Meet Ups and Shoe Boxes

This past weekend, runDisney did something new and really exciting. They held their very FIRST meet up on the road! You may have seen this hashtag all over: #OnTheRoadToDisneyParks


The first stop was Atlanta, and a bunch of Disney fans were invited for some fun. I didn’t try to get into this one, as it was too close to Wine and Dine weekend and I couldn’t travel yet again! This one sounded great though, and It involved running through Turner Field, breakfast, and hearing from some of our favorite runDisney people like Jeff Galloway and Tara Gidus.




Not to mention, a visit from Minnie and Mickey!


Everyone that I spoke to that got to go had a great time, and everyone is itching to see where the next meet up will be. Maybe it will be in your city? Ok, so this looks like fun…how do I join? For this particular meet up, runDisney hinted about a special surprise that was going to be posted on the Disney Parks Blog. This surprise was indeed info on the meet up, and everyone interested had to quickly send an email to a certain address, on a first come basis. It’s that simple!

So, be sure you are following runDisney on Twitter and keep an eye out on the Disney Parks Blog to see where the road takes them next.

*Photos provided to me by Disney Sports


This week is national collection week for Operation Christmas Child. I have been packing shoeboxes for underprivileged children around the world since I was in third grade, so it holds a very special place in my heart. It’s such a simple and inexpensive way to show love and the joy of Christmas to children who may otherwise never unwrap a gift, ever.

It’s a fun activity to do as a group, or with your children, and I hope you will consider packing one and dropping it off this week at the nearest collection spot to you. For information on how to pack your box, see this link.

Any Duck Dynasty fans? You will love this:


Have a great day! Go pack a shoebox!

QOTD: Have you ever packed a shoebox for OCC? Where would you like to see runDisney go for the next meet up?