Disney’s Runners Who Inspire – Part 3

Have you been stretching your legs throughout this quarantine? Maybe you’re training for a future runDisney event! Or maybe you’re just an avid runner/walker who has been enjoying the fresh air. Either way, we all need a little inspiration, and that’s exactly what DisneyParksBlog is sharing. Check out their “Part Three” of Runners Who Inspire which features an incredible runner who is inspiring us all with their runDisney story.


Heather Yang:

In 2018, Heather Yang was training to run her first half marathon when she was blindsided by a stage 3 colon cancer diagnosis. The disease derailed Yang’s training and led to five months of chemotherapy, but as a United States Army veteran and a first responder during the Sept. 11 tragedy, she knew she had the strength and determination to fight for her life.

In March 2019, Yang completed chemotherapy and began a new journey as a cancer survivor, which included getting back to one of the things she loves most –running. In January 2020, that love of running and eight months of training led to her fulfilling a dream when she completed the Walt Disney World Half Marathon.

Here’s a look at Yang’s magical experience:


Way to go Heather! Truly an inspiration!

Source: DisneyParksBlog

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.