Some of the Walt Disney World resorts host little fun runs throughout their property on a weekly basis! Saratoga Springs hosts the Derby Dash , The Boardwalk hosts the Seaside Sprint, Old Key West has the Southernmost Point 3k, the All-Star Movies resort hosts an All-Stars and Icons fun run, and Port Orleans - French Quarter hosts the Beignet Dash! Each fun run is about 1.4 miles in length and you get some cute goodies at the end. They're all $15.00.
The Beignet Dash, as the name suggests, has you treating yourself to free Mickey beignets at the finish line! You can run and/or walk the loop more than once if you want; we got our free goodies at the unofficial finish line and then took another lap to get 3 miles in.
The race registration starts at 7:30 a.m. between the pool and Building 5. If you're not staying at the resort, just let them know you're there for the Beignet Dash! You'll be able to park no problem. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. and takes you along the river and down to Port Orleans - Riverside. The views are beautiful!
You get to run through Riverside a little bit before continuing along the river and looping past the "mansions," which are rather pretty. One thing I gotta give them major credit for is how detailed the resort is - it really makes you feel like you're running through the French Quarter of New Orleans!
After crossing a bridge - don't worry, cheering cast members and signs are located throughout the 1.4 miles so you don't get lost! - you loop back to the start, where you are treated to your rubber medal on beads. Your bib that you get at the start has your voucher for your free beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks (right near the start/finish point) - which are totally worth the indulgence!
Overall, I would totally recommend this little fun run! It's great for both locals and people visiting if you want something fun to do on a Sunday morning to keep you and your family active. I'd say healthy, but that's debatable given the beignets (we all gotta live a little sometimes)! You can enjoy this race every Sunday morning - the others are on weekdays.
Have you participated in any of the Disney resort fun runs? Let me know!
Jessica is a huge Disney, anime, and Star Wars nerd who channeled that love into motivation to lose 75 lbs.