runDisney Like a Super Hero – Recap
Hello runners! My son and I just returned from Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland Resort, and I wanted to share a recap of our trip. In a word, everything about this race weekend was perfect. My running buddy, the weather, the courses, our resort, the food, the holiday celebrations at the parks… everything!
Austin and I were signed up to run the Doctor Strange 10K together. After about one mile, he decided that I was too slow, so he went on and waited for me at the finish. We both agreed that the course was 6.2 miles of total fun! Running through the two Disneyland theme parks was definitely the highlight. We celebrated our 10K with breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen, rested briefly in our room, and then hit Disneyland Park for some more fun.
On Sunday, I completed the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge by running the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon. This was my first time running this half marathon and the course immediately became my favorite! The miles took me through the theme parks, along the beautiful streets of Anaheim and even around the warning track at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Bands, cheerleaders, spectators and Super Hero cosplayers were all out cheering for runners. It was so much fun!
The race reminded me, once again, why I love running the Disneyland runDisney events. First, if you are staying at a Disneyland Resort, you can easily walk to the starting line in about ten minutes. I also love that the city of Anaheim joins in the fun. One of my favorite moments of the race was seeing local USO cosplayers putting on a swing dance show for runners! Even as just an average Super Hero fan, I really enjoyed the energy the characters brought to the race. It was also fun to get photos with them—especially Black Widow, who I channeled in my running outfit.
Since we had already spent a day at each theme park, we decided to use the third day of our Park Hopper ticket taking in all of the special holiday celebrations at both parks. The highlights were definitely "it's a small world" Holiday and the World of Color Dessert Party. This was the perfect way to end our trip. My boys are growing up fast, so trips like these have become even more important to me. Austin and I had the best time and we are already planning our next adventure together!