Saturday, March 23, 2013

Dopey Challenge

I'm jumping on the bandwagon...excited about the new Dopey Challenge that runDisney is offering for the 2014 Disneyworld Marathon Weekend. 

In 2014, runDisney will be adding a 10k option to the marathon weekend.  I LOVE this plan because I think that the 10k will open runDisney to a whole new running clientele.  Many runners aren't interested in running a half marathon, but want something more than an un-timed 5k.  There really is something for everyone now!!

In the past years, "Dopey" has been an unsanctioned event at marathon weekend: complete the 5k, half-marathon, and marathon and you can call yourself "Dopey".  This year, runDisney has decided to change that.  Runners have the option to earn 6 MEDALS!!  If you run the 5k on Thursday, 10k on Friday, half-marathon on Saturday and full marathon on Sunday, you will be Dopey.  You will receive a medal for each of the races you run, as well as the Goofy medal (for running the full and half marathons) and the Dopey medal (for running all four). 

Six medals for 48.6 miles over four days.  Next January, will you be Dopey?  Here is runDisney's invitation to join them.

For more information, check out the Disney Parks blog, for all the details. 
Unfortunately, I don't think I will be making it to marathon weekend next year.  I'm planning on running the Tinkerbell Half marathon and since I'm coming from the Canadian Prairies, I don't think it's realistic to think I can get to both.  But hhhmmm....maybe that will all change?  I'm excited to see if runDisney has any new plans for the Tinkerbell race weekend?  Adding a 10k options seems to be a trend, will it follow through with Tinkerbell and Princess race weekends?
Question of the day: Will you be racing at the 2014 Disneyworld Marathon Weekend?  If so, will you be going Dopey? 


  1. I nominated you as a Very Inspiring Blogger on my blog! Thanks for providing interesting and inspiring posts!

  2. The plan is to run the Dopey while my wife will settle for "just" the marathon. Should be fun

  3. Only at Disney do you say "just" the marathon. :) Good luck to you both!!

  4. Thank-you Rebs!! I am looking at it and going to post soon! Wow, thanks again!!