It’s Almost runDisney Time!

 

Oh yes my friends, yesterday marked one month until Goofy’s race and a half challenge will (hopefully) be completed by yours truly! I am excited/nervous, and can’t wait to be back in my happy place with a bunch of runners and a bunch of my friends.

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(2011 WDW marathon)

Marathon weekend is January 10-13, and will include kids races, a 5k, half marathon, and marathon among other amazing events like the health and fitness expo and pasta in the park party. There is SO much excitement in the air during marathon weekend, and I can’t wait to be back for my third time. I think one of my favorite things about the weekend is everyone wearing their medals in the parks after the race. You stand in line for rides, talking with other runners, sharing your account of the race…it’s this amazing connection that you have with other park guests, and it’s so much fun to share.

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I wish I had gotten into running sooner, thinking about all the runDisney race fun I was missing prior to 2010! The race is unfortunately sold out for this year, but be sure to register early so you don’t miss out next year! (P.S. Registration for the Disneyland half in California opens January 22, don’t miss out! This one sold out in just over a month last year!)

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I am also really excited about the Disney Princess half in February…which I will save for another post, after I get through marathon weekend!

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Be sure to follow @runDisney on twitter and Facebook so you don’t miss out on the action, and you can also subscribe to their YouTube channel for the latest video updates.

P.S. You CAN sign up for the Expedition Everest Challenge for May 2013!

QOTD: When do you start to get excited about a big race? Months before, weeks before? Or when you toe the line?

Comments

  1. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Literally years of training for this one. Looking forward to it.

  3. “Ok everyone! Hold up your medals!”
    Did she just say metal?
    :D Fun times!!

  4. The night before the race! :)

  5. When they announced the official program yesterday, Goofy became real! With the holidays too this time is going to fly by!

  6. Our IT guy runs this every year. Last year he did the Goofy races. This year he’s apparently running the 5K, the half AND the full– CRAZY!
    I’ll be at the Princess Half…my first 1/2 marathon!

  7. This is so exciting. I am going to miss running it this year. The time will go by so quick. Good luck. You will do great!

  8. I start to get excited my pieces of my race outfit come together. This is usually the week of, BUT with the Disney Princess, obtaining my costume and practicing is required. So yes .. I will be excited a little early this year :)

  9. It depends on the race for me. For Broad Street Run and Rock and Roll Philly this year, I started to get excited a few days before the race. For the Philadelphia Marathon, I was bouncing with excitement as soon as I hit taper time. I would love to run a Disney event some day. I get excited just thinking about all the possibilities!

  10. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie says:

    Yay I’m so excited for you! Your Belle outfit is adorable!

  11. Getting so excited for my first marathon weekend!!

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