Runs on Coffee
- Jan 5, 2009
Unfortunately it’s an “on your honor” system for the 5K. There are many people that lie about their estimated pace just so they can be in corral A. The Disney 5Ks have so many walkers and really long lines that I just don’t enjoy them. I was in the middle of corral A in January and still ran into walls of walkers.So I completed my first ever 5k on Friday. I had no idea what to expect really. I was in the C Corral because I run slowly (15 minutes mile). However, I was thinking that I would have been better off in A Or B, because it seemed that the majority of the people in C were walking. I found it frustrating to constantly have to modify my pace to either get around or pretty much jog in place behind the groups of walkers. By the time we got out of World Showcase, it was impossible to run because the crowd bottle necked, and it felt like no one was moving.
I was also bummed that the lines for the characters were so long. I’m thinking that if you weren’t in A or B, you’d have no shot of taking pics and also finishing the race on time, but Idk.
If I were to do another runDisney race in the future, what would you suggest? Should I place myself in the higher corrals?
Now that you know you can run a 5K try something locally that offers a neat medal and has some fun festivities after the race. You will find the experience much different!