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2013 Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Expo

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After a less than stellar experience at the Disneyland Half Marathon Expo (so bad I didn’t even write about it…when you have nothing nice to say…), I was looking forward to the smaller, more relaxed expo for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler.  Since there wasn’t anything I was dying to get at the expo, I spent the early afternoon enjoying Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival and headed over to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (WWOS) later in the day.  By the time we arrived, there weren’t many people there at all.   Ahhhh…breathing room 🙂

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No lines…woohoo!  For this race weekend, packet pick up is in the Josten’s Center with the rest of the Expo which makes for a much easier experience having everything in one place.

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I headed towards the back of the Expo to pick up my race bib first and then moved on to the shirt/bag pick up.  I always like to get that out of the way first before hitting the various vendor booths.

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After getting all of the official business done, I headed to the runDisney booth to get an up close and personal look at some of the new medals.  I of course had to see the new ribbon for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler that I would be getting the next day.

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And then the new design for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon…can’t wait to get this one!

ToT-Expo-W&D-MedalAnd a look at the two Coast to Coast medals for 2014.  There’s the pink version for those running the Tinker Bell Half Marathon and the Princess Half Marathon and then the regular Coast to Coast for any other combination of races.  This one looks like it got a new ribbon for 2014.

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While I was at the runDisney booth I ran into Jeff Galloway and had to say hi.  He’s such an inspiration to me and my friends.  If you ever get the chance to say hi to Jeff in person, do it…he’s amazing!

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My next stop was the official race merchandise area to see what I could spend my money on.  I didn’t love any of the shirts for the race (yellow really isn’t my color), but I was glad to see the new runDisney headbands there!

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I ended up just getting a new Vinylmation with the Tower of Terror medal and a pin to add to my collection.  Before heading out, we checked out some of the vendors and made a final stop at the Sparkle Athletic booth to say hi to my friends Kelly and Krissy.  And guess what I got??  My first Team Sparkle Skirt!  I’ve never considered myself a sparkly kind of girl, but I have to say I was kind of excited to wear this for the race…thanks Kelly!

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I was only at the Expo for a little over an hour, but I managed to see a lot of the vendors and get a lot done.  These smaller expos are SO much more enjoyable 🙂  Next stop…The Fifth Dimension….

A Terrifyingly RAD Meet Up!

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I’m excited to announce that I will be having a RAD Meet Up over The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend!!  Join me on Friday, October 4th at 2:00 pm in the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot where we can have a pint, enjoy the Food & Wine Festival and talk runDisney!!  We will be meeting at the group of tables to the right of Yorkshire County Fish Shop.

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Head on over to my Facebook page and RSVP for the event.  Oh and there will be buttons…lots of buttons!

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BUTTONS!

Meeting fellow runners is one of my favorite things about runDisney race weekends…I can’t wait to see so many of you again and meet many of you for the first time!!   The Food & Wine Festival is the perfect place to carb load for the races the next day, so why not do it with a bunch of RAD Runners, right?!? Beer is carbs right?!?  😉

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Don’t forget to RSVP!  See you in a week 🙂

runDisney Race Update & Tower of Terror 10-Miler News

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It is quite incredible how popular runDisney races have become.  Even with the addition of new race lengths this year, each weekend seems to be selling out in record time.  Disney “race season” hasn’t even begun and there are only a handful of races that are open for registration.  Here’s an update:

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

  • All events SOLD OUT

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend

  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler – 88% Full
  • Happy Haunted 5K Trail Run – 52% Full

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

  • Wine & Dine Half Marathon – SOLD OUT
  • Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K – 51% Full

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

  • Walt Disney World Marathon – 64% Full
  • Walt Disney World Half Marathon – SOLD OUT
  • Walt Disney World 10K – SOLD OUT
  • Disney Family Fun Run 5K – SOLD OUT
  • Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge – 66% Full
  • Dopey Challenge – SOLD OUT

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend

  • On Sale July 9, 2013

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend

  • On Sale June 11, 2013
  • Limited registration available for the Princess & Tinker Bell Coast-to-Coast Challenge

As you can see there aren’t many options left if you’re planning on running Disney this year!  If you’re looking for a longer race in 2013, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler looks to be your only option left.  This will be the 2nd year of this race and it looks like Disney has been listening to our feedback from last year’s race.  Check out this video that was released today:

I’m so glad to hear that they are improving on the entertainment from last year since that was severely lacking.  Check out my race recap for more info…now if only they could guarantee it won’t be so hot!  Today is the last day to register before the price increases to $165 tomorrow, so get too it!  The medal is so worth it 🙂

I love that the elevator moves!

I love that the elevator moves!

Make sure to go to www.rundisney.com for more information on all the races or to register for an upcoming race.  See you there!

Registration is Now Open for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend is coming back for its 2nd year and is now open for registration!  The race weekend has been pushed back a week this year to October 4 – 5, 2013.  Hopefully temperatures will be cooler that week.

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Exact times aren’t listed yet, but if the details remain the same the nighttime race will begin at 10:00 pm in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, taking runners to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and back to the Studios.  Runners will re-enter the park at the Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show, wind through the Streets of America and finish in the shadow of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

The race is followed by the Disney Villains Hollywood Bash, which will begin at 10:30 pm.  Spectators can purchase tickets to this party and enter before the race is over.  Not only will runners and spectators have exclusive access to the Studios, but most headliner attractions will be open.  The attractions include: Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (obviously), Star Tours, Muppet-Vision 3D, The Great Movie Ride, and Toy Story Mania!  I’m hoping that some changes will be made to the party for 2013 since it was VERY crowded in the inaugural year.

Also taking place on the race weekend is the Disney Happy Haunted 5k Trail Run and Kids Races, both of which will be taking place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Pricing for the events are as follows (these events sold out VERY quickly last year, so register soon!):

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 10-Miler

  • $135 by March 26, 2013
  • $150 between March 27 and May 21, 2013
  • $165 on or after May 22, 2013

Disney Happy Haunted 5K Trail Run

  • $50 per participant

runDisney Kids’ Races

  • $10 per Kids Dash participant
  • $30 per 1-Mile Run participant

Disney Villains Hollywood Bash

  • $54 by May 21, 2013
  • $64 between May 22 and September 4, 2013
  • $74 on or after September 5, 2013

If you participated in last year’s event, you will notice a significant price increase.  A $45 increase to be exact.  I’m going to look into this further, but we can only hope that this means more entertainment on the course and maybe some improvements to the after party.  But still, that’s a significant increase.  I’ve been thinking twice about registering this year and this might be the thing that makes my decision not to.

As usual for most runDisney events, packet pick-up will be required at the race Expo held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex beginning October 4, 2013.  Visit the runDisney event page for more information on all of the events taking place that weekend.

Want to see my recaps from the 2012 race?  You know you do! 😉

Will you be registering for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler?

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