Race Recap: 2015 Disneyland Half Marathon in Pictures

Julia and Donna had the wonderful opportunity to experience the 2015 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend together.  They started to think about how they could express everything in words – but you know what they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words!”  So they figured that saying it in pictures just may be the better option.  Take a look at their weekend journey through pictures!

Disneyland Half Marathon 10th Anniversary Party

I wish so much that runDisney would do this more often. They had the logo out on the Fantasmic water screen. Great photo op!
I wish so much that runDisney would do this more often. They had the logo out on the Fantasmic water screen. Great photo op!
I got to spend a lot of time with a bunch of fellow Mickey Milers. So much fun to hang together as a group. The rides that were open - although limited - were pretty much walk on and they had quite a number of characters out for meets.
I got to spend a lot of time with a bunch of fellow Mickey Milers. So much fun to hang together as a group. The rides that were open – although limited – were pretty much walk on and they had quite a number of characters out for meets.
Chipmunks make you do crazy things!
Chipmunks make you do crazy things!
Love this shot. And you could actually download it for free! This and a sling bag were the two freebies you got for attending the party. Not sure it was really worth the $100 ticket price - but it was a fun night!
Love this shot. And you could actually download it for free! This and a sling bag were the two freebies you got for attending the party. Not sure it was really worth the $100 ticket price – but it was a fun night!
The Sling Bag we received as part of the 10th Anniversary party. Sure came in handy the rest of the weekend.
The Sling Bag we received as part of the 10th Anniversary party. Sure came in handy the rest of the weekend.

runDisney Disneyland Half Marathon Expo at the Disneyland Hotel

Follow the blue carpet to packet pick up!
Follow the blue carpet to packet pick up!
Started the weekend running!
Started the weekend running!
Lots of vendors at the Expo - along with LOTS of fun photo ops to take advantage of. There seems to be more at each Expo.
Lots of vendors at the Expo – along with LOTS of fun photo ops to take advantage of. There seems to be more at each Expo.
Had to stop and say hey to my running coach - Jeff Galloway
Had to stop and say hey to my running coach – Jeff Galloway
Yay! Julia finally made it!! The fun started all over again!
Yay! Julia finally made it!! The fun started all over again!
I really loved the theming of the 10th anniversary Disneyland Half Marathon logo playing off Disneyland's 60th anniversary bling!
I really loved the theming of the 10th anniversary Disneyland Half Marathon logo playing off Disneyland’s 60th anniversary bling!
One of the many free Photo-Ops at the Expo. Green screen magic gave us snowflakes.
Free Photo-Ops and Frozen Fractals
Expo goodies! Folks went Quackers over these shoes.
Expo goodies! Folks went Quackers over these shoes.

Disneyland 5K – Heroes among us

We thought it important to represent both Star Wars and Toy Story Land for the 5K!
We thought it important to represent both Star Wars and Toy Story Land for the 5K!
I don't think I'll ever get tired of seeing Radiator Springs/Cars Land when its all lit up. It's just amazing!
I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of seeing Radiator Springs/Cars Land when its all lit up. It’s just amazing!
Ka-chow! McQueen was on the road saying hey!
Ka-chow! McQueen was on the road saying hey!
Doesn't look like these guys went to bed at all. Still wearing the same outfits they had on at the party the night before.
Doesn’t look like these guys went to bed at all. Still wearing the same outfits they had on at the party the night before.
Quick stop on Main Street for Geppetto and Pinnochio
Quick stop on Main Street for Geppetto and Pinnochio
Itty bitty castle...
Itty bitty castle…
Yeehaw!! 5K complete. I always love running through the parks. But I have to say, for a 5K - we didn't get a whole lotta park time. It could have EASILY included more.
Yeehaw!! 5K complete. I always love running through the parks. But I have to say, for a 5K – we didn’t get a whole lotta park time. It could have EASILY included more.
I just threw this picture in here because I love my new friend Joe and you can see my costume in the light! :)
I just threw this picture in here because I love my new friend Joe and you can see my costume in the light! 🙂

