This year’s Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend gave runners the opportunity to collect up to five finisher medals.
There is no official count of how many participants ran the 5K, finished, and immediately went back to the starting line to run a 10K. However, it was quite a large number, and the time available to do this was very tight. Seen here are the last of the 10K runners entering the start corrals. It took me about 15 minutes to get back into the first corral again, arriving at 6:09 a.m. for a 6:15 a.m. start of the 10K!
What a difference in 45 minutes! Now you can see the monorail beam. Note also that the page has been turned in the book, it now says “10K”. The 10K race is new this year. It’s one of the reasons why the Half Marathon Weekend sold out in 26 hours.
Mickey asked to pose with the five medals. Then he quickly disappeared. Left to right are the 5K medallion, the 10K medal, the half marathon medal, the new Dumbo Double Dare medal for completing the new 10K and the half marathon, and the Coast-to-Coast medal for completing a Disney half marathon in Orlando and in Anaheim in a single calendar year.