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Old 09-14-2010, 06:54 PM   #1
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13.1 Miles of Disney Magic - A Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Trip Report

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This past Labor Day weekend I ran the Disneyland Half Marathon. This was my first race ever and I had a blast! I have never written a trip report before but I want to share my experience and pictures with everyone so here goes nothingÖ

For the past 3 or 4 years I have wanted to run the Disneyland Half Marathon but I never signed up because 13.1 miles seemed like so much I wasnít sure I could finish in the 3 Ĺ hour time limit. My aunt ran it the very first year (2006). Here she is after finishing the inaugural race:


After I told her that I had finally decided to run it this year she hopped right on her computer and signed up too! I was excited to have someone to run with.

My mom (VintageDisneyRules) decided to come with us to cheer us on. Here is a picture of her and I:
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On Saturday, September 4, 2010 my mom and aunt came to pick me up and we were off to Disneyland. We stayed at the Red Lion. I booked this hotel through Pricelineís ďName Your Own PriceĒ option and ended up getting it for $70 per night. The Red Lion is about a 10 minute walk to Disneyland. Itís on the south east corner of Harbor and Katella.


We got to the hotel around 11:30am and luckily they had a room ready so were able to check in early. We had a 2 queen room. I had asked to be upgraded to a Disney view but none of those rooms were ready.


After we unpacked, we hung our door sign up and headed to Downtown Disney for lunch.
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We headed to White Water Snacks in the California Grand Hotel where we met up with Rochelle (eatmypixiedust). My mom, aunt and I all had the nachos and Pix had a chili dog and chili cheese fries. I love the nachos here! I can never eat them all.




After we ate my aunt and I headed to the Disneyland Hotel for the Sports Expo where we needed to pick up our Bib, t-shirt and goodie bag. My mom and Rochelle headed into the parks.

We tried to take a picture of ourselves but it didnít quite turn out.


So then we asked someone to take if for us.


They had a backdrop set up for people to take pictures in front of.




There was a big sign for all the runners to sign.




After we got our stuff we walked around the Expo for a bit and then headed back toward the parks to meet up with my mom and Pix. We each bought a shirt that says "I Did It" that we planned to wear on Sunday after the race.



We saw Goofy in the hotel.


Iím not sure what all my mom and Pix did while we were at the Expo but I know they did Animation Academy and I think they saw The Aladdin Show.
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Great Work!!! I have put this run on my, "To Do List"!
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