We participated in the inaugural Star Wars 5k this morning at Epcot, and I tried to capture a few pictures off of my phone along the way. I generally don’t like using pictures from the phone on here, but dragging a camera along 3.1 miles today, 6.2 miles tomorrow, and 13.1 miles on Sunday just isn’t going to happen.
The route was a mixture of backstage areas and World Showcase. Here’s an overview.
The start line.
The first meet & greet on the course was R2-D2, just short of mile 1.
Most of the countries were lit up.
Ezra and Sabine were meeting with guests near The American Adventure.
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Chewbacca was meeting just outside of the International Gateway (walkway from Epcot to resorts). The line was unbelievably long for a character that can be met at the Star Wars Launch Bay at Hollywood Studios.
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Stormtroopers were on patrol at the Fountain of Nations.
Meet & Greets were also offered prior to the race and post-race.
We met with Captain Phasma.
Stormtroopers were also on patrol.
Jabba the Hut was making a static appearance.
Even a Rathtar was there. What’s a rathtar?
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As I mentioned earlier, we’re also running the 10k tomorrow morning and half marathon on Sunday. I will be trying to run for pace tomorrow, so I won’t be able to grab pictures. We might take it a bit slower on the half marathon so there’s a possibility I might be able to take some pictures then. Hope you enjoyed a peek into the 5k!