Dopey Challenge Part 4: Marathon Recap

This is part 4 in my Dopey recap series. You can read part one HERE, two HERE and three HERE.

At long last, the main event of the Dopey Challenge had arrived.

This was day 4 of waking up long before sunrise, standing in the cold, and running on a crowded course. The last day of costumes. The 25th Annual Walt Disney World Marathon.  Continue reading “Dopey Challenge Part 4: Marathon Recap”


Dopey Challenge Part 3: Half Marathon Recap

This is Part 3 of my Dopey Challenge Recap. Read Part 1 HERE and Part 2 HERE.

The morning of the half marathon, I woke up dreading the race.

At this point, I wasn’t even halfway done with miles to run. This was the third freezing cold morning wakeup, just to stand and wait in the cold for a few hours. 13.1 miles is a long time to run alone, I knew the course wasn’t great, and I just wanted it to be over with. Little did I know, this race was about to change the whole trajectory of my weekend.  Continue reading “Dopey Challenge Part 3: Half Marathon Recap”

Dopey Challenge Part 2: 10K Recap

This is Part 2 of my Dopey Challenge recap. If you missed Part 1 check it out HERE.

I woke up the morning of the 10K extremely excited. Disney 10Ks are my favorite of all the race weekends I have done. They are long enough that it’s almost worth the early morning wakeup, you get a little more park time, and there is generally less course crowding and more character stops. In this case, I was especially pumped for my Shark Maui costume! Continue reading “Dopey Challenge Part 2: 10K Recap”

Disneyland Half Marathon Recap

The time has come for the final installment of the 2017 Disneyland Half Weekend Trilogy. I still can’t believe that as I write this, it’s almost two weeks after the event is over. I may or may not be having Disneyland and RunDisney withdrawals right now, and am already obsessing over my countdown to the Dopey Challenge.  Continue reading “Disneyland Half Marathon Recap”

Disneyland 5K Recap

How has it been over a week since these races? It feels like just yesterday I was starting my countdown to my big California trip, and now it’s all over! I’ve got 3 detailed posts coming your way, so I don’t want to spoil anything, but I’m pretty sure that the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend was the most magical race experience I have ever had! Continue reading “Disneyland 5K Recap”

Disneyland Half Merchandise Preview

The Disneyland Half is rapidly approaching, and this past week we got a sneak peek at the merchandise available thanks to Disney Parks Blog! Recently, the sneak peeks have been released the day before the expo in an attempt to stop eBay sellers from taking pre-orders, so I’m a little surprised we got a look this early. Was this an attempt to drum up some enthusiasm from a crowd that isn’t as hyped as normal? Who knows. Continue reading “Disneyland Half Merchandise Preview”