Message Category: Specific Race Discussions Topic: Disney Marathon, 1/7/2001
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disney matathon in 98 maurice 7/13/00 5:31:40 PM ET
As I recall there there no hills to speak of, then again, I was so bored and hot by the end of it I can't remember much! It was a very warm and humid day (in the 70's by the end) and the course was VERY BORING except for a few kilometres running through theme parks. Mainly it was flat, and like running on a highway from nowhere to nowhere; hardly any spectators; not nearly as much fanfare at each mile marker as I had expected (and as had been promised in the publicity for this race) and it was also a bit disorganized in that I had to wait three months to get my t-shirt after the race! The medal, however, is very cool if you're a Disney fan, and the pre-race dinner was a lot of fun (with Disney characters mingling about). I would never run it again, but it was kinda fun to do once, especially when combined with a Disneyland vacation.