Monday, January 21, 2013

Disneyland 5K

It's our first race of the year, and aur kick-off to our 18 week marathon training! That's right! The kids and I are running marathon (more on that later). Last year the Neverland 5K was at night and included tickets to Disneyland. We spent the day at the park, and then ran a 5K trhough Disneyland and California Adventure after the parks closed. It was a BLAST. This year however, they changed it up. The 5K race does not include park admission AND the race is in the morning.

We had to leave the house at 4:30am to get to the race on time. At least it wasn't as cold as it has been... it was a balm-y 47F, haha. We left Jim at the gate to Disneyland. We entered Disneyland to start the race... Jim entered California Adventure to meet us at the finish line.

Here we are waiting to start at the END of Group C... We must have a castle picture:

It was so crowded being at the end of the group, that we were walking almost all the way up to "It's a Small World." It was still all lit up for Christmas!

It was exciting to run through the new California Adventure area "Cars Land." They had it all set up like downtown Radiator Springs:

We finished the race near the ferris wheel just in time to see the sunrise over California Adventure:

I hope that everyone had a wonderful long weekend!
It's back to work and school for us tomorrow!


Mary said...

What a fun race! Sure does look like a lot of people. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

BethieJ said...

Oh Joni this is one race I would LOVE to come do ... Disney can make me change my mind on no races! HA HA!!! I LOVE you and the kiddos do these together! SO FUN!!!