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runDisney Star Wars 5K Race Recap

The morning after the Wookiee Welcome Party, my friend Christine and I woke up bright and early for the inaugural runDisney Star Wars 5K. We stayed at our usual hotel, the Alpine Inn, which allows us to sleep in quite a bit since it's just around the corner from the start line.

My X-Wing pilot costume for the 5K was cheap and easy to make. Below is quick how-to:

  1. I took my pre-existing Champion orange performance tee and paired it with my Sparkle Athletic orange skirt.
  2. I went into the garage, and from my need-to-drop-off-at-Goodwill pile, grabbed an old white tank top.
  3. I cut the tank top in half to make the flak vest, and very roughly sewed a seam around the edge so it wouldn't fray.
  4. I used the silver fabric I bought to make my own sparkle skirt as the background for the chest box. The nobs were made with more silver and blue sparkle fabric against a black background - also made from a t-shirt that was going to Goodwill. With a glue gun, scissors and a bit of patience - the chest box was completed. I only stitched the edges of it directly onto the tank.
  5. I used olive ribbon to make the ties. I sewed the ribbon under the chest box - but NOT onto the tank top.
  6. The vest and chest box slipped over my orange shirt for the race, and slipped right off after the race.
  7. Add a black pair of CEP Compression socks - and you're ready!
Star Wars X-Wing Pilot Costume

Star Wars X-Wing Pilot Costume

I met my friend Emelia, from HalfCrazyMama, at the start line and fell in love with her costume! She took the plastic Vader helmet available at the Disneyland Resort, and added a Minnie Mouse bow to it that was simply brilliant!

Emelia's costumes are always fab 

Emelia's costumes are always fab 

The pre-race events included a special message from my favorite Droids!

My heart belongs to R2

My heart belongs to R2

Soon we were off and running through backstage Disneyland and into Fantasyland via it's a small world. I loved seeing the Christmas lights still up!

You can't see all the lights...but you can see enough

You can't see all the lights...but you can see enough

Although not technically a photo stop, Emelia and I stopped for photos with Storm Troopers just in front of it's a small world.

Pew Pew!

Pew Pew!

We continued to run together - which was awesome for me! I was really happy to be spending time with Emelia on course. That's never really been something I've done with anyone during a runDisney race because I am so self-conscious about my slow pace. I was really happy she stuck with me, and it was great to have someone to take photos with along the way!

Castle shot!

Castle shot!

We passed the castle and headed towards Tomorrowland, where of course the Dark Side was on duty.

Darth and his boys

Darth and his boys

We then ran into Disney California Adventure where the Star Wars Rebels characters made their race debut.

Sabine and Ezra

Sabine and Ezra

After leaving California Adventure, I ran through Downtown Disney and straight to the finish line where the Dark Side awaited.

Those pants just aren't stretchy enough

Those pants just aren't stretchy enough

The inaugural runDisney Star Wars 5K was a blast and I am really glad I registered for this race in addition to the Rebel Challenge. However, I must point out that I encountered a large number of what appeared to be children under the age of 3 as well as parents with strollers on the course. For that reason, this may be the last time I run a runDisney 5K. I don't think tiny toddlers and strollers belong on dark, crowded courses. I'd hate to be the grown-up remembered for tripping over a baby, so unless something changes within runDisney and their policy with regard to strollers and toddlers - I might be finished with the 5K distance. I'm thankful I was able to be a finisher of this inaugural race, and I DO recommend the race in the future baed on the course and characters.

Inaugural Star Wars 5K Finisher!

Inaugural Star Wars 5K Finisher!

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Next up: My Star Wars 10K and Star Wars Half Marathon recaps. Stay tuned!

runDisney Star Wars 10K Recap: Part 1 of the Rebel Challenge

runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon Wookiee Welcome Party