A little more than two weeks from now, thousands of runners will be taking to the pavement of the Disneyland Resort and the streets of Anaheim for the 10th Disneyland 1/2 Marathon! It seems like just yesterday we were registering for the Disneyland races - where has time gone? I am beyond excited to spend the weekend with some amazing running friends from all over the country and even meet up with one of my best friends and her family for some Disneyland fun!
The Disneyland 1/2 Marathon will be my final race of the weekend after completing the 5K on Friday and 10K on Saturday. 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 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.
Last year was Momma K's first Disneyland 1/2 Marathon! We absolutely had a blast spending 19.3 miles together making wonderful memories. We both cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store for us.
In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon and the 60th Anniversary of Disneyland, runDisney created a special medal that definitely celebrates the occasion of both of these events. As with runDisney tradition, the Dumbo Double Dare medal will be awarded to those completing the Double Double Dare challenge (Disneyland 10K on Saturday and Disneyland 1/2 Marathon on Sunday) is the same as 2013 and 2014 but with a change of ribbons.
Question of the Day: What bling will you be bringing home after Disneyland Half Marathon weekend? Which race are you most looking forward to?
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