2014 was quite the year. I once again started out the year with the gusto. On January 11-12, 2014, I ran in the Walt Disney World Goofy Challenge for the second time in as many years. This challenge was be run the half marathon on Saturday and the full marathon on Sunday for a total of 39.3 miles in 24 hours. It was quite warm for the half marathon, and I ended up just over the two hour mark. However, the next day, the marathon, was quite exciting as I set a new marathon PR at 4:51:10. Now that could be much better; however; I always enjoy the marathon at Disney.
This is following the half marathon on Saturday.
This is following the marathon on Sunday with Becky my Disney running partner.
When I completed the Walt Disney Half Marathon on January 11th I also crossed off another goal which was to acquire the URANUS status in Half Fanatics. I accomplished this completing 8 half marathons in 365 days. This goal was a compilation of half marathons in 2013 & 2014. As of the end of 2013, I have completed seven (7) half marathons, so the Walt Disney World Half Marathon on January 11th completed the goal.
In March of this year I joined the Fifty States Half Marathon Club. This is a group of others attempting the same goal of completing a half marathon in all fifty states. It is an awesome group, and we all try to do a meet up at each of the races run.
This weekend someone posted the picture below of the medals for the 2014 Disney’s Tower of Terror weekend. Unfortunately, I have not been able to confirm this on any of the RunDisney social media sites. So take this as a suggestion until the true reveal occurs. Since I am an avid Haunted Mansion fan, I am really liking the design of the 5k medal with the Hitchhiking Ghosts!
Good luck to all of you running the races for that weekend, we unfortunately will not be able to make it.
Tomorrow is National Running Day. Be sure to put your feet to the pavement tomorrow to celebrate. Also, in honor of the day, the Rock ‘n Roll Series is offering $20 off most of its races tomorrow only. Click the image below for more details.
With the completion of the Nashville Country Music Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon this weekend, there is now a new addition to the 2014 Medal Rack.
From Left to Right
Walt Disney World Half Marathon
Walt Disney World Goofy Race and a Half Challenge
Walt Disney Marathon
Mercedes Benz Half Marathon, Birmingham, AL
Country Music Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon, Nashville, TN
After completing the Nashville Country Music Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon today, I have updated my race medals page for Tennessee. Stay tuned for the race recap to come early next week.
Well State #5 is upon us. This weekend I will run the Mercedes Benz Half Marathon in Birmingham, AL. I received my race bib information today. I received bib number: 2158.
Reminder for Runner Tracking:
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Race Day Instructions
Although our weather is quite nasty today and tomorrow here in Birmingham, the weekend looks fabulous! So pack your shorts and get ready to run Mercedes! To keep up with the latest Birmingham weather with Fox 6 WBRC Weather – click here.
Please take a moment to Click here
for some helpful race day instructions. It’s worth the read.
Race Packet Pickup at Expo
You will need to pick up your race packet at the Expo at Boutwell Auditorium on Friday or Saturday. Click here
for the expo schedule. THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP!
Set Your DVR and Alert Your Friends and Family
Fox6 WBRC will be carrying Sunday’s Mercedes Marathon & Half-Marathon live on air from 7:00 am – 9:30 am. Be sure to tell everyone to tune in! It will be streamed online from their website as well – www.myfoxal.com
Within 24 hours of opening for registration, The Disneyland Half Marathon is near a sell out. Glad I was able to get my Disney Vacation Club Member early registration last week! The Double Dare, 10K, & Kids Races are already sold out, with the Half Marathon at 99% and the 5K at 94%.