Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I'm Running Dopey Challenge!



Dopey and Snow White at the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon!

    It was not a tough decision at all for me to make when it came to registering for the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend! I'm choosing to go "Dopey"! By that, I mean I will be running the Disney Family Fun Run 5k on Thursday, The Brand New Walt Disney World 10k on Friday (Minnie Themed), Walt Disney World Half Marathon on Saturday (Donald Themed) and Walt Disney World Full Marathon (Mickey Themed) on Sunday. Combining the Half Marathon and the Full Marathon make up the Goofy Challenge and to run them ALL will complete the Inaugural Dopey Challenge! 48.6 miles of Disney Parks Miles AND I'm going to receive 6 Disney Medals all in one weekend...Major RunDisney Score!!! Can you say EXCITED??

Here is a little info on all of the races:
 Me and My Family running the Happy Haunted Halloween 5k in 2010!

Thursday, January 9, 2014
6:15 a.m.
Start/Finish: Epcot®

Take time to run together during Disney's Family Fun Run 5K!

Invite the whole family and enjoy a great run the in the shadow of Disney's spectacular Epcot® Theme Park during Disney's Family Fun Run 5K. You'll make your way through Epcot's® amazing Future World and then on to international World Showcase and a thrilling finish. It's all part of the excitement during Disney's Family Fun Run 5K that's a perfect event for beginners, intermediates, or even racing veterans. Adults, teens, tweens – and everyone in between –is invited to join the family fun!

 
Minnie at the Finish Line of the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon!


Friday, January 10, 2014
5:30 a.m.
Start/Finish: Epcot®

Run in the newest Marathon Weekend event, the 10K!

Join us for the inaugural Walt Disney World® 10K. This 6.2 mile course is the perfect distance for runners of all skill levels. Winding throughout Epcot® and the scenic World Showcase, it is the newest way to be part of the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend.

 Mickey, Donald and Goofy at the 2009 Walt Disney World Half Marathon!

Saturday, January 11, 2014
5:30 a.m.
Start/Finish:Epcot®

Saturday starts with a thrilling 13.1 run through Magic Kingdom® Park and Epcot®

It's Saturday morning and excitement fills the air as you take your place for the start of the Walt Disney World® Half-Marathon presented by Cigna®. This amazing 13.1 mile course is a runner's delight, taking you through the magic, wonder, and sheer charm of Magic Kingdom® Park, then on to Epcot®, home of international World Showcase and Future World. The race concludes with a spectacular finish in the shadow of Spaceship Earth.

You must register for Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge or Dopey Challenge to receive the challenge medals upon completion of all races within the pacing requirements.

 Me and Mickey at the 2013 Walt Disney World RunDisney/Disney Parks Blog Meetup!


Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna®

Sunday, January 12, 2014
5:30 a.m.
Start/Finish: Epcot®

The most magical race on earth!

You're a runner who loves adventure! Your priority in a race is the course. And now you're about to head out on the most magical course on earth during the final race of the weekend -- a 26.2 mile run that'll take you through four Walt Disney World® theme parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports and the Walt Disney World® SPEEDWAY. From the Magic Kingdom® Park, home of Mickey, Minnie and the whole Disney gang and the wild adventure of Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park, to the show biz excitement of Disney's Hollywood Studios, and incredible Epcot®, your Marathon adventure is unlike any other anywhere on earth.

You must register for Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge or Dopey Challenge to receive the challenge medals upon completion of all races within the pacing requirements.

 My Finish Line Pics after the 2011 and 2013 Goofy Challenges!


Saturday, January 11 - Sunday, January 12, 2014
Start/Finish: Epcot®

Take on Goofy's Challenge - two days, four parks, 39.3 miles of fun!

There's nothing Goofy about Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge! Its 39.3 miles and two-days of pure fun and Disney magic. Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge combines Saturday's Half Marathon – over 13.1 miles through Disney's Magic Kingdom® Park and Epcot® - with Sunday's full Marathon which covers 26.2 miles through all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks including Epcot®, Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Complete both races within the pacing requirements and you'll earn the coveted Goofy Medal in addition to your Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse finisher medals. Registration for Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge is required to receive the Goofy medal.

 Inaugural Dopey Challenge...Pic Courtesy of RunDisney!

Thursday, January 9 - Sunday, January 12, 2014
Start/Finish: Epcot®

Run 48.6 miles of fun in the Dopey Challenge!

Are you ready for the ultimate endurance challenge? Then take part in four days of fun for a total of 48.6 miles in the all-new Dopey Challenge! Participants will run the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon, and if you complete all four races within the pacing requirements you will be awarded the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge medal and the brand new Dopey Challenge finisher medal for a total of six pieces of "bling."

You must register for the Dopey Challenge to receive the Goofy Challenge and Dopey Challenge medals upon completion of all four races within the pacing requirements. Registering for these four events individually will not enable you to receive the challenge medals.

**There are also other options to volunteer, run the Kids Races, Pasta in the Park Party, Runner's World Challenge, Race Retreat and Chear Squad over at RunDisney.com!
 Registration opens today at Noon EST. Don't be late!

**Which Race will YOU register for???