Sure, I’m Dopey

Last weekend, I cheered friends from afar as they ran through Walt Disney World during runDisney’s annual marathon weekend.

Some ran the family fun run and other ran the inaugural 10K. Some ran the half and others ran a full 26.2 miles on Sunday morning.

More than 50,000 runners participated in the WDW Marathon weekend last week, and among them were about 7,000 runners who ran ALL THE RACES as part of the inaugural Dopey Challenge.

That’s right. Four Days. Four races. 48.6 miles and six incredible medals.

medalskristinAll the medals my friend Kristin earned! (photo courtesy Bamagirlruns)

Last year I ran the Goofy Challenge (a half marathon and a full marathon over two days). I decided to skip the event this year and cheer from afar. And in 2015, I’m planning to return to the WDW and complete the Dopey Challenge.

And I think I *might* be able to convince Meri to tackle her first marathon at the same time! Who else is with us? We’re taking names!

Congratulations to all the Dopey Challenge finishers and all marathon weekend participants!

Have you ever run a runDisney “challenge?” Would you consider running Dopey?

23 thoughts on “Sure, I’m Dopey

  1. I really want to do this, but I don’t know that I’ll be able to. The funny thing is, the distance is the least difficult part of the equation for me. If I didn’t have to figure out time off work, traveling, costs, etc., I’d sign up right now to do 48.6 next January.

    • Thanks for sharing, Krissy and I totally get it. I have very similar reasons as per why I decided not to run it this year. Mainly the hefty price tag and cost of participating and four straight early morning races.

      If I start saving, and planning now, though I might actually be able to make this happen. 🙂

  2. I think my legs would probably fall off if I attempted that! I’m so injury prone, I wonder if I’ll ever be able to get through even a marathon training program. But I have all the faith in the world that you’ll kick Dopey’s butt! 🙂

  3. Exciting! I don’t think I would want to do Goofy or Dopey, but I do think I’m going to sign up for my first marathon at WDW in 2015. I have a little time to figure it out, but it’s starting to feel like a good idea. Which probably means someone should talk some sense into me, soon.

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