First, YES, I ran the 5k wearing this Maleficent hat and yes it was hot, but I tested it on a treadmill before hand, so it wasn’t hard to run in 🙂
Ok, on with the recap. The Disney Family Fun Run 5k was the first of my 4 races to run for the Dopey Challenge. It was decently chilly out before the race. I needed caffeine and as I was walking to my starting corral I found this!
I had my handy dandy Magic Band on so I was able to get some coffee. I hung out near the start line while I waited for the time to come to filter into our corrals.
It started at 6:15am Thursday. I wore the INKnBURN Sugar Skull pullover and Rock N Roll run skirt. I was nervous about the hat portion of my costume, for some reason out of social anxiety, because it was a little on the crazy side. I got over it and it turned out to be fun. I didn’t put it on until I was about to start in the corral.
The race kicked off and we started running. We came acrossed Flick (I think that’s his name) from A Bug’s Life in the backstage area of Epcot. I didn’t stop for a picture with him though. Next we made our way through a backstage gate between Mexico and Norway into Epcot.
In Norway was Daisy Duck. I stopped for a picture with her.
As we rounded the corner into Germany Dopey was there. Dopey had the longest line I have ever seen ever out of all the runDisney races and characters…ever ever. It was CRAZY! I stand in a lot of long lines sometimes for race characters, but this one was 10 times longer than the longest line I ever stood in. I didn’t stop.
In France was Remy and Emile. I stopped for that picture.
I stopped for a selfie in front of Spaceship Earth.
I finished the 5k as it was starting to rain a little. Outside in the family reunion area was Donald Duck, Chip and Dale, Mickey and Pluto for photos.
I earned myself this fun little piece of race bling.
Next up, the 10k tomorrow for the 2nd of 4 races of the Dopey Challenge, followed by the half marathon Saturday and the full marathon Sunday.
Who else ran the Disney Fun Run 5k? Did you have a good time?