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Disney Races

By Trekkie1978

2 years ago


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    #1 2 years ago

    With 2019 coming up, has anyone on here sign up for any of the races.

    In April, they have Star Wars races down in Disney World.

    Edit: got through the Dopey Challenge in January and just did the 3 Star Wars races this past weekend.

    I must say, the Star Wars races are a must for anyone who loves Star Wars. I can’t wait to do it again next year. See below for my medals.

    #2 2 years ago

    SIL is running the half at EPCOT this weekend.

    #3 2 years ago

    My wife would be very interested in running Disney, however I’ve had to limit the number of races she is running in since she just finished running Berlin and Chicago and is entered to run in the Seattle marathon in a few weeks. Three marathons in 90 days just sounds insane to me.

    #4 2 years ago

    I’m signed up for the Dopey in January and the Kessel Run in April.

    I’m not a runner by any stretch of the imagination...just wanted to challenge myself.

    #5 2 years ago
    Quoted from ChiefKC:

    My wife would be very interested in running Disney, however I’ve had to limit the number of races she is running in since she just finished running Berlin and Chicago and is entered to run in the Seattle marathon in a few weeks. Three marathons in 90 days just sounds insane to me.

    She must be in insane shape.

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    #6 2 years ago

    I’m done with the 2019 Disney Marathon Weekend. My first 5k, first 10k, first half marathon and first full marathon.

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    #7 2 years ago

    Holy sh*t......that's alot of miles on the good ol legs.

    #8 2 years ago
    Quoted from flashinstinct:

    Holy sh*t......that's alot of miles on the good ol legs.

    I can’t move right now. First 3 runs were a lot of fun. The marathon today, I was pacing for 6 hours after 6 miles. Come mile 8, I lost all energy. I have no idea how I was able to force myself to finish the next 18 in the allotted time. I honestly thought I was going to get swept.

    #9 2 years ago

    Grats!!! That’s awesome. I hope you iced the legs afterwards hehehe. I know the marathon is the ahieve, but the other medals look awesome too. How about the look of that 5k medal.

    #10 2 years ago

    I assume the Dopey Challenge is for those like you who ran them all?! Lol

    Nice achievement, congrats!

    #11 2 years ago
    Quoted from JimFNB:

    I assume the Dopey Challenge is for those like you who ran them all?! Lol
    Nice achievement, congrats!

    Yep...completed the Dopey Challenge.

    I am totally paying for it. Just woke up...knees feel a ton better, but my feet are still in a lot of pain.

    I’m not going to pretend that I’m a runner...I’m not...but I figure go big or go home. This is one and done for me. If I do the races again, it’ll be the 5k, 10k and half marathon...which I’m actually doing in April for the Star Wars races...I don’t need to do another marathon.

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    #12 2 years ago

    Anyone sign up for the Star Wars races or is it just me?

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    #13 2 years ago
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    #14 2 years ago

    So is that 5k, 10k and two half’s? Dopey run is crazy, this seems to be close to that. I can do a half marathon but couldn’t imagine doing that over 4 days, respect and congrats!

    #15 2 years ago
    Quoted from Kkuoppamaki:

    So is that 5k, 10k and two half’s? Dopey run is crazy, this seems to be close to that. I can do a half marathon but couldn’t imagine doing that over 4 days, respect and congrats!

    Race weekend is 5k, 10k and half marathon.

    The R2-D2 medal is a virtual half marathon...basically, it’s the honor system. The Kessel Run Medal is for doing the virtual half marathon and the half marathon.

    I found the half marathon yesterday much harder than when I did the Dopey, and that had a full marathon. I was in a walking boot 10 days ago and had 2 cortisone shots in my heel the last 2 weeks. THEN, a few hours after the 10k my right knee flared up to the point that I couldn’t walk on it. When I woke up in the morning, I could walk on it, but it still hurt. So I ran the first 2 miles, then the knee couldn’t take it anymore. I ended up power walking the last 11 miles...I didn’t train at all to power walk. Just had to push through it.

    And running with heel pain isn’t fun either. It’s now time for a 2 month break from long distance running. Before these races, the longest I ever ran was 3 miles and that was in 1996 when I was in high school. I want to do Dopey and Star Wars again next year. Need to heal up first.

    #16 2 years ago

    Here’s a shirt I bought too. I love this thing. The Falcon is the front of the shirt.

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    #17 2 years ago

    Not a Disney race, just another medal I wanted to get.

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    #18 1 year ago

    Did anyone do the Wine & Dine Races this weekend?

    Anyone else head out there?
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    #19 1 year ago

    I can't be the only one on here with interest in running on Disney...anyone else do it?

    #20 1 year ago

    My first 10k, half marathon and full marathon were all at Disney (10k was land, the others were World). When I did my first marathon I did Dopey at the same time. I'm taking a break right now from them because they are so expensive. I plan on going back for Wine and Dine next year, and then Marathon weekend in 2022 (for the 50th anniversary of WDW). This is the first I've seen this thread, otherwise I would have posted earlier.

