Lori runDisney Mom

An Expedition Everest Challenge
Family Experience

Last year, I ran in my first Expedition Everest Challenge. It was extra fun and special because both of my boys also participated in the race. My oldest son, Aaron (13), was on a team with my sister-in-law, Stephanie, and my youngest son, Austin (10), was on my team. My boys loved the race and the 5K distance is perfect for kids their age, and the obstacles made the race even more fun for them.

I will have to say that I was a little bit worried about the scavenger hunt portion of the race. Riddles are not my strong suit, and I was kind of relying on Aaron to help me solve the clues, but he and Stephanie quickly left Austin and I in their dust! Turns out, there was no need to worry. Cast members and other racers were all willing to help out, and the clues were fairly easy to solve.

The fun doesn't stop there though! My favorite part of the event was crossing the finish line and heading right to the Post-Race Party.  We rode Expedition Everest until 2 a.m. and Stephanie and the boys braved the Kali River Rapids four times in a row! It was the first time my two sons had ever stayed up all night, and we had a blast!

I think that is one of the things that I love most about runDisney. Having events that can include our children, at an already magical place, truly makes memories that will last a lifetime!

Are you running the Expedition Everest Challenge? I would love to hear from you! Tweet me at @rundisneylori and tell me about your memories.