Picture perfect castle photo
The Disneyland 5K started at 5:30AM in Downtown Disney. Boy, it was rough waking up in the morning for this. Of course, excitement soon took over as we headed to the starting line & saw all things Disney! Disneyland sure does pomp up everything :)
5K logo on the big screen in Downtown Disney
Vinh wasn't too thrilled to be awake, haha
The starting line was a huge screen in the middle of a castle! Not to mention, Mickey & Minnie were there to cheer us all on! Too bad it was so congested at the beginning that it was hard to run down the street. It started to scatter once we turned towards California Adventure.
Castle starting line
Mickey & Minnie cheering us on!
We first arrived into Cars Land & then headed towards Paradise Pier before going to the Grizzly ride. Then we looped out to the plaza between the parks before running into Disneyland, down Main Street & towards Sleeping Beauty Castle. Oh so magical! Then we headed towards New Orleans Square, Frontierland & through the cast members only area before finishing up in Downtown Disney :)
Hello Cars land!
First selfie of the 5K
We ran into my favorite car, Mater!
Chip n' Dale
Blinged out Carthay Circle
Walt, Mickey & a castle
Gorgeous castle all decked out for it's 60th anniversary
Jumping picture is a must!
I spy Maleficent trying to sabotage the 5K!
We're waiting for Sandy Claws ;)
Driving one of the fire department cars in the cast members only area ;)
We finished around 75 minutes later (including all the times waiting in line for photos), which wasn't bad at all. Luckily, the 5K wasn't timed, haha! We finished with boxes of treats & drinks for all! The medal is beyond cute as well :)
We headed back to mile 3 for a photo
Pin, personalized bib & medal
I ended up buying some runDisney shoes from New Balance as well. I got Tinkerbell & Donald shoes. Totally cute :)
Would you ever participate in a runDisney 5K, 10K, or half marathon? Have you ever been to a Disney park?