Race Report: California Kiley Runs San Francisco

Race Report: California Kiley Runs San Francisco

Hi everyone! California Kiley here with another California race! Even though I’ve been exploring world of 5k fun runs basically all summer long I had a race was a little longer. The 40th San Francisco Marathon. Even though I ran the full back in 2015 and said it was a one and done race and could move on from the SF series they handed us a new challenge.

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The Golden Gate Bridge

20642217_10155592774853252_1527115233_oFirst let me break down this huge marathon for you, they have a 5k, 2 different course half marathons, the full marathon and the ultra marathon. All run on Sunday and all take you on a journey of San Francisco. The first time I ran this race way back in 2010 to participate in their final “California Dreaming Series,” I fell in love with running in San Francisco. It was just awesome and that one race would send me back up there a few times a year to run different SF races over the years. I took a 3 year break from the SF Marathon series till 2013 when I traveled up there for the race to start their new “half it all challenge.” Run the first half and the second half in back to back years and get your super cool 2nd medal. During that time they were partnered with my favorite 20662746_10155592774473252_568736562_ofull marathon the LA Marathon and had challenge if you ran the LA Marathon and one of the SF halfs or fulls in the same year and you guessed it you get another medal. (Do you see a trend here??) Once you finish the “Half it all Challenge” then if you run the full you are now part of their “52 Club” and give you a sweatshirt on your 3rd year. So once I finished those 3 years I thought we were done and I let my “legacy fall in 2016. What we didn’t know was if we had run anything in 2016 this year we would have been gifted the 5 year legacy water bottle! This year they offered their 40-40 challenge which was if you ran the full marathon or half marathon in the last 2 years you qualified for their 40-40 challenge. This is a onetime never going to happen again (well until the 50th anniversary lol) kind of race. My friend that I ironically met while running their first half during our “half in all challenge” start said we have to go! So the idea of running the full on its anniversary of the full marathon made tons of sense….ON PAPER!

This year I have run more full marathons they I ever have in one year. After Big Sur I felt I could handle anything so I was talked into yet another full marathon. The race is iconic because you get to run over the Golden Gate Bridge on the first half, full marathon and ultra. It’s always a cool experience and I have run over the bridge now 3 times since starting the SF Marathon. I’m sure many others have run it more but I’m a socal girl so even though a lot of people think “oh it’s in California,” it’s not overly close so it’s still travel race for me even if it’s short travel.

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ALL the BLING!

This year the weather was great but know if you are set to run the full marathon here it’s two different types of weather. Cold on the bridge and warm thru the finish. This race will take you thru Fisherman’s Wharf, into the Presidio, across the bridge and around the scenic lookout and back over the bridge. Leaving the bridge you are around mile 9 and heading for the hills of San Fran. The finish of the first half ends in Golden Gate Park. The second half starts nearby with a later start time. It sends you thru the whole park and I refer to those as the “dark miles” it’s quiet and a ton less people so you are just alone with your “marathon thoughts.” For me this year they were dangerous thoughts as I literally didn’t want to keep running from 16 to 17. There were many miles of extreme tiredness where just walking was a challenge. Leaving the park you head into “The Haight” which is known as an old hippie town and in the 1960s it was a site to see as my parents always told me. After the haight you journey thru more of the streets of SF heading back to the Embarcadero which is your finish. Mile 25 wraps around the San Francisco Giants stadium and almost every year I’ve run the race it’s been a game day so there is a ton of crowd support. If you love huge races that run thru amazing cities this is a great race. I strongly recommend that you make a trip up and run one of their races. Marathon has a cut off of 6 hours and while it’s not as hard of a cut as Big Sur you will get pushed to the sidewalk and not finish under the actually finish line. Even coming in later most of the finish line stuff was shutting down so keep that in mind when you are training.

Hope everyone’s summer running is going well stay tuned for more 5k fun runs coming soon!!

California Kiley

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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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Episode 27: Boston Marathon Expo [#TakeMeBackTuesday]

Episode 27: Boston Marathon Expo [#TakeMeBackTuesday]

As marathon training season starts for December/January races, we’re looking back at the 2017 Boston Marathon Weekend.  On this episode, we dish about the expo.

