Another Disney Half Marathon race done. Yes, I love Disney races.
Friday afternoon, my husband and I drove to Orlando from Boca Raton. The race was Saturday morning. It was about a three-hour trip. We stayed at the Disney Old Key West resort. Our plan was to stay one night at the resort, and then head back to Boca Raton immediately after the race.
When we arrived in Orlando, we headed to the Sport Expo to pick up my race number. After the expo, we had a delicious Italian dinner at Il Mulino. Following dinner, it was an early bed time, because the race started at 5:30am.
The next morning , my alarm went off at 2:15am. It was time to get dress and head out the door to catch the 3:00 am bus that takes runners from the hotel to the starting line.
The weather was ideal. Fifty five degrees at start time.
The course started on a side street near Epcot. The first few miles was basically flat. Runners saw many Disney Characters , bands and spectators, as we headed towards the Magic Kingdom. We ran throughout the Magic Kingdom and then back to Epcot for the finish.
The highlight for me was running down Main Street towards Cinderella’s Castle and seeing the castle all lit up.
After crossing the finish line, I got my medal and then headed back to the hotel for a quick shower. At 11am, my husband and I checked out of the hotel and were back on the road to Boca Raton to meet up with the rest of the family for an early dinner.