Countdown to our 100th runDisney Race as Run All The Races: 70 – 79

Countdown to our 100th runDisney Race as Run All The Races: 70 – 79

It’s always fun to take a stroll and look back at costume memory lane.

Here’s races 70 – 79, which kicks off with the start the 2017 runDisney racing season and includes the first #MagicalCancellation in runDisney history.

70. 2017 Walt Disney World 5K - #RetroMinnie (and a very lucky Mickey...)

70. 2017 Walt Disney World 5K: #RetroMinnie (and a very lucky Mickey…)

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71. 2017 Walt Disney World 10K: It’s “ruff” getting up every morning for the Dopey Challenge, so we rolled over and onto the course in our Pluto PJ’s.

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2017 Walt Disney World Half Marathon: #MagicalCancellation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

72. 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon: Apparently everyone else had the same costume idea... "Cold Runners"

72. 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon: Apparently everyone else had the same costume idea… “Cold Runners”

73. 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon - The Light Side Star Wars 5K: We "Ewok'd" the course with Kimberly's son (his first West Coast runDisney race)!

73. 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side Star Wars 5K: We “Ewok’d” the course with Kimberly’s son (his first West Coast runDisney race)!

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74. 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side Star Wars 10K: We’ll trade you a runDisney snack box for your shiny race medal…(and yes, our Jawa eyes DID light up!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

75. 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon - The Light Side Star Wars Half Marathon: Continuing with our Tink mash-up theme - #JediTink

75. 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side Star Wars Half Marathon: Continuing with our Tink mash-up theme – #JediTink

76. 2017 Princess Half Marathon Weekend - Princess 5K: #HipsterPrincesses with our friend Fitz.

76. 2017 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Princess 5K: #HipsterPrincesses with our friend Fitz.

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77. 2017 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Enchanted 10K: Beauty & the Beast #EnchantedRoses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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78. 2017 Disney Princess Half Marathon: Try #TheGreyStuff, it’s delicious!

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79. 2017 Star Wars – The Dark Side 5K: Aren’t you a little short for an Emperor? #RoyalGuardBettys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can check out a photo costume review of our runDisney races 1-12 here, races 13 – 24 here, races 25 – 36 here, races 37 – 48 here, 49 – 59 here, and 60 – 69 here…there’s some funny stuff and great memories.

Thanks to everyone that joined us for a race so far and wore some crazy with us.

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Which has been your favorite Run All The Races costume?  Any ideas or suggestions for future costumes?

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @RunAllTheRaces, Instagram @RunAllTheRaces, and like us on Facebook/runalltheraces.

Any questions, please reach out to us at runalltheraces@yahoo.com.  We’re happy to help!

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Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail began getting active in 2005 with the goal of getting out of the house and loosing some weight... more

Meet Delightfully Dopey Kimberly
Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly began running in 2008 with the single goal of crossing “running a marathon” off her bucket list... more

Meet PhotoBomb Becca
We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

PhotoBomb Becca...more

Meet California Kiley
Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

California Kiley as you can probably guess hails from sunny Southern California... more

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Countdown to our 100th runDisney Race as Run All The Races: 60 – 69

Countdown to our 100th runDisney Race as Run All The Races: 60 – 69

It’s always fun to take a stroll and look back at costume memory lane.

Here’s races 60 – 69, which includes the Inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon weekend and the last half of 2016.

60. We really appreciate the fact that Disneyland put that 60 sign on the castle to mark our 60th runDisney race together...

60. 2016 Disneyland Half Marathon: We really appreciate the fact that Disneyland put that 60 sign on the castle to mark our 60th runDisney race together…

61. 2016 Disneyland Half Marathon

61. 2016 Disneyland Half Marathon: We’re “nuts” about Chip and Dale!

61. We can't stay "silent" about all the fun we had at this race!

62. Inaugural 2016 Disneyland Paris 5K: We can’t stay “silent” about all the fun we had at this race!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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63. Inaugural 2016 Disneyland Paris Half Marathon: It was a “honey” of a race. We were excited to “bee” there!

64. Mickey's Holiday 5K: Merry Halloween

64. Mickey’s Holiday 5K: Merry Halloween!

65. 2016 Wine & Dine 10K: California Kiley "cooked up" a cute costume while Perfectly Goofy Gail dressed as a runner.

