2017 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Race Expo

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Though I didn’t run any of the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend races this year, I visited the Expo. I wrote in my previous blog about my experiences working at the Expo that day as a paid employee. After my shift was over, I spent some time walking around the Expo. I was surprised that … Continue reading "2017 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Race Expo"
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A Day in the Life of a Race Support Employee

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Earlier this year many long-time runDisney runners and race volunteers were very surprised when runDisney announced that they would not be using volunteers at the upcoming Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend. Instead race support would be provided by employees of two temporary employment agencies. Employees would be compensated at a rate of $13/hour – higher … Continue reading "A Day in the Life of a Race Support Employee"
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2017 Star Wars – The Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend, Part 2: 10K and Half Mararthon

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Kim Scharoff and Tom Troost continue their coverage of the Star Wars – The Dark Side Half Marathon weekend events as they describe their successful completion of the Dark Side Challenge – the 10K and Half Marathon races. Saturday, April 22 – Dark Side 10K The 2016 Star Wars Dark Side races at Walt Disney … Continue reading "2017 Star Wars – The Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend, Part 2: 10K and Half Mararthon"
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2017 Star Wars – The Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend, Part 1: Expo and 5K

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Lee and I did not attend any of the events of this year’s Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side weekend, so I prevailed upon friends to blog about the race weekend instead. Kim Scharoff and Molly and Tom Troost collaborated on notes and photos, and Kim wrote Part 1. A big thank you … Continue reading "2017 Star Wars – The Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend, Part 1: Expo and 5K"
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2017 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Part 2, Half Marathon

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Sunday, February 26 – Princess Half Marathon With almost twice the number of runners there had been in the 10K, we knew we needed to arrive early at the start area. We met our friends Kim and Charlie in the lobby of Kidani Village at 3:15 and drove to Epcot. The buses had started running … Continue reading "2017 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Part 2, Half Marathon"
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2017 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Part 1, Expo and 10K

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This is the 9th year for Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend. It’s always a fun one for me. Even though I don’t like the 10K and half marathon courses I still have a really good time! Disney figured out yet another way to capitalize on the upcoming live action “Beauty and the Beast” movie by … Continue reading "2017 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Part 1, Expo and 10K"
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2017 Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – Part 3, Half Marathon

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Sunday – January 15, Star Wars Half Marathon We’d scheduled a wakeup call for 4:00 – but we never got it. Fortunately Lee is a “belt-and-suspenders” guy and had also set the alarm on his iPhone, so we were still up at 4:00. Since we knew from the day before that security wasn’t going to … Continue reading "2017 Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – Part 3, Half Marathon"
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2017 Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – Part 1, Expo

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For the third year Lee and I participated in the 10K and half marathon races at Disneyland’s Star Wars Half Marathon. Or Star Wars Half Marathon – the Light Side as they now call it, to distinguish it from the Star Wars Half Marathon – the Dark Side at Walt Disney World. 🙂 Unlike previous … Continue reading "2017 Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – Part 1, Expo"
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