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.

#MagicalCancellation

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!

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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Throwback Thursday: Evolution of a Costume [or We Just Can’t Manage to Run Away from the #TinkTroopers]

Throwback Thursday: Evolution of a Costume [or We Just Can’t Manage to Run Away from the #TinkTroopers]

When people tell us their favorite of our many runDisney race costumes, #TinkTroopers comes up most often.  Ironically, this costume was a complete afterthought…a last minute idea that we were not completely sure would work.

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We tossed around what seemed like a million ideas – none of which struck a chord with us – so we left for the race weekend with NO costumes for the half marathon.

As we sat in out hotel room that first night, we pulled up Amazon Prime and started searching “Star Wars”.

Part of our struggle was that this weekend had been the Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend for the past several years and we were initially prepared with a list of potential costume for that race weekend.

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Why not pay homage to Tinker Bell and her race weekend that got the boot to a later date?.. WWTBD?  What would Tinker Bell Do if she showed up for the Star Wars Half Marathon?

So we went back to Amazon Prime and a few clicks later everything we needed for #TinkTroopers was on it’s way 2-day delivery to the hotel.  We picked up the package at the front desk the night before the half marathon – fingers crossed it would work.

Race morning we got dressed and couldn’t stop laughing.  WE thought it was funny and we were prepared to be okay if we were the only ones who got it.  Turns out EVERYONE got it.  Just goes to show you how impactful a simple idea can be.

#TinkTroopers have shown up in a number of places:

The Tinker Bell/Star Wars mash-up worked so well, we had numerous people ask us to wear them again the next year.  We didn’t want to repeat the same costumes, so we compromised by continuing the mash-up theme.  Year #2 was a Tinker Bell/Princess Leia mash-up – #LeiaBell.  It was fun wearing #AllTheBuns.

We’ll be back with another Tinker Bell/Star Wars mash-up for this weekend’s Star Wars Light Side Half Marathon.

Any guesses as to what we’ve come up with?..

Thanks for following along –

Perfectly Goofy Gail

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Which has been your favorite Run All The Races costume?  

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

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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2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend: Meet #TeamCigna – Cathy Murdoch #WDWHalf

2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend: Meet #TeamCigna – Cathy Murdoch #WDWHalf

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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     Cathy Murdoch, 57 years old from Murphy, Texas, is a nurse case manager at Cigna, a global health services company, who is looking forward to celebrating a new milestone along her own health journey this January by participating in her first Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend half marathon. As a result of winning Cigna’s annual employee contest, Cathy and her husband’s travel expenses and race entries are provided by Cigna.
     Like many Americans, heart disease runs in Cathy’s family. Her mother died of a stroke before the age of 64. Cathy has managed a diagnosis of hypertension for several years with medication. Two years ago when her grandson, Tommy, was born with Down Syndrome, is when she decided to make her health a priority and get fit to help Tommy and their family face the struggles that lie ahead. This fall, as her grandson took his first steps, Cathy took her first steps training for her first Walt Disney World half marathon. 
     “I want to be able to show Tommy that anything is possible with determination, perseverance, hard work and a little pixie dust. If this 57-year old out of shape grandmother can stick with a goal to complete a half marathon, I believe anyone is capable of making changes in their life. It is better to finish last, than to never have started.” 
     To help her reach her goals, Cathy partnered with a Cigna health coach through Cigna’s Healthy Living program. Together, they created a personalized program to help Cathy increase her strength and stamina, set goals, as well as mentored her on ways to incorporate healthier habits and provided encouragement to help her stay motivated. 
     “Tommy inspired me to make a change. My first steps were working with a Cigna Health Coach. As of today I am doing a walk/run program two to three times a week, plus a long walk/run on the weekend, totaling 10 miles a week.” 
     Last summer, Cathy entered Cigna’s annual employee contest for the opportunity to participate in the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna. To complete the Disney half marathon has been Cathy’s dream since visiting Disney World with her family ten years ago. Cigna employees across the organization voted Cathy a winner and on Saturday, January 7, Cathy and her husband will participate in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend half marathon.  
     “When I run the half marathon in Disney World, I’ll have my supporters in front of me showing me the way, alongside me encouraging me, and behind me to help push me through those tough times. It’s a great feeling to know you have all these people supporting you!”
     After she crosses the finish line at Disney, Cathy looks forward to pursuing new goals including training to run a full marathon. She also speaks to groups about living with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), having been diagnosed herself later in life. Cathy’s passion as a natural health advocate is to help empower others by sharing her personal story and to help inspire others who are touched by a disability—both visible and invisible—to imagine the possibilities.
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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

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

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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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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