Category Archives: Marathon Weekend

Dopey Challenge 2014

Dopey Challenge 2014 Well, Disney World’s Marathon Weekend is coming up this  week, so I thought I would do a look back at my experience from 2014 from running the Dopey Challenge. Four days of running a total of 48.6 miles totally kicked my butt, but I had an awesome experience and am a little sad not to be participating this year. I love seeing everyone’s costume choices and really hope everyone has a great time!! I plan on registering for 2017…need to save my pennies! The Expo…

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5 Disney Racecations | Friday Five

This week’s Friday Five Link-Up topic (hosted by  Courtney, Cynthia and Mar) is 5 Trips to Take. Today I will share a bit about 5 Disney racecations that I have taken! 5 Disney Racecations Of course my racecations took place at Disney! There is just something magical about visiting Disney AND running! Running in costume is encouraged, and there are tons of character stops (a great time to take a quick breather!)  🙂 Expedition Everest Challenge Weekend The first racecation that I did  was back in 2013. I hadn’t been running…

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Disney’s Donald Half Marathon

Let me tell you this….Running through the Magic Kingdom is truly magical!Saturday morning brought the half marathon. I was dressed like my favorite character – Figment!The race started at the Epcot parking lot, then went down a looooooooong stretch of road before getting to the Transportation Center, then past the Contemporary Resort, into the Magic Kingdom, and then back down the loooooooooong stretch of road to Epcot. Stopped to say “Hi” to Buzz Lightyear We entered into Magic Kingdom and ran down Main Street with…

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Disney’s Minnie 10k

Friday morning brought another 3am wakeup call for the Inaugural Minnie 10k. This race took place on the roads outside of Epcot, Epcot, and the Boardwalk. Running on the road part was a little boring, but it got a lot better once we got to Epcot. I decided that I could keep pace enough (but still not fast) to stop for a few pictures. I saw Mushu in China, which was awesome because I haven’t seen him before. I also got a picture with the…

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Disney’s 5k Family Fun Run

Thursday morning was the Disney Family Fun Run Pluto 5k. I was up by 3am, after only 4 hours of sleep, and on on the bus to Epcot where I stood around for a long time before it was time to start. I was there so early that I easily got a picture in front of the Marathon backdrop. I was in Corral B for both the 5k and 10k. It was mostly Dopey people in these first two corrals (from what I saw). This…

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Marathon Weekend Expo

I went to the expo Thursday morning after the 5k race, and after I ate breakfast at the Art of Animation. First stop was to get my runDisney Marathon Weekend Dooney & Burke purse!! I found one with Dopey right in the middle on both the front and the back!!! The expo was awesome. It was crowded so it took a while to see everything, but it was so much fun browsing all the great products. I went to the KT Tape booth and they…

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Costume Teaser

I leave for Florida Wednesday night to run in the Inaugural Dopey Challenge: 5k, 10k, Half, Full. I anticipate coming home with sore legs and 8 medals! 6 will be from the Dopey Challenge, and 2 will be from Digital Running Club. Above is my costume for the Full Marathon. I may be adding a visor, depending on what I find at the expo.I am in the middle of finishing my costumes, packing, and getting nervous! You may not hear from me until after I get home…

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