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Let’s Talk Disney 10K- the Courses, of Course!

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Shenanigans is anxiously waiting to throw her money at the screen when the Glass Slipper Challenge opens.  I know I’m not alone!  Small update- we did get confirmation that the Annual Passholders will have early registration starting June 6.  No confirmation on Visa or DVC early registration (rumors say June 7 for both- but those are not confirmed!)

While we wait for June, let’s take a trip through the Disney resorts plotting exciting new 10K courses.

Still dying to see what the gurus at runDisney put together at Disneyland for the Dumbo Dare Challenge. Personally, I think there’s limited options at Disneyland for a course.  They just don’t have the space that Walt Disney World has when pulling together unique experiences to run through the parks.

However, I’d be thrilled if we see something like the first 10K of the Tinker Bell Half course.  It was perfect!

I kinda might have sorta promised my nieces that this would be what the 10K looks like, so do me a solid, runDisney? Hook me up with this course!

Tweaks to the start and finish lines are expected.  The extra complication is the 5K will be running right before the 10K starts- and multiple sources said the start of the 10K start would be close to the finish of the 5K for those people crazy enough to run them both – though multiple sources also discouraged this idea! Silly people- don’t they know we #runalltheraces?

On the east coast, we have a bit more land and options in play.

Based on descriptions, the Disboards gurus were thinking the last 6.2 of the marathon would be the logical choice for a route.  I have to agree with this- and would be thrilled with the route personally!

Wait— what?!  What’s this Race for the Taste 10K?  Apparently this was the precursor to the Wine and Dine Half Marathon.  I found a race report from the 2005 race and it sounded like a lot of fun- food on the course, y’all!  You were racing AND tasting at the same time.  Totally appeals to the multitasker in me. 

Here’s another guess that a Run Keeper user created:

Also in the Epcot area, this user assumed the 10K start point would be the same start and finish as the Half and Marathon.  Not a bad way of thinking!

Wouldn’t a 10K through the Magic Kingdom be a lot of fun though?  I certainly feel like there’s 6 miles worth of park when I’m there on vacations!  Logistically the start and finish could be the Ticket and Transportation center. 

I came up with this very very VERY crude drawing.  Run Keeper is not my friend! But it gives you an idea of what 10K in the MK area might be.  Essentially, the same path to and through the Magic Kingdom, back around the monorail resorts that we take during the Princess Half or Donald (and yes, it says 6.35 miles- just roll with it, ok?)

It could happen.  The question is- will it?

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Runningmomof2

Sunday 2nd of June 2013

I would have to say it will not be the race for the taste cours. That went through Hollywood Studios. It was cool it ran over Lights, Motors, Action. At the time it was my longest race. Back then price wer a lot,ore reasonable. $50 for the race $87 with a day ticket to Epcot and that info in on Active still. Ah the good ole days

Pat

Monday 1st of July 2013

I ran Disney's 10k classic in 2002. It was even cheaper way back then; $26 but I don't recall them having characters on the course back then. The course was the reverse of Race for the Taste 10k. Start in Epcot parking and finish at WWOS.

Jill Barnes

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

I'm running Dopey, not Dumbo (and it's been so long since I've been to DL it's hard to visualize). Since the Royal Family 5K took us through World Showcase and behind the scene's area of Epcot, I'm thinking the Minnie 10K might be an extension of that course. I tried playing with RunKeeper to see if from Epcot to Studios, then down the Boardwalk and through World Showcase (like the end of the Marathon course). Although the Race Retreat is only available for the Half & Full Marathons, the tents will be up and the ChEar Squad areas will be open too....leading me to think the Minnie 10K will start like the Half & Full. But, honestly, there are a ton of options and I'm as anxious as you to know!

Longhorns2

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

Logistically, it makes sense to have the same start line for all 4 events. So yeah, it might be the 5K route extended somehow so we start and finish in the same area. But I'm hoping for the Race for the Taste 10K option. Different parks, different routes for those doing Dopey.

Kristen :)

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

I can't wait to find out!

Longhorns2

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

I'm excited too!

Kim

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

I really hope the majority of the 10k portion of Dumbo is in the parks! Do you know how the previous 5k course compares to the Tink 1/2 course? Could they fit both in without over lapping?

Kim

Thursday 16th of May 2013

On the runDisney website it says "Follow the path of the White Rabbit as he tries to catch up with Alice and the Mad Hatter when the Inaugural Disneyland® 10K course picks up where the 5K course leaves off. This all-new event will take you into Cars Land at Disney California Adventure® Park and through Disneyland® Park before continuing on to the streets of Anaheim."Like you, I'm wondering just how much will be on "the streets of Anaheim." Hopefully not a lot.

Longhorns2

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

I can't quite visualize how they are going to pull this off, to be honest! Which is why I'm concerned most of the 10K won't be through the parks as much as I wish. Unless they do a repeat of the course? They are running them back to back- so it's going to be logistically tricky!

Bonnie Santaguida

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

Glad to see you are doing glass slipper. For some reason I thought you said you weren't. Yay!

Longhorns2

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

Oh no, I'm all in. But pretty sure it's a one time thing for me. Cutting into my park time, yo! :) But I gotta do it at least once.

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