Runners say goodbye to runDisney in last race for now – Orange County Register
For one of the last runDisney races at Disneyland Resort, Matt Walker and his family are going to do something they’ve never done before – slowly walk the entire 5k race on Friday.
“We want to soak in every last minute,” said Walker, a 44-year-old from Burbank.
Walker is not alone. There are other runners who are also planning some form of tribute or gathering with friends one last time for the Super Heroes Half Marathon weekend before runDisney at Disneyland goes dark.
This weekend is the last time Disneyland hosts a racing event before it goes on hiatus for the foreseeable future because of pending construction projects.
Runners pace themselves into the finish line during the 12th Annual Disneyland Half Marathon at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim on Sunday, September 3, 2017.(Photo by Kyusung Gong, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Adam Bowman of Pasadena dresses as legendary star wars character Chewbacca during the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon at Disneyland Sunday. (File photo by Mindy Schauer)
File photo: A participant in the 2016 marathon gets a high-four from some Disneyland favorites along the route. This is the last weekend Disneyland hosts a runDisney racing event. (Photo by Kyusung Gong, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Amanda Serrato of San Jose runs in loving memory of her sister Juanita who met her future husband while both worked at the Disney store. The couple were engaged at Happiest Place on Earth. Every year her close-knit family visits the park to remember their loved one. The 6th Annual Tinker Bell Half Marathon was held throughout the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim. (Photo courtesy of the Serrato family)
She can fly! She can fly! She can fly! Kellie Nickerson of Albuquerque, New Mexico soars over the finish line at the 6th Annual Tinker Bell Half Marathon held around the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, Orange County Register/SCNG)
The 6th Annual Tinker Bell Half Marathon, held throughout the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, started…