The Disneyland 1/2 Marathon will be my final race of the weekend after completing the 5K on Friday and 10K on Saturday. This year's Disneyland 1/2 Marathon is extra special to me though - it will be my 60th 1/2 Marathon! How awesome is it to celebrate my 60th 1/2 Marathon in the final days of the Disneyland 60th Anniversary Celebration!?!?
The 1/2 Marathon starts with two miles outside of the parks before heading into Disney California Adventure. After a nice loop around the park, you cross over to Disneyland. There is absolutely nothing like the magical feeling of running down Main Street with your friends by your side. After exiting Disneyland shortly before the mile 4 marker, you make your way through Anaheim. Don't worry, the entertainment doesn't leave when you exit the parks. You will be greeted with various bands, cheerleaders, antique cars, and more as you make your way through Anaheim. One of my favorite parts is definitely running through Angels Stadium and hearing the roar of spectators cheering for you as you enter and make your way around the warning track.
Even though about 3/4 of the race isn't actually in the Disneyland Resort, this isn't your typical half marathon. You have to experience it to understand. Here is a look back at a few of my favorite memories from the 2013 Disneyland Half Marathon.
Obviously, I am crazy excited to head to the west coast for another 22.4 mile weekend of fun with friends. Is it Wednesday yet? I am ready to go NOW! Ok, maybe not now, because I am nowhere near done packing...