We made it late to bed the night before (around 10PM) and were up around 4AM. We headed out of the room at 4:30 and got coffee and finished the walk over. We did bag check, said hi to the Lizards and walked over. As we got to the corrals I realized I had a hole in my shorts! The string had come undone and I knew I would chafe-blah!
We started in Corral B at around 5:35. We headed South (for the first time in a Star Wars: light side race) and quickly headed backstage where it was dark. We entered the park in Carsland, went through Bugs Land and stopped for a photo with C3P0 and R2D2 at sourdough place. We continued around pier (no photopass person by the pier again-so strange) and ran over to Grizzly. There was a backdrop by Soarin but no one there. We continued down Hollywood Blvd , behind closed Tower (also strange to see not lit up) and backstage.
Bb8 was backstage and the line curved so we hopped out after 5 minutes. We headed backstage more and finally came out by Star Wars land construction into Toontown. We stopped for a picture with Small World, and then stopped for a pic with Kylo Ren by Matterhorn-longest wait of the day (almost 15).
After that, we continued through tomorrowland and saw Storm Troopers at Launch Bay. We turned a sharp right out of Tomorrowland and went into Fantasyland and back through the castle, where we hammed it up big time. We went down Main Street and saw captain phasma at the train station. We did not run through Downtown Disney (probably security related) so we still had over a mile instead of the typical half a mile.
We headed through the Esplanade and down the bus route and backstage behind carsland (basically where we started). People were slowing coming out of the park so we had to start weaving backstage. We finished by the paradise pier and Disneyland hotel
MILE SPLITS: 11:15/11:58/11:20/11:57/11:58/10:48/9:27
OFFICIAL SPLITS 5k: 47:23 (15:15) and finish: 1:45:50 (17:02)
We headed back to the hotel and got dressed and ready for the day in the parks. Cove bar, we run social meetup, and tortilla jos before dinner at wine country trattoria. We headed back to the hotel (in an Uber) and got ready for the night. We got to sleep around 8 for a 3am wake up
Overall I like the course but did miss running through downtown Disney! What a hummer if that's gone. I wish they had a few more characters out though.
What was the last 10k you ran?