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November 19, 2012

Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K


By now it’s no secret....I love Disney 5Ks! For Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K, runDisney has combined some of my favorite things -- Disney theming, holiday theming, and a chance to run a Disney event with good friends. It was the right mix for a wonderful experience.

This newly-themed runDisney event was one of the events during the Wine and Dine Race Weekend. More and more runDisney is packaging running events with an opportunity for everyone in the family to run. This “family fun 5K” is definitely for everyone, with everyone from toddlers in strollers, to young children, to teens and preteens, to new adult runners, to very experienced teen and adult runners. Everyone was there!

I was excited to run with three of my buddies -- Amy, Sara, and Christine. The 5K is a perfect race to run...or walk, as we did together, with plenty of chances for photo ops.

The “Jingle” part of this race referred to the holiday theme. In the pre-race area, folks had a chance to get their photos taken with giant Nutcrackers, “snow covered” scenery, and Christmas trees. Holiday Mickey and Minnie were also on hand for some photos.


The “Jungle” part of the title was in reference to the setting -- Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The park was decked out with the traditional huge animal-themed tree at the entrance, many characters along the way -- of the animated and real variety.


Pluto and Goofy were around for photos, too, but I got a chance to hang out with my favorite character in his holiday best....Donald.


As with all Disney races, the race start and mile markers were themed and my buddy race announcer Rudy Novotny was even decked out in a holiday scarf and hat to call the race.


Another fun feature of 5Ks is that often runners dress up to match the theme. We saw elves, Santas, reindeer...and even Wreck It Ralph.


Runners received a cute holiday-themed race shirt....and of course, the bling was pretty neat, too (I especially liked the candy-cane colored ribbon).


The only down side of this race series is that the 5K is held on the very same morning as the Wine & Dine Half Marathon. This made for a very tiring day (up at 4:30 a.m. to get to the 5K and then running 13.1 miles that very same evening...and then the after party!).


Overall, a very fun time! I would definitely like to do the Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K again.

November 27, 2012

Support Team AllEars - 5 Bedroom Vacation Home Plus tickets - Auction for a Cause

Auction for a Cause!

Team AllEars® Member David Schaefer is offering this beautiful luxury 5BR/5BA
Pool Home Vacation Package to support Deb Wills' Avon Walk for Breast Cancer on ebay.com



The Florida vacation you have been waiting for - 7 nights in a 5 bedroom luxury pool home, passes for one day for up to eight people to SeaWorld, two adult 7 day park hopper passes to Walt Disney World and a one week car rental!


The winning bidder will get to choose any seven consecutive nights in our vacation rental. Choose any week with no restrictions - if the date is available you can book it! Current availability can be checked at our management company listing: http://www.allstarvacationhomes.com/res/property.asp?ID=501 You can see many more pictures of the vacation home there as well!


It isn't just a vacation home package though - courtesy of our management company, AllStar Vacation Homes, the winning bid will also get one day admission for up to eight people at Seaworld and a one week mid-size car rental from Enterprise. Place a bid and get ready to pack you bags!


All this and it still gets better! It is the 20th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Marathon and to help raise even more money for The Avon Breast Cancer Foundation I am going to top last year and include two seven day Walt Disney World park hopper passes!

This package is worth thousands of dollars and the bidding starts at just $1. All of the proceeds go to a great cause so place a bid and keep an eye on the auction! You don't want to miss this opportunity. Take a look at what last yer's winner had to say about his trip in November of 2012:

"The house was awesome I cannot say enough about it. Plenty of room everything we needed was in the house. Real close to Disney. If you plan to rent house please make some time to enjoy this wonderful place. Don't just use it for a place to sleep. The owner and All Star vacation homes were very good to us anything we needed they took care of. I would recommend this house 110%+++. Will be renting again next year. Thanks again Dave and All Star."

I am raising funds for The Avon Breast Cancer Foundation as part of Team All Ears for the fourth time this year. We have raised over $145,000 over the last three years and hope to break a new record this year. You can see some highlights from last year's race in the video below:

A great vacation and a great cause - 100% of all proceeds will be donated to The Avon Breast Cancer Foundation, a 501 3(c) charity - and bidding starts with no reserve!


Happy Bidding - Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!

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