Today is February 5, which means that the registration for runDisney’s “Tower of Terror 10-miler” event opens in one week – February 12! If you’re considering a unique race on Disney property (well, okay, a race on Disney property is pretty unique to start with, but this one is not your standard run) and are looking for a shorter race than a marathon, this might be a good one to book! This race is held in early October and involves a run through Disney’s Hollywood Studios… at night. Dun-dun-DUNNNN! In the past they’ve had villains “haunting” the area and made it nicely spooky for the runners!
The advance registration fee is a good $30 off the regular fee; if you book by March 26, the entry fee is only $135, compared to $150 if you book between March 27 and May 21, and $165 after May 21. Disney also offers special resort and ticket rates to their runners, so you can get discounts on selected hotels on a 2-night basis.
In addition to the main 10-mile race, there is a “Happy Haunts” 5K for $50, two kids’ races for $10-$30, and a Villains Bash after-party! (Now THAT is going to sell out. Guaranteed.) You’ve got a little bit longer to book the Villains party at a discount – it’s $54 until 5/21. Your registration also includes commemorative pins, and 10-milers get a necklace as well.
Out of all the Disney races, I think this is the one I most want to do as a “What-If”. Because honestly, my real goal is to run the Half-Marathon and I don’t know if I’d be able to do both… but ooooooh I love the thought of this one! Even though I’m nowhere near in the right shape, I’m still SO tempted to sign up for this! 😀
*A quick note: The main page for this race says that registration is NOW open, but when I click that link, the registration page says it’s opening on 2/12/13. Check back, I guess, and see if they open early?