Disney Runners Assemble! Avengers SuperHeros 5K
Wow, that was a great morning! I participated in the Inaugural Avengers SuperHero 5K run this past Saturday. Just about every runner was dressed in some kind of Marvel superhero attire. So many versions of Captain America, Loki, The Hulk and more. There was a lot of thought put into themed running gear. The well dressed superheros made for a great crowd to run with.
The event started at 5:30 am starting on Disneyland Drive just before the Downtown Disney area. The course included running through Disney California Adventure and Disneyland in the early morning. It is always interesting to see some backstage areas. It was even more fun to be inside these Parks with no Guests around.
There were photo ops with different Avengers and Disney characters along the way. You could stop if you wanted to pose with your favorite character. There were also photographers along the course who were busy snapping pictures of you running through the course. I am still waiting for those photos to be available soon. One of my favorite things to have seen were 3rd Shift Custodial teams placed throughout the course offering their encouragement. I appreciated their cheers and high 4's (they had on Mickey Mitts).
I was channeling my inner (Hawkeye) that morning. The only bummer is that they wouldn't let me run with my bow & arrow. Here are several photos that I took during my "run". I was not a fast finishers but I sure had fun along the course.
My husband, MacSparky, came to cheer me on. While he waited for my arrival at the finish line, he was able to take some photos of the runners all decked out in their superhero gear. I will let the photos speak for themselves.
After completing my 5K run, we got some coffee and waited for Disneyland to open so we could enjoy some holiday magic. I even got a chance to say hello to Mickey Mouse. He was so excited to share in my morning accomplishment. MacSparky captured some of these fun photos of my conversation with Mickey Mouse regarding my 5K run.
I always love hearing the Dapper Dans on Main Street, USA. They were kind enough to take this fun photo with me. They even posed with their Superhero Avenger spirit.
The Avengers SuperHero Inaugural Run was uber fun. The weather was perfect. RunDisney already has this same event already scheduled for next year. I am going to do the 5K again and MacSparky said he would run (walk) with me. Sign up to get on the email reminder about sign-ups in April. It will fill up fast.
Next up, the Star Wars 5K in January. My kids are running with me, too. It is also an inaugural run so I am sure that event is going to be way out of this world! Now to think of my running attire for that run.