Jon Covington participates in Disney 5K and half marathon….in the same day!
November 10, 2012 04:35 PM
Always looking for a new challenge, Jon recently decided to couple family time with training time. Not only did he sign himself up for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon, he also signed up the entire family for the Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5k. The day started with an early morning bus ride to the starting line at 5:30 AM. "What better way to start the day in Disney than getting up early and hitting the park before they officially open!", says Jon.
All six members of his family completed the 5k and then Jon was back at the starting line again for the 10:00 PM start of the half. "RunDisney did a great job of creating a fun atmosphere. This was definitely a top 10 race experience for me" says Jon. While he missed his time goal of 2:00 he reminds himself that "I did better than all those who didn't sign up."
It appears that the family is now hooked on the 5k distance…they're all requesting a new race to try out. Covington's next race is the Surf 'N Santa in Virginia Beach this December.