Mark your calendars everyone. The Avengers Half Marathon sign up is on April 12 9 am pacific standard time. The Avengers half marathon weekend consists of several races during November 11-November 13 2016. There are Kid races, a Captain America 5k, A Doctor Strange 10k, and the Avengers Half. If you sign up for the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge (the 10k and the Half Marathon) you get an extra cool medal for finishing both races.
I ran the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge last year.I highly recommend it. Plus where else can you run a race and see your favorite super heroes like Captain America, Black Widow, and Thor pose with you along the race course. If you’re a comic book fan and love to run this race is for you.
Thanks for reading and I hope this inspires you to sign up for a race 🙂
It’s that time again. Another Disney race is happening this weekend. I went to Disney for Packet pickup and the Health Expo on Thursday.
They were already setting out the Finish line. So excited about this weekends race. I’m doing the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge (10k and half)
The line wasn’t too bad on Thursday. Waiting in the official merchandise line.
In the official merchandise section you had so much options from jackets, shirts, caps, sports bras (that was random), glasses, water bottles, and ornaments. I love the RunDisney tennis shoe ornament, picked that one up. Slightly disappointed they had no pins for the Challenge and the 10k. They only had the half marathon pins.
And the Dooney and Burke bags had a great design. I didn’t get any, but really was tempted. The smaller one was $188 while the backback was over $300.
After merchadise I picked up my shirts. They have a nice design this year. I especially love the 10k one with the Captain Anerica Shield.
I wandered through the expo. You’ll find a lot of great stuff from running shirts, to geektastic head phones to medal sport hooks to display your medals and more. I love SportHooks, I have one of their displays and picked up an extender cause the medals are over flowing now.
Along with cool merchadise there were tons of photo opportunities and a cool video shoot of you becoming Ant Man.
I wore my Black Widow jacket from Hot Topic just for this. Feeling pretty super.
Who else is doing the race this weekend? Anyone dressing up? I’ll be a USO girl for the 10k, maybe I’ll find Captain along the course and Captain America on Sunday. I was hoping to make a Loki costume, but didn’t have time. If you see me, say hi. Thanks for reading and just keep running.
Hope everyone is having a great 4th whether you’re in the States or not 🙂 I decided to celebrate America’s birthday by Disneybounding as Captain America, the girly version. The dress is from Hot Topic Her Universe clothing line. My Avengers pin is from disney. A cute bow I bought at a geek fair and ballon purse from Sarahs curtesy skirts.
I headed to Disneyland to get a picture with the famous super hero. He definitely approved of my outfit.
I even got one with Thor don’t ever tell him that Loki is your favorite He was offended. I told him I did like him…”Umm you have a good body” lol
Oh and red, white and blue desserts were had. A 60th celebration cupcake (lemon with a raspberry filling) and a Raspberry Rose macaroon fillies with whole raspberries. Mmm so yummy.
After dessert I got to see my favorite mainstreet performers the Dapper Dans.
I was so happy I got a picture with them. I love their red, white, and blue dapper outfits.
It was a great day even though I was there for just a bit. I did manage to get some sparkly 60th ears. I love that they are blue. I love blue.
It was a great way to start the 4th. Do you dress up for the 4th? Do you have a favorite superhero.
Hope everyone had a great fourth!
I am a proud geek. Love shows like Arrow, Daredevil, and Agent Carter. I grew up watching Batman the animated series and X Men the animated series too and let’s not forget all the great Comic Book movies in the last couple years. At the same time as well as being a geek I’m a girly girl too. I love dresses and heels and having my hair all curled, so you can only imagine my excitement when I heard about the new Marvel line by Her Universe at Hot Topic.
It has a great pinup style look to all the pieces and a retro glam vibe.
I rushed to the store the minute it came on sale. The online store is sadly sold out. I ended up getting the Loki dress, Captain America dress, and Black Widow jacket. The detail is amazing.
My favorite has to be the Loki dress. I love the detail of the head pieces around the edge. It’s very geeky, but subtle. You can dress it up with heels like I’ve done or down with flip flops and a denim jacket. As for dress sizing I’m usually a size 8 and found the medium in the Loki and Captain dress worked well. Unfortunately the Black Widow jacket I had to size up to a large since It was too tight to wear over a sweater. If I was wearing the jacket over a thinner top the medium would have worked. I didn’t get the other three pieces in the collection. The Thor sailor dress is darling though and so is the Tony Stark bomber jacket. The Black Widow dress is 60s mod chic, but not my style.
I highly recommend checking out the collection in stores and if you are a geeky gal or have a geeky gal in your life definitely get a piece or two from the collection. Thanks for reading and have a Geektasic day!
For the innagural Avengers Half marathon last year I decided to run as Captain America. I had a blue running tank from Forever 21 and a blue sparkle skirt from Sparkle Athletics. All I needed to do was make a red and white waist cincher and sew on a white star.
I cut out a star using a star template and sewed it on by hand, trying to use an embroidery looking stitch.
As for the waist cincher, I didn’t have a pattern so I basically cut out long strips of white and red fabric. I cut out 5 pieces of white fabric and 4 pieces of red. Each piece was about 8.5 inches long and 5 inches wide. Now the bad thing was that I didn’t cut the pieces at an angle to create a waist definition. I had to improvise by cutting the last two end pieces at an angle to create the waist definition. I highly recommend if you are going to create a waist cincher use a pattern as a guide. I used velcro and sewed two snaps on the cincher, it was the easiest thing to do when you’re a beginner sewer.
Here is the final look. The bow I got at a geek craft fair, I unfortunately can not remember the vendor. Any red, white, and blue ribbons will work or you can use a Captain America helmet.
The race was great. Lots of characters were out from Thor, Hawkeye, Captain America, and Black Widow. The only down side of the race it was so windy, all the mile markers were being blown down and at one point I was running with my eyes closed on a dusty trail. I honestly wish I had decided to run with Captain’s shield, that would have been very helpful against the blustery winds. All in all though I had a great time. The medal was absolutely gorgeous and I was thrilled to add it to my collection. I look forward to running it again this year!