Half Marathon #2 – Disney Style!

by Stephanie on July 19, 2011 · 6 comments

in Races & Recaps

Now that I’ve had more than enough time to recover from my first half marathon effort, I finally feel like I’m ready to get back on the training bandwagon. Good thing since half marathon #2 is only 10 weeks away!

My second half marathon outing will be at the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon at Disney World in Florida. (Is that not a wicked cool medal? Last year’s of course, but I bet this year’s is just as cool. I’m so excited to wear that puppy!)

I can’t even tell you how excited I am! I love Disney. Seriously. I have (adult) friends who are in love with Disney and I was like, whoa, these people are crazy! And then I went to Disney World as an adult, just last year. And it rocked my world. Happiest Place on Earth? I think so!

So this race is crazy. Here’s a little bit about it:

  • It starts at 10 PM on Saturday October 1st. I love night running!
  • The course starts at the ESPN Wild World of Sports and winds through 3 parks: Animal Kingdom, MGM/Hollywood Studios, and Epcot.
  • Characters cheer you on and the parks are all lit up and festive.
  • It ends at Epcot and the post party goes til 3 AM and is at the International Food & Wine Festival, which also goes on all weekend. Yum!
  • The goody bag appears to contain commemorative Mickey ears!

Here’s the course map. It just looks fun!

The other great thing about this race is that I have 4 friends signed up to run it with me. I know we’ll have different paces and won’t all run together but the camaraderie will still be there. After the disappointment of my friend backing out of the Seattle half last month after us being so excited when we first signed up, well, let’s just say I need a little of that friendly support.

Have any of you ever run at Disney? I’d love to hear your stories!

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Samantha July 20, 2011 at 2:48 AM

Wow, if I could run at Disney I’d be super hyped as well! Sounds amazing! Good luck, can’t wait to hear how it develops. I’m a new subscriber so I have a lot of catching up to do on your journey.

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Stephanie July 20, 2011 at 8:09 AM

Samantha, thanks for subscribing! I’m really excited about Disney. Hopefully it goes as well as I’m hoping. If you have any questions or suggestions as you catch up, I’d love to hear more from you!

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Rambling Heather July 27, 2011 at 2:55 PM

How fun! I’m running my first half in February. The Disney Princess Half. Can’t wait!

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Stephanie July 27, 2011 at 3:44 PM

How fun! I love Disney… I bet all their races are awesome. Good luck with your training :)

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