[NOTE: This entry contains the SUSPECTS, CLUES, & REVEAL for the 2009 Twilight Zone's Tower of Terror 13K & 5K Race Mystery.
Click HERE for the STORY, RULES, & SUSPECTS]
Saturday, October 24, 2009
The Twilight Zone's Tower of Terror 13K race was so much fun!
The 13K race began at 10:30pm (the 5K started at 10:15pm), but I got there at 8:15pm just to look around for clues. I also wanted to get pictures of/with the suspects who were mingling amongst the crowd. I met a fellow suspect-enthusiast, and soon, my new friend Beth and I were running around taking turns taking our picture with them. They all looked so suspicious. Here's my set:
and Otto Von Bonn Bahn (right)
Me and Shelby Mayer
Me and Talullah Fruiti
Me and Roman Holiday
Me and Jack Diamond
Sandi (left, friend from the D23 Sip & Stroll) and Me with
Bucky GreenHorn (2nd from left) and Francis Floot (right)
Those were the only suspects we managed to round-up. Still on the lam were following: Minerva Lipwhistle, Ready Freddy Fiddlesticks, Paige Turner, Francis Floot, Honey Darline, and Vladimir Pooey.
There were some runners in costume. There was a some bunnies, a Goofy, Raggedy Ann and Andy, Harry Potter and Hermione, [Where's] Waldo, Richard Simmon's #1 Fan, a Semi-Pro, and a white guy in a tink costume.
I dressed up as "The Invisible Pedestrian"/"The Human Shadow", and Beth was dressed up as "Stinkerbell" (her friend's endearing name for her).
And we ran into even more suspicious characters like Sandi from last weekend's D23 event (shown above), and here with me and Beth:
and there was Cyndi, president of the Space Coast Runners:
and my neighbors Pat & Linda:
So much love and fun!
Asides from the characters, there were other activities in the race staging area. For instance, there was a hotel register for everyone to sign:
And there was one guy passing out small hotel key magnets and another guy passing out Tower of Terror 13K tattoos. There were tables, spray bottles, and paper towels set up for the latter.
Plus, there was a DJ playing some music and making race announcements.
Anyways, just my own record here, the race went well. I started with the 11:00-13:00 pacers, which was okay. The course was good though narrow at times in the sports complex. Running with a cape wasn't as easy as I'd imagine but I managed but was still fun. And I did meet my goal of sub 9:30-pace in order to make the press conference.
Chip 1:15:53 (9:23.6/mile)
Overall 741/3247 (22.8%)
Male 503/1385 (36.3%)
Age 66/166 (39.8%)
But anyways, what you really care about are the CLUES right? Well, here they are... the first three were in the race staging area, the next five at Disney's Wide World of Sports, and the next three were back in Disney's Hollywood Studios. Enjoy!
And here's a race number with the suspects. Feel free to PRINT IT OUT and play along.
Clue #1: Hotel Register
Clue #2: Spira Tent
Clue #3: Pre-Race Staging Area
"My Dearest Stone,
I know someone is looking
to take you out!
But it isn't me.
Clue #4: Disney's Wide World of Sports Trail
Clue #5: On Track
Clue #6: Horse Generator in Parking Lot
Clue #7: Musical Reindeer
Clue #8: World Drive
A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z"
Clue #9: Hollywood Studios Backlot
C _ _ K
Just add Water."
Clue #10: Hollywood Studios Buildings
Clue #11: The Hollywood Tower
So what does that mean? Who did it? To find out, check out the video of Detective Willie Ketcham's Press Conference at the Sorcerer's Hat:
The Twilight Zone's Tower of Terror 13K was SO much fun, and I wish Disney had kept the race. But I'm glad that it had such a lively, spectacular send off. And I look forward to next year's Wine & Dine Nighttime Half-Marathon, which should be an interesting race for runners and challenge for the coordinators.
Anyways, thank you so much Disney Endurance Sports for a great event!
[NOTE: Click HERE for the STORY, RULES, & SUSPECTS]