Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I'm Going DOPEY!

If you are a runDisney fan, you know exactly what this means, but just in case you are unfamiliar with the term DOPEY (in a running sense, not just a Seven Dwarf sense) - let me fill you in...


Yup, you read that correctly - 48.6 miles in FOUR DAYS! Thursday you run the 5K, Friday you run the 10K, Saturday you run the Half Marathon, and Sunday you run the Full Marathon.


If you think I've lost my mind, well, I guess they don't call it the Dopey Challenge for nothing :)


But don't worry, I won't be going at this alone. My mom and dad have decided to run the Disney Family Fun Run 5K with me (they did the WDW Royal Family 5K with Ry and me during the Princess Half Marathon weekend last year). I talked Ryan into running the Walt Disney World 10K with me. And don't forget about all my runDisney friends!!

**I was able to sign up this morning because of our Disneyland Annual Passes, but if you are interested in going Dopey (or maybe a race or two less :)), standard registration for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend will open on April 22nd. I would HIGHLY recommend that you sign up EARLY because these races tend to sell out - and sell out QUICKLY!**


Angie said...

Good luck! I registered for the marathon and it will be my first marathon.

Danielle said...

Yay! I had such a good time doing Dopey this year, it was a great experience! I opted for Goofy this year since the 4 mornings of early wake ups were definitely rough...not sure I'm quite ready for that part of Dopey again yet!

Rick Stiles said...

I ran Dopey this year, and it was my first marathon! You'll do great! Be warned: have to complete much more than 48.6 miles - you'll do a ton of walking just getting to and from the races. And the 2:30am wake ups are tough too. Bring ear plugs in case your neighbors stay up late. I look forward to reading about your training.