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?  

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 – 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

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 – 5K

Race Report: 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – 5K

The ladies of RunAllTheRaces were joined by California Kiley’s boyfriend and our friends John, Sara, Cindy, and Victoria for the 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 5K.

While John, Sara, and Cindy went all out as Hank, Becky, and Dory from Finding Dory – we decided to start our first early morning of the 2017 Dopey Challenge in our Pluto jammies…

The weather was perfect for onesies and there were lots of character stops along the course – a total of 6 – with many of our favorite Classic Disney characters and a few surprises.
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  • Race Rundown
    • Character Stops
      • Outside Epcot Parking Lot: Thumper and Blossom
      • Epcot – Norway Pavillion: Vikings
      • Epcot – Italy Pavillion: Italian Minnie Mouse
      • Epcot – Morocco Pavillion: Moroccan Chip and Dale
      • Epcot – Canada Pavillion: Canadian Donald Duck
      • Epcot – Future World: Space Goofy
    • Water Stop
      • Epcot: China Pavillion

We throughly enjoyed ourselves and made sure we got our money’s worth – with a finish time right around 1:45 for 3.1 miles.

Thanks for following along –

Perfectly Goofy Gail

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Did you join us for the 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 5K?  How was your race?

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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Flashback Friday: 2016 Year in Review

Flashback Friday: 2016 Year in Review

As 2016 draws to a close and we ramp up for 2017 races, we wanted to take a moment to look back at our 2016 races.

2016 RunAllTheRaces Stats:

  • 5K = 46
  • 10K = 32
  • Half Marathon = 39
  • Full Marathon = 8
  • Ragnar Relay = 2
  • 5-Miler = 1
  • 4.78-Miler = 1
  • 2-Miler = 1
  • 1-Miler = 1
  • Total Races = 131
  • Total Miles = 1,124

We hope you enjoy our 2016 race trailer.  Stay tuned for the sequel – it’s due out in December 2017 😉

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14434987_1570091053016851_8757561749739292859_oHow was your 2016 racing season?  What was your favorite running memory from this year?

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

Day(s)

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Hour(s)

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Minute(s)

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Second(s)

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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Countdown to our 60th runDisney Race as Run All The Races: 49 – 59

Countdown to our 60th runDisney Race as Run All The Races: 49 – 59

As Perfectly Goofy Gail and Delightfully Dopey Kimberly near their 60th runDisney race together as Run All The Races, we’re taking the week leading up to that milestone – the 2016 Disneyland 10K – to look back on races 1 – 59.

Here’s a look at races 49 – 59 which includes runDisney’s first Virtual Race Series.

49. 2016 Princess Half Marathon Weekend Glass Slipper Challenge: Half Marathon [3 cheers for runDisney!]

49. 2016 Princess Half Marathon Weekend Glass Slipper Challenge: Half Marathon [3 cheers for runDisney!]

50. 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend - The Dark Side: 5K [We got the band back together for an East Coast gig]

50. 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – The Dark Side: 5K [We got the band back together for an East Coast gig]

51. 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend - The Dark Side: 10K [#DarkSideDames]

51. 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – The Dark Side: 10K [#DarkSideDames]

52. 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend - The Dark Side: Half Marathon [#SugarTroopers]

52. 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – The Dark Side: Half Marathon [#SugarTroopers]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53. 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend: Neverland 5K [BIG thanks to Nicole for inviting us to work for Peter Pan Am]

53. 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend: Neverland 5K [BIG thanks to Nicole for inviting us to work for Peter Pan Am]

54. 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend Pixie Dust Challenge: 10K [We "fluttered" to the finish]

54. 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend Pixie Dust Challenge: 10K [We “fluttered” to the finish]

55. 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend Pixie Dust Challenge: Half Marathon [Sterlyn was "fairy" fast]

55. 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend Pixie Dust Challenge: Half Marathon [Sterlyn was “fairy” fast]

56. 2016 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series: Yellow Shoes 5K [Run All The Races virtually ran together in Connecticut, Arizona, and California - what a great way to stay motivated during the hot summer months]

56. 2016 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series: Yellow Shoes 5K [Run All The Races virtually ran together in Connecticut, Arizona, and California – what a great way to stay motivated during the hot summer months]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

57. 2016 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series: Red Pants 5K [A little runDisney/run Forrest run in the dessert]

57. 2016 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series: Red Pants 5K [A little runDisney/run Forrest run in the dessert]

58. 2016 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series: White Glove 5K [The races might have been virtual, but the bling came in person!]

58. 2016 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series: White Glove 5K [The races might have been virtual, but the bling came in person!]

59. 2016 Disneyland 5K

59. 2016 Disneyland 5K [All the men that turn me on, turn me down…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out races 1-12 here, races 13 – 24 here, races 25 – 36 here, and races 37 – 48 here

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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

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