Three Generations Crossing The Disneyland® Half Marathon Finish Line Together
Last year we introduced the runDisney community to 81-year-old Flor Irlandez from Portland, OR. In 2013 she was the oldest runner to complete the inaugural Dumbo Double Dare at Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland Resort. She ran the Disneyland® 10K on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday, a total of 19.3 miles. This year, she returned to run the Dumbo Double Dare, this time at the age of 82. Running with two of her daughters, a son in-law and grandson, she once again completed the two-day event and collected three runDisney finisher medals and family memories to last for years.
There are a couple lessons we can take away from Flor’s accomplishment.
First, we should not let age be a barrier to accomplish our goals. Flor’s message is simple,“Just get going, not just running, but walking, getting out, sweating… I just feel good after a run, everybody should do it.”
Second, participating in a runDisney event can be fun for the entire family. Flor has inspired three generations to lead a healthy active lifestyle.
“It just makes it fun and it’s no longer about running and racing, but about being together and being healthy as a family,” said Marissa Walker, Flor’s daughter from Berkeley, CA.
For more information and to register for a runDisney event, visit runDisney.com.