Episode 30: Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – 5K

Episode 30: Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – 5K

Hmmmm - maybe next time it's 3,000 degrees outside we go with a dark blue super suit...

Hmmmm – maybe next time it’s 3,000 degrees outside we go with a dark blue super suit…

We were super excited for this year’s Disneyland 5K, in part because of the super costumes we put together with our favorite costume  collaborator Katie from DG Sports Group.

What was less than super was the heat and humidity…spandex unitards and sweat make for some funny (and embarrassing)  race photos.

On this episode we chat about the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend race expo and the Disneyland 5K, which included a brand new Disney Pixar theme.

Thanks for following along –

The Ladies of Run All The Races
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Did you join us for the Disneyland 5K this year? Did you enjoy the new Pixar theme?

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COUNTDOWN TO NEXT runDisney RACE WEEKEND: Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

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Meet Perfectly Goofy Gail
Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail began getting active in 2005 with the goal of getting out of the house and loosing some weight... more

Meet Delightfully Dopey Kimberly
Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly began running in 2008 with the single goal of crossing “running a marathon” off her bucket list... more

Meet PhotoBomb Becca
We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

PhotoBomb Becca...more

Meet California Kiley
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Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

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Race Report: California Kiley’s Summer 2017 Fun Run Series – The Orange County Fair 5K

Race Report: California Kiley’s Summer 2017 Fun Run Series – The Orange County Fair 5K

Hi everyone California Kiley here with another great summer 5k fun run! I’ve really been enjoying going back to all these super fun short races this year and am planning on continuing the Fun Run Series after the summer season has ended.

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On to my latest fun run held right here in Southern California at the Orange County Fair! Yup you heard that right you get to run thru the fair and in true fun run fashion they add a lot of fun elements. Such as getting to play fair games in the middle of your race and win a prize! In past years you could ride the giant banana slide but for reasons we haven’t figured out it wasn’t open this year even though it was listed on the website and emails. Another what the OC Fair 5k calls “Detours to Fun” you are welcome to get your photo on the Pacific Amphitheater stage before heading back to the finish line. This race is put on by the OC Marathon group who always do a great job and give you a lot for your money. Every racer with a bib receives:20771864_10155608673718252_1519804528_o

  • T-shirt
  • Finishers Medal
  • Ticket to the Fair
  • Free entry into the fair for the day of the race with your bib!

I’ve run this race now 7 years in a row now and we always do some fair fun which is always a fun day with running family! Our costume has stuck with the color orange in honor of the “Orange” County Fair, this year we added a orange slice dress made by CowCow which was super comfortable to run in.

“Orange” you glad for all the summer fun runs???

Till next time!

California Kiley

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Meet Perfectly Goofy Gail
Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail began getting active in 2005 with the goal of getting out of the house and loosing some weight... more

Meet Delightfully Dopey Kimberly
Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly began running in 2008 with the single goal of crossing “running a marathon” off her bucket list... more

Meet PhotoBomb Becca
We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

PhotoBomb Becca...more

Meet California Kiley
Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

California Kiley as you can probably guess hails from sunny Southern California... more

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Race Report: 2017 Red Beard Rally (or All I Want for My Birthday is an Ego Boost…)

Race Report: 2017 Red Beard Rally (or All I Want for My Birthday is an Ego Boost…)

So…I turned 45 the other day.

It’s not 50 – but it’s creeping dangerously close – and while I don’t really feel 45, it always hurts just a little when you have to check the next age block up on a form or race registration.  As Samantha in “Sex in the City” said for Carrie’s birthday one episode, “Honey, welcome to my box.”  In my case, that’s the 45 – 49 box.

Except it's 45 - 54 for me...

Except it’s 45 – 54 for me…

I’d had 2 pretty good races the last few weeks in my 40 – 44 box.  A 3rd place in my age group at my local 4th of July 5K and a 5th place finish at a notoriously early (start at 5:05am), hot (was 98 at 4:30am), and hilly (out and back course, so NO breaks) local 5-miler.

The 5th place finish was actually the sweeter result for me – as I just wasn’t feeling “it” that day and was pretty sure about 3,000 people finished ahead of me.  It didn’t result in an actual award, but 5 out of 32 did make me feel better (especially since it was my last race in my 40 – 44 box).

On to my first race in my new 45 – 49 box…

Pre-race Swag

Pre-race Swag

The Red Beard Rally take places in the Sonoita Arizona Wine Country and offers both a 5K and 10K distance.  The race honors local track coach and Arizona Wine Pioneer Al Buhl, who passed away from cancer several years ago.

Packet pick-up was available race morning at the local community center and included a technical race shirt and tote bag – with separate spacers for up to 6 wine bottles – we were in Arizona wine country after all….

Post-race swag was the race logo wine glass. The race logo water bottle and medal were given to the Age Group winners.

Post-race swag was the race logo wine glass. The race logo water bottle and medal were given to the Age Group winners.

