Friday, January 27, 2017

Star Wars Light Side 5k 2017 (Friday Five Edition)

I left off last talking about the Expo on Thursday.  The next morning we were getting up early to run the 5k.  It was a little colder then I thought it would be.  I did look at the weather before I packed, but things change.  So I ended up wearing one of the race shirts instead of the tank top that I brought.  I was glad I did.  I really had no thoughts about this race.  I knew I really wasn't in the mood to run, but I was getting swept up in the fun of a race.  I ended up having a fun time on the run.  Really it was only 3 miles, so why not have fun?  Here are 5 things from the race.

1. We were in Corral A.  The only time I could get into the A corral is for a 5k.  We got right next to the stage so we could have a good view of the entertainment.  The time went by quickly.  They showed the original trailers to the original movies that came out in the 1970's and 80's.  I don't think I had ever seen them, so it was fun to see them.

There was some guy behind us that had his Rebel bib on.  The one that is supposed to get him into the 10k and half, not the 5k.  I'm back and forth on if he wanted to save $80 on the 5k or if he put on the wrong bib by accident.  I'd like to think it was just an accident, but who knows. 

2. My favorite costumes that I saw were of a mother/daughter team.  The daughter was dressed up as Princess Leia in the white gown and her mom was in a yellow slicker.  It was in tribute of Todd Fisher's (Debbie Reynolds' son and Carrie Fisher's brother) drawing he did shortly after they both died.


3.  I fell!  Yes, the klutz that I am, I fell.  I was in Disneyland and came around in a dark area.  It had been raining overnight and the roads were slick.  My foot slipped into the trolley tracks and I went down hard.  Thankfully I didn't skid, so I didn't scratch up my knee.  It did hurt some, but not too bad.  At that point, I was just embarrassed.

4. There were horses on the course!!  So cute and I was happy to get pictures with both of them.  Honestly, I was more excited to see the horses then any other character.

5.  There wasn't much of a line for Chewie.  I wasn't planning on stopping for any characters, but with only 5 people in line, I couldn't resist.  Also, they seem to have a good system down for pictures, after how many years?  They had the official photographer and then 3 cast members that effecently got our cameras/phones and kept the people moving quickly.  I don't know if that was everywhere or every race, but I was impressed with it.

I also saw Boba Fett but he was up on a cross over bridge, so I couldn't get a photo with him.

Bonus - They had a couple of photo opportunities at the start/finish festival.  I got one of them last year, but saw that there were no lines for the other one that I wanted so I jumped in and got it with no waiting.  They had huge lines for the next two days so I am glad I got it after the 5k.

This was a really fun 5k. While it's yet another morning to get up and another race on top of the Rebel Challenge it is a fun one. 

We went back and showered and headed to Disneyland.

Also, check out my vlog for the 5k!

Do you stop for pictures at Disney races?  Do you remember the original trailers for the Star Wars movies?  

I'm linking up with Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy for Friday Five 2.0


  1. Everytime I see the Star Wars races I tell myself that I want to do them!! but they are so far!

    It looks like you had a great time! I hope you are all healed up from your fall!

    1. They are so much fun. If you get the chance you should.

  2. Hmmm, I am now curious about the guy without the 5K bib too. I wonder if he was running it with a friend eventhough he didn't register and if so, did he take a medal???

    I'm jealous that you got horses on the course!

    1. He didn't seem that he was with anyone. I'm thinking he just mixed up his bibs. It's easy to do.

  3. I tried to be very careful at Tink because it was raining when everyone was walking to the corrals. Some roads were slippery and I did not want to fall.

    1. Yeah, I'm usually more careful, but I'm just a klutz no matter what. :)