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Old 04-14-2013, 04:23 PM   #1
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Some Dopey questions

Looking at doing the Dopey and I know its sold out this year so maybe next year(2015) and looking at it seems like you get 6 shirts and 6 medals.

Is this correct?


Also anybody who's done a Disney run can you tell me if the experience was worth the money. Really struggling over the cost. Locally(Eugene Oregon) a marathon is $140 the day before the race and its a USTAF sanctioned event so its not some fly by night event.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:34 PM   #2
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The only thing I can tell you is yes, you will get all 6 shirts and all 6 medals..


As far as is it worth it? I'll let you know late AM 1/12/2014
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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I think its worth it, but this is a pretty biased group. Im running nothing but disney races this year.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:37 PM   #4
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Oregon needs to be in force!!! come on!

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Old 04-14-2013, 08:13 PM   #5
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Looking at doing the Dopey and I know its sold out this year so maybe next year(2015) and looking at it seems like you get 6 shirts and 6 medals.

Is this correct?

Also anybody who's done a Disney run can you tell me if the experience was worth the money. Really struggling over the cost. Locally(Eugene Oregon) a marathon is $140 the day before the race and its a USTAF sanctioned event so its not some fly by night event.
140 is for just one race, though. The WDW equivalent of just one race is only $20 more, and so worth it!
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:54 PM   #6
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I'm a runDisney addict. I've been to loads of other races but Disney puts on an event. Plus there is nowhere else you could get away with wearing your medal for days afterwards. Pretty sure I'd look extremely silly cruising around NYC with wearing a medal.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:58 PM   #7
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It is totally worth it - no one hosts a race like Disney. I will only participate in run Disney races - fellow runners, cast members and spectators are so welcoming and encouraging - I can't imagine a better experience. And I live in California but participate in both WDW and DL run events - come join us!
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:39 AM   #8
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It's actually 5 medals and a plastic medallion.

I do like runDisney races a lot. (by the time I get to the marathon of Dopey I will be on rD race #7). They certainly aren't for PRs, especially if you are coming from out of town, but they are great fun.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:54 AM   #9
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Agree with the folks on this thread. Nothing like the Disney racing experience due to their control over the property as well as characters and the like. The other draw for me is the total immersion of the weekend. You can have a good local race, but you run...hang out for a bit and go home. Legs face it, people would just make fun of you if you wore your medal around town the day or two after the race. :-). Love how racers and in racers alike congratulate each other all throughout the weekend. One year I left my medal in the room and felt totally left out while hanging out in the parks after.

This will be my 7th year for marathon weekend (registered for Dopey) and I haven't ever regretted the money spent to this point. Some small gripes but you can tell that RunDisney is working hard trying to make as good an experience as possible. Sometimes they don't always succeed, but I do believe they are trying.
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