This weekend, I took on the enchanting problem of the Run Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon, and let me inform you, it was a race to recollect! As I laced up my trainers (ridiculously early), I couldn’t assist however really feel the thrill of hitting the pavement alongside my fabulous working buddy, Elise. However this wasn’t simply any race—it was a magical journey by Disney’s Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and past, all whereas embracing the whimsical theme of Encanto.
Encanto-Impressed Operating Costumes
Our working crew didn’t simply run; we introduced the magic of Encanto to life. I channeled my interior Isabela Madrigal, whereas Elise rocked the Mirabel Madrigal look, and Kelly embodied the highly effective Luisa Madrigal. Image it: three hermanas conquering the course in fashion, because of some DIY magic round Sparkle Skirts. For the reason that theme of the half marathon as Encanto – these had been well-liked characters seen throughout the race course!!
Character Picture Ops Galore
One of many highlights of the race? Positively the character picture ops! We couldn’t resist stopping to seize the magic with iconic Disney characters. From hanging out with the basic duo, Mickey and Minnie, to sharing the course with Rafiki and Timon from The Lion King, each snapshot was a reminiscence within the making.
But it surely didn’t finish there. Miguel from Coco and Pluto, in addition to the mischievous Chip & Dale, joined the occasion, including an additional dose of enjoyable to our run. Every picture op was an opportunity to pause, smile, and soak within the pleasure of the Disney magic.
DIY Sparkle Skirts and Encanto Swag
Our costumes had been a labor of affection, centered round tremendous cute Sparkle Skirts. I DIY’d my Isabela working costume and can share a ‘how you can’ in an upcoming weblog submit.
Let me take you on a journey by the enchanting course that introduced us from the Epcot parking zone to the end line, all whereas embracing the magic of Disney.
Beginning the Journey: Epcot Parking Lot to World Showcase
Our journey started within the Epcot parking zone, setting the stage for an epic run. We made our means backstage to the Epcot solid member parking zone, masking the identical floor as Friday’s 5k for the primary 1.5 miles. The thrill was palpable as we entered World Showcase by Mexico, working across the lagoon and soaking within the worldwide flavors.
Operating THrough Hollywood Studios
Leaving World Showcase, we ventured by the UK, turning left to go backstage and in the direction of the picturesque Crescent Lake space. Operating alongside the BoardWalk, we loved the scenic views earlier than heading to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The park welcomed us with open arms as we navigated Hollywood Blvd, Gertie’s lagoon, Echo Lake, and the immersive wonders of Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land.
Sundown Blvd and Past: Tower of Terror to Osceola Parkway
The course took us up Sundown Blvd, making a cinematic expertise as we handed iconic landmarks just like the Tower of Terror. Exiting backstage to the correct, we hit Buena Vista Dr, breezing by Coronado Springs Resort and Blizzard Seashore. Our journey continued alongside Osceola Parkway, every step bringing us nearer to the last word objective.
Epcot Pleasure and the End Line Beckons
The ultimate stretch included a run up World Dr, retracing steps for individuals who conquered the 10k. Taking the ramp to Epcot Heart Dr, we headed again to Epcot, circling round Future World. The magic intensified as we ran backstage as soon as once more, the end line within the Epcot parking zone beckoning with the promise of triumph.
Relive the Magic With Me
Don’t miss the photo-filled recap on my Instagram @RunEatRepeat and RunEatRepeat.com. I’m thrilled to share the moments of pleasure, scenic magnificence, and pure Disney magic with all of you. Get able to be transported into the enchantment of the Run Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon.
Gas for the End Line
Crossing the end line wasn’t nearly finishing the miles; it was a victory celebration. The race organizers spoiled us with a well-deserved medal, a refreshing water, and a replenishing Powerade. However the post-race goodies didn’t cease there—a problem medal, a snack field, and the runner’s important: a banana.
Wine and Dine Half Marathon Finisher’s Medal
The finisher’s medal for Disney races is at all times on theme. So this one had a brilliant cute Mirabel Madrigal.
Sharing the Magic with You
Keep tuned for detailed Run Disney fashion Race Recap on Instagram @RunEatRepeat and Podcast Recap too. I can’t wait to share the moments of pleasure, triumph, and pure Disney magic with you all. Get able to be impressed, motivated, and perhaps even giggle just a little as we relive the enchantment of the Run Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon.
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Extra on Run Disney and this race…
The Race Recap with the enjoyable behind the scenes of the weekend and ideas on the course shall be on an upcoming episode of the Run Eat Repeat Podcast and YouTube Channel.
Test it out in your favourite podcast app or the Run Eat Repeat YouTube Channel right here. See you there!!