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runDisney Tag!

runDisney, like I’ve always said, has completely changed my life and since its Medal, Monday why not do a tag about runDisney! So runners set GOOOOO!

  1. How did you first discover runDisney?

I first discovered runDisney when my family and I took a trip to Disneyland about 6 years ago. We were walking in Downtown Dinsey when my aunt shouted: “WHAT IS THAT AND HOW DO I GET ONE?” and the guy was really nice and answered her and then we signed up.

2. How many raced have you done?

8 events (some multiple times). 13 5k’s, 6 10k’s, 11 Half Marathons, 2 Full Marathons, 9 challenges, 3 virtual,  2 coast to coast and 1 castle to Chateau.

3. What was your first run?

The Inaugural Dopey Challenge in 2014. 48.6 miles and this was my first ever running event EVER. I also did not train at all nor did I break in my shoes…

   4. What was your favorite race weekend?

Dopey Challenge 2018 because I PR and I ran it with my mom. Plus Dopey was celebrating it’s 5 year anniversary which was also in a way celebrating my 5-year running adventure which I hope to continue.

   5. What was your least favorite run?

Disneyland Paris because I was so thrown off by the mile markers because they don’t use miles, but everyone was super friendly and encouraging like every other runDisney event.

   6. What was your favorite park to run through?

Hollywood Studios in WDW and Carsland in DCA.

   

7. What is your favorite runDisney medal?

Castle to Chateau medal. I think it’s GORGEOUS!

   8. What is your favorite shirt?

2018 Goofy’s challenge and a Half shirt because it reminds me of my favorite baseball team.

   9. What are 3 songs on your runDisney playlist?

Hey Princess (Allstar Weekend), I Can Go the Distance (Hercules), and Carrying the Banner (Newsies).

 10. Do you go for a PR or do you not worry about time?

I go for a PR, I find the longer I stay out on the course the more I get into my own head.

  11. Which character do you always stop for?

None.

  12. What is your favorite pre-race meal?

Lucky charm marshmallows. I don’t like to eat before a run but if I do it’s the lucky charm marshmallows.

   13. Favorite costume you ran in?

Darth Maul. It was more of a Dinsey bound than an actual costume but I think it was close enough.

   14. Favorite costume you’ve seen someone else run in?

That is a tough one because everyone has AMAZING costumes but I will go with Thunder mountain because for the entire 10k she wore a mountain on her head and her body and there was an actual bobsled that moved around on a track. It was really cool.

I hope you enjoyed this runDisney Tag and let me know what your answers in the comments below!

-Dezi

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runDisney/WDW Haul 2018!

The amount of merchandise I accumulated is insane. I honestly thought I was going to have to buy another bag just to get everything home. Thankfully, I was able to shove it all in my bag with only some complications.

To start off the haul is definitely 2018 New Years hat, I got when I first arrived at the hotel which I had to deconstruct due to the lack of room in my bag. Of course what follows the hat is the 6 running shirts I picked up at packet pick up. The Dopey Challenge shirt is definitely my favorite.

Over at the official runDisney merchandise, I thought it was my duty as a freezing participant that I buy everything that would keep me warm. So, I did…as you can tell, buy everything that would keep me warm! Plus, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to buy two new spirit jerseys that say runDisney and I runDisney on it. In my defense my Nani bought me one of them. I also had to buy The Dopey Challenge pin, its a tradition I started 5 years ago every event I do I have a pin to go with it.

Now for actual park shopping there wasn’t much I wanted except the WDW rose gold spirit jersey. The socks were a necessity that helped me keep my toes from frost bite. While eating at Cinderella’s Royal Table, I got a magic wand that I will treasure forever. I also bought 4 Nightmare Before Christmas Pins that look like the paintings that are in the stretching room of the Haunted mansion.

-Dezi

 

 

Star Wars Half Marathon is back?!

Yes the Star Wars Half Marathon has made its way back and I couldn’t be more excited! I know what your thinking there is no possible way because Disney took out all of their runDisney events until construction is over BUT it’s true!

Instead of bringing it back to the parks runDisney has decided to bring it back as a virtual Disney run for its first 13.1 virtual run. You get your medal, your bib and a certificate and knowing Disney they will have shirts to buy online.

