Running at Coronado

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  1. dragitoff

    dragitoff DIS Veteran

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    I'm headed to WDW this week (my kids have a late Spring Break which is good for us and crowds!). I'd like to get in a short run Saturday morning before we hit the parks. I understand there is a running trail there at Coronado Springs. Has anyone ever run it and is it nice?
     
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  3. dragitoff

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    Surprised no one here has run it before! :confused3
     
  4. PrincessV

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    I have! It's very nice, very pretty. Also very short. Looking at the map from my run, I went around the loop about one and a half times and logged 1.65 miles. It's just a loop that goes around the lake in the middle of the resort. Much of it is in full sun, so it could be hot - I ran after sunset and it was lovely!
     
  5. dragitoff

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    Thank you! I know it's short, but I was only looking to do 3-4 miles and since I've never run it before, I wouldn't mind 4 loops or more. From my understanding it's a 3/4 mile loop. I just want to get in a few miles. I've done shorter runs the past 2 weeks trying to recoup from all the half marathons I've done recently (3 in 7 weeks), so this type of run would be perfect for me.
     
  6. PrincessV

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    :thumbsup2 3/4 sounds about right - and for sure, I could happily loop it a few times to pull off 3 or 4 miles. It was very nice in the evening, but I'd bet pretty spectacular at sunrise, too!

    FYI, there's gelato - really, really GOOD gelato - at the quick serve place in the main building. In case your run "happens" to end around that point. ;)
     
  7. dragitoff

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    Thanks for the heads up! I had heard that before from the folks at the Coronado thread!
     
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    Here is a map with the trails and distances. I've never run at Coronado but I've stayed there and it would be a very scenic run. If you will have a car I'd highly recommend heading over to the Boardwalk area one morning and doing an early run. It is the best run on property in my opinion and between the path around Crescent Lake, the path to DHS, and the path on the Swan/Dolphin side of the canal you can make it into just about any length run you'd like.
     
  9. dragitoff

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    I have stayed at the Dolphin and run that area before, but I just want to get a quick morning run pre-park Saturday. I am definitely happy with that 1 mile or even the 3/4 mile route. I've never stayed at Coronado so it'll be a good way to see some of the resort area.
     
  10. Bookwood

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    I like early morning runs there too- keep your eyes out for wild life! I saw a snake on one of my runs (right on the sidewalk.)
     
  11. dragitoff

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    Will do! I live in the country and have to be alert for that EVERY run! :scared1:
     
  12. Disneyland_emily

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    I havent run Coronado yet (slowly working my way though the resorts) but to get more than the 'stated' path run I just start lopping though and around the buildings (Ive run the All Star resorts "Half Marathon" and the Pop/Animation/Caribbean "20 miler"- looking at my runkeeper grid looks like I was drunk :))

    Ive never had an issue with running into guests and rarely have to dodge housekeeping (who are usually great on cheering you on)

    I prefer running longer runs though the resorts (I'm local) because there is plenty of restrooms/water/people in case of emergency

    -em
     
  13. PrincessV

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    :rotfl: I do this, too, and for sure - that's a scary-looking map at the end! I'll be cobbling together 6ish miles at POR this summer... I can only imagine what THAT'll look like. ;)
     
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    hmmm..I've never thought of doing this--I usually just run up and down my road (right behind MK--boring!) But this could be fun, especially when I get to 20 miles! Do you mind sharing your exact routes?
     
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    My DS lives back there too! It is kind of dull with the straight line up and back, but I tell myself the scenery is different than Ohio! LOL

    I used to run from one end of POR to opposite end of POFQ. Really liked winding around POR and then running along river path. Most I ever did there was a 10 miler by repeating the loops.

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  16. Disneyland_emily

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    Lets see if this works..

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    That was one of my All Star Runs.. The milage was a tad off cause it was super cloudy.. I start at Sports and run around each building then do the same for Music and Movies..

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    My Runkeeper kept shutting off this day :rolleyes2 so its in pieces but that was Pop/Art/Caribbean
     
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    Obviously late here and hoping that you figured it out...

    You can loop CSR and then run on a side walk to the AllStar Area. You can get plenty of safe miles in both resorts. The sidewalk is about 1.4 miles between guard shacks.
     
  18. dragitoff

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    I'm embarrassed to say after we spent all day and late into the night out in the parks Friday, I didn't get up early enough to run Saturday. I was exhausted. I did walk around the resort though and look forward to staying there again and running it.
     
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    Next time you're down, holler. I would be happy to head out for a run or something - assuming schedules match.
     
  20. dragitoff

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    Will do! I'm not staying on property, but I'm heading back to Orlando (staying at the Peabody near the convention center) in a few weeks. Do you know of anywhere good to run around there? I will be doing a short run on that Tuesday morning of my meeting (6/4/13)
     
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    I generally do not run on I-Drive with the exception of the hotels just across I4 from Universal and the hotels near Sea World/Convention Center. I would head out and cross the street, circle around the north end of the convention center and then hug the loading area parking road near the docks on the back side. That road will take you over the Beach Line (within a pedestrian walkway). As you hit the road on the other side (Westwood), turn right and run to Central FLA Parkway. Cross for the sidewalk and run to I-Drive then back home. That loop circles Sea World. It's about 5 miles.
     

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