I ran the the 2015 runDisney Princess Half Marathon as the second part of my Glass Slipper Challenge. I made my run costume and for this race showed a little bit of my villain Disney side. Since I have already dressed as almost all the princesses I figured Ursula would be fitting for the race. I was flying home the same day and the Magical Express was picking me up at 10:45am from my hotel, so I knew I needed to be done running, on the bus to hotel, showered, packed, and outside by 10:45. The Princess Half started at 5:30am. There is something about the fireworks at the start that really gets the adrenaline pumping.
The first characters along the way are always Captain Jack and Barbosa. I didn’t stop since their line was really long. Right by the Magic Kingdom Toll Plaza was a collection of princes. They had a long line, but I had to stop. I love the soundtrack that they have playing every year with them. Remember from Footloose the “I need a hero” song? Yep that one and Salt’ N Pepa’s “Whatta Man”. Awesomeness…
Buzz was in Tomorrowland, but again I was a little concerned about time. I had to pick and choose the lines I would stop for. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb were near the Teacups and the line was very short, so I stopped for that one.
I felt great during this race and really enjoyed it. My favorite part about the runDisney races is the people watching. I will gladly run for 2 hours just to watch all the fun costumes that people come up with.
I made it back to my hotel, showered, packed, grabbed some snacks and successfully got on my 10:45 Magical Express shuttle. The faces behind me on the Magical Express definitely show the mood of people leaving Disney World. No one ever wants t leave.