Today I’m excited to say that I’m going to start a 4 to 5 part series on runDisney’s Dopey Challenge. This event, occurring at Walt Disney World each January, consists of running the Walt Disney World 5k, 10k, half marathon and full marathon races four days in a row. Pretty darn dopey, right?!
I’m pretty excited to write about this for a couple reasons. First off, I love runDisney. It’s something my sister and I found we loved together and through it we were able to foster a really close relationship. We’ve run many runDisney weekends but Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend (where the Dopey challenge takes place) has always been my favorite. Finally getting to do Dopey this past year was the highlight of all the time we’ve spent running and training together. Overcoming this physical (and very much mental) challenge was one of the craziest things I think I could do and it was fun to boot!
I’m also excited to recount our running adventures this past January because I’m looking forward to going back to run Disney World again this coming January for the WDW Marathon (just the 26.2 miles this time.) Reliving this makes the time past faster as we count down to 2019.
Stay tuned as I share how each race went and possibly share some tips and tricks that worked well to help get us through.
Stay adventurous, friends!
16 thoughts on “runDisney’s Dopey Challenge: 4 days, 4 races, 48.6 miles”
You are awesome for being able to do this. Running has always been a mental challenge for me but I feel like I’d enjoy it if I just pushed myself.
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Okay I totally have to admire you on this, because runDisney is something I have ALWAYS wanted to do, but I am not a runner & do not know if I could do it!!!
You go girl!
Thank you! runDisney is super walker friendly so I would totally recommend trying a 5k one time (especially because your blog makes you sound semi-local?) The 5k’s have no time limit and is a really fun way to try walking/running in the park!
Ah, I had no idea! That is so exciting! I am within just a few hours of Disney, but will actually be making the move to Orlando early next year! I will totally be checking it out
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Wow! Impressive!! I literally can’t run more than 15 minutes without being bored, so I know I couldn’t do this!!
I wish you the best of luck and success for this adventure!
Thank you! It was difficult but a lot of fun!
bravo for doing it. i have never been able to run even as a child but it’s always fun seeing the wdw and disneyland runners in their tutus and costumes 😀
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Thank you! The tutus and costumes are one of my favorite parts too!
Such an impressive goal! I’m pretty sure I’ll never aspire to the Dopey Challenge, but I’m going the try the Castaway Key 5k Duong our upcoming cruise.
I’ve never done that one but it must be beautiful!
Wow! I really admire you and your sister for doing this AND writing about it so we can all enjoy with you! Thank you!
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Thank you! It was a lot of fun (and it’s also fun to relive it while writing!)