Monday, April 16, 2012

Magical Blogorail: Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler with Run Disney

Welcome to those of you joining me from The Disney FAITHful and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Back in 2003 I ran the Walt Disney World full marathon and had an outstanding time, despite the pain I was in due to stress fractures.  I loved running through the parks and "meeting" characters along the way.  Since I wasn't trying to break any records or win any awards, I took my time, soaked in the sights and sounds and yes, I stopped to meet all the characters!  The characters are what intrigues me about the newest runDisney race! 
image from runDisney
The newest race to join the runDisney schedule is the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 miler.  This should not be confused with the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 13K that was last run in 2009!  While the 13K was a popular race, they did not continue it after 2009.  But, this year they are bringing a similar race back!  On Saturday, September 29, 2012 Disney's Hollywood Studios will host the 10 mile nighttime race at 10:00pm that ends in the shadows of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.   While I don't know the exact route I do know the course will start at Hollywood Studios, take you to the ESPN Wide World of Sports, back to Hollywood Studios by the Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show, down New York Street, past the Sorcerer's Hat and end at the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror!

What excites me most about this race is that it is at night and there is a Disney Villains Hollywood Bash at Hollywood Studios after the race ending at 3:00am!  That's my kind of race!  I would much rather run in the cool of the night than cool of the morning.  My guess is that there will be Villains to meet along the route!  Knowing after the race I can enjoy the Studios and "party" with my favorite Villains is just icing on the cake.

If you are interested in registering for this race it's still open!  Last time I checked, the race was 87% full- so hurry up!  The cost until May 22 is $105 per runner and after May 22 the price increases to $120.  If you are interested in the Family Fun Run 5K at 7:30am on September 29, it will cost you $50.  The runDisney Kids' Races are $10 per child and start at 9:00am on the 29th.  Both of these races are held at ESPN Wide World of Sports.  The cost for the Disney Villains Hollywood Bash at Hollywood Studios following the 10 miler is $44 per person by August 31 and $54 per person on or after September 1, 2012.

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Growing Up Disney.


  1. Beth this sounds like so much fun, especially the Disney Villains Hollywood Bash!! What a great reward for the runners!! Great post!!

  2. Thanks for the "run down" Beth.  I can't wait for this Bash- I just have to choose which race to run to earn it!!  :D

  3. That does sound great running at night with the lights glowing from the park. The characters too I would definitely be stopping  lol. This is a race I would love to do..