miss L’s first “real” race


After I signed up for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon, I received an email a month or so later saying that there were still spots open in the Kid’s Races. I had remembered a bit about them from the Tinker Bell Half in January, but they had been before we arrived, so it wasn’t even a possibility. But the amount of fun she had at the Color Run this summer made me think twice about her participating in this event! This time around, her race was at 10:00am at the Wide World of Sports complex on the day of the half marathon and about 18 hours after we’d arrive in Florida… so for $10, we signed her up for the fun.


Little did we know that we have a serious runner on our hands!


Her race, the 100 m dash, was limited to kids age 1-3. So naturally, all the parents were standing there with their kids. Except for L. She wanted me to go to the side of the track because she was ready all by herself!


All I had to do was tell her to wait until they said “3…2…1…GO!” and she waited patiently for the start of her heat.


At the end, she maneuvered her way towards the medals and the fueling station all on her own, and boy was she proud of that medal!


In fact, we went back to the room afterwards and she instinctively undressed and insisted on changing into her race t-shirt… because it said FINISHER on it!

Best $10 spent at Disney World ever!!!

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  • Reply Audrey November 21, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Haha I love how she told you to go to the side of the track. She sounds right at home in the finishing chute!

  • Reply bigapplenosh November 21, 2012 at 11:12 am

    SO CUTE!!! I love that picture of her standing there all ready to start, by herself!

  • Reply HamiHarri November 21, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Love this!

    How do you find out about the kids/family races. Patrick is into trying out a Disney Race…and I’d be interested in the family race (they are usually like 5k?) and of course the kiddo race. When I look at the rundisney site…there is limited info it seems for 2013/2014 family/kid races at Disneyland.

    • Reply Kim November 21, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      Is he going for the Disneyland Half Marathon? The info on the races will be available once sign-ups open up! You can look at the info for the Princess 1/2, the Disneyland 1/2 or the WDW Marathon on the site to find information on those kids races!

  • Reply Kate November 21, 2012 at 8:36 pm


  • Reply Heidi November 22, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    She’s a natural racer! Congratulations to both of you.

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  • Reply talda November 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Medals and bananas. That’s pretty much why I started racing! Well, the medal part :) Looks like she had a blast!

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