I’m Registered!!!

Okay gang I’m back and I have registered for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 13K.

Oh yeah.

I’m really excited about this race because not only will be the first time I’ve ever run a night time race in WDW it will be the first time I’ve run a night time race period. As far as I’m concerned my 5 A.M. 10K runs never qualified as running at night.

13K is an interesting distance because most runners, when training, stick to the usual 5K or 10K courses because basically those distances are popular for most road races.

Of course anyone who has trained for distances no longer than 10K should not worry. The adrenaline realized while running a WDW sponsored race will more than carry them those extra two miles.

So how do you register for this race? Well you go to
the official event page and click on the Register link in the upper right hand corner.

This will bring you to the registration page. The registration fee for the 13K is $65 and the fee for the 6.5K race is $40. The fee includes entry to the special party at Disney-MGM Studios.

Non-runners can purchase tickets to the party as well. The cost is $25 per ticket.

This party runs from 9 P.M. to 1 A.M. Three attractions will be open during this party.

Of course the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is one of them, as will be Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring AEROSMITH. Rounding out this trio will be The Great Movie Ride.

Hmmmm”¦looks like there will be an incentive for the runners to finish the race as fast as possible ’cause the race will be cutting into party time.

I’m anxious to see the exact course map for this 13K race. I do have my own thoughts on exactly how this course will run.

My guess is that the course is similar to the course laid out for the Race for the Taste”¦except it’s backwards.

I’m thinking the race will start in Disney-MGM Studios near the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and make its way out the park and along the road to Disney’s Wide World of Sports. The runners will then sort of backtrack and come back to the theme park through the rear entrance, make their way through the Lights! Motors! Action! Extreme Stunt Show, then weave through New York Street, go past the Sci-Fi Drive-In Restaurant, head for Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat and eventually end up on Sunset Blvd to finish back at the Tower.

Sounds awesome to me.

So”¦are you thinking about it?

Are you saying, “Gosh that sounds like fun!”

You’re right. It does sound like fun.

Before the fun part comes all the training and planning part in all of this.

Of course a lot goes into the planning of a Walt Disney World race trip. It’s not your basic everyday visit with Mickey.

Next time I’ll tell you about my plans.

See you then.

Mike

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