|Daisy and Minnie at Epcot!|
If you have never ran one of the runDisney 5k's ..I would suggest registering ASAP!! Seriously, as much as I love running the Half Marathons and Full Marathons...I love the 5ks just as much! These races are a great way to get a glimpse into what one of the larger races are like. Packed full of characters along the course and the shorter distances make these runs soooo appealing! Because I run all of the long distance races, I love using these as a "warm up" for the long races. Not to mention, they are themed as "family" races so there is no timing chips and are a little more relaxing. There is a time limit to finish but easily attainable for kids and families.
The start of the race is still an early morning start and I know that can be challenging for some to do the early morning two mornings in a row. This particular 5k is the morning before Princess Half but I just thought.."Hey, I'm at Walt Disney World and I just can't let a RunDisney event happen without me if I'm there"! So here I am...bright and early at the Start line. I'll rest when I get home. No time to rest at Disney! :)
|Early morning at the Start Line!|
This Royal Family 5K was themed "Tangled". All of the main characters from the movie were there, even Maximus! He was Gorgeous!!! Although it doesn't look like he was too interested in seeing me there. He was all about his food. LOL.
One of the cool things I like about running the 5k's, is that the longer distance runs are a bit more crowded along the course,( like 10,000+ more people crowded), so these races are an excellent way to get lots of pics with characters with not much time spent standing in line. One of my all-time favorite race pics is the one up top with Daisy and Minnie in Epcot! They were too cute! Not to mention, the cool landmarks along the way. Well, running past anything at Disney is cool. just saying.
|Run by the front side of the Geosphere...first time to do that! aaaahhhh!!!|
|Caught up with Race Director John Hughes...seriously, the nicest guy!|
|Finished with some of my BFFS!|
My top 5 Favorite things about this race:
1.)It's a RunDisney event...NOTHING better.
2.)Running in FRONT of the Geosphere
2.)Tons of Characters on the course
3.)Shorter distance..not wearing myself out for Princess Half the next day!
4.)Cool Bling with friends..Love it!
Make sure to check out RunDisney.com and get registered for a 5k soon! I'm running the "Mickey and Minnie" themed 2013 Royal Family 5k and I can't wait!!! I've got some polka dots planned to wear...embracing my inner Mouse-ness!
Happy Running and See you at the Castle!! :)