We are #TEAMRUN4FTFD
In 2015 it was announced that after years of having races at the other Disney properties, Run Disney confirmed that the Disneyland Paris half marathon weekend was actually going to happen. As unfit Disney fans Sam and Sharon signed up .. and if they were going to run it was going to be for a good cause. What better cause than Feel the Force Day. A fantastic weekend was had, over £1,000 was raised.
How could they top that amazing weekend?
By doing it all again .. in 2017 we took a team of 6 people .. James, Mandy, Sharon, Ben, Sam and not forgetting the amazing Jonathan.
Over the newly branded Magic Run Weekend all 6 of us ran the 5k race which started at 8pm on friday night.
Mandy and Jonathan were litterally at the race start with Paula Radcliffe who is a Run Disney ambasador. As you can see from this picture below they really were at the begining and started the race with the other wheelchair contestants and the serious runners …
The rest of us started our race at almost 9pm by the time the corals had worked there way around to the start. To give you a perspective on just how many people were running the 5k here is our shot of the start when Mandy sent us the pic above .. To for us to get to the start we worked out way around the lake, past the Newport Bay hotel and then to the start line by the Sequoia Lodge
to give you an idea of just how far that is .. here is a map 🙂
Was amazing fun and a great experience …. BUT .. that wasn’t the end of the fun .. after going back to the hotels and crashing for about 5 hours .. we were up and at it again .. this time 4 of us (Ben, Sharon, Mandy and Jonthathan) ran the 10k which started at 7am saturday morning !! Yes you ready that right .. 7am .. we needed to be in the corals between 6 & 6:30 so that meant getting up at 5am !!
We look quite chipper as it was 6:30am and damn cold !!! Luckily we were kept as a party and jumped into the back of Coral A with the other wheelchair runners ..
It was a fun race .. lots of running and super fast walking (we decided that was known as a good “Lick” .. ) and we had so much fun on the way round. From Jonthan and Ben discussing how they could liberate some vehicles for J to drive, to singing and dancing and facepalming (at Ben’s dancing) .. Jonthan did lots of high 5’s and Ben became Mandy’s personal trainer whilst we were running .. It was an amazing, uplifting and inspirational experience 😀
Needless to say we all loved it .. and have so far rasied over £600 this year for Feel the Force Day. Plans for 2018 is underway .. check out the Magic Run Weekend 2018 page for details. Official pictures will be uploaded soon 🙂