It's a BRAND NEW RACE and this Princess Has Arrived!!!!
|Running through the Castle at the Inaugural Princess Half Marathon!|
Enter Princess Half Marathon. What?!?! There's a Princess Race too? It's the first one?? Sign me up. And my sister, my mom, my Dad and my brother in law. (At that time we didn't really realize it was a girls race). 11,000 Runners were expected to run during the Inaugural Princess Half Marathon Weekend. WOW have things changed since then?!?! This race has Doubled in size!
I really had no idea of what to expect. I kind of thought it would be a repeat of the Walt Disney World Half Marathon. I was soooo wrong! This race made me embrace my "inner Princess"! Everything was girly, sparkly, Princess-y! I loved it! I ran side by side with my sister and had the most absolute fun that we could have!! Sadly, it was the last trip for the boys....the next few years Princess Half Marathon weekends would turn out to be the biggest girls trip ever! Sorry Boys! ;)
|Entering the Disney's Fit for a Princess Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports|
|When I saw this Princess Sneaker on a Royal Pillow, I knew this was definitely the race for me!!!|
|The Inaugural Princess Half Marathon Course|
|Cinderella's Dress and her Glass Slipper|
|A closeup of Cinderella's glass slipper|
|Snow White's Dress|
| Sleeping Beauty's Dress and Prince Philip's Coat|
|LOTS of Princess shopping done at the Expo.....Ready to RUN!!!|
|Starting the race with my sis and my friend Leigh...#ThoseAlabamaGirls|
|First Stop...Princess Jasmine's Seat!|
|This is one of my all-time faves.....|
|Running into the Castmember entrance of Magic Kingdom!|
|We've made it to the Castle! Best EVER!!!|
|Princesses at the Back entrance of the Castle|
|Smooches from Chip and Dale!|
|Pluto in front of the Float from the Move it, Shake it, Celebrate it parade!|
|So Many Characters...Beast, Belle, Wendy and Peter Pan|
|Tinkerbell and the Fairies of Pixie Hollow....Who knew just a few short years later that Tinkerbell would want her own race?!?!|
|Aladdin and Jasmine striking a pose!|
|OMG!!! We've made it back into EPCOT!!! We're almost finished!!!|
|The StepMother and StepSisters telling us we're almost done...in a not so nice way. ;)|
|Cinderella's Mice and Castmembers pointing us to the Finish line.|
|13 Miles.....We're coming up on the Finish line!!!|
|Got a Thumbs Up from Joey Fatone at the Finish Line! Thanks Pal!|
|Getting sprinkled with Pixie Dust as soon as I received my Gorgeous Inaugural Medal!|
|Aaaaaahhhhh the Bling! It's So Beautiful and Shiny and ALL MINE!!|
|Finished with my Mom and Sis....Princess Bling in the Family!|
Don't forget to check out RunDisney.com for all of the updates on future races at Walt Disney World and Disneyland!
Happy Running and see you at the Castle!