I had ran the Star Wars 5k the day before. I had a lot of fun running that race, so I was excited to see what was in store for the runDisney Star Wars 10k. It was part 1 of earning the Rebel Challenge medal (part 2 was running the half marathon the next day). The race started at 5:30am. I dressed up as R2D2 in my INKnBURN shirt and tech tube and paired it with a blue Sparkle Athletic skirt.
The course was a really well done 10k Disneyland course. I expected most of the same characters as the 5k course, plus a few more. I was apparently mistaken. Chewbacca was out again, but his line was at least a half hour wait. I figured Darth Vader would be out in Tomorrowland, but there was no one in Tomorrowland. I was a little confused. I stopped quickly for a castle selfie.
And that was it…no Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger or Star Wars Mickey and Minnie like at the Wookiee party that I thought we might get to see. Here is what I later found out about Darth. He WAS out, but not until corral C and after. Apparently he didn’t get from the starting area to Tomorrowland fast enough for corral A and B and that is why I didn’t get to see him. Big bummer. Oh well. The medal is awesome.
Did you run the Star Wars 10k?