Expedition Everest Challenge, is it the race for you?

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Expedition Everest Challenge, is it the race for you?

By Lisa P.

Many of you have probably heard about all the big Run Disney events such as Marathon weekend, the Princess half, Tinkerbell half, Wine and Dine half and Disneyland half marathon. Have you ever looked at the races and thought, “I would love to do a Disney race, but could never run a half marathon? Well, then the Expedition Everest Challenge may be the run for you! Here are some reasons you may want to do this race:

1.Instead of the 10 miles, 13.1 or 26.2 miles of the other Disney races, this one is only 3.1. This means you don’t have to spend as much time preparing, or you can even walk it and not be on the course for hours 

2.You get to run through Animal Kingdom and celebrate there after the race…AT NIGHT! How many times have you been to Animal Kingdom and while being kicked out of the park you were wondering what it was like at night? Well this is your chance. This is a nighttime run that begins at 10pm in the Animal Kingdom parking lot, runs through the park. After the run you get to celebrate in an after party in the park!

3.This is not your normal 5k, you can run on your own, or as part of a 2 person team, all while completing obstacles. After the run you will take place in a scavenger hunt. With this run you will take part in the 5k that if full of obstacles that you complete on your way t the finish line and then complete a scavenger hunt to earn your Expedition Everest Compass Medal!

4.Your children can take part in the fun too! The Challenge also offers an Expedition Everest Challenge Family Edition. This is geared toward runners 4 years old and up. In this challenge runners go on a short run, complete a scavenger hunt and earn a finisher medallion.

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As you can see, this is a fun run that is perfect for all ages. It is not nearly as crowded as the longer races, but still full of Disney fun! If you are looking for a run with big crowds, and a big expo then this may not be the race for you. If however you want a fun run with the great Disney atmosphere, then be sure to check it out!

The price in 2013 was between $110-$130 for an individual depending on when you register. It is between $220-$260 for a 2 person team and $35 per person for the family challenge. You can also purchase additional tickets for the after party for those non-runners in the family for between $49-$50.

I am looking forward to running this in just over a month and can’t wait to share my experience and pictures with all of you! ~ Lisa

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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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Dopey Challenge Registration has Begun!

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By Frances

Are you ready to register for the Dopey Challenge? If you are a Disney Annual Pass holder, you can sign up to be the very first Dopey Challenge Participants!

Here are the fees if you register before June 18, 2013. I’m sure that registration will close sooner than later for this amazing event.

Walt Disney World Marathon: $160 Run Disney Photo

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

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/passholder-program/passholder-2013-benefits-and-discounts/rundisney/

Registration opens up on April 9, 2013 to the general public.

http://www.rundisney.com/disneyworld-marathon/

 

Magical Vacations by Me is currently making travel reservations for this challenge.

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Are you Dopey enough for the Dopey Challenge?

Dopey

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 rundisney.com.

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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