- Jan 3, 2006
I am late to the party, but I just found your TR. Congratulations on your first Run Disney event -- hopefully the first of many! I am about to run my 7th, 8th and 9th Run Disney races (one weekend, multiple events) and they really are addicting! Great way to see the parks in a different way.There were some spectators near the finishing line and probably the most inspiring thing I had seen all day was somebody on that last straight with a sign saying: “Congratulations stranger. I am proud of you.”
I'm not sure if you know the background of that sign. There was a lovely lady (she was in very ill health when I saw her) who used to hold a sign like outside Disney Studios during the Disney marathon (this is around mile 22 when it's really terrible and many runners are really hurting) and she was a nice positive ray of hope. She passed away a few years back, and the Run Disney community honors her memory through signs with her saying on them. They always make me tear up bit.