Last Friday, all channels of social media went into a state of excitement/uproar/frenzy when the announcement was made that the popular Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend would be adding some new events to its roster in 2014. It was an interesting announcement for a few reasons:
- Rumors/leaks of events had emerged earlier in the week, causing speculation and debate days before the announcement was official.
- The definition of ‘Dopey’ was changed – in years past, the ‘Dopey’ distinction was unofficially used to describe the running of the WDW Marathon Weekend 5K, half and full. Now, it’s a whole weekend event: 5K, 10K, half and full – a total of 48.6 miles over the course of four days – now that’s Dopey!
- The overall weekend has been extended – starting on Wednesday, it will span five days now – it seems that the event is quickly approaching “Walt Disney World Marathon WEEK” status, rather than ‘Weekend’ if you ask me 😉
As an avid runDisney fan, it definitely was exciting to get swept up into the announcement, but to be perfectly honest, I have no BURNING desire to be the first one on the runDisney website at noon on April 9 (first registration day).
Yes, really. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it sounds SPECTACULAR. And chances are, if I am anywhere near WDW Property that magical January weekend, you better believe I will be there for the excitement – I am actually really interested in the inaugural 10K (especially since I will be running the Dumbo Dare, and am excited about runDisney adding this distance to their race roster) but there are a LOT of amazing races I would love to complete before repeating events – because individually, I have already completed the half and the full…and as a member of DVC, I know that runDisney will always be a part of my vacation schedule.
Additionally, I am REALLY interested in the opportunity to volunteer for some runDisney events. Volunteering is something I really enjoy and combining that with running – and runDisney, well that sounds pretty darn great to me!
So, those are my DOPEY THOUGHTS in a nutshell. I am stoked for my friends that are ready and raring to go jump on this event and will cheer my heart out for each of them 🙂
Will you be registering for any of the WDW Marathon Weekend events? Which ones?