65. 2016 Wine & Dine 10K: California Kiley “cooked up” a cute costume while Perfectly Goofy Gail dressed as a runner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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66. 2016 Wine & Dine Half Marathon: runDisney served up a great photo of California Kiley and her guy.

67. 2016 Super Heros 5K

67. 2016 Super Heros 5K: Turns out Marvel and DC can get along just fine.

68. 2016 Super Heros 10K

68. 2016 Dr. Strange 10K: A little shade from Dr. Strange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

69. 2016 Avengers Super Hero Half Marathon:

69. 2016 Avengers Super Hero Half Marathon: We found ourselves a Hulk!

 

You can check out a photo costume review of our runDisney races 1-12 here, races 13 – 24 here, races 25 – 36 here, races 37 – 48 here, and 49 – 59 here…there’s some funny stuff and great memories.

Thanks to everyone that joined us for a race so far and wore some crazy with us.

 

 

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Which has been your favorite Run All The Races costume?  Any ideas or suggestions for future costumes?

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @RunAllTheRaces, Instagram @RunAllTheRaces, and like us on Facebook/runalltheraces.

Any questions, please reach out to us at runalltheraces@yahoo.com.  We’re happy to help!

Have you checked out our Podcast?  Give us a listen and let us know what you think: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/run-all-the-races/id1078046216?mt=2

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Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail began getting active in 2005 with the goal of getting out of the house and loosing some weight... more

Meet Delightfully Dopey Kimberly
Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly began running in 2008 with the single goal of crossing “running a marathon” off her bucket list... more

Meet PhotoBomb Becca
We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

PhotoBomb Becca...more

Meet California Kiley
Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

California Kiley as you can probably guess hails from sunny Southern California... more

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Race Report: 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Marathon (AKA: The Inaugural Grumpy Challenge)

Race Report: 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Marathon (AKA: The Inaugural Grumpy Challenge)

Always a highlight of running at Walt Disney World - a photo in front of Cinderella's Castle!

Always a highlight of running at Walt Disney World – a photo in front of Cinderella’s Castle!

With the cancellation of the half marathon the day before, we greeted the 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon with new nicknames – #PracticallyPerfectlyGoofy and #DarnNearDelightfullyDopey – as well as an unknown feeling of being rested.  I’d never ran a Walt Disney World marathon without running the half the day before and, ever since the creation of the Dopey Challenge, neither had Kimberly.

Aside from 2010, the year it snowed and sleeted, this was the coldest start to a Walt Disney World Marathon in my 12 years of running.  We’d made a desperate Target run the night before for additional throw-away layers and warm hats and gloves and were pleased as punch to show up to our corral wearing Spider Man balaclavas.

We caught up to Kiley at the Buzz Lightyear character stop in the Magic Kingdom and spent the rest of the race chasing #AllTheCharacterPhotos, hitting all the good non-port-o-potty stops in all 4 theme parks and the Wide World of Sports, taking lots of #GoatSelfies, and finally getting our very first #EpcotFinishLineMargaritas.

Check out our video above to see all the fun!

Thanks for following along –

Perfectly Goofy Gail
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IMG_3208Did you run the Inaugural Grumpy Challenge with us?  

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Any questions, please reach out to us at runalltheraces@yahoo.com.  We love hearing from our readers!

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Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail began getting active in 2005 with the goal of getting out of the house and loosing some weight... more

Meet Delightfully Dopey Kimberly
Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly began running in 2008 with the single goal of crossing “running a marathon” off her bucket list... more

Meet PhotoBomb Becca
We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

PhotoBomb Becca...more

Meet California Kiley
Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

California Kiley as you can probably guess hails from sunny Southern California... more

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Race Report: 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Half Marathon (#MagicalCancellation)

Race Report: 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Half Marathon (#MagicalCancellation)

Can you say #MagicalCancellation?..

For the first time in runDisney history, a race was preemptively cancelled for weather – specifically for anticipated rain and lightening.

I scream. You scream. We ALL scream for ice cream!

I scream. You scream. We ALL scream for ice cream!

Lightening is nothing to mess with, especially in Central Florida, which is the lighting capital of the USA.

While many amazing runners got out there and put in their 13.1 miles on that soggy Saturday, the ladies of Run All The Races did not.

