Believe it or not, this was my first runDisney 5k. Somehow it seems very appropriate that it was the Princess Half Marathon weekend. In case you're wondering why I have never jumped on the bandwagon before, I have to tell you that it's because up until last Fall, Disney gave our rubber "medallions" for 5k finishers. When they converted to metal medals ... well I just had to jump onbaord!
The Bottom Line:
Run This Race If: You don't mind a 5k with some extra logistical challenges (and magic) that is not timed. Good for locals or anyone traveling in for the other races.
Course: Loop course (mostly), on mostly paved roads in parking lots, roads, and through the park. Almost entirely pancake flat.
What Makes It Unique: Well it's Disney and super low pressure. I also like that you get a cotton shirt instead of a tech shirt. You get to see Epcot in all its splendor lit up with multiple characters along the way for entertainment. They also pump up the Disney tunes pretty loud in Epcot, so you might not even need to bring music to this one!
Cost: Pricey, $80 for the 5k alone.
Date and Time: Race starts at 5:30 AM on the Friday of Princess Marathon Weekend.
Would I do It Again: Definitely planning to sign up for next year.