The first 5k went according to plan.  Mile 4 was around the Ticket and Transportation Center where there started to be more spectators.

From there we run by the Contemporary Hotel.  There’s a DJ on the overpass with huge Mickey hands cheering you along.  This part is a little tricky because it’s narrow and there is a curb separating the road from the sidewalk.  Someone ahead of me had wiped out here and had to be taken for medical evaluation.

After the Contemporary we headed to a back stage area which leads to the BIG reveal. We enter the park and turn right onto Main Street, U.S.A.  This is probably my favorite part of the race.  Main Street is packed with spectators and the castle is in full view.

I saw a few people I know, including the crew from the Mickey Miles Podcast who were locating at the end of Main Street as we turned right into Tomorrowland.

We then turn left and run past the Tomorrowland Speedway where we got a glimpse of the New Fantasyland.  Outside the teacups were some characters:

We then get get ready for the BIG highlight of the run: Running through the Castle.

After the Castle we make a right and travel toward Frontierland.  I took a picture of Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in honor of my husband who makes fun of the spelling each and every time…

Princess Tiana was holding court in Liberty Square:

And, shortly thereafter, was mile #6.

I loved that these women got their pictures taken while laying across the train tracks in front of the train.

At this point we exit Magic Kingdom via a backstage area.  Princess Aurora was waiting for us with Prince Phillip.

And then the 10k splits! 1:26:43 for me.

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