I was gonna rant about my awful experience at the World's Best 10K Expo today but that will have to wait a bit. runDisney has made the announcement everyone was hoping they would make.
It's a new race weekend and it's The Avengers! Here is the video announcement. Cheesy as can be but who cares.
Rumors had been going around for a while now regarding a new race weekend and there was a general consensus that it was gonna be either a Marvel themed race or a Star Wars race based around the already successful Star Wars Weekends in Florida. Well, November 14-16 2014 will be the inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half-Marathon Weekend.
This makes perfect sense. runDisney had been pushing the girl power quotient for a while now by adding the Tinker Bell Half in California and the Princess Half in Florida. Us guys were beginning to feel left out.
This is a game changer for me. I mentioned a while back that I wanted to do a fall half-marathon to chase that sub-3 I want to do so bad and this weekend being in mid-November fits right in my schedule and... It's the freaking Avengers!!
Alas, this announcement is bittersweet for me. The race will be in Disneyland. As in California. I'm pretty certain I won't be able to afford it. Again, the decision makes sense. There are a lot more races in Florida and this balances out things a little bit in that regard. Also, with Islands of Adventure (and therefore Marvel Super Hero Island) right next door, Disney might have a bit of a conflict of interest if it was held in Disney World.
You can also bet this race is gonna sell out almost instantly so I have a very small window to figure out if I can pull this off or not. Registration opens at noon on March 25. I want to do this so bad. It's an inaugural event, it's in California (never been to Disneyland), it would get me the coveted Coast to Coast medal (which I also want REAL bad) and... it's the freaking Avengers!!!
Here is the runDisney page for the event. Maybe I shouldn't post it though. the less people know about this, the better for me.
I'm thinking... there's a bunch of stuff I have two of. Like kidneys, eyes, arms... I can run with only one of all those things. Maybe I can get in touch with the black market... Besides, maybe there's still an outside chance they do the Star Wars race in Florida? run Disney? Pretty please?