Both the 5K and 10K courses included include paved roads, vineyard trails, rolling hills, and all the heat and humidity southern Arizona could throw at you at the start of monsoon season.

I had been warned by my running friend that you do the 5K at this particular race for two very specific reasons: the race starts relatively late and it’s WAY too hot this time of year to run a 10K in full sun and, [most importantly] if you run the 5K, you get a head start on all the 10K people at the post-race wine tasting.

You had me at first to the wine tasting…

 

We all had really good runs (everyone I came with placed in their Age Groups!) and we eagerly picked up our “finishers medals” – which were actually run logo etched wine glasses and allowed you to actively participate in the wine tasting hosted by several local wineries following the race!  Post race fun also included a live band, the awards ceremony, and lots and lots of raffle prizes.

We're ALL winners here!

We’re ALL winners here!

It was awesome to start out my new Age Group with a win AND get the chance to spend a fun afternoon hanging and drinking wine with my running friends – all while supporting the memory of someone who gave so much to the local area.

The stats:

  • 1st of 10 in my Age Group [45 – 49]
    • 9:32 pace
  • 45/146 Overall
    • 13th Overall Female
  • One VERY happy 45 year old ego…

Thanks for following along –

Perfectly Goofy Gail
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Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail began getting active in 2005 with the goal of getting out of the house and loosing some weight... more

Meet Delightfully Dopey Kimberly
Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly began running in 2008 with the single goal of crossing “running a marathon” off her bucket list... more

Meet PhotoBomb Becca
We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

PhotoBomb Becca...more

Meet California Kiley
Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

California Kiley as you can probably guess hails from sunny Southern California... more

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Race Report: California Kiley’s Summer 2017 Fun Run Series – The Liquid Run

Race Report: California Kiley’s Summer 2017 Fun Run Series – The Liquid Run

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Hi everyone California Kiley here with another Summer Fun Run. As summer is now in full swing in a lot of area road racing kind of shuts down during the hotter weather months but I was invited out to a race that is all about summer running. Held in Newport Beach California The Liquid Run is a race like no other race out there. This is a floating obstacle race that measures 1/4 mile. I expected it to be small and pretty easy being only a 1/4 of a mile. Having run so many full marathons this year I felt I could take on the Liquid Run with no problems but I will tell you this was a great workout and I was sore the next day!! The best part it was a blast I think this was my favorite fun run to date!

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Here’s the details on the race:

  • It run 9-5 so if getting up early sounds awful not a problem you can run it late. Or make it a all day event your choice if you upgrade your registration to VIP you can run the course as many times as you like. If you want to make it an all day beach day it’s the best day to do it as people are running the course all day and it’s actually really fun to watch!
  • I give this a great “Mommy and Me” stamp as it’s a great race to have kids at. Every paid adult gets a kids free play wristband which is a really fun float area.
  • There is a competitive heat at 9am so if you want to run fast then 9am is your race. This is a great time to watch as a lot of the serious racers are really trying to kill the course next year I’m going to totally be there to at least witness it!
    The Liquid Run swag!

    The Liquid Run swag!

  • No running experience needed
  • Swag is awesome! Instead of a T-shirt you get a medal at the end, a pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, a string bag, and a waterproof phone carrying case which we used during the race!
  • Staff was amazing!! Literally the nicest most helpful group ever! Volunteers who I was informed are mostly all returns from the past year because of how much fun they had volunteering! That’s pretty cool in itself.

This race had really only had one small con and that is it can get bottlenecked if you have a struggling group in front of you. Really this isn’t the worst thing in the world as I’m not really in any great hurry since it’s not timed and really there isn’t a huge hurry but know it will most likely take you about 2 hours to run the whole course since you will wait to conquer some of the bigger obstacles.

Only reasons not to do this race:

  • If you are deathly afraid of the water the floating obstacles sit in deeper water but you are provided with a life vest you will still end up in the water at least in the start and the end. You don’t need to be Michael Phelps though to do this race so even if your swimming level is low you are good to go.
  • You are no fun at all and think spending a day at a beautiful California beach is a bad idea!

Talking with the race directors the main mission of the race is to have fun and realize that this isn’t about cut off times or age group awards it’s really about a good time. I can honestly say this race has found a way to really take summer running to the next level! As they try to expand to different areas and more races a year I hope to be back for more of their races because it was truly the most fun I’ve had. Thank you to Sarah for coming along and helping me with pictures, video and interviews! A huge thank you to The Liquid Run staff, volunteers and runners for having us out at your super cool event! The race director said it best “we just want everyone to have a happy day!” Well Run All the Races had the happiest day thank you again!

