Marathon Weekend 2019

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  1. lhermiston

    lhermiston Sundays are for Disney

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    A bit premature? Oh well.

    Marathon Weekend is Jan. 9-13, 2019. Registration opens Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
     
  2. FlashAM7

    FlashAM7 Mouseketeer

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    Running my first marathon at WDW on Sunday! Hopefully next year I will be running Dopey!
     
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  4. lhermiston

    lhermiston Sundays are for Disney

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    Good luck! 2017 was my first. Hoping to do my first Dopey next year!
     
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  5. camaker

    camaker Anything worth doing is worth overdoing

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    Paging @roxymama to the Dopey courtesy phone...
     
  6. roxymama

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    I've never heard of this Dopey thing? This is such a new concept for me. I'll have to research more into it!
    Is this a new ride? Do you get a free FP for Seven Dwarfs mine train? Is this a character breakfast? :stir:
     
  7. roxymama

    roxymama DIS Veteran

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    Also I wish they'd move registration back to October 8th 2017 or so. For scaredy-cat babies such as myself.
    What is this April nonsense????
     
  8. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Hey it was February this last year...
     
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  9. Ariel484

    Ariel484 DIS Veteran

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    Actually April is back to “normal” runDisney registration times...crazy as it seems. :confused3
     
  10. Barca33Runner

    Barca33Runner DIS Veteran

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    What’s to be a scaredy-cat baby about? I’m sure you’re in better shape than I am and better at following an actual training plan (my “run when I feel like it plan” didn’t go so well) and I’m about to finish my fifth of these things.

    (Sorry, all the cool kids seem to be on board with this particular instance of peer pressure and I desperately want to fit in)
     
  11. jennamfeo

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    April is 10000000x better than February. April gives me a fighting chance to save money and commit to it!
     
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  12. lhermiston

    lhermiston Sundays are for Disney

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    That's what I thought! My initial thought was, "What's this April business?" I want to commit to Dopey sooner rather than later!
     
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  13. roxymama

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    To be honest...I'm more scared of asking my family for a 5+ day vacation that really isn't one for them...so probably would be me going by myself. So it may be easier to ask them if I can just go to run the full, maybe. It's less about the physical running part than it is about the inconveniencing everyone big time with the expo and the early morning wake-ups and me being a nap-zombie and then wanting to hang with my internet fam. Stuff I am not inconvenienced by at all if I wasn't hung up on making everyone else around me happy.
    Sigh...So I got a lot to think about in the next few months.

    Now if I can spin it as a "Girls trip" it may be easier. But still...asking for 5 days away is a lot more than just a couple like with Tink. I'd appreciate any help figuring this whole part out.
     
  14. jennamfeo

    jennamfeo Mouseketeer

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    Oh I totalllllllly feel you here. Especially with it being literally right after the holidays. I worry about getting work off, and who is coming with me. Ideally would like my hubby to come with at least, but I foresee it being just me and begging someone to let me sleep on their hotel room floor.
     
  15. roxymama

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    Yeah, totally gotta workshop this one and draw up some play by plays and run through all scenarios!!!
     
  16. WDWNY

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    meant to put this in the 2018 thread! sorry
     
  17. lhermiston

    lhermiston Sundays are for Disney

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    My plan is to still try to make this a family trip, probably the last *big* Disney family trip for a while. My wife is pursuing nursing school and the girls are getting older, so getting away from school will be tougher. We're going to spend a week down there. The plan had been to go Wednesday to Wednesday with the races in the middle, but due to my wife's class schedule, it's going to be Monday to Monday with the post-marathon celebration at Ohana and HEA being our final fling. Even with the races in the morning, I think we can make it a good family trip. Fortunately, 2/4 mornings I'll be back from racing before my family is even awake.
     
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  18. CaliforniaGirl09

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    I'm planning to do this one in 2019. Just realized it's over my anniversary so even more reason to celebrate:)
     
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  19. bevcgg

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    I am in for Dopey 2019! Can't wait!!! :cool1:
    Planning to run 1.4 on expo morning for a total of 50 miles to celebrate my 50th B-day.
    I will be glued to all the posts this weekend cheering everyone on from Denver!
    Sending "warm" wishes to everyone there!
     
  20. CDKG

    CDKG Earning My Ears

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    Hi everyone! I've been running Disney since Wine & Dine 2013, but mostly on the west coast. With the cancellation of the DL races I've had to rethink my race calendar for 2018 and beyond. Unfortunately, it was too late for 2018 Marathon weekend. Princess does not interest me and the dates for Dark Side just don't work for me. As much as I love Wine & Dine (I ran it 3 years in a row), I am holding out for the return of a night race or the 10th Anniversary (2019). So, I decided to stay local in 2018.

    I have always wanted to participate in WDW Marathon weekend, but it was too close to SW Light Side (and before that, Tink). I saw the cancellation of the Disneyland races as my big chance! So, my next runDisney weekend will be Marathon Weekend in January 2019! The Pluto themed 5k is a sure thing for this dog lover. For a second race, I'm leaning towards the full marathon. It would most likely be a one-and-done. But, there is nowhere else I would want to run 26.2!

    I look forward to following everyone participating this weekend and chatting with all of you in anticipation of next year's event!
     
  21. mankle30

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    2019 Woo!!!! Wife and I are planning the trip and she's planning to do her first 5K (I'll try my hand at dopey)!
     
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