Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Going Goofy in 2010

Last night my husband and I (along with 2 of our equally insane ambitious friends) registered for the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge in January 2010. It's a plan that has been brewing for some time now, but we decided to keep it a secret until it was official. (Sorry, I've been holding out on you!)



Are you looking for the ultimate test of endurance? Then compete in Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge where you will run the Half Marathon on Saturday and then the Marathon on Sunday. If you finish both races in the time limit* you will be awarded the coveted Goofy medal.

2010 is gonna be a great year for racing, cause the whole gang will be celebrating the 5th anniversary of Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge.It will be a momentous occasion of, well uh...Goofy proportions. Plan now to take the challenge and be part of a weekend you're never gonna forget!


*Time limit is 3.5 hours for the half and 7 hours for the full, or 16 minute miles.

Our obscenely expensive $285 registration plus $19 processing fee includes:

• Race Registration for both the Half Marathon and Marathon
• Official Race Handbook
• Commemorative Champion® Race Tech Shirt for Marathon, Half Marathon and Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge
• Specially themed KODAK single use camera
• Goody Bag
• Disney's Health & Fitness Expo including our world-class Speaker Series
• Event Weekend Transportation for ALL Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels
• Special Goofy Personalized Bibs
• On Course Refreshments
• On Course Disney Entertainment
• Post-Race Refreshments
• Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters
• Post-Race Celebration
• Post-Race web site with direct access to your race photos, results and custom finisher certificate
• All runners who complete both the Half Marathon and Marathon will receive the special Goofy medal in addition to the Mickey and Donald medals from the individual events!
• Disney magic you won't find anywhere else!




358 days to go!

29 comments:

Jess said...

Awesome! The medals are really cool, and Disney does great races. They're well organized and well supported, so I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun with the experience. Anthony, at "I Run Ultras," just did the Goofy challenge this past weekend. Stop by his blog. His link is on my blog's sidebar.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Go for it! Sounds like quite a challenge!

lindsay said...

sweet! it really isn't that bad! my legs are already moving again. it is going to be a blast; disney does such a great job of putting on the races. that registration fee hurts for a bit but after a few months you forget you paid it. lol. congrats on taking the plunge! :)

littlesack said...

WOW! That is serious!! Sounds awesome

TNTcoach Ken said...

Ah yes, ambition. This is the type of thing that should include BEvERages!!!! Good luck, 358 and counting.

Denise said...

That's great!! Let the countdown begin!!

Heather said...

That's awesome! I'm so jealous - I would like to do that someday too.

Marcy said...

Yeaaaahhh baby!! That's going to be AWESOME!! ;D

J said...

that sounds like a really cool race! Whats the time limit for each of the races??

Melanie said...

congrats again! Ambitious, yes, but you 4 can do it. :D

tfh said...

That's so exciting! And to do it on the 5th anniversary is pretty darned cool, too.

Sonia said...

Awesome!!! This looks like such a fun event!! Hard but fun!

I would love to participate one day when my foot will allow me that much pounding!

Marci said...

So exciting! I may be there as well. My good friend LOOOVVVEESS everything Disney, and I promised her if she trains for a full, I will go to disney to run with her.

Janice {Run Far} said...

Oh my word, that sounds like so much fun. I would love to do it as well. I didn't realize it was a half and then the next morning a full. WOW! I am so in for 2010.

BeachRunner said...

That is one insanely awesome challenge. What a great event to look forward to. Way to go!!

Road Warrior said...

Well, that will certainly one heck of a start to 2010! You can certainly do it and have been really putting in the mileage.

As you get closer, you'll probably want to mimic the experience by doing a decent distance on Saturday, recovering that evening, and then doing a longer distance on Sunday. There's plenty of time to do that, but i'm glad to share whatever I learned (or should have learned) from my 48 in 48.

Tatiana said...

That is so incredibly cool!!!

Blyfinn said...

I have seen the Goofy challenge before and I so plan to do it once my wife lets me. I think when the kids get older I can use them to bug her about it also.

Nikemom said...

OMG! I was just talking to my dear hubby about this the other night. Maybe I just need to get myself signed up. What a great event to look forward to. :D

Christy said...

That is amazing! It will be so much fun for sure!

The one on my list is the half through Sleeping Beauty's castle at Disneyland. One year.

aron said...

ohhh so fun!!! congrats on registering - that will be such an awesome experience!

Stacey said...

I am soooo jealous! I wanted to do it in 2010 too, but with our upcoming move, I think I should wait until 2011. That is so awesome! Can't wait to hear all about it!!!

Brian said...

That looks awesmoe. Look at all that SWAG!

Vickie said...

Sounds fun. I know you can do it!

Run Mommy said...

I just did it! I did the marathon (not the Goofy) and it was FANTASTIC (I just posted about it yesterday) Really, really fun.

Katie said...

One of my teammates just completed the Goofy Challenge ... you ARE crazy! :-D

RoadBunner said...

Yay! I mailed in my application Saturday. I'm in for Dopey next year (Goofy plus the 5K Friday). It's an amazing experience and you are going to LOVE it!!!

Runner Leana said...

You are going Goofy?! Awesome!!!! Congratulations on signing up. Geez, with so many of my blogger friends all congregating at Disney World for the 2010 marathon I'm starting to think I may have to show up for an encore performance...!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Holy what?? I was not sore after my Half Marathon, but I cannot imagine running a Marathon the next day.. Wow January will be here before you know it.