RunDisney Wine & Dine weekend was amazing! This was my first time running a challenge at Disney! In this blog post, I share my race recap on the 10K.
Last week I shared Disney’s Fall Feast 5K Race Recap.
Next week I’ll be sharing a race recap on the half marathon.
Course map from the Wine & Dine 10K (11/03/18):
The start line was at Magic Kingdom’s parking lot and the finish line was at Epcot’s parking lot. The 10K only went through one park (EPCOT).
I took this picture the night before. For the top I was just planning on wearing this tank and a sports bra, but it was really cold in the morning and I ended up wearing the race shirt (long sleeve) underneath! The temperature was about high 50F.
It was cold all day on that day. I wore a sweatshirt all day to the parks later on after the race.
Before the race:
There was lots of entertainment before the race started. I believe I got there at around 5am. The 10K started at 5:30am.
I had just enough time to eat a blueberry muffin (most of it) and use the porta potty.
There were characters taking pictures, a DJ by the characters, food for sale, medical tent, gear check, and entertainment at the corrals.
Everything was organized and all sections were clearly labeled.
Tip: Use porta potties by the corrals. Those have no lines! If you go 10-15 minutes before the start time there aren’t any lines anywhere.
I was in corral E for the 10K. I didn’t cross the finish line until 6am. The first corral started right at 5:30am.
There were several times where the course was very narrow and that left no room for running (look behind us on the picture where I am with the green army man). Due to this, the our finish was hectic, but it was okay.
Spaceship earth looked stunning!
I stopped for one picture with Chip and Dale and while I was waiting in line, a Disney cast member announced that the balloon ladies were close!
If you are unaware of who the balloon ladies are—-> See picture below. They each wear a Disney balloon and keep a 16 min per mile pace and they are the last to cross the start line.
So, in other words, if you fall behind them you are in danger of getting picked up and taken to the finish line.
I had a blast! While running, the cold was not a problem. After the run, I got my box of snacks, water, banana, took my medal picture, and headed to the bus. I probably waited about 10 minutes for a bus because there was a long line and the first bus could not fit us all. My hands were numb from the cold once I got on the bus. So cold for Florida!
Look out for my half marathon race recap next Monday!
Happy #medalmonday 🙂
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