Are you Dopey enough for the Dopey Challenge?


By Lisa P.

Do you love Disney So much that you run through it? If so the new additions to the Walt Disney Marathon weekend may be just right for you!

As many of you know Disney has been putting on the Walt Disney marathon weekend for 20 years now. They have been offering the Half and full marathons as well as a 5k. They have also had the Goofy Challenge it involves running the half marathon on Saturday and Full on Sunday, that is 39.3 miles over 2 days…as they say you aren’t crazy if you do it, just Goofy.   Marathon start

Well now Disney has taken it a step further, coming in 2014 Disney is adding 2 more races a 10k and the new Dopey Challenge! For those of us crazy enough you can run a 5k/10k/half marathon/full marathon over 4 days and get the new Dopey medal! If you do this race you will be running 48.6 miles over 4 days! This Mouze had already planned on doing the Goofy Challenge, but since I love Dopey how can I not do this challenge? You will also get a medal for each of the individual races as well as the Goofy Challenge medal!

There is something truly amazing about running through the Disney Parks before they are open. You get to run through Cinderella’s Castle, see rare characters and go places that you would never get to if you weren’t doing the race.

There is one downside to the new races (besides some sore legs and feet!) The cost is a bit steep for the runs. If you register before June 18th the prices are as follows:

Walt Disney World Marathon: $160

Walt Disney World Half Marathon: $160

Goofy’s race and a Half Challenge: $340

Walt Disney World 10k: $95

Disney Family Fun Run 5k: $60

Dopey Challenge: $495

There are additional packages for travel and pre race pasta parties as well. You may also qualify for discounts. DVC offers a small $10-$20 discount for the runs. They have all the information at

So if you love Disney and want some great medals to go on your wall then the Disney World Marathon weekend may be for you! I am already planning what fun Dopey costume I can come up with to wear in January, hope to see some of you there!

LisaLisa just moved to Nashville, TN, after spending 28 years in Ohio. She has been a huge Disney fan since her parents took her on her first trip at age two. 2. She has been to Disney over 70 times and worked at Blizzard Beach as part of the Disney

College Program. She is now working on finding a way to move to FL, so she can be closer to her favorite place on Earth!

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