And I now know what I will be receiving once I finish the races at Disneyland this Labor Day Weekend.
Here is the release from the Disney Parks Blog:
“So why do you run?” That is the question most often asked to runners by non-runners. “Why do you get up before dawn, oftentimes in miserable weather, to go do something that quite frankly does not look enjoyable?”
This is a question that is not lost on runners. In fact one of my favorite running shirts has emblazoned across the back, “My Sport is Your Sport’s Punishment” – a not so gentle nod to the bevy of coaches who have ever uttered the phrase “Gimme a lap!”
So why do we run? There are as many reasons as runners – “So I can eat what I want,” “To stay in shape,” “To clear my mind” – but there is one reason that seems to rise to the top among all our runDisney runners…”we run for the bling!” You see, there is nothing so rewarding as finishing a race and having a volunteer drape a beautifully crafted Disney medal around your neck. For that moment you feel as though you are an Olympian, and regardless of what place you’ve finished, you have earned that gold.
Since I didn’t get registered in the first hour of registration, I won’t be getting the cool Dumbo medal. However, I will be getting the medals for the Disneyland Half Marathon and the Disneyland 10K (Alice in the Tea Cup)! I’m really excited that the 10K is a real medal and not the rubber medallion they give to 5K finishers. That gives me hope that the 10K at Disney World in January will also be a real medal!
So, readers, what do you think of the medals? If you’re running in these events, which medal(s) are you most excited about? BTW, if anyone is getting the Dumbo medal and doesn’t want it, let me know. I’ll gladly take it off your hands.