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Now I have never been what you might have considered a girly girl, as a child I was far more likely to be found climbing trees or building camps with my older brother, than playing dress up, or pretending to be a princess with my sisters. I wish I could say the same for my daughter Rose who loves nothing more than to dress up in her favourite Disney princess costumes and sing all the songs at the top of her voice.

In actual fact having a daughter has made me somewhat of a Disney convert myself, and I often find myself singing along and laughing at the jokes, even when she is off doing something else…how does that even happen?

But what has all of this got to do with running?

Well it turns out loads.

Because in September this year I will be taking a group of ladies from the Too Fat to Run community (and my daughter Rose) on an exciting weekend adventure to Disneyland® Paris to celebrate the 25th Anniversary, to get completely caught up in the Disney way, oh and did I mention we would all be running one of the races taking place that weekend?


With 5K, 10K and Half Marathon distances to choose from, weekend tickets to the park, plus an Opening Party to look forward to this is going to be one heck of a weekend.

Organised by preferred travel parter Run To The Magic, on the weekend of 22nd-24th September we offer you the chance to be a part of the most magical races on earth at the Disneyland® Paris Half Marathon Weekend 2017!

On their website they say…

For every runner who has ever wished upon a star for that perfect course, your wish will come true with the Disneyland® Paris Half Marathon. It’s a storybook run straight out of a fairytale through two spectacular Disney® Parks which will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. With a variety of races taking place suitable for all ages and abilities, everybody has got the chance to be a part of the Disneyland® Paris Half Marathon weekend. And 2017 will be an extra magical time to visit Disneyland® Paris as it celebrates its 25th Anniversary with brand new attractions, parades and shows.

We are a preferred partner of Disneyland® Paris and with a dedicated Disney team here to help you, you are in safe hands when it comes to booking your place on the race. With a package including Eurostar travel. Disney Hotel accommodation and park tickets, plus guaranteed race entries and the option to add extras such as Meal Plans we have got you covered. Plus you will receive all of the support you need with a personalised training plan.

We already have a lot of interest from our Clubhouse Members with 6 ladies already having secured their place, so the remaining 14 places will go super douper fast…. but remember ladies you don’t have to be super fast to be part of our team, we will have runners of all abilities coming on the trip. Our focus will be on having a wonderful weekend with a bit of running thrown in.

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We even have a few of our European TFTR followers joining us separately for the weekend, traveling from Switzerland and Germany, I can’t wait to meet everyone.

Fancy coming along too?

Perhaps you are worrying about the distance, but we can help there too, and are putting together a special 12 week training plan for anyone thinking of doing the half marathon. You have plenty of time to prepare…its all about believing you can do it, and as Walt himself says

All our dreams come true, if we have the courage to pursue them

Later this month I will be interviewing a few of our ladies who have already experienced the magic of a Disney race, so you can see what you have in store.

To check out the prices and to make your booking click here…remember these will go very fast!!

Please note if you would like to come but want to share with someone from our community to make it more affordable, drop a line to help@toofattorun.co.uk and we will hook you up with other awesome ladies who want to take part.



So warm up ladies, get on your marks, get set and come with us on this magical run through Disneyland® Paris! Oh and be warned…there will be dressing up on an EPIC SCALE (well at least from me there will be)

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