Since 2012, I have made a yearly trek to DL for the Half Marathon weekend. Actually, since 2011. As a new runner, I booked my family vacation around the 2011 race weekend not knowing the race registrations sell out and by January of that year I discovered it was sold out. Great vacation, but no race.
Since 2013, I have run the Disneyland Dumbo Dare (formerly known as the Dumbo Double Dare).
This year, will be my last year at this event and certainly the challenge series. If I ever return, it will be to run with a friend who wants company or other friendly reason. It is no secret my displeasure of runDisney events since 2015. In fact, my dislike is shared by thousands and after the Tinkerbell weekend fiasco’s, I hit my limit. The ONLY reason I am running this weekend (and Avengers in November) – I registered for both before Tinkerbell.
The best part, my husband I are going to the parks on Thursday and Friday so I will have some great park time long before the race madness starts!
I leave rD events without a smidge of sadness. I need to break away because these races are getting in the way of me enjoying my DL park time. Park time always comes first, not running. I am looking forward to crossing the finish line for the final time and I can venture back into the world of planning Disney trips without a race to worry about.
The themes of the DDD weekend is Pixar. Yeah, the “Classic Disneyland” race is focused on Pixar. Not sure how that adds up, Pixar is not Classic Disney and rD has taken it even farther and removed the Classic D medals from the Half Marathon. That irritated the masses beyond belief!
The 10k is a “Monster’s, Inc” theme. I like the Monster’s University movie much better than Monster’s Inc (that little girl Boo was like fingernails on a chalkboard), but I enjoyed MU. So, I am sorta, kinda dressing up like Art, the purple hair monster.
The Half Marathon is generic Pixar and based on what I am seeing, it will be a Woody and Buzzlightyear cosplay with the runners. That will be fun to see for sure! Of course, I have to wear something that no one else is wearing. After a long online research, I decided to go with the Pizza Planet Truck. I already had the yellow shirt, white skirt, white hat and black socks. I also like the idea of wearing the outfit of the only character to appear in all Pixar movies with the exception of ‘Incredible’s”.
So here you have it. My final two DDD weekend outfits! Hope you like them and if you are at the races, please say HI!
P.S. I am going to eat pizza after the half marathon!
Charlene L. Ragsdale – Las Vegas, NV