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!

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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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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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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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Episode 19: 2016 runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend Half Marathon and Dark Side Challenge

Episode 19: 2016 runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend Half Marathon and Dark Side Challenge

Skipping around a bit, Perfectly Goofy Gail and Delightfully Dopey Kimberly finally circle back and share their thoughts on the inaugural runDisney Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon and Dark Side Challenge – logistics, course and characters.
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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?

Like what you hear?  Please remember to subscribe, rate and review our podcast on iTunes to improve our rankings in the search results.  Have a question about running Disney races, Ragnar, Rock n Roll or running in general – send them to runalltheraces@yahoo.com.