We had all been fighting some form of winter sniffles and coughs and – in all honesty – it had been so long (or never) since we ran the Walt Disney World Marathon without running the Walt Disney World Half Marathon the day before that an unexpected rest day was just what we needed.

 

So what did we do?  Check out the video above.

We *MIGHT* have been a little excited when we heard the half was cancelled (and then immediately turned off our iPhone alarms for the net day...)

We *MIGHT* have been a little excited when we heard the half was cancelled (and then immediately turned off our iPhone alarms for the next day…)

Thanks for following along –

Perfectly Goofy Gail
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IMG_3208How did you spend your #MagicalCancellation?  Did you get out and run on Saturday?
Be sure to follow us on Twitter @RunAllTheRaces, Instagram @RunAllTheRaces, and like us on Facebook/runalltheraces.

Any questions, please reach out to us at runalltheraces@yahoo.com.  We love hearing from our readers!

Have you checked out our Podcast?  Give us a listen and let us know what you think: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/run-all-the-races/id1078046216?mt=2

Perfectly Goofy Gail, Delightful Dopey Kimberly, PhotoBomb Becca & California Kiley

COUNTDOWN TO NEXT runDisney RACE WEEKEND: Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

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Meet Perfectly Goofy Gail
Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail began getting active in 2005 with the goal of getting out of the house and loosing some weight... more

Meet Delightfully Dopey Kimberly
Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly began running in 2008 with the single goal of crossing “running a marathon” off her bucket list... more

Meet PhotoBomb Becca
We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

PhotoBomb Becca...more

Meet California Kiley
Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

California Kiley as you can probably guess hails from sunny Southern California... more

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Race Report: 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – 10K

Race Report: 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – 10K

We were excited to once again have California Kiley’s boyfriend Jason join us, but we dearly missed PhotoBomb Becca – who was sidelined with a nasty ear infection.

We were dressed as #RetroMinnieMouse (to match the Minnie Mouse theme of the race) and managed to get Jason to wear his Mickey Mouse boxer briefs he bought during last year’s Inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend.

Bill for the win with the "adult" OJ!

Bill for the win with the “adult” OJ!

As Jason was in Corral A and we needed to start in Corral C, he graciously offered to start ahead of us and make his way to the first character stop to wait in line until we caught up.  We met up about 15 minutes after Jason started and he was super excited that Stop #1 included his favorite – Launchpad McQuack.

Nope. Not having any fun...

Nope. Not having any fun…

 

We took turns running ahead and waiting in the character stops that were outside Epcot during the early dark period of the race.  We’ve found we don’t have much luck taking selfies until the sun comes up, so we only stopped where there was a Disney PhotoPass photographer early in the race.

We “ran” into many of our runDisney friends on course and had lots of fun – especially Jason (check out how big his smile is in the photos/video)…being surrounded by women probably didn’t hurt… 😉

 

 

Race Rundown

  • Character Stops
    • Outside Epcot: Scrooge McDuck and Launchpad McQuack
    • Outside Epcot: Lilo and Stitch
    • Outside Epcot: Mr. Incredible and Elasta-Girl
    • American Pavilion: Colonial Goofy, Mickey Mouse, and Donald Duck
    • Morocco Pavilion: Vacation Genie
    • Disney’s Boardwalk Resort: Sport Pluto
    • International Gateway: Pooh Bear and Tigger

Thanks for following along –

Perfectly Goofy Gail
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Did you join us for the 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10K?  How was your race?

15965429_10211728438629588_4625104404832759663_nBe sure to follow us on Twitter @RunAllTheRaces, Instagram @RunAllTheRaces, and like us on Facebook/runalltheraces.

Any questions, please reach out to us at runalltheraces@yahoo.com.  We love hearing from our readers!

