Episode 18: 2016 runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend Kids Races and Star Wars 10K

Episode 18: 2016 runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend Kids Races and Star Wars 10K

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Perfectly Goofy Gail, Photo Bomb Becca and Delightfully Dopey Kimberly are joined by Kim Scharoff to discuss the inaugural runDisney Star Wars Dark Side Kid Races and 10K.
runDisney Kids Races – 1 mile:
  • Participant of Kids Race receives shirt, medallion and finishers certificate
  • Offer official Star Wars themed ears for an additional charge
  • Races offered diaper dash, 100, 200, 400, 1 mile
  • Races held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex – down on the New Balance Track
  • 1 mile is on the Soccer field and throughout the complex and then finishes on the track
  • Disorganized as usual – call time is 12:45pm race start is 1pm
  • No shade, but did have water
  • No characters
  • Had official PhotoPass, finisher water/snacks, finisher’s certificate
  • Son pulled his shirt out and over his race bib – no photos for Markey

TIP:  wear sunblock and bring patience, you can run with your child, remember to rip off claim ticket off bib, scream like a banshee

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Star Wars 10K:

 

Costume:  AT-AT skirts – #DarkSideDames #KyloSoxers
  • Inspiration – Dapper Day
  • Used Simplicity pattern to make skirts – bought the incorrect pattern size 14-22
  • Chase This Skirt 
  • Saddle shoes
  • Beehive Wig, Red petticoat, Leotard
10K logistics:  Point to Point Race / basically Wine & Dine in reverse
  • Rebecca & Gail parked at Boardwalk took bus to Epcot
  • Long dark walk to corrals

TIP:  Take race transportation for a point to point race

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Course & Characters:  music and movies
  1. R2D2
  2. Chewy
  3. 501st
  4. Emperor’s chair – photo stop
  5. AT-AT speeders – photo stop
  6. Speeders – photo stop
  7. 501st
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Episode 17: 2016 runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend Race Expo and Star Wars 5K

Episode 17: 2016 runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend Race Expo and Star Wars 5K

On this episode of the podcast, Perfectly Goofy Gail and Kimberly discuss the inaugural runDisney Star Wars Dark Side Expo and 5K.

Hot Topics:

  1. 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon registration opened on Tuesday, April 26th and not all the races are sold out…yet.
  2. runDisney announces the 2016 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series:  
  • Yellow Shoe, Red Pants, White Glove & Series Medal plus a Tumbler & Digital Race Bib
  • Event Dates: May 15 – June 30, 2016
  • Cost for the entire series – $151.37 with Active fees $142/$39 each yellow/white/red race

Listener Questions:
From Lisa in Connecticut, “I’m thinking of signing up for the half in Disney in FL in Jan. Is it necessary to stay on the grounds and do you think I would be able to find a place if we did sign up?”  Thank you for sending in your question, Lisa.  If you have a question, please send them to runalltheraces@yahoo.com.

Star Wars Race Weekend:

  • Expo – Official Merchandise
  • Packet Pick up and issues with Active

Star Wars Dark Side 5K:

  • A mash up of new and “recycled” costumes from past races
  • The entire family was ALL in Corral A for the 1st time EVER!
  • Course was similar to Princess 2013
  • Characters & entertainment:  AT-AT photo stop, R2D2, Movie Screens, Rebels, Chewy
  • Runner Reunion Area: Bobba Fett, Jabba the Hut, Darth Mual, Darth Vader, Captain Phasma, Sarlack Pitt, Storm Troopers
  • PhotoPass Plus -1st time on course and many more photos than with Marathonfoto

Our Tips for running with a large group:

  1. Have a plan and make it prior to race morning.
  2. Have a race plan prior to race start.  Are you running or are you stopping for photos?
  3. Have a communication plan.  Are you running with your cell phones? Where are you meeting post race?

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Episode 16: Run and Ride Race Series: Interview with Race Director Mark Harris

Episode 16: Run and Ride Race Series: Interview with Race Director Mark Harris

2014 Run and Ride's Cedar Point Half Marathon

2014 Run and Ride’s Cedar Point Half Marathon

On Episode 16 of Run All The Races podcast, Perfectly Goofy Gail and Delightfully Dopey Kimberly welcome Mark Harris, Race Director of the Run and Ride Race series.

The Run and Ride Race series hosts races IN amusement parks all over the country.  What’s great about this series is registration includes park admission.  Runners can register with a 1 day pass OR a weekend pass ($15 more).  Plus you receive free race day parking, a great medal, and shirt.  Here are the links to the races:

  1.  Valley Fair May 14-15, 2016, Shakopee, MN half, 10k, 5k and 1 miler
  2. Kings Dominion May 22 Doswell, VA – NEW AND ONLY HAS 10k, 5k AND 1 MILER (10K all within the park)
  3. Cedar Pt, June 11-12 Sandusky OH
  4. Carowinds, Sept 10-11 Charlotte, NC
  5. Dorney Park, Oct 2, Allentown, PA
  6. Kings Island, Oct 21 & 23, Mason, OH
Gail's parent volunteering on course at the 2014 Cedar Point Half Marathon/10K.

Gail’s parent volunteering on course at the 2014 Cedar Point Half Marathon/10K.

Remember to use our RunAllTheRaces15 to save 15% off their 5K, 10K or Half Marathon.  Prices increase on Saturday, March 19th so register TODAY!

Want to help and support the Run and Ride Races?  Volunteers are always needed and what a great way to give back to the sport?  For more information visit Run and Ride Race.

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Episode 15:  Cha cha cha changes for 2016 runDisney Wine Dine Half Marathon and Discussion Around The NYC Marathon Lottery

Episode 15: Cha cha cha changes for 2016 runDisney Wine Dine Half Marathon and Discussion Around The NYC Marathon Lottery

Perfectly Goofy Gail, Delightfully Dopey Kimberly, Photo Bomb Becca and California Kiley discuss the changes to runDisney Wine Dine Half Marathon weekend.

  • Use our RUNALLTHERACES15 discount code to save 15% the Run and Ride Race Series
  • NYC Marathon Lottery – did you get in this year?
  • runDisney’s Wine Dine Weekend changes
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Episode 12:  2016 runDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Glass Slipper Challenge Half Marathon – Part II

Episode 12: 2016 runDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Glass Slipper Challenge Half Marathon – Part II

Perfectly Goofy Gail, Delightfully Dopey Kimberly, Photo Bomb Becca and California Kiley discuss the runDisney Princess Half Marathon weekend’s Glass Slipper Challenge.  In this episode, they will finish their discussion of the Princess Half Marathon and actually discuss the RACE!!!  They’ll share their experience and tips on:

  • Listener question from Michelle F. from Chicago, “Any suggestions on where to stay that is very close by and affordable (Disneyland).”
  • Traveling to the race – offsite vs. onsite
  • Walk to the corrals
  • Balloons ladies
  • Coast to Coast
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Episode 11:  2016 runDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Glass Slipper Challenge Half Marathon – Part I

Episode 11: 2016 runDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Glass Slipper Challenge Half Marathon – Part I

Perfectly Goofy Gail, Delightfully Dopey Kimberly, Photo Bomb Becca and California Kiley discuss the runDisney Princess Half Marathon weekend’s Glass Slipper Challenge.  In this episode, they begin their discussion of the Princess Half Marathon.  They’ll share their experience and tips on:

  • Why Princess Half is and is not a good 1st half marathon 
  • Costumes
  • Running in a wig
  • Running with make-up
  • Race transportation vs. driving to the race
  • Corral placement
  • Tips for photo stops
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