Day 3: runDisney Jingle Jungle 5K and a Bling-tastic SPORTHOOKS Giveaway! {Closed}

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The Jingle Jungle 5K in 2012 was our first runDisney event, and it was the first 5K DisneyGroom and I ever ran together.  This fun run takes place during runDisney's Wine and Dine Half weekend in November.  Like the other runDisney 5K fun runs - there is no chip timing, and you do not receive an official finishing time.  Because of the non-competitive nature of these runs, they are an ideal first event for a new runner.


If you are considering a runDisney event and are intimidated by the 10K and 1/2 marathon distances, and their pacing requirements - let me put your mind at ease.  The runDisney 5Ks are the way to go. All paces welcome.  Walk, Run, Jog, Roll.  You will enjoy them no matter how fast or slow you go.




This year we were lucky enough to come back and run at the 2013 Jingle Jungle 5K.








They did make some slight changes to the course from last year.  We were looking forward to the petting zoo area, but they did not have the animals out this year.  However there were plenty of character stops and we saw several friends on the course - so we did have an excellent time.


The fun got started when we first arrived.


With SNOW!!! (courtesy of Disney Magic)





With a slight chill in the air, the 'snow', and the growing excitement of the crowd - we just knew it would be a great morning!

We got to our corral and found some friends.  Chatting, posing for photos, discussing our race plans, and enjoying all the various costumes made the time fly by.  


Before we knew it, it was time to start.

With a flash of fireworks and Mickey waving us by, we went through the arches and began to run.


The first mile begins with a loop around the parking area.  And then we approach Animal Kingdom.



Immediately the characters begin.

Jungle Book's Baloo


We head into Africa and find Rafiki.



Terk from Tarzan


Moving towards Asia - we see the irrepressible duo: Chip and Dale


And then exiting the park, we find my best pal, Donald!!!




My husband takes the FSU Noles - Florida Gators rivalry too far - and decides to wrestle his nemesis at the 3 mile marker.



And with that, we approach the end of the 5K.



So DG and I love anniversaries - and since this was our one year anniversary running Disney, we had to do something special with our 'anniversary' medal.




And what could be more perfect than a new medal hanger?

This is what our first year of running Disney looks like.




We've got our 2012 Jingle Jungle, 2013 Family 5K (WDW Marathon), 2013 Princess Half Marathon, 2013 Tower of Terror 10 Miler (just me for this one), and the latest - the 2013 Jingle Jungle 5K.

The sixth hook contains our runDisney collector pins.

I just adore this medal hanger.  Here is a close up of the castle logo.





The very cool SportHooks people have allowed us to do a giveaway for our readers.  

For a chance to win your very own SportHooks medal hanger, just enter with the rafflecopter below.  They've got so many designs to choose from, it was a tough decision.  But this "Once Upon a Run" was our favorite.



Terms of the Giveaway:


1) Giveaway begins Thursday November 22 and ends Wednesday November 27 at midnight. Winner will be announced on this blog, and notified on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013.

2) Must be 18 years or older to enter. Must be a U.S. resident. Winner must provide a US mailing address to receive prize.

3) Sign in through Rafflecopter below to enter. With your first entry, the app will only capture your e-mail or facebook name. This is so we can reach you if you win, in accordance with sweepstakes terms. Your contact info will ONLY be used to contact you if you win.
4) There are additional opportunities for multiple entries.

5) One winner will receive a SportHooks medal hanger of his/her choice.
6) The winner will be chosen at random using the rafflecopter app below.
7) In the event the winner does not respond to contact attempts via e-mail or facebook name provided within a one week period, another winner will be selected at random.
8) Void where prohibited.


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81 comments

I love the Once Upon a Run hanger! I would definitely choose that one.

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I like the "Believe" one!

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Awesome Sports Hooks Display and CONGRATS on your one year RunDisney run Anniversary :)

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I would choose the once upon a run one! Running is like a Fairytale to me! And the picture in your blog of Rafiki is of me and my daughter!

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Amie Pirkle mod

You both are always having fun! Thanks for sharing.

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Oh my gosh, what a cool site!!! I definitely would LOVE one of these - especially the Coast to Coast one! Also, here's my race recap of the weekend, if either of you would like to check it out :) http://myborrowedheaven.blogspot.com/2013/11/race-recap-rundisneys-wine-dine-half.html

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Amie Pirkle mod

Oh and I like "Once Upon a Run"

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I love the "Once Upon a Run" hook! :D

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Jennifer Powell mod


I love all of them! Once upon a run is pretty nice, though :)

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Congrats on your achievements, that is awesome.

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I love the Once Upon A Run one too!
Happy runniversary!!

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I like all the ones with a castle and love the one with the Minnie bow.

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Love reading your posts!!! Congrats on the anniversary :-)

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Love the Magical Miles one and the Coast to Coast!

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I love the once upon a run one also!! Did you see they custom paint them as well at the expo!! Loved it just out of my price range!

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Thanks for sharing all the amazing photos!!

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I really like the Believe ones

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Thank you for sharing your recap! I love all of the pictures!

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Wonderful race report! Love the giveaway!

