The Disney Goofy Challenge is here.
Well, TGIF everyone. By the time you are reading this, I should be off traveling to Orlando to participate in Disney’s Marathon Weekend 2015. The Disney Marathon is a huge deal where tens of thousands of people come from all over the world to Walt Disney World (and Disney Land) to compete. There are several different races run, one each for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The race I’m doing is called The Goofy Race & and a Half Challenge.
It involves a half marathon on Saturday morning and then the full marathon on Sunday morning. I was actually going to do the Dopey Challenge which involves all three races that weekend; a 10k on Friday, the half on Saturday and the full on Sunday, but it was sold out back in June when I signed up so I had to go for the Goofy.
The courses are pretty cool, you run through the parks early in the morning, starting and finishing at Epcot. There are character stops along the way where you can get pictures with Disney characters. Plus, like I said, you’re running through the parks so it should be a pretty awesome course.
I officially started training back in September. I’ve done a few back-to-back 10mi/20mi runs on consecutive days, so I hope I’m ready. I don’t plan on busting any personal bests I just want to finish and have fun. I’m very much looking forward to this. Next week, I’ll let everyone know how it goes.