RunDisney is also allowing guests to complete the Kessel Challenge where you run the Light side (virtual) and the dark side over at Walt Disney World to achieve the Kessel Star Wars coast to coast medal! Will you sign up for the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

Blogmas Day 11/25: runDisney

One of the most magical Christmassy runDisney events is Mickeys Holiday 5k  and Kid Races during the Wine & Dine weekend in Walt Disney World.

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The Wine & Dine weekend begins November 2-5 and the 5k and Kid Races medals are always so festive and what a way to start the holiday season by bringing home a festive Disney medal? Have you participated in Wine & Dine weekend? Let me know in the comments below.

-Dezi

runDisney: 2017-2018 Event Calendar

If its your first time or your thousand time taking part in a runDisney event or just interested to see what they have here are the event dates! So runners SEEEETTTT GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

Presented by CIGNA

On Sale August 31- September 3, 2017

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Disneyland Paris- Val D’Europe- Half Marathon Weekend

On Sale September 21-24, 2017

Packages Now Available

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Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend 

Presented by MISFIT

November 2-5, 2017

On Sale January 17, 2017

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Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend

November 9-12, 2017

On Sale Jan 31, 2017

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25th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Presented by CIGNA

January 3-7, 2018

On Sale February 14, 2017

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Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend- Light Side

@ Disneyland Resort

January 11-14, 2018

On Sale March 14, 2017

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Virtual Running Shorts

Summer 2017

On Sale April 11, 2017

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10th Anniversary Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 

Presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

February 22-25, 2018

On Sale May 2, 2017

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Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend- The Dark Side

@ Walt Disney World

April 19-22, 2018

On Sale May 23, 2017

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Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend

Presented by PANDORA Jewelry

May 10-13, 2018

 

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Challenges:

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Coast to Coast Challenge:

On top of doing challenges inside one race you can do a c2c challenge where you do two half marathons in two different parks in the same year to get an EXTRA cool medal! Your options are:

  • Blue C2C– Any Half marathon in Disneyland & Disney World.
  • Pink C2C-Tinker Bell Half marathon and Princess Half marathon.
  • Castle to Chateau– Any Disneyland or Disney World half marathon and the Disneyland Paris Half marathon.
  • Kessler Medal– Both light and dark side half marathon.

 

Captain America 5k on Veterans Day!

What better day to run the Captain America 5k than on Veterans day!

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First off CONGRATS to all the runners who have completed Captain America 5k, be sure to wear that shield proudly!

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Thank you to all the Veterans who have served, who are serving, who will be serving and who have fallen. Thank you for keeping us safe and risking your lives for ours…for anyone with a spouse, children, brother, sister, cousin, aunt, uncle, grandma, grandpa whoever it might serving, served or fallen…thank you and know you are not alone.

-Dezi

 

runDisney: Captain America 5k

Its time to dress in uniform, the Captain America 5k is bright and early tomorrow morning so be sure to get a super  hero good sleep and put on those suites because you never know who you might see out on that course.

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Avengers unite!

-Dezi

runDisney: Wine and Dine

Its the Inaugural runDisney Lumiere’s Two Course Challenge.

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Wine and Dine does take place in WDW but its a lot of un and a new challenge just came out this year to add to your choices! There is a 5k, 10k, Half marathon or the challenge to choose from. Inaugural  Lumiere’s Two Course challenge consist of a 10k and a half marathon and you will receive amazingly magical medals.

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Are you participating in Wine and Dine this year? What are your thoughts about the time change and the new challenge? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

runDisney: Star Wars Half Marathon-The Light Side

runners SSSSEEEETTTT GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

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Its that time of month again to pre sign for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend! Yes if you are like me and have an annual pass you are able to sign up a week before everyone else.

Event Dates: January 12-15, 2017

General Regisration: June 14, 2016 @ 12pm EST

Passholder Registration: June 7, 2016 @ 12pm EST

*9am for those who are in PST like me

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My dad and i are planning to run the half marathon this year. It’ll be our 3rd half marathon together and my 11th half marathon as an individual.Is anyone signing up for any of the runs? Runners may the course be with you!!!

-Dezi

 

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