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Zany, Wild, (Sometimes Impractical) Events Are Helping Amateur Athletes Feel Like Pros

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Two runners as Kevin and Russell from Disney-Pixar Up during the Disneyland Half Marathon 2012. (Photo via Flickr)

It’s 3 a.m. when I lace up my sneakers and take my place in the corral. I’m listening to upbeat pop music and can’t stand still, bobbing up and down from a mix of the chill in the air and pre-race jitters. I can’t shake the feeling I’ve forgotten something important, then it dawns on me: I left my Mickey ears back at the hotel.

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