Disneyland Avengers 10K

So on Thursday when we got to California, we went straight to the expo.

Avengers 10K

The expo was pretty big. I didn’t really buy anything seeing as I have so much running stuff.

Avengers 10K

There were a lot of cool picture opportunities.

The expo was well organized. We all had to make sure we had coast to coast wristbands on until after the half so we got our medal.

Saturday morning we woke up around 4am. The race started at 5:30, but luckily we could walk to the start.

The best part about Disney races is getting to dress up!

Avengers 10K

Avengers 10K

Avengers 10K

I decided to be IronMan, even though the character is not licensed for Disney.

Avengers 10K

Before the race they had a little skit with Shield agents and Captain America.

Then it was time to head to the start.

Avengers 10K

We started in corral B. Even though we don’t run Disney races fast I like to start as early as possible so the character lines aren’t too long.

Avengers 10K

After the National Anthem..we were off!

Avengers 10K

The 10K route was great. We started off on the street, then went left through a shopping complex area and then left again down another street towards the park.

Avengers 10K

We entered Disneyland California Adventure through Cars Land. Jill and I ran ahead to stand in the character lines since we knew they were going to be long.

The first stop was Thor and the line was CRAZY. We decided to skip.

Avengers 10K

Avengers 10K

Instead we took fun pictures with the Mickey ferris wheel!

Then we ran towards the entrance of California Adventure towards the backlot area.

Avengers 10K

Right before we exited the park we saw Black Widow. Her line wasn’t bad so we stopped.

Avengers 10K

Going into Disneyland there was a high school band. There were actually a lot of bands and cheerleaders along the course.

Avengers 10K

Then we ran down Main Street to the castle.

On the way we saw the evil scientist from the skit earlier.

Avengers 10K

Then we ran through Tomorrowland and saw Hawkeye.

Avengers 10K

We went through Toon Town and through the back area. It was so cute all the custodial staff cheering for us with signs.

Avengers 10K

Then we came back through Fantasyland to Sleeping Beauty’s Castle.

Avengers 10K

Not the same as running through Cinderella’s Castle, but still fun.

After the castle in Frontierland we saw Captain America.

Avengers 10K

We each took a picture with him and after he yelled “Avengers Assemble” and we got this gem.

Then we were headed out of Disneyland towards Downtown Disney.

Avengers 10K

Then we were done! 10K finished!

Avengers 10K

The 10K was a really great course. I felt like we were in the parks a majority of the time and there was always something to look at.

The race itself was a lot of fun, but I wasn’t used to the limited character stops. I guess making a race about a niche group kind of limits who can be out on the course.

6.2 miles down…13.1 to go! Race one of the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge complete.

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