Race Report: 2015 runDisney Inaugural Star Wars 10K
Early registration for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend will open on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 EST. General registration for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend will open June 16, 2015.
Thank you, runDisney, for having the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend. This 43-year old was just waiting for the opportunity to wear Princess Leia buns in public. It’s really too bad I didn’t wear them when I was as bald as a baby’s bottom, but that’s another story…
The 2nd race of the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend and the 1st of the Rebel Challenge was the Inaugural Star Wars 10K. Start was at 5:30am and located on Disneyland Drive, near Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Running today was Perfectly Goofy Gail, #TinyTiki and I dressed as C3PO, R2D2 and Cloud Leia.
All the runDisneyland courses are different and for this 10K we didn’t enter the park until 1.5 miles. We ran up Main Street U.S.A. to our 1st photo stop #WoodenIndianSelfie. Mile 2 was located in the central hub. We ran into Frontierland around Fantasyland and the Matterhorn and into Tomorrowland. There we came upon Darth Vader. The line was open and we stopped for a photo.After a #StormtrooperSelfie we kept running past It’s a Small World and backstage to Mile 3. Backstage was our 2nd water stop, but mostly the course was uneventful. We exited Disneyland Park and crossed the esplanade into Disney’s California Adventure. Just inside the park on Buena Vista Street was Mile 4.
It wasn’t until we were in at the Pacific Wharf did we encounter the best photo of the runDisney weekend, besides Chewie of course, Boba Fett. The line was at least a 10 minute wait, but it was Boba Fett and you wait for Boba Fett. You wait and like it.
The next stop was Mile 5 in Cars Land. I love everything about Cars Land and running through when the sun is coming up over the “mountains” is magical. It’s a highlight of a runDisney race. Then we were once again backstage with a mile to go until the finish line. This was a great opportunity to check out costumes and chat with the other runners.
It was a SUPER fun, but a little too much backstage time in my opinion. The theme was great, but I wish there were more characters and more entertainment backstage since we spent a lot of time there. Good start runDisney, I’ll be back in 2016!
Did you run the Inaugural Star Wars 10K? Are you running again in 2016?