Have you checked out our Podcast?  Give us a listen and let us know what you think: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/run-all-the-races/id1078046216?mt=2

Perfectly Goofy Gail, Delightful Dopey Kimberly, PhotoBomb Becca & California Kiley

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Meet Perfectly Goofy Gail
Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail began getting active in 2005 with the goal of getting out of the house and loosing some weight... more

Meet Delightfully Dopey Kimberly
Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly began running in 2008 with the single goal of crossing “running a marathon” off her bucket list... more

Meet PhotoBomb Becca
We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

PhotoBomb Becca...more

Meet California Kiley
Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

California Kiley as you can probably guess hails from sunny Southern California... more

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2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend: Meet #TeamCigna – Angela Tiedeman #WDWMarathon

2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend: Meet #TeamCigna – Angela Tiedeman #WDWMarathon

As the ladies of RunAllTheRaces get ready for the 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon weekend presented by Cigna, we’re excited to share the inspirational stories of some of the members of #TeamCigna.
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     Angela Tiedemann, 30 years old from Belleville, IL,  is a health educator and health coach at Cigna whose passion is empowering angla-1others toward wellness. When she’s not helping others to achieve their health and fitness goals, Angela stays physically active and fit, and takes to the trails hiking with her husband, Dan Tiedemann. What her picture doesn’t show is Angela and her husband are heading into their third year of their journey with fertility issues. 
     Infertility is growing problem in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about 12% of women of childbearing age have fertility issues. The causes of infertility involve women and men about equally. 
     “This journey is very difficult for both of us. We’re learning a lot together—how to move through the ups and downs and stay hopeful. We both have to find ways to keep our spirits lifted when we are sad.”  
     Rescuing their three dogs and cat has helped rescue the Tiedemann’s spirits along with staying focused on their health through exercising and eating healthier.  
     “For me,” said Angela, “running helps me physically, mentally and emotionally whether listening to music to clear my mind or by helping me get focused on how to overcome a challenge that lies ahead.” Angela has been running since 2010 and completed several half marathons and four full marathons, including the marathon in Walt Disney World, a place that brings her a lot of joy. 
     This past fall, Angela bravely opened up to her community at Cigna by entering and to her surprise winning Cigna’s annual employee contest with her short essay on why she wants to run the Walt Disney World marathon presented by Cigna this January. Cigna sponsors the annual Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend as part of its mission to encourage healthier living for all people. Employees across the organization voted Angela the winner and on Sunday, January 8, Angela will run the Walt Disney World marathon. Cigna is providing travel expenses, race entry and day passes to the Disney parks for Angela and her husband who will be cheering her on every step of the way.  
     “I hesitated before hitting the send button on my contest submission this time because it is personal. But, by sharing my experience, angela-2I’ve connected with more people who are very supportive, and learned so much and felt so much better hearing others’ stories and journeys. It helps to know someone else has been in your shoes and knows exactly what it feels like. I hope I can also be a source of support for others struggling with fertility issues.” Angela is glad she opened up; many Cigna colleagues reached out to her because of the employee contest as a way to show their support. As part of her submission, she wrote: 
     “My husband and I have been trying to expand our family for over 2 years now unsuccessfully. This has been a very mentally, physically, and financially trying time for both of us. We recently went through our first unsuccessful round of IVF. This was very difficult for both of us. . . [To run the marathon in Walt Disney World] will be a great way to spend a fun-filled, uplifting weekend with my husband as we continue to try and stay positive in this process.”  
     After Angela crosses the finish line in Disney, she and her husband are looking forward to taking their journey one day at a time and being grateful for many positives in their life.  
     “Unfortunately, there are a lot of women struggling with infertility, and I know how difficult it can be. I remind myself to try my best to live one day at a time. And try to know there are a lot of people out there like me, and a lot of people out there who can provide support.” 

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Cigna_logo4Are you joining us and #TeamCigna for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend?  What race(s) are you running?

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @RunAllTheRaces, Instagram @RunAllTheRaces, and like us on Facebook/runalltheraces.

Any questions, please reach out to us at runalltheraces@yahoo.com.  We love hearing from our readers!

Have you checked out our Podcast?  Give us a listen and let us know what you think: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/run-all-the-races/id1078046216?mt=2

Perfectly Goofy Gail, Delightful Dopey Kimberly, PhotoBomb Becca & California Kiley

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Meet Perfectly Goofy Gail
Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail began getting active in 2005 with the goal of getting out of the house and loosing some weight... more

Meet Delightfully Dopey Kimberly
Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly began running in 2008 with the single goal of crossing “running a marathon” off her bucket list... more

Meet PhotoBomb Becca
We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

PhotoBomb Becca...more

Meet California Kiley
Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

California Kiley as you can probably guess hails from sunny Southern California... more

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