekend?

while the race is definitely filling up fast, there’s still room for you join us & experience the magic in every mile for yourself.

whether you’re an experienced or “newbie” runner, everyone should “runDisney” at least once.

i’ll even help you come up with a disney-inspired running costume.


Woohoo! I'm signed up for the marathon & 5K which I'll run with my son. I resisted the Goofy (but I now realize I could have done a Dopey?!! argh) because I felt I wanted to actually enjoy each of the to work on the costume (the pressure!)


I'll be there! This is my first full marathon! I'm so nervous and excited. the following weekend I will be running the Tinkerbell half to get my coast to coast. I would love some help with my running costume!


This is going to be my first full!! I'm so excited and love reading others' accounts of their races and also other people who are signed up to participate!! Can't wait! But also so scared for all the training upcoming!


OH MY GOSH, YOU'RE DOING GOOFY?!!?!? SQUEE!!! I am, too!! Soooo excited to hear that you're doing this!!

Siobhan @
Siobhan @

After I saw this medal, I wanted to sign up even more! And who wouldn't love running with those celebs?!

Krissy @ Shiawase Life
Krissy @ Shiawase Life

HOOORAY! Glad to hear! I am running "just" the full but will be reppin' the sparkle as Minnie Mouse! :D Cannot wait to see you!!


Awesome!! See you there!


I love it! So exciting! Goofy is on my life list, but I'm recovering from some injuries so it won't be this year. But I AM doing Wine & Dine this year and need to get my act together on a costume!

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