EEC is a night race – the race itself starts at 10pm. And it’s a race you can do as a 2-person team. Both Beth & Noel and Derek & I were entered as co-ed teams. You have to stay together the whole time – so really, you end up running as fast as the slower person can run. For Derek & me – that’s me. So this race is pretty much I run as hard as I can, trying not to cough up a lung, while Derek jogs along with me. This is my defense as to why I didn’t wear a costume (or not a real one anyway). Yes costumes – they tend to be big at Disney races and this one in particular.
Beth & Noel went as pirates, Derek went as Yoda. I had bought a fun Mulan running shirt and Yeti-colored running skirt – so well, I kind of had a costume on
The race itself is at the Animal Kingdom – you start in the parking lot. This year the start was way better organized than last year. They had actual corrals assigned roughly by time – which was a big help. Derek & I started up in Corral A, right near the start line. We had won this race last year (I know, hard to believe) – so we figured we’d give it our best shot again.
I ran the 5k as hard as I could – and we actually got to run through the obstacles (last year we had to walk through them). The clues this time seemed harder – but Derek was still a star at them. The finish line was so much further this time from the last clue – I was dying! When we crossed the finish line – we heard the announcer say that we were one of the top 4 co-ed couples. Oh well – out of the awards. No big deal – onto the party!
We got drinks, rode Expedition Everest several times, even rode the Triceratops ride (had never done that before). It was a fun time overall!