Walt Disney World Half Marathon Photos

The following are links to photos from our trip to WDW January 6-11, 2005, to participate in the Walt Disney World Half Marathon.

The Health Expo at Wide World of Sports

Another view of the Health Expo

Laura at the Expo

The baseball field at Wide World of Sports.

Pam flew down from NJ to surprise Laura...and without any planning they both wore the same t-shirt!

Pam, Laura, and LauraS at LauraS' house - notice the "Run Laura Run" written on the (chocolate) cake!

Lee sidled up to Jenn and said: "Should I know you"? :-)

At Animal Kingdom on Saturday - LauraS and Jenn on the safari

Where we saw an elephant in the water!

For the first time in a long time we saw the Asian Small-Clawed otters - looks like someone is getting scolded. :-)

The new Expedition Everest coaster continues to take shape

Marathon morning: the stage at the main marathon area, with a live band at 4:00 in the morning!

Lee stretches before the race

Laura in her pre-race warmup finery. :-)

The fireworks go off, and the race starts!

World Showcase about 6:30 a.m. - the torches were burning and all the pavilions were lit up like for IllumiNations, and music was playing.

Running on Epcot Drive towards the Magic Kingdom, watching runners (who are behind us) crossing the overpass.

The Mile 7 sign

Running up Main Street towards the castle

Laura with Lilo and Stitch

Laura and Pluto

Laura and one of the country bears

The Mile 11 sign

Laura and the train engineer and conductor

Backstage with some of the "Share the Magic" parade floats.

A couple of Santa's reindeer from the Christmas parade were high-fiving runners as they went by.

The Mile 12 sign - only 1.1 miles to go!

This "26.2 Crew" was cheering everyone on

The finish line!

Laura and Sherry with their finisher's medals

Laura and Pam at the finish

Laura and Lee with their medals

Laura, Lee, and Sherry with their medals

Lee sleeping in the monorail on the way back to Epcot

Part of the full marathon course along the canal between The Studios and the Epcot resorts

While everyone else was out running...you can see what Stitch was doing instead!

Desserts at Boma - Laura actually is holding *Pam's* plate. :-)

This "renovation" sign outside the America Gardens theater cracked us up.

IllumiNations on Monday night

Laura and Lee's Vacation Page