Villainous Disneyland 10K

Pre-race photo of blue and silver outifts
These ladies are representing the #DisneySide bling at Dark O’Clock!
Character stop - DJ with his Neon on and Donna
Donna dashed in with DeeeJaaaaaay!
Friends!
Real Friends – up early to cheer us on and give us goodies!
'Lotso' hugs on this course! Hard to remember it's a Villains theme with this cuddly smile :-)
‘Lotso’ hugs on this course! Hard to remember it’s a Villains theme with this cuddly smile 🙂
These races are so early, but getting to see everything lit up is so awesome!
These races are so early, but getting to see everything lit up is so awesome!
Hades - heads above Donna
Is it getting hot out here?!?!?
Lady Tremaine and Donna staring down the camera
Wash the dishes, and the tapestries and the draperies….
Julia didn't run the 10K, but cheering from the sidelines with these lovely little ladies was a blast!
Julia didn’t run the 10K, but cheering from the sidelines with these lovely little ladies was a blast!
Donna jumping in front of the Disneyland Castle
Happy 60th Disneyland!! Sparkles all around!
Donna found Jeff Galloway again!
Donna found Jeff Galloway again!
Brer Fox, Brer Bear and Brer Donna.
Brer Fox, Brer Bear and Brer Donna.
Cheering from in front of Starbucks in Downtown Disney turned out to be a great spot to watch, cheer and take selfies! Meeting up with friends from across the country made this weekend unforgettable!
Cheering from in front of Starbucks in Downtown Disney turned out to be a great spot to watch, cheer and take selfies! Meeting up with friends from across the country made this weekend unforgettable!
The 10K bling was fabulous, but nothing beats an awesome daughter!
The 10K bling was fabulous, but nothing beats an awesome daughter!

Heroes + Villains = Disneyland Half Marathon greatness

Pre-race team photo
Rise and Shine Team Shenanigans!
Mile 1 marker group shot
And so it began – Mile 1 baby!
The call of the park bench is hard to ignore!
The call of the park bench is hard to ignore!
What does the Fox say?? Building on the 5k + 10K, the Heroes and Villains were out as duos for the Half Marathon.
What does the Fox say??
Building on the 5k + 10K, the Heroes and Villains were out as duos for the Disneyland Half Marathon.
ChEARS all around!
ChEARS all around!
Say a little prayer for me...
Say a little prayer for me…
Main Street and Mile 2 baby!
Main Street and Mile 2 baby!
More characters... just around the river bend... (yes, I did)
More characters… just around the river bend… (yes, I did)
Cheers!
Cheers!
We are worthy!!
We are worthy!!
Group shot in front of the castle
Token castle shot!
Yikes!
Yikes!
Yodel-odel-ay-hee-hoooo!
Yodel-odel-ay-hee-hoooo!
We're dead tired!
We’re dead tired!
Can I get a ride?
Can I get a ride to the finish line?
Mighty Team Shenanigans!
Mighty Team Shenanigans!
Characters on the streets. The rows and rows of cars out for us to see and folks cheering us on. THe support was greatly appreciated.
Characters on the streets. The rows and rows of cars out for us to see and folks cheering us on through the streets of Anaheim. The support was greatly appreciated.
Miler support before the stadium was a God send.
Miler support before the stadium was a God send.
Knocking this race outta the park! Running through Angels stadium is one my (Jula's) favorite parts of the DL Half course.
Knocking this race outta the park! Running through Angels stadium is one of Julia’s favorite parts of the Disneyland Half Marathon course.
"Hurry up the Beer is Getting Warm"
Mid-race Oranges = Heaven
Mile 13 marker and we're beat!
Almost there!!!
Success!!! The anniversary medal was a gorgeous spinner celebrating both the 10th and 60th anniversaries.
Success!!! The anniversary medal was a gorgeous spinner celebrating both the 10th and 60th anniversaries.
Donna and her 4 medals in front of the castle
Great bling from a great 2015 Disneyland Half Marathon weekend!

Thanks for sticking with us through this marathon of Disneyland Half Marathon photos! As you can tell Donna and Julia had a blast running with friends, taking photos and most importanly making memories.

Julia Locus

About Author:

Julia Locus, aka @JulesWhistles is a proud back-of-the-packer whose journey has taken her from a disdain for running, to her first 5k in 2012, to completing 2 marathons, the second of which part of the Dopey Challenge 2015. It may take her 7 hours to finish, but no matter the time, she still completed 26.2 miles and is darn proud of it. She’s enjoying running with her 3 year old son and can’t wait to run races with him someday. She treasures the friendships she’s made through running and how much it has taught her about herself.

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