Friday, May 28, 2010

Disneyland 1/2 Marathon news

So when we ran the Disneyland Half last year, we were sad that we didn't get to run up Main Street USA. So this year we contemplated running the 5K that happens the day before (a mini-Goofy?), because it's a great course. But then the fee for the 5K was $50, which is absurd. So I let it go. THEN we got an email about the race -- and the theme is "Fabulous 5K", and the "medal" (which is made of rubber) features the "Fab Five" -- Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto. So I was tempted again -- even though our flights get in around 7, and getting to the expo on Friday night to pick up the 5K packets would have been challenging.

Luckily for us, they also posted the map for the half marathon ... and they've changed the course slightly. We *do* still get to run through Angel Stadium (yay! jumbotron!), but we also get to run up Main Street -- as it should be. It even looks like we'll run in a different "backstage" area that we've never seen. Very cool.

So thanks, Disney, for tweaking the course so we get to run up Main Street... and saving us $100 and the extra 5K. :)

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