This year at the third D23 Expo, runDisney opened the event with the D2.3 a fun run for a select number of D23 members; I was lucky enough to be one of the fifty members selected for the run. We met at the Anaheim Convention center at 5:30 for a 6:00 am start. We were given a great limited edition D23 / runDisney tech shirt and once everyone was ready our celebrity host came to see us off. Sorcerer Mickey was at the starting line! The run started and we headed for California Adventure for the main leg of our run. I’m so glad they use the run/walk method! It was a bit hot and slightly humid (nothing like Tampa thankfully). We ran through Radiator Springs and around California Screamin’ before heading back to the convention center. Our other celebrity host was with us leading the pack, Ali Vincent, she was so nice and encouraging. I managed to achieve my 2 goals for this run; I finished on my feet and I was not the last to cross the finish line (of course I would have been more than pleased just to finish but two for two was nice). Sorcerer Mickey was waiting for us at the finish line, as was a LARGE crowd waiting to get into the Expo. We all got a great gift for finishing the run, a runDisney Vinylmation with a D23 medal! After a great group photo I had to head back to the Disneyland Hotel for a shower before hitting the Expo floor. My next runDisney challenge is the Tower of Terror 10 miler at Disney Hollywood Studios in early October. If you have not tried a runDisney event I can not encourage you enough, they are the nicest people and our run was so well organized; take a look at http://www.rundisney.com/ I’ll write about my amazing 3 days at the Ultimate Disney Fan Event in my next post.
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