    #21 1 year ago

    I’m guessing the Wine and Dine will be the first 50th anniversary race.

    I’m skipping wine and dine next year to do NYC 2020 Marathon. I have no interest in doing NY, just seems cool being 2020. Plus, it will have me ready for 2021 Dopey.

    Are you doing Dopey 2022?

    #22 1 year ago

    I ran the Disney marathon back in 2012 and finished 6th overall. For competitive runners, it's a different and kind of strange experience from what they advertise. It was mostly in the dark, very few spectators, and the parks were empty. Just kind of a weird race. I still enjoyed it, though.

    #23 1 year ago

    6th? WOW!!!

    There were around 12,000 finishers in 2019...I was around place 11,600. Most of the race in the sunlight for me. 8,000 attempted Dopey...only 5,000 completed it.

    IMO, I think what makes it enjoyable is that it’s not a serious race...not saying a marathon isn’t serious, but a majority of the runners aren’t good at running...I'm one of them.

    On Sunday, I probably lost around 30 minutes on my half marathon time cause I stopped for pictures.

    #24 1 year ago

    Good thread. My wife and I enjoy the Disney Races, I was perfectly Dopey for five years. It just got to be a bit like Groundhog Day with Disney not changing anything up. We gave it a break for a couple years but are planning to race the 2021 Dopey with my nieces. I also enjoyed the California races before they stopped for construction. So true what you say about the difference between the full and the half marathon, it’s night and day.

    #25 1 year ago

    All the January races are sold out.

    Last January, Marathon, Dopey and Goofy didn't sell out.

    #26 1 year ago
    Quoted from Trekkie1978:

    Are you doing Dopey 2022?

    I haven't decided what I am going to do yet. I probably will do just the marathon (I've done a couple of Ultras, and Dopey is still very hard due to waking up so early so many days in arow).

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    #27 1 year ago

    Anyone run the marathon today? OMG!!!!! That heat and humidity today was unreal.

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    #28 1 year ago

    Those look awesome!!! Grats on finishing!

    I’ve got a rack of Rock n’ Roll 1/2 Marathon medals and none of them look as cool as the Disney ones. Guess I know what I have to do now

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    #29 3 months ago

    Disney races are back on!!!!

    Anyone signing up for them?

    #30 3 months ago
    Quoted from Trekkie1978:

    Disney races are back on!!!!
    Anyone signing up for them?

    Is it just Florida?

    #32 3 months ago

    My wife and I are planning to sign up for the Goofy if we can get in. Reserved a hotel a week ago when we heard that there is a chance this year. We don’t have the pay to get in front of the line pass, so we will have to wait until the 27th. Good luck to those trying to sign up, should be fun.

    #33 3 months ago

    Don’t think I’ll make any races in the next year but I have done a few of the full marathons at Disney in the past. Once my kids are a little older I would love to go back for some races. My wife said she would like to do the half marathon there.

    #34 3 months ago
    Quoted from Trekkie1978:

    Disney races are back on!!!!
    Anyone signing up for them?

    I was registered for the 2020 Star Wars challenge that got canceled. Was going to run for my 50th birthday—ended up doing it here at home to mark the occasion, sigh.

    Anyway, I still want to go back down and run a race but I’m going to let them go through a season before I bother with it. I want to see what changes they make (if any) before I commit the $$ to go. I’m also super bummed that I missed out on running SW, so I’m having trouble feeling motivated to pick a different one.

    #35 3 months ago
    Quoted from DaWezl:

    I was registered for the 2020 Star Wars challenge that got canceled. Was going to run for my 50th birthday—ended up doing it here at home to mark the occasion, sigh.
    Anyway, I still want to go back down and run a race but I’m going to let them go through a season before I bother with it. I want to see what changes they make (if any) before I commit the $$ to go. I’m also super bummed that I missed out on running SW, so I’m having trouble feeling motivated to pick a different one.

    Star Wars was the best one. I geeked out so much that it felt like I never put a mile on the legs.

    I don’t get why they are changing it. The wine & dine races were the surprise race each year.

    The very least, they could’ve held onto Star Wars for 1 more year.

    #36 3 months ago
    Quoted from DaWezl:

    I was registered for the 2020 Star Wars challenge that got canceled. Was going to run for my 50th birthday—ended up doing it here at home to mark the occasion, sigh.
    Anyway, I still want to go back down and run a race but I’m going to let them go through a season before I bother with it. I want to see what changes they make (if any) before I commit the $$ to go. I’m also super bummed that I missed out on running SW, so I’m having trouble feeling motivated to pick a different one.

    This is smart. I'm sure Florida is doing better than California, but Disney here in California is clearly having trouble getting back into the swing of things and I'm sure the first events will have some logistic issues to work out.

    I used to run a lot of the races in California before they stopped doing them, and ran the WDW marathon once. They're such complex events logistically that I would probably wait until they get past a few before going all the way to Florida for one.

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