Goofy Giveback: I’ll take one of those, please!

Earlier this month, runDisney announced that they were going to take a certain amount of Goofy Race and a Half Challenge registrations (that’s a half and a full marathon for those who don’t speak the runDisney lingo) and split them, giving runners the option to sign up for the previously sold out half marathon and full marathon.


Since participating in the Dumbo Double Dare I’ve been sort of bummed that I didn’t have another Disney race on my dance card. The Goofy Race and a Half Challenge still had room; however, I already decided that I’m not quite ready for a full marathon… let alone a half marathon on Saturday and a full marathon on Sunday.

BUT THEN, the Goofy Giveback came along and the wheels in my head started turning! I’m sure this surprises exactly no one.


What’s a girl to do? I wanted to sign up. But should I? How would we swing it? Could we make it happen?

From what I hear, winter is going to be capital W-I-N-T-E-R this year in my area. It was pretty rough last year and I slowly but surely lost my mind. I know that I’ll need something to keep the blues away in January. Plus there’s running in costume! And race selfies! And my favorite characters!

Well, needless to say, Christmas came a little bit early for me this year and I’m now registered for the half marathon. Isn’t that the MOST? To say the least!

What’s more is that I’ll be running with Brooke, which is always beyond words in terms of fun. She is the best cheerleader and since she’s coming off of her injury and I’m fairly consistent with my training at this point, we might even be able to pull a PR for me.


To say that I’m super excited for January would be an understatement! I’m actually looking forward to winter, which is a rarity for me.

Have you taken advantage of the Goofy Giveback? The half has sold out (as of earlier today). The full is at 91% so if you’re interested, act now. Or, if you want to do the Goofy race and a half challenge, don’t delay because it’s 98% full!

Or, were you a planner and signed up when registration opened? In other words, who should I look for in January?

23 thoughts on “Goofy Giveback: I’ll take one of those, please!

    • Yay Karen – I can’t wait to get down there! 😉 Only 103 days to go.

      I think I probably COULD have done Goofy but I’m not sure how happy I would be. I’m thinking I should probably tackle a full on its own before going 39.3?

  1. I should have signed up for the half, but I am dumb, dumb, dumb, lol. I thought I would be ready for the full, but I was so very very wrong 😉 I hope to see you there!

    • I don’t think you’re dumb at all – you just set your sights HIGH! I definitely hope we can see each other down there!

    • Thank you! We already have our costuming idea in mind… and knowing what I know about YOU, I think that you’re going to like it. 🙂

  2. I am wishing I had signed up too. And now I’ve even missed my corporate spots (well I assume so) but am trying to stay focused on getting super fit & strong this winter so I can PR big time this spring. I may need to just come down to cheer though!

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