runDisney events are wildly popular and the offerings continue to expand. From family 5Ks to Kids races, from 10Ks to 10 milers, from half to full marathons, there really is a wealth of offerings. Recently, Disney even announced the addition of another race over Princess Half Marathon weekend: A 10K in addition to the half marathon race.
In their announcement, Disney said, “The Princess 10K gives runners of various levels more opportunities to run through Disney theme parks and receive a specially-designed finisher medal. And runners looking for an even bigger challenge can sign up for the 10K on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday (19.3 miles total) to earn the inaugural Disney Glass Slipper Challenge Medal to go along with medals from each individual race.”
While I am not the most enthusiastic runner in the world, I have run five Disney races (and have ONLY run Disney races)–totally because of the overall experience and emphasis on theming. The Expedition Everest Challenge, which takes place this weekend, is a favorite of mine, as it is so well themed and well, unique–it’s not ALL about the running (which makes me VERY happy).
So this got me to thinking… what OTHER kinds of races could Disney host? Could they be differently-themed running races? Could they feature other kinds of athletic feats? Could they be in other parts of the parks?
So, Wanna be Imagineers, put on your thinking caps. If you were charged with creating a new kind of race for Disney, what would it be? Which athletic skill(s) would it feature? When would it be? How would it be themed? Post your great ideas in the comments below.
And remember–creativity is best when exercised often! Check back with us every Friday for more wanna-be Imagineering exercises. Have a magical weekend, my friends.