Oct 4, 2013

runDisney: Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler 2013

Credit: http://www.noahslightfoundation.org/
This weekend is the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler in Walt Disney World. This is a cool race event for several reasons. First, the race starts at 10pm at night and goes from Disney Hollywood Studios (you'll always be MGM to me) to ESPN Wide World of Sports and back again. With it being nighttime and October, the race also has villains throughout, which makes it a little more unique. If that's not enough, there is also a villain bash afterwards, letting you stay in the park until 4am. Not a bad deal at all.

At the risk of sounding like a infomercial salesman or Steve Balmer selling Windows in the 80s, "but wait, there's more!" While there is a separate Wine & Dine Half Marathon in November, named for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, the festival has already begun. So not only can you experience the villains and Halloween vibe, you can also get your food and alcohol fix at the same time. Not a bad package deal at all.

This is one of the runs on my planned to do list. All runDisney races are really on this list, but this is one that I already have planned out. We plan to take a trip to Disney for my daughter's 4th birthday. Her birthday is in October, so why not line it up with the race so we can kill 2 birds with one stone. She'll be old enough to do some of the fun runs or even the Happy Haunted 5K Trail Run herself as well, so everyone can get in on it. Tower of Terror 2015, look out.

This time I wanted to give a shout out to some people I personally know that are running the race. I have some of my relatives running the races. So Rich and Don, best of luck in the runs. They're doing both the 5K and 10-miler, so they're pulling the all day split half marathon and going for 2 medals.

Good luck to everyone running. Run hard, smile, don't get lost in the dark and most importantly have some Disney FUN.


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