Race Report: 2014 runDisney Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K

Just in time for registration for the 2015 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 noon, EST – here’s the 2014 race report!

Hands down Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K is my favorite Walt Disney World runDisney 5K.

1489270_10205225539221167_4052969539440915045_nIt is my favorite because:

  • It is the only 5K course which runs through Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.
  • It is holiday themed.
  • There is “snow” at the start.
  • It begins at 7am – the latest start time of all the runDisney 5K’s.

10362644_10205225527300869_8601312707488509199_nThis was my 2nd running of runDisney’s Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K having run it in 2013 with my husband.  This year I was running with my best friend, Nicole, Perfectly Goofy Gail and Photo Bomb Becca.

10368221_10205225527940885_8243172025794567929_nDressed in our finest holiday wear, we met up with Photo Bomb Becca in Disney’s Animal Kingdom parking lot to get her dressed before heading to our corral.  We learned pretty quick, that our fabulous holiday toppers wouldn’t allow us to run, so our plan was to walk the entire 5K without stopping for photos – an unfortunate consequence of looking so fabulous.

IMG_7132Even though we began in corral C and walked the entire course, we still managed to have a great time spreading “holiday cheer for all to hear.”  And just because we weren’t stopping for the “official” character stops, we made our own fun as we completed the first race of the weekend stopping for selfies with course support.  Plus we finished long before the sweepers.

Will you be running runDisney Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K in 2015?  What’s your favorite part of the race?

 

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