Hello everyone, I’m back! After a few week hiatus from #DisneyTrivia, I’m proud to rejoin my friends Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse and Heidi from Heidi’s Head to take a look at the best Disney Trivia available! Today I’ve got a special look at runDisney, the athletic arm of Disney, and we’re going to look at some great facts and figures about all of the runDisney events. In addition, I’ve got a special announcement about this as well, so keep reading!
- Did you know more than 163,000 participants run in runDisney events (currently around 26 different races!)?
- Did you know that there are two women-focused runDisney events? The Tinker Bell Half Marathon and the Princess Half Marathon allow men to run, but the first two corrals are for women only, and only women can win prizes (except for coed running teams).
- If you like race medals, and are up for a challenge, you need to look into the Dopey challenge! This challenge requires you to run the 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon all in the same weekend event — that’s 4 medals for running the races, plus you get the Goofy Challenge medal (for running the half-marathon and marathon on consecutive days) plus the special Dopey challenge medal! All told, 6 medals, and 48.6 miles of running over 4 days! Crazy!
- Did you know that if you run in one of the races, you can dress up in a favorite character costume? You can’t do this normally at Disney — costumes aren’t allowed except for children — but doing so during the race is quite common!
- Most of the half-marathon and marathon races start in the late evening — like 10PM or so, and run (pun intended) until around 4AM! Afterwards, there is a party to celebrate and enjoy some good food!
Have you ever run in one of the runDisney events? If so, I’d love to hear about your experiences, because my daughter Sophie and I have decided to start training to run in a Disney 5k of our own! Our training starts today, and we’re utilizing the Couch-to-5K free app for our iPhone. Tell me what you thought of your race experience, and thanks! Now, please check out the rest of the entries and we’ll see you later on with more Disney content!
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