Just a few short days after Melissa’s and my Lake Bourgeau hike the Hubby and I were flying to Orlando! Our trip revolved around a big racing weekend at the Tower of Terror 10 Miler at Disney World. We decided to race Mickey’s Happy Haunted 5K on Saturday morning, then the Tower of Terror 10 Miler was Saturday night at 10 pm. Well past my bed time!
We definitely didn’t take it easy the day before the race. In fact we had a big three park hopper day planned (plus the race expo)! We kicked Friday off with an early start at Animal Kingdom.
We checked out the animals on safari…
…and we rode Everest!
We then made our way to the expo for packet pick up.
After grabbing our bibs, shirts and shopping the expo we made our way to EPCOT for a little Food & Wine festival action.
We sampled some beer, and later some lobster rolls. All very delicious!
Later in the day it was time to fuel up for the night ahead (and the race tomorrow). We grabbed some amazing Mexican food at La Hacienda de San Angel. A tip from me to you – the margaritas are delicious!
From dinner we had to high tail it over to the Magic Kingdom for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!
We trick or treated, we went on some rides, watched the awesome fireworks and Halloween parade, plus we met some special characters!
Finally, at a way too late an hour we crawled into bed for a super short sleep.
Mickey’s Happy Haunted 5K Trail Race Report:
We arrived at the Wide World of Sports an hour before the 5K race start. We snapped a few pictures before making our way to our corral.
We had to wait for the sun to rise a bit more before they started the race, but soon it was time to line up for the start!
My game plan was to try and race the 5K. Hmm, I forgot how hard it is to race those things! I definitely started out way too fast and I just couldn’t hold on for the duration. The run was on grass and through some trails around the outskirts of Wide World of Sports, then we made a loop on the track before the final kick to the finish.
Ouch that hurt! Hubby did a much better job of pacing as he caught up and passed me before the finish. But our first race was done!
My unofficial time was 34:12. Next up would be the big race – the 10 miler!
Disney races are always a blast. I’ve had a ton of fun reading about all your adventures lately! You are definitely on a different path this time around than you were post-IMC the first time. I think you’re being totally smart about post-race stuff. Makes me hopeful that if I ever sign up for one that I’ll be able to do the same.
TNTcoach Ken says
Love the photo at the start line where the one guy is soooooooo enthused!
from hiking up north to racing in FL! quite the traveler 🙂 disney races are always fun.
Fairytales and Fitness says
I’m hoping to do this race this year. Thanks for the write up!