Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Revisiting an Epic Race

When I think back over the races I've run, my mind can't help but pick out a few "favorites". You know, those epic runs where you feel great the entire race, you're flying high over the finish line, and you're so excited to share the news of your accomplishment with your friends?

Well, I have a few of those races - one being my very first full marathon at WDW and the other being my first (and only) time to run Goofy's Challenge. I'll admit, I needed a bit of a break from back-to-back training long runs after completing Goofy's Challenge, but I've finally come around where I WANT to run this challenge again.

For those who aren't familiar, Goofy's Challenge is a race experience at Walt Disney World where runners complete the half marathon on Saturday followed by the full marathon on Sunday for a total of 39.3 miles.


The anticipating and excitement in the air at the expo was just what I needed to get the weekend started off on a great note!


I loved all of the character interactions along the course! :)


The Christmas scene is hands down one of my favorite race photos ever!


To top things off, runDisney was celebrating the 20th anniversary of the marathon that year, so the medals and merchandise were extra special!


I completed Goofy's Challenge with my running buddy Scott (he's in my running group here at home) and my friend Melissa ran the marathon with us! 

This was an awesome experience - one like nothing I've seen or done since and I can't wait for next time! :)

Did you have an epic race experience - one you wish you could revisit? 
 
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7 comments:

  1. The Princess was quite fun, and I wish I could've done an extra day at Disney. The airfare was awful though, so I flew back the day I raced. I was so sore from sitting the whole travel time.

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  2. That looks so awesome. The big question: Woul you go Dopey next time?

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  3. Every day I become more determined to run Goofy in 2018 and little things like this keep popping up to solidify that I should! EEK!! I am so glad you enjoyed this race so much because it makes that much more exciting.

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  4. If Disney races weren't as astronomically priced as they are, I so would do one! But I couldn't go to Disney without my kids and husband and I can't justify spending that kind of money on a race for me. But they look so awesome!!!

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  5. I had a great time doing the Goofy Challenge. I think one of the things that made it great was being able to run it with my sister. I have done it twice, so I really have no desire to do it again. Those races are way too early!

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  6. That is a very epic running weekend! I would love to do one of challenges sometime in my future, is it such a unique experience :)

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  7. Kudos to you for wanting to do the Goofy challenge over again. If I wasn't injured I may have had a better experience. -M

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