Dreams Do Come True…. Never Give Up! (Part 3 – The Kids Races)

Kid Races – Friday

The kid races were awesome. Kevin and Adrienne really enjoyed them. I can’t wait to do it again next year.  The races took place at ESPN Wide World of Sports.  I signed the kids up for the 200 meter race.  They received a T-shirt and race bib and I bought Adrienne her first Minnie sparkle skirt!

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The kids were corralled into an area prior to the start line and waited anxiously for the race to start.  Since I had just run the 10K race earlier that morning, my husband chose to run the race with the kids.  He was a former track competitor in high school so running the sprint races was something he enjoyed.  My son told me that he wanted to win the race, but I reminded him that it was about having fun.  Being their first race, I had no idea how they would react when the start took off.

It was time for the kids to run and I waited at the finish line to get them on film.  My son was so fast that I didn’t even notice him pass me to the finish line!  I have to watch him in the video to find out which place he came in.  I think he was in 6th.  My daughter continued to run with my husband and got to give Mickey a high five as she passed by him.

These races are great to give the kids exposure to a healthy lifestyle and the fun that takes place at the Disney races.  The runDisney races aren’t just for the adults and the kids love the medals!


After the kids races on Friday I was very tired and hungry from the 10k so we met my friend Shannon at our pool and relaxed and had lunch while the kids swam.  After Shannon left I laid in a chair next to the pool and ended up taking a much needed nap. It was very refreshing. We took the kids to Epcot for some fast passes I signed up for. The myDisney Experience app was fantastic.  I really enjoyed making my fastpass reservations in advance and if we thought we were going to be late to an attraction we could change the times.  That was a great feature.

In the meantime my parents were on their way over to surprise the kids. So we walked over the bridge towards ESPN and pulled up to a bench where they were sitting. They looked so stunned seeing them sitting there! Yet another successful surprise!


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