WDW Dopey Challenge...

...because the Goofy Challenge just isnt enough!

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04/04/2013 at 10:33

Thursday: 5km
Friday: 10km
Saturday: Half-marathon
Sunday: Marathon

Thats 4 days and 48.6 miles of madness!

Anybody got any experience of the WDW events? Well organised? Worth signing up for? Im very tempted by the 2014 event, even though it just sounds to me like an injury waiting to happen!

04/04/2013 at 22:15

I did the goofy challenge in 2010 and it was fantastic, cannot recommend it enough. 

Looks like I'm going to have to do this myself although it'll have to be 2015 for me I reckon.

Thanks for letting me know about it

04/04/2013 at 23:25
I was the same 2010 5k plus goofy, great event! Love to go back someday.
04/04/2013 at 23:41
I did the marathon the year it was freezing - was that 2010? It was interesting being a wuss compared to the Goofy people, it'll be a stroll in the park compared to Dopey though! I'd go back, depending on various things am debating it again for a January marathon. Nearly went back this year. Maybe 2014 is the year...
05/04/2013 at 08:58

Just signed up for Goofy, couldn't quite face the Dopey challenge 

05/04/2013 at 11:56

Dopey sounds ridiculous, but it also sounds like the kind of thing Id drunkenly sign up for. I'll go out for a skin-full tonight and check my email inbox in the morning. Thats usually how these things work!

seren nos    pirate
05/04/2013 at 12:08

if you are going to travel all that way you might as well make it worthwhile 

05/04/2013 at 13:17
Princess Leah wrote (see)
I did the marathon the year it was freezing - was that 2010?


Yes that was 2010, Florida sold out of gloves so I was wearing socks on my hands.

05/04/2013 at 13:19
Gribb0 wrote (see)

Just signed up for Goofy, couldn't quite face the Dopey challenge 

 

Woose, what's another 15k   Actually you're going to regret it when you see all those extra medals and shirts......

05/04/2013 at 14:02

LOL I know but 3 5:30 starts on the trot was just too much! 

 

05/04/2013 at 14:08
Gribb0 wrote (see)

LOL I know but 3 5:30 starts on the trot was just too much! 

 

This is actually what scares me more than running 49 miles. Although the 5km starts at 6.15am so thats an extra 45 mins in bed!

06/04/2013 at 16:11
Gazza81 wrote (see)

Thursday: 5km
Friday: 10km
Saturday: Half-marathon
Sunday: Marathon

Thats 4 days and 48.6 miles of madness!

Anybody got any experience of the WDW events? Well organised? Worth signing up for? Im very tempted by the 2014 event, even though it just sounds to me like an injury waiting to happen!


There was a thread for the 2013 Goofy.  Inspired me to get back into training specifically for the Dopey.  So I hope to be there.

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/events/walt-disney-world-marathon-2013/191151-28.html

Gribb0 - I take it you signed up for the RW challenge Goofy, as registration for this year is on Tuesday afaik.  Or is there a special handshake that can get you in quicker

06/04/2013 at 16:35

There is a link on the facebook page for Goofy Challenge - apparently active.com released it early so I used that

https://www.active.com/register/index.cfm?CHECKSSO=0&EVENT_ID=2064676

07/04/2013 at 16:41

Is this an official site?  I really want to do this but it says it doesnt open online on the disney site until 9th, have you had official confirmation.?

07/04/2013 at 21:11

Taken from the active.com website
Please Select:

Special offer for WDW Annual Passholder, Disney Vacation Club Member, 
or a Disney's Visa Cardmember, visit your member website to review full offer details. 
Entries are very limited for early booking and will only be valid for members.

 

You may need to be careful using that link as it appaers to be limited to the above members only !

Edited: 07/04/2013 at 21:21
08/04/2013 at 10:00

Yes, I did look at the link, and it does look official.  BUT, for the sake of a couple of days, I would hate to be refused, as I am not a member of any of those.

As long as it can't sell out before tomorrow I'm still happy to wait.  And it does say on the site that early entries are limited, so I should be safe.

I think it may sell out fast though, the inclusion of the 10K and Dopey will entice a few extras.  After all The Dumbo this year sold out in less than a day, very fast compared to last year (not sure how long it was then though).

08/04/2013 at 11:37

tapping my foot and waiting for it to open tomorrow...........

08/04/2013 at 12:40

Starters Orders at 5pm tomorrow  

Shall we meet at 5.05pm and discuss the OTT pricing !!

08/04/2013 at 13:21
It's not real money SGG it's disney money so it doesn't count !
08/04/2013 at 13:42

Best organised, most fun event ever. Loved it when I did the marathon.

Kids both did a race each as did my DH. All in all the best way to see in the New Year - I recommend it to every runner I know.  Expensive but I could easily see where the money went and I would do it every year if I could get the holidays to suit.

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