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The Easter holiday was on Sunday, so the expo was a BIT crowded on Saturday…

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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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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 Little Rock 5K and Marathon

Race Report: 2017 Little Rock 5K and Marathon

Hi everyone California Kiley here! I had the chance to run the Little Rock Marathon the week after Disney’s Princess Half Marathon weekend, so I literally unpacked one suitcase and packed another and headed out to Arkansas to experience a race I have been wanting to run since 2010! When I first put this race on my radar it was all about collecting medals not really much else and even though I have grown far past the medal junkie stage, Little Rock doesn’t disappoint with their medal! Named the biggest marathon medal in the US by Runner’s World it was shell shock when they put this massive thing around my neck!! So bling runners this is the race for you!!! I was lucky enough to be able to run the challenge which was the 5k or 10k on Saturday and the half or the full on Sunday. You collect an extra medal for doing the challenge at the end of the full or the half. So again my bling friends – you can walk away with 3 medals from this weekend for finishing the challenge.

Take a look at all the HUGE medals from the 2017 Little Rock Marathon Weekend!

Take a look at all the HUGE medals from the 2017 Little Rock Marathon Weekend!

At first I didn’t really expect a ton from this city or this race. I figured it would be a small town race, which I actually personally love, but as far “fan fare” it would be small. Boy was I wrong!! Arriving in Little Rock Airport the sign actually was welcoming runners!! The city really takes pride in their race on all fronts.

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Most of the hotels in Downtown Little Rock have airport shuttles which is awesome not having to worry about renting a car and since you can walk to the start line from most of the area hotels it’s one expense you can save! The expo is hosted in the Marriott’s convention center locals might remember this hotel as the Peabody Hotel the hotel with the ducks that march thru the lobby but sadly the Marriott has retired the ducks so the only place left to see those marching ducks is in Memphis! The expo was massive compared to what I expected and totally decorated with their 2017 theme which was… Runalicious!!! A candy theme!!

My creative brain went crazy with costume ideas for the shorter distances!! If you follow us on instagram @runalltheraces you already got to see what I came up with for the 10k. The expo had so many other great sounding races such as the Route 66 Marathon, which has been on my race radar for the last couple of years. I’m hopeful that this race is in our near future.

Also at the expo was Heifer International and, since their headquarters are literally down the street, they had a pen full of baby goats to hold and pet!!

Also at the expo was Heifer International and, since their headquarters are literally down the street, they had a pen full of baby goats to hold and pet!!

After hugging baby goats and picking up all of our bibs and t-shirts we headed out to explore Downtown Little Rock. I was so amazed by how many really interesting restaurants they have in the area. If you follow me on Instagram @kjmajeski you see I visit a lot of small town random type places but Little Rock really isn’t “small town” it’s actually pretty cool. As a lover of vintage and retro the downtown stole my heart with its 1950’s store windows and signage as well as it’s turn of the century homes you run past during the race, one word amazing!

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Both the 5k and 10k are held on Saturday, along with a kids run, so my big costume would be 17393091_10155150576063252_221689144_nSaturday. I have been wanting to do a candy themed costume for quite awhile but it never seemed to fit anywhere until this race. Coming off the Princess weekend at Disney really pressed me for time so I went with pieces I already had but I still felt it needed more so I walked the candy aisle the day before I left for inspiration and the candy boxes would make a candy box hat that I would make in the hotel room once I got to Little Rock.

This was me the night before the 5k and 10k...

This was me the night before the 5k and 10k…

17409547_10155150581608252_220626797_nWe had such a blast on Saturday and getting to literally tour a city on foot during a race is one of my favorite things about racing. Having never been to Little Rock I was thrilled to have the 5 and the 10k to tour the city more and hug on the goats yet again!

It was also so much fun finishing and going back on the course and cheering on the rest of the runners – it was such an honor to walk the last finishers in as well.

