Disney’s Rebel Challenge – Day 1 – 10k – Part 2 (A Photo Stop & End of Race)

April 4, 2015

Picking up from last time –

The one thing I’d read a lot about both of these costumes was the tendency for them to ride up. So, I tried to use the safety pins, my bib, and the bottom of my sports bra to my advantage. Granted, it took me forever to pin my bib on, going through multiple clothing layers, but my costumes stayed pretty well put when they were attached to other things holding them in place. So that was nice.

It seems I picked the correct order of costumes for the weekend, because Boba Fett was out at the 10k, but wasn’t out the next day at the half. And of course, a picture with him was fun (since I was dressed like him)!

I ran by some characters earlier in the race without stopping. (The line to meet Darth Vader absolutely shocked me. I should drop it in this post, ’cause I can’t get over it.)

Once I saw Bob Fett, I thought, “why not?” So, I jumped in a long line and made conversation with the guy behind me. I felt a little like a nerd at my first in-race photo stop, but I embraced that nerdiness! It’s the Disney Star Wars race. If you can’t be a silly nerd here, where can you be one?

The line moved really well. A nice man snapped my picture, then boom, off I went on my merry way.

As I was jogging, I saw someone else in a Boba Fett outfit. I asked if he stopped for a photo with the character, and he said no. He told me he’d seen the balloon girls earlier while waiting for another character, and that scared him into wanting to book it the rest of the race.

Thankfully, by the time I saw him, he’d far outrun them, as they were nowhere in out sights.

(In case you don’t know, the balloon girls are the girls who bring up the end of the Disney races. If they pass you, it means you can get swept. And the thought of being in their presence was terrifying.)

At the end of the race, sweet Jaime was waiting for me with a sign. (Awww.) I went and got my medal, food box, pictures, and bag, then came back around to meet her. We saw the final runner come in flanked by stormtroopers, as confetti was released. It looked like a pretty sweet moment.

Then off we went for some delicious Denny’s. Mmm!

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