After dealing with the crazy traffic from yesterday and getting to bed later than we had hoped, we all were pretty energized in the morning.
We got up at 3:30 and wanted to be out of the door by 4:15. We all got ready pretty quickly, ate and stretched and put the finishing touches on our costumes before heading out the door.
The biggest issue we had was with the staging. We had to walk over to bag check and then walk back to the corrals which is much different than we were used to. It was a good 10 min walk from bag check to the corrals. I think the bag check works better in the Lilo lot (where it was) than it does in the Simba but it made the walk a bit of a trek (nothing compared to Wdw though).
We met up with the rest of the crew (yay group of ewoks!) and took pics and did a potty break before heading to our corrals. We were in B and got in our corrals around 5:15 which gave us time to watch some of the movie clips and see Rudy get stolen and rescued. C3P0 and R2D2 came out which is always fun and corral A was off.
It was Brian's first 10k and we were both pumped to run with him. I was in charge of our intervals and our goal was to take it a bit slower to make sure we could finish strong.
The beginning of the course was all overpasses-within 1.5 miles we had 3 up and downs. we walked the overpasses and ran the downhills and before we knew it, we were backstage at our first water stop.
In a Disney race and tried to get a pic with Storytellers but were once again told we couldn't stop (media was taking pics). This is the first Disney event I've ever heard of them telling people not to stop for pics.
Heading into Hollywoodland, we took pics with Rebels and then ran through A Bugs Land for the first time.
One cool thing, as we got our medals, rundisney media stopped us to take pics of us getting our medals! how cool! maybe we will be in the book next year? and then our pic at the castle made it onto the rundisney facebook group!
We went to the room to shower and stretch and relaxed until about 11 where we went to the park and it was crazy crowded. We decided to take it easy with do sit down things: Mickey and the Magical map, snack at Jolly Holiday, great moments with me Lincoln, frozen sing a long and then dinner at Carthay. Carthay was expensive but so nice and relaxing. Such a good call. We headed back to the room got ready and were in bed and asleep by 830.
Overall I loved this 10k, the weather was great (all of the people talking about it being cold-I would have wished for that start temp at dopey). I loved my costume and highly recommend Sparkle Athletic skirts for something cute to wear. I will definitely be back for this race again.
Did you run the star wars 10k-what did you think? Do you enjoy the 10k distance?