Disney Half Marathon
1st Monday in September, Disneyland, Anaheim, CA.
App and info: Click on Disney above.
Julie Miller sez of the 2011 event:
"When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are.
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you."
I spent Labor Day weekend Monday running the happiest race on earth at the happiest place on earth along with Mickey, Minnie, and Flyers Lorie Esquivel, Cyrus Davis, Patrick and Deanna Tantrapohl, Barbara Kausteklis, and Alicia Dingsdale. Finishers get the biggest dang two-piece medal shaped like Sleeping Beauty's Castle, hung on a flashy Mickey ribbon. Should you run a race for the medal? Of course not! You should run it for the shirt. And Disney gives you a great long-sleeved cool-max shirt with Mickey on the front. You can also use the bib as wallpaper like Flyer Simon Cooper. Or maybe you need some decorative wind-chimes in your bathroom, like Flyer Charles Sayles.
But seriously, you should run a race for the experience of being alive and whether it's Disney, or Baldy, or LA you are going to feel alive when you are off! Disney really comes alive when 18,000 runners set off to fireworks and a waving Mickey and Minnie, and Disney music. It's one big Kodak moment. The Disneyland Half Marathon takes you through Disneyland, California Adventure, and home plate at Angels Stadium. Chip and Dale wouldn't let go of Lorie Esquivel after posing for a picture with her. If you ran this one without a camera, you might miss some great photo ops. Changing the subject slightly, have you seen the Pacific Shoreline Medals for 2008? It's a two piece medal that includes a wooden surf board. And it's huge! I've done some research on medals, and some notables are Big Sur (ceramic), Las Vegas (spins around), Carlsbad and Arkansas (big size), and San Franciso (can be a coaster). But I don't think that any of them are as big as the Disneyland Half Marathon Medal!
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