Just got back home after a very nice weekend in Florida. I wasn't sure what to expect since I had never gone down for such a short time. We arrived after midnight on Friday and left today. However, despite the limited time frame, we had a blast. Here are my quick thoughts about the races: 5K: We fell asleep around 1:30AM and were up at 5AM to start heading over to the start. Despite being half asleep, my two sons and my wife ran the race while I waited. They said that it was fun, but everyone agreed that there wasn't enough time spent in the park. According to their report, the 5K participants spent less time in Animal Kingdom than the half marathon participants. If that is the case, that stinks. My wife said that a chunk of the race took them a bit "behind the scenes" to areas that she didn't want to see because they kind of broke the magic a wee bit (the not so nice storage areas...garbage dumpsters...etc.). Yet despite that, everyone crossed the finish line with a smile, and my youngest son (age 11) immediately asked if we could come back for the Everest race. Half Marathon: I arrived to the bust stop when I was told, 7PM, and I think we were at the field by 7:30.....or was it 6:00 and arriving at 6:30. Either way, it seemed like I was on the field for hours. Luckily, the weather was nice, music was playing, and everyone was in a great mood. I just chilled and "people watched" until the start. Disney put on a great half marathon. There was something to see every mile, and when we were running down a stretch with nothing "official" to see, there were always runners nearby wearing costumes. This was my second half marathon, and time seemed to go by MUCH faster thanks to the things to see along the way (characters, DJ, band, parade floats). A significant amount of time was spent in both Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, and the after party in Epcot was excellent. If you are considering going down to Disney for a race, I highly recommend it. It is pricey, but worth it. Here is a photo of me crossing the finish line.