Be sure to check out my Expo recap here.
The morning of the Enchanted 10K had finally arrived! My alarm woke me up at 2:45 a.m. (at the same time my two other friends, Becky and Alana, arrived at the resort). I took my time getting dressed and ate my breakfast (an Uncrustable and a TON of water). When it was time to leave, my friend Taylor and I headed to the lobby of the resort to catch the bus to the race at 3:45.
We arrived a few minutes later, and I made sure to have Taylor take a quick photo of me in front of Spaceship Earth.
Then, we made our way to the DJ area where many runners were stretching and dancing. We did the Cha Cha Slide and Cupid Shuffle, and then it was time for me to head to my corral.
I made my way to corral A and stretched for a few minutes before we were shuffled to the start line. Before I knew it, it was time for my part of corral A to begin (I was in the very front of the corral, so I got to see the big fireworks!)!
And we were off!
Because I started at the very front of my corral, the course was very open at the beginning of the race – which I loved!
We ran under the bridge and saw Moana! She told us to “keep going, Voyagers!”
We continued to make our way down Epcot’s parking lot until we ran through the Epcot parking gates.
Shortly after, we made it to mile 1, and then it was up the ramp to one of Disney’s main roads. Here, I stopped for my first character stop. Because I was dressed as Snow White, I had to stop for the Evil Queen!
This picture didn’t turn out quite as I would have liked, but that’s ok!
After the photo, I continued on and passed miles 3 and 4 shortly after. Then, I entered Epcot where plenty of characters were waiting for me!
I saw Dopey in Germany and Geppetto and Pinocchio in Italy. I believe Marie was out in France, but her line was very long, and I didn’t feel like stopping.
After half a loop around World Showcase, we headed to the Boardwalk where we saw the Genie and Minnie!
Then, it was back to Epcot to finish the World Showcase loop and run around the front of the park.
Then, we passed Spaceship Earth and headed to the finish! I refrained from sprinting at the end in an effort to save energy for the Half the next day. Instead, I took in the moment and finished with a smile.
Yay! Race 1 was done!
After getting my medal and RunDisney food box, I met back up with Taylor and we headed to the resort.
I got a quick shower and then we made our way to the food court for some Mickey waffles!
After breakfast, we hopped on a bus to Epcot and spent the day riding our favorite rides, eating delicious food, and looking in all of the shops around the World Showcase.
Day 1 was done and I was ready for the Half!
Stay tuned for part 3 of my Glass Slipper Challenge recap: the Princess Half Marathon.