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RunDisney's Tower of Terror 10 Miler 2013

Posted Oct 13 2013 6:00pm
In Orlando in early October there is no better spooky, sweat-fest than RunDisney's Tower of Terror 10 miler .  Where else can you trek through Disney in the dark with 10,000 of your friends and meet up with some of the best Halloween themed Disney characters through the course?  No where!  You gotta be there!
The weekend's events include a two day race expo and speaker series, the Happy Haunted Trail Run 5k , and kids races.
For a RunDisney event this is one of the smaller expos.  Packet pick-up, speaker series, and the expo are all held in the Josten's Center at ESPN Wide World of Sports.
Sweatybands love!
Saturday morning was the 5k ( recap here ) and then as soon as I was done I had the world's fastest shower and got RRRRRRRRRRRRReady for the kid's race.  Oh hey pirate Carissa...
Steve and I tried our best to incorporate pirate jokes into the kids race fun.

What's a pirate's favorite holiday?
Arrrrrrrrbor Day!  You're welcome.

The big event, the 10 miler, started at 10pm on Saturday night at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  John, Rudy, and I dressed as guests and employees at the 60's era Tower hotel.
My "cousin" (husband's cousin's wife = cousin) Taina was there for her first RunDisney event.  She did a great job and I can't wait until she does her first half marathon!
It was also great to see Fit2Flex friend Tim rocking his Beast Mode in Corral A!
I also got to interview and meet some of the runners before the event.  This creative and brave gentleman was dressed up as Princess Jasmine for the Expedition Everest Challenge and he really upped his game this time.  Chewy in a man thong.
He was actually a super nice and funny guy and his friend proposed to his girlfriend at the pre-race staging area on the camera.  She said yes!
Around 9:30 Rudy and I headed to the start and at 10pm corral A started the race.  It was warm and humid again this year, but not as bad as 2012 .  This was the first race where RunDisney made changes to the corral system.  The first few corrals had less people (500 I think) and only 2 minutes between waves.  Then the middle corrals had 3 minutes and through corral J had 4 minutes between waves.  This is a big contrast to the 8 minutes per wave we had at the Disneyland Half Marathon.
The runners ran out of Hollywood studios, towards Animal Kingdom, to Wide World of Sports and the baseball field (where a game was actually being played), and finally though Hollywood Studios for the big finish!
The male winner was Garrett Drogosch, 22, who runs for Wake Forest.  Last year's winning time was around 58 minutes, so we were all a little shocked when he came blazing through in 54:09.

Even more shocking?  This photo of me interviewing him after the finish.  Yikes!  On another note, Garrett ran for a wonderful charity called Noah's Light that I recommend you check out. They are working to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer.  Cancer sucks!
Congrats to all the runners and a special shout out to Taina, Heather , Amanda , and Kelly on their great races!
Also thank you our former PA Frank who saved the starving announcers with a midnight Subway trip.  THANK YOU!
Next up the Wine and Dine Half Marathon weekend!

Did you run the Tower of Terror race? What'd you think of the new corrals?
What costume would you pick next for "Chewy"?
Who's running Wine & Dine?

Love and elevator rides,
Carissa & Kyle
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