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The full marathon had a raining start but by the second half of the marathon the light rain had stopped. One thing to know full marathons are long!! No matter how great the crowd support is which Little Rock had a great deal off it’s still a long way to run. The town of Little Rock takes so much pride in their marathon so many stops along the way and tons of food and drinks to help pass the miles. My favorite food was the bbq pineapple!! That group stole my heart it was so good big thanks for that incredible treat! The second half of this marathon is no joke lots of climbing but Little Rock is walker friendly with an 8 hour time limit you can take your time and enjoy the view! For me I’m a middle of the packer between 5 hours and 6 is usually where I come in, and there was so much love on the course for all of us. At 26 there is the famous “lipstick stop” where you are given lipstick!! Super fun I didn’t glam as much as normal just because of the rain but I’m loving the color I was given. Entering the finish area you could see the huge medals hanging in the distance I couldn’t believe how heavy it was once it was put on my neck!! They make running 26.2 miles very worth it in the medal department.

17453538_10155150584008252_1206263711_oFrom there I headed to the challenge medal booth to collect my 3rd medal for the weekend and then on to the “perks” tent. This is the VIP section that is open to anyone for a $25 price, it some of the best pulled pork sandwiches ever! As well as desserts, pizza, drinks coffee, soda, candy, sandwiches, hummus, chips and soup!! I’m sure I forgot something but defiantly worth the price! Perks also has their own bag check and their own massage area. I love that both perks and the finisher area are inside the convention center so you aren’t freezing or roasting outside! The normal finishers area had food as well and it was listed on the bib to be checked off when you went thru the food area, they had pasta, soda, bread and desserts. Needless to say you aren’t going home hungry after the Little Rock Marathon or Half! This was a fly in and fly out race for me I took a shower and headed to the airport to head home. I have to say this was one of the nicest marathons I’ve been to for a couple of reasons, it had a small race feel but was actually a large race. Never did I feel alone on the course, it had some tough parts that were challenging but had some great fast parts as well. I’m really hoping to venture back out to this race for next year.

Thanks Little Rock for the memories!!! Runalicious!!

California Kiley

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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 – 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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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: Our First runDisney Races

Flashback Friday: Our First runDisney Races

As the ladies of RunAllTheRaces get ready for the 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon weekend presented by Cigna, we’re excited to share the story of our first runDisney races (some of them even came before there WAS a runDisney…).
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Can you believe it's only been 3 years of Walt Disney World Marathon Weekends for RunAllTheRaces?...

Can you believe it’s only been 3 years of Walt Disney World Marathon Weekends for RunAllTheRaces?…

Many of you know that Delightfully Dopey Kimberly and I met via social media trying to find roommates for the 2014 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend, but did you know that PhotoBomb Becca and I met way back in 2005 when we signed up to run the Walt Disney World Triathlon with Team in Training?
2005 (and 2006) Walt Disney World Triathlon medals

2005 (and 2006) Walt Disney World Triathlon medals

Wait, wait, you’re saying…

First off – you and Delightfully Dopey Kimberly have only been running together since the Walt Disney World Marathon in 2014 and – even more important – Walt Disney World used to host a triathlon?!?!
Yes and yes!
Our 1st runDisney Races:
  • Perfectly Goofy Gail: 2005 Walt Disney World Triathlon
  • PhotoBomb Becca: 2005 Walt Disney World Triathlon
  • Delightfully Dopey Kimberly: 2009 Walt Disney World Marathon
    2009 Walt Disney World Marathon Medal

    2009 Walt Disney World Marathon Medal

  • California Kiley: 2009 Disneyland Half Marathon
The ladies of RunAllTheRaces are also notorious for picking runDisney events for “firsts.”
  • Perfectly Goofy Gail: 2006 Walt Disney World Marathon (part of the Inaugural Goofy Challenge) – 1st full marathon (and 2nd half marathon)
  • California Kiley: 2009 Disneyland Half Marathon – 1st half marathon (even better when you realize Kiley wasn’t even sure just how far a half marathon was…)
2009 Disneyland Half Marathon medal

2009 Disneyland Half Marathon medal

The bad news is that the Walt Disney World Triathlon is no longer on the race schedule, but Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend are still the premier runDisney race weekends coast to coast.

If you talk to any of us, we’ll tell you that we come back to runDisney race after race and year after year because it gives us all a chance to be ridiculous and have fun with friends. And you can never get enough of that!
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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!

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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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