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I would chose Magical Miles - it pretty much sums up rD races for sure!

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I LOVE the look of the "Once Upon A Run Silver Half Marathon Medal Hanger and Marathon Medal Hanger
10 Hook" piece - gorgeous!

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I love the Track Shoe medal hanger or the RUN hook hanger. I like to run all distances and I think either of these would fit perfect in my house :)

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Great Recap

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Oh boy, do you really expect us to pick a favorite?!?! I asked for one for Christmas and told my family to surprise me :)

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Anonymous mod

We ran this one as our first Disney5k, it was so fun. Now we want to try the Tower of Terror 10 for my dd's birthday next fall!

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I Love the 10 hook Stay calm and run on medal hanger. I really need one!

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Jennifer Kelly mod

run for wine hanger!

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Alison mod

Great Recap! Love the magical miles holder!

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I love the Run like a Girl one :)

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I love the Run Like a Girl one

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Deb mod

So cute!!

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If I could pick ANY one? the Custom Painted Castle: Magical Miles (purple tone)- I LOVE it!

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I want the "Always Earned Never Given".

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I really like the Believe one!

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I want the 39.3 (Glass Slipper Distance, Magical Font) Medal Hanger and Medal Display :)

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I like the "always earned, Never Given."

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Once upon a run is my fav sport hook medal hanger by far!

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Anonymous mod

Doing my first RunDisney event in January.. going all out with DOPEY challenge. Really want a sporthook to display my medals!

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Once upon a run is my fav sport hook medal hanger by far!

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I like the simple "Run" one!

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The "Run" with the wine glass is too cute!

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Call me plain, but I like the Run 10 Hook.

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I love all the Disney themed hangers!

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Dorena mod

Believe (styled font)

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I have to go with "Believe" - it's what's on my Endorphin Warrior bracelet, and it's my running motto!

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Natasha McCarson mod

Congrats on all of those medals!! I LOVE runDisney races and wish I lived a little closer so I could do more. My parents are planning on moving close to Orlando so hopefully they're be more races in my future!! I love all of the Disney themed medal hangers so it's hard to choose one! It would probably be the Magical Miles or Once Upon a Run.

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aileenwb mod

I love the Coast to Coast as I earned mine at the Dumbo Double Dare this year and will be doing it again with Tink and the Princess in 2014!

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The Ironman cutout 10 hook! I just started running for medals and have an Ironman coming up soon enough - I'd love to show off that pride!

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Darlena mod

I like the tiara one or the bling junkie :)

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I think I like the Magical Miles hook the best!

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I'd love the "I run this town" holder!!!!

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I love the once upon a run holders!

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I love the Once upon a run holder the best! With the castle, it's just so perfect

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I like the bling junkie one!

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Magical Miles! But Once Upon a Run is cute too!
MAryalicia Verdecchia

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My first EVER disney run was this years Jingle Jungle 5k followed by W&D half later that night. I absolutely love the Once Upon A Run holder!

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I like the Bling Junkie hook.

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Definitely love the Once Upon a Run one!

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If it was a choice, I'd love Custom Painted Castle: Magical Miles one! Or the Coast to Coast one since I got my C2C medal in Sept!

(Side note: I liked the facebook pages from my running page, Once Upon a Run, not from my personal page which you have to use to log into rafflecopter)

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this was such a fun race! Love Once Upon a run!

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Would love to win one of these to give as a gift to my mom who has started to run with us. She has quite a collection of bling now and no where to put it!

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I love Marathon Mom!

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I love the 5K medallions! Great job!

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I love the excitement you two shared during the 5K! I've been eyeing the Dopey hanger for quite awhile :)

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Wow Monica!! What an amazing giveaway! I like the first half marathon single one, and I also liked the always earned never given one. It would be totally awesome to design my own with "Lindsay Weighs In" as well!!

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So many cute ones to choose from! I'd probably pick a Marathon Mom one or a Tiara one. Great giveaway! :)

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I had no idea it was your anniversary run - I am so glad I could help make it happen!! Glad you had fun!! Now onto the question at hand... which Sport Hooks display do I like best?! All of them? They are awesome! If I had to get one right now, I'd probably get a "bling junkie" one, because I am. True story.

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No way, they have a Spartan Race hanger? I'd choose that one!

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Anonymous mod

Looking forward to the Goofy Challenge in January. It will be my first runDisney event. I really like the Once Upon a Time. Too cute!

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Coast to Coast one for sure.....I am going to buy that even if I don't win :)

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Half Crazy one for sure!!!

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Congrats on the 5K. I was a big sad to miss it! Regardless I would want the Once Upon a Run hanger, natch :)

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I would choose the Magical Miles in silver with one castle.... I LOVE that one! I'm doing my first runDisney event in January- I can't wait!

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I like the Chicago skyline

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I like the RUN one!

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Anonymous mod

I love, love, love your shirt! And the run looks so fun. Thanks for sharing! -Erin

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Fantastic re-cap! Makes me want to do a Disney 5K!

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I like too many of them to choose right now! If I don't win, I'll probably be asking for one of these for Christmas!

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I'm not even sure which one I would choose! There are so many fantastic choices!!!

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