Officially Gone Goofy for 2015

We did it!  If you haven’t heard, the 2015 Walt Disney Marathon Weekend went live today at Noon EST, and we registered for Goofy 2015.  As of late this afternoon, the 5K, 10K and Dopey Challenge has sold out.  Wowzers!

We decided on Goofy this time as we are planning on staying away from the WDW resorts for a couple of days to take in some shopping and Orlando.  I’ve never really explored Orlando, and I love to shop when I’m on vacation, so this will be a fun addition to our trip plans.  We will still stay on sight for the marathon weekend, so we can take advantage of the shuttle bus to the half and full marathons, and as well, play like kids at the theme parks.  🙂

I’m excited to be back to run Goofy as it will be the 10th anniversary.  Disney has already leaked the medal and it’s fabulous!  If you haven’t had a chance to see it, check out the Run Disney Twitter feed.  They have it posted in their pics.

It’s a busy time of year for me.  Spring always seems to throw a bunch of different things my way.  My full time job becomes pretty demanding from April to June, the weather gets better, so I want to run outside more, and of course, the house demands some projects that I’ve put off in the winter months.  For instance, the next big home project is painting our bedroom.  Oh yes, it’s a busy time.  And while I can’t do it all in one day, I’ll just have to stay on task in the next few months.

I hope you are enjoying the Spring weather.

Happy Running!

Are you planning on running an event at the 2015 WDW Marathon Weekend?  What are your plans for the Spring?  Do you like to paint? 😉

Getting Crafty with Running Bling

I decided to get crafty this past week and do something with my Walt Disney World running bling.  While I love what Fond Memories can do in terms of a professional shadow box, I decided to save a little dough this time around, and try my hand at creating my own shadow box.

Michaels was having a sale on shadow boxes this month, so I purchased two for the price of one.  Since Kari and I both have the Dopey and Tinker Bell race medals this year, I thought it would be a bit redundant to create two of the same shadow boxes; therefore, I’m just making one of each race weekend.  I downloaded our certificates from the Run Disney website, and I am using them within each box.

It took a while to get the ‘perfect fit’.  I must of tried 20 different layouts.  I’m one of those people who like equal sides, and figuring out a layout that wasn’t too heavy or busy on one side versus the other was making me crazy.  I finally found a layout I could live with.  It was a challenge with the Dopey medals as I underestimated the size of the shadow box vs the size of the medals.  As well, I had to fit in the certificates.  I first tried hanging the medals from the top of the box, however, soon realized, even staggering the medals in a hanging position within the box, would not work.  I then removed all the ribbons and proceeded to lay out the medals in some kind of order.  I felt that the Dopey and Goofy medals were the highlight of the six, so they are up against the black background.  The others I placed on top of the ribbons.  I would have liked to have fit them level across the box, however, the marathon and 5k medals are bigger than the others, so I had to stagger the middle two to be able to fit everything in.  HA!  Who ever complained about medals being too big?  (shadow box makers, that’s who!) Tons of two sided, heavy duty sticking tape was used under the medals and the ribbon.  Oh boy, let’s hope they stay!  🙂

One down, another to go at a later date.  What do you think?  Have you attempted your own running medal shadow box? 

2014 Dopey Challenge Shadow Box

2014 Dopey Challenge Shadow Box

2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Prices are up!

Today Run Disney updated the registration prices for 2015.  For those who are thinking about registering, you’ll notice there is quite an increase over 2014 prices.  Dopey went from $495 to $530 and Goofy went from $320 to $360.  (does not include Active’s processing fees)

How do you feel about these prices increases?  Do you think it’s fair, or do you see this as price gouging?  Will you rethink your Run Disney race plans and opt out of a race challenge?  (Dopey/Goofy)

I’ve done a short poll below.  Would love your feedback.

Entry Fees and Deadlines – Walt Disney World Race Weekend 2015

Dopey Challenge

  • $530 by June 24, 2014
  • $560 between June 25, 2014 and August 19, 2014
  • $590 on or after August 20, 2014

Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge

  • $360 by June 24, 2014
  • $380 between June 25, 2014 and August 19, 2014
  • $400 on or after August 20, 2014

Walt Disney World® Marathon

  • $170 by June 24, 2014
  • $185 between June 25, 2014 and August 19, 2014
  • $200 on or after August 20, 2014

Walt Disney World® Half Marathon

  • $170 by June 24, 2014
  • $185 between June 25, 2014 and August 19, 2014
  • $200 on or after August 20, 2014

Walt Disney World® 10K

  • $105 by June 24, 2014
  • $120 between June 25, 2014 and August 19, 2014
  • $135 on or after August 20, 2014

Disney Family Fun Run 5K

  • $60 per participant by September 23, 2014
  • $70 on or after September 24, 2014

runDisney Kids Races

  • $15 per child by September 23, 2014
  • $20 on or after September 24, 2014

Mickey Mile

  • $30 per child by September 23, 2014
  • $35 on or after September 24, 2014

Race Retreat Packages

  • $120 Half Marathon Package
  • $120 Full Marathon Package
  • $200 Goofy’s Challenge Package

Run Disney makes BIG announcement

Today at 11:35 EST/8:35 PST Disney made a HUGE announcement.

Another race has been added to the series of Run Disney events.

Where is this new race you ask? Here are the details :

The Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon
Where : Disneyland
When : November 14-16, 2014
Registration Date : March 25th, 2014

This obviously may put a wrench in some of your upcoming Run Disney plans. Perhaps you had your mind set on registering for Wine and Dine 2014.

California or Florida? Which will you choose?