Carl Savard

On the Road to runDisney Part 1- The Challenge

On the Road to runDisney Part 1- The Challenge
The story of Carl Savard, SUBWAY® Commit to Fit™ Ambassador in Canada

When SUBWAY® Restaurants in Canada issued a challenge to Carl Savard: to race in the Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna, it was a challenge that he couldn't wait to take on! As the SUBWAY® Commit to Fit™ Ambassador, Carl is devoted to showing everyone how rewarding it is to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

Four years and 300 lbs ago, Carl Savard wouldn't have been able to complete this type of challenge."It was then that I began to realize that my kids and my wife deserved a healthier and more energetic 'me'. I also realized that I deserved to be healthier for me. If I wanted to watch my children grow up and achieve their dreams, something had to change," remembers Carl. Carl began to get active and set a fitness goal – to run a marathon. Ten months later, he was down 100 pounds and has kept it off ever since! Sixteen months later, he reached his goal, running in the Ottawa marathon. Since then, he's made a commitment to himself: to be active and healthy and never go back.

The story of Carl Savard, SUBWAY® Commit to  Fit™ Ambassador in Canada

We are thrilled to announce that Carl will be running the 2014 Walt Disney World® Marathon in just a few short months with over 26,000 soon-to-be-new friends. Living a healthy lifestyle has allowed Carl to enjoy and see places most people only dream of. Over the last three years, he has explored his beautiful country of Canada, and now he will be making a very special visit to the most magical place on earth.

SUBWAY® Restaurants is helping Carl on his Road to runDisney, by preparing him for the big day. He will be doing training runs across Canada and participating in a special chat on Twitter about his training regimen in November. His journey will also be featured in a four-part video series on that will look at all of the pieces that go into running a marathon. In the meantime, you can learn more about Carl Savard and his journey at
Carl's Road to runDisney has officially begun and we look forward to seeing what the next few months have in store for him. What are you most looking forward to on your Road to runDisney? Show us on Instagram by using the hashtag #roadtorundisney!