You all convinced me to start running as an excuse to plan a birthday trip to WDW - I started Couch to 5k in July, ran my first/only 5K in October, took me 36:20. I still don’t love running so I decided not to push myself to train for the half, figuring I’ll have a mostly-relaxing birthday weekend but kick it off with the 5K Friday morning. My boyfriend is going with me, we’re staying at the Dolphin, and I’m frantically getting my PhD in Genie+/ILL in anticipation.
Very excited but want to make sure I’m not crazy - if I run the 5K in the same time or less (I hope it’s a bit less!) than my October time, will we have time to get back to Dolphin so I can rinse off before walking over to rope drop HS during ETPE? I know we don’t have the course maps yet, but I’m assuming there will be a bus we can hop back to Dolphin/Boardwalk area? I’m figuring even if the corral I’m in doesn’t get started until 5:30 (no idea how those work for 5K), I should be able to get on transportation back to the hotel by 6:15ish, time for a rinse & change (and buy ILL for ROTR and make first G+LL for SDD…) and then head out…right??
I hope I’m asking this in the right place I just feel so unfamiliar with what the race day will look like, what walkways might be blocked off, etc. and suddenly worried I’m over-estimating my ability to properly schedule our first day in the parks. Reassure me or tell me to rearrange my park days! We’re doing AK Saturday and then Epcot Sunday (my actual birthday).