Are you Dopey or Goofy?

It’s finally official! The rumors are true! runDisney has been keeping their eyes and mouse ears open and are finally recognizing the “Dopey” for Marathon Weekend 2014. Runners who participate in all four races over four days (5k, 10k, half and full marathons) and get 6 medals! YES, you read correctly SIX medals! That’s is music to this bling lovers ears! I had already decided that I was definitely going to be running Goofy again in 2014 the moment I crossed the finish line this past January, but this changes everything. I don’t know what to do, Goofy or Dopey! Part of me is beyond excited, but part of me thinks it’s insanely expensive and well Dopey. Are you Dopey enough to take on this challenge or are you sticking with Goofy?

Check out the adorable YouTube video announcing this inaugural event:

Here is the Official Press Release:

Dopey Challenge Among Dizzying Enhancements for 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Four-race challenge will produce six-medal opportunity for runners; New Walt Disney World 10K expands weekend event to five days; popular Runner’s World Challenge returns

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (March 22, 2013) – After celebrating its 20th anniversary earlier this year, the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna is getting even bigger next year and is offering runners another challenge that will be, well, Dopey.

The 2014 Disney Marathon Weekend, Jan. 8-12, will expand to five days and will include a 10K, along with the Family Fun Run 5K, the Disney Half Marathon, the Disney Marathon and Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge. That creates the opportunity for an unparalleled proposition in the running industry: The Dopey Challenge – running all four timed events in successive days (48.6 miles) for the chance to earn an unprecedented six medals.

After the Disney Family Fun Run 5K on Thursday, runDisney’s new Walt Disney World 10K, a 6.2-mile timed event, takes place Friday, at Epcot. Runners completing the race will receive a Minnie Mouse inspired medal.

As in past years, the Walt Disney World Half Marathon will be run on Saturday followed by the Walt Disney World Marathon on Sunday. Runners who complete both – Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge – will receive a special Goofy-themed medal. Add on the 5K and the 10K and runners can earn four medals, one for each race completed, plus the Goofy and new Dopey Challenge medals, for a total haul of six medals.

In addition to those four races, the Disney Marathon Weekend will feature runDisney Kids Races and the Mickey Mile, which both take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Special ticketed breakfasts with characters will be Thursday and Friday following the Family Fun Run 5K and 10K at Epcot, Pasta in the Park parties at Epcot and runners can celebrate their accomplishments from the weekend at the Cool Down Party at Downtown Disney on Sunday.

The expanded five-day race weekend begins on Wednesday with the start of Disney’s Health and Fitness Expo, giving runners extra time to pick up race packets, shop for the latest running apparel and technology, and meet experts such as runDisney official training consultant Jeff Galloway and runDisney nutritionist Tara Gidus. The expo is free and open to the public.

Online registration for all Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend events opens April 9, but runners can enter early by signing up for the Runner’s World Challenge starting April 2. This limited opportunity allows runners to register for the Half Marathon, Marathon, Goofy Challenge or Dopey Challenge, receive customized training plans from Runner’s World magazine editors and enjoy VIP experiences throughout weekend.

For more information and to register for Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend events and other runDisney races, go to www.runDisney.com.

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Dopey Challenge Among Dizzying Enhancements for 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Schedule of Events

Disney’s Health and Fitness Expo Jan. 8 – 11
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Disney’s Family Fun Run 5K Jan. 9, 6:30 am
Epcot

runDisney Kids Races and Mickey Mile Jan. 9, 10 & 11
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Pasta in the Park Parties Jan. 9, 10 & 11
Epcot

runDisney Family Reunion Breakfast Jan. 9 & 10
Epcot

Walt Disney World 10K Jan. 10, 5:30 am

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Walt Disney World Half Marathon

Jan. 11, 5:30 am Epcot

Walt Disney World Marathon

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Dopey Challenge Among Dizzying Enhancements for 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Jan. 12, 5:30 am Epcot

Cool Down Party Jan. 12 Downtown Disney

 

QOTD: Which challenge will you be taking on Dopey or Goofy? And why did you select Dopey or Goofy?

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