Flor Irlandez

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. 

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