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
Well yesterday registration opened to the general public for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Just like most RunDisney race registrations, they were swooped up really quickly. As of this morning almost everything is already sold out. The only thing that remains is the Marathon at 50% capacity and the Goofy Challenge.
RunDisney tweeted last night that there is still space available for the Goofy Challenge, but did not state a percentage, and it is not on the race’s page on RunDisney’s website.
Good luck if you still want to get in, looks like you will be doing 26.2 miles or 39.3 miles!
On Tuesday, April 22nd, RunDisney registration will open for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. It is an anniversary year for the Goofy Challenge, and a special medal will be presented. It’s medal was revealed earlier in the week.
Registration typically opens at Noon EST on the day registration opens.
Here are all the events you can register for:
- Dopey Challenge
- Goofy’s Race and Half Challenge
- Half Marathon
- Walt Disney World 10K
- Family Fun Run 5K
- Family Reunion Breakfast
- ChEAR Squad
- Race Retreat
- Pasta in the Park Party
- runDisney Kids Races
If you are Disney Vacation Club or Annual Passholder you should go to the respective member site and do early registration to make sure you get in.
Good luck if you are planning to register. I am taking 2015 Marathon Weekend off, to do another state in my 50 By 50 Challenge.
Recently, RunDisney revealed the new medal for the Goofy Challenge 10 Year Anniversary. Here it is in case you missed it.
On Sunday, January 12, 2014 I ran the Walt Disney World Marathon as a part of Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge. This was my 3rd time running the Walt Disney World Marathon, and 2nd time doing Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge. We had to awaken at the lovely hour of 2:45 AM to be on the buses by 3:30 AM, to be in the corrals by 4:30 AM, for a 5:30 AM start. It was a great morning for the race, far cooler than the Half Marathon the day before. On this day, the starting temperatures were in the upper 50s and stayed that way for most of the race, finishing at around 63 degrees.
The night before the race I got everything lined up for the race. For 26.2 miles, you have to pack a lot of stuff on yourself to get you through the race.
After taking the bus ride over to the start area, we took a few pictures and then started our 3/4 mile jaunt to the starting corrals. As you can tell, we were able to use our Mylar sheets for some warmth at the beginning, because it was a little cool.
The start of the race was over the top, as Disney does it always with FIREWORKS for each and every corral.
Then we were off for 26.2 miles of fun and excitement!
The first few miles were in the dark, so there were no character stops, so we just slowed to take a picture of the mile markers. We did pass a pirate ship just before going through the parking entrance to the Magic Kingdom.
On Saturday, January 11, 2014 I ran the 2014 Walt Disney World Half Marathon as a part of Goofy’s Race And A Half Challenge. I had to be up at 2:45 AM to be on the bus before 3:30 AM for a race that began at 5:30 AM.
The first thing to do for the races was to prep.
After arriving at the race start, we had to go through security, where they checked our bags and then let us through. Afterward, we had about a mile walk to the corrals. My running partner Becky & I started in Corral D, which meant we started about 8 minutes after the main start (2 minutes between corrals).
The race start was in grand Disney fashion, with FIREWORKS for EVERY CORRAL!
The race went well. I did not quite meet my goal of under two hours. I ran the race in 2:00:59; however, with the warm weather (upper 60s at the start, low 70s by the finish) and 100% humidity, I was satisfied since I had to still do a marathon the next day. Here is a link to all my race splits.
For those of you not on social media venues, RunDisney recently posted the shirt designs for all the races. Here is a sneak peek.
They have also revealed the Goofy Challenge shirt design on Instagram.
UPDATE: Here is the shirt design for the Dopey Challenge.
Good luck everyone running this weekend.