California Kiley

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Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail began getting active in 2005 with the goal of getting out of the house and loosing some weight... more

Meet Delightfully Dopey Kimberly
Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly began running in 2008 with the single goal of crossing “running a marathon” off her bucket list... more

Meet PhotoBomb Becca
We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

PhotoBomb Becca...more

Meet California Kiley
Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

California Kiley as you can probably guess hails from sunny Southern California... more

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Race Report: California Kiley’s Summer 2017 Fun Run Series – U.S. Vets 5K

Race Report: California Kiley’s Summer 2017 Fun Run Series – U.S. Vets 5K

Hi everyone California Kiley here with another 5k race as a part of my Summer Fun Run Series! This was an inaugural 5k held in Mission Viejo California at Saddleback College. The race named the Vets 5k seemed simple enough so I agreed to add it in to my series. Parking was so easy and super close to the start and finish line. Walking up the race was an easy check in and organized. One of the things I noticed was the race shirt you received with your bib had a special place that you were able to write in who were running in honor of which I thought was such a great touch to making the race shirt more than just a one you would throw in the race shirt pile.

19402338_10155436771558252_712056253_oThe course was through the college grounds which I enjoyed a lot however it did have some inclines in the course which was the buzz among runners afterwards. After running the Big Sur Marathon I have a whole new view on hills and inclines and I actually enjoyed the challenge. This was amazing on a race level seeing so many military vets out supporting the race and the cause.

The kids race was really something special as it was the kids “ruck pack” race. Where the kids get to carry the military backpacks around some of the track. Standing around seeing some of the parents actually putting on the packs and trying them out made me think this could be a subdivision next year as I seen as least 2 guys in full gear and packs running the 5k.

For a first time race this was run incredible well and I would defiantly love to be back next year. Thanks so much Vets 5k for having me out!

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Meet Perfectly Goofy Gail
Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail began getting active in 2005 with the goal of getting out of the house and loosing some weight... more

Meet Delightfully Dopey Kimberly
Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly began running in 2008 with the single goal of crossing “running a marathon” off her bucket list... more

Meet PhotoBomb Becca
We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

PhotoBomb Becca...more

Meet California Kiley
Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

California Kiley as you can probably guess hails from sunny Southern California... more

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Race Report: California Kiley’s Summer 2017 Fun Run Series – The Fat Boy 5K

Race Report: California Kiley’s Summer 2017 Fun Run Series – The Fat Boy 5K

Hi everyone California Kiley here with another 5k fun run as part of our California Kiley’s Summer 2017 Fun Run Series!

This time I ran another “new to me” race in Long Beach California called “Fat Boy 5k.” This 5k is all about food, which was started in Baton Rouge LA. The name and structure of the race didn’t first draw me in but after seeing pictures of the New Orleans race on instagram and my friend Jean from Donut Run talking me into joining her I reached out to find out more about this run it’s all about food and fun. With a 8am start I headed to the Shoreline near the Long Beach Aquarium. Many other races follow this course here in Long Beach so I wasn’t expecting a life changing course for this 5k.

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It’s been a long time since I actually have run a 5k, truthfully I don’t actually run very many since most are group settings and all about the costumes they usually take me a while to finish. Since I had a work event right after I knew I couldn’t stay long so I chose to see where my running levels are and actually run. I’m definitely not where I used to be but 30 minutes is fine by me since it got me to the awesome snack tables quicker!!

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Kelsey won her age group!

 

This race is set up different than any other race I’ve ever run. Instead of age group awards they use weight categories. That weird face you just made as you read that I had the same one, however it was actually really cool. If you ever see age group awards it’s basically the same 10 people that basically win the age group and sometimes the overall awards. But with this one being fast in your weight group is how this works so I even felt as though I might have a chance. (Spoiler I didn’t win lol) Seeing so many people that aren’t your typical folks trying for group awards was probably one of the coolest parts. The best part was one of our friends actually did win her weight group!

Right there I changed my thoughts on this race as it gives more than just the same usually awards suspects the secondary awards.

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Food wise we were given gourmet donuts from a local donut shop called Sweet Retreat in Long Beach along with cookies, chips, nuts, and the basics bananas, oranges, a bunch of coffee drinks and flavored waters. We were also got gift cards for Chik Fila and Lucille’s BBQ. Since this race is all about food they really did give us a lot of variety. Even though I had mixed feelings on this 5k it was great and I look forward to coming back out to future races!

More summer fun runs coming your way!

California Kiley

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Perfectly Goofy Gail, Delightful Dopey Kimberly, PhotoBomb Becca & California Kiley

COUNTDOWN TO NEXT runDisney RACE WEEKEND: Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

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Meet Perfectly Goofy Gail
Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail began getting active in 2005 with the goal of getting out of the house and loosing some weight... more

Meet Delightfully Dopey Kimberly
Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly began running in 2008 with the single goal of crossing “running a marathon” off her bucket list... more

Meet PhotoBomb Becca
We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

PhotoBomb Becca...more

Meet California Kiley
Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

California Kiley as you can probably guess hails from sunny Southern California... more

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