The force was with me on Sunday, January 17, 2016 when I ran the Star Wars Half Marathon at Disneyland! I ran the Star Wars 10k the day before and running the 10k and half would complete the Rebel Challenge!
I met up with Team Muscle Makers for our group photo at 4:20 am! I was proud to run for such an awesome team, for a worthy cause.
My friend, Angela and I, got to be in Corral A for the half! Yay! This was important as we needed to start running right away so that we could get a photo with Chewy and with BB-8! I had to get BB-8 today since I’m dressed as BB-8!
We ran as fast as we could go and got in line for Chewy. It was only about a 15 minute wait and I saw fellow Orange Mud Ambassador, Jacky/Han Solo!
We always see these girls at RunDisney races and they have the best costumes! Last year they were Tink Stormtroopers. For this race, they were Tink Princess Leia! So cool!
We didn’t have time to get in line with C3-PO and R2 but I got great shot of them in between runners!
We got in the BB-8 line and the wait wasn’t too bad. They eventually closed the line so we were lucky! I got to meet Dani in person! She looked awesome in her mash up costume as Chewy and Russell!
Another awesome mash up costume! Prince Charming with a light saber! So clever!
We were told the best shot was to kneel next to BB-8. We were allowed to touch him but just not touch his head. He was so cute!!!
After running through the parks, we ran through the streets of Anaheim and got to see the first batch of cosplayers!
We ran to Garden Grove and I really liked running on Main Street! Then we ran down a street that was filled with cosplayers! I took so many photos!
I especially loved the Steampunk Star Wars cosplayers!
So many villains!
So many amazing costumes! It was fun to stop and take photos! Afterall, this was a Disney race and my motto is always to enjoy it and have fun!
Best water station sign!
Yeah! I’m rollin’! I’m rollin’!
Finally, the finish! There were Stormtroopers greeting us at the finish line.
I got my half marathon medal and my Rebel Challenge medal!
I had so much fun with Angela and just enjoying every moment! It was great to see runners in costume and I really loved the cosplayers!
Afterward, we went for our special breakfast! So good! It was an amazing weekend–running, Star Wars, dressing up and being with friends! The force was strong with us all!
Your path, your pace, Tam