Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New runDisney Race: The Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon

So, yesterday runDisney made the announcement that Disneyland would be hosting a new half marathon and 5K in November...The Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend. This race weekend will be November 14-16, 2014 with the 5K being run on Saturday morning and the half marathon on Sunday morning. Rumors had been spreading over the last couple of months of an Avengers and a Star Wars race being announced. This took care of one of them and now the wait for the Star Wars race continues.

I, myself, had made a rule that I would do no more than two runDisney races a year but you wouldn't believe how fast I caved and decided to run the Avengers race as well this year. I had already done TinkerBell HM last month and am registered for the Dumbo Double Dare (Disneyland HM and 10K in one weekend) in August. Aside from the fact that this will be my third runDisney race in a year I am already scheduled to run the Rock 'n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon on the same afternoon (Sunday, November 16). So, what do I the crazy slow turtle or sloth runner do?? I decide that I'm going to do a double half marathon in one DAY. Not one weekend, but one day! What am I thinking?!?

My plan for this craziness involves flying down to LAX on the Friday before the Avengers race so I can go to the expo and cheer at the 5K. Then I'll run the Avengers race at 5:30am finishing around 9am or earlier, hop on a flight to Vegas, check into a hotel and then head over to the start of the RnR Las Vegas race. I know other people have done similar things and I'm willing to give this a go. In fact, I'm really rather excited to be doing it...a new challenge. I've done double halves in one weekend, even doing doubles back to back three weekends a month. Heck, I've even done 5 races in 5 days in 5 states. Should be no big deal right? It's like doing a marathon in 2 steps. LOL!

So, do you think I've gone over the deep end now? Are you planning to run either the Avengers or RnR Las Vegas? Or both?

1 comment:

  1. Clearly your one week away and good luck. I was curious how do you pick up the Bid for the RnR Vegas Run before race day or do they all you to pick up Bid on Sunday? I was thinking of doing both but that was a concern of mine before I just blew the Idea off. Once again Good Luck!!!