…and selling fast!
It looks like the popularity of the runDisney events continues to grow. Registration for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend opened at 9am PDT and by shortly after 11am PDT, this is what the runDisney web site was reporting. The Walt Disney World Half Marathon was 70% full, Walt Disney World 10K was 95% full, Disney Family Fun Run 5K was 80% full and the Dopey Challenge was 90% full. Wow! The Walt Disney World races tend to take longer to sell out than the Disneyland races do. From what I remember reading, the Walt Disney World races tend to have higher capacities. So, to see these races so close to selling out within the first 2 hours is very impressive. I must admit that I’m a little surprised that the Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge isn’t past the 50% of selling out mark that is needed to show up on the runDisney event page yet. With this medal…
I’m surprised that more people haven’t rushed to run this year. It looks like the reports from those that ran in the Inaugural Dopey Challenge back in January has not deterred anyone from signing up for the 2nd year of this challenge. I’m also guessing that the 10K distance is the new popular distance among runDisney runners. After all, most of the reports I read about the Inaugural Walt Disney World 10K were similar to mine. Yet, it looks like the 10K will be the first race to sell out. Maybe it was the improvements runDisney made on the same course during the Princess Half Marathon Weekend that encouraged everyone that the 2015 Walt Disney World 10K would be a better experience. Who knows?
***As I was writing this blog post, the 10K race sold out! It less than 2 1/2 hours to sell out! Crazy!***
If you want the information about the races, visit the official runDisney event page here, or you can check out what Sarah at Running at Disney posted today here. Sarah does such a fabulous job at giving the information that I’ll just give out the link. Between these two pages (Running at Disney and the runDisney WDW Marathon event page) you’ll have all the information you need. Sarah even has a bunch of postings from some of her readers who ran or volunteered at the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend for you to check out. You can also read about my trip in the Walt Disney World Marathon Trip tab at the top of this blog. Information is out there folks. If you’re on the fence, read and get inspired. If I can run a marathon, anyone can.
So, will you be running in any of these races this January?
The Disney Family Fun Run 5K?
The Walt Disney World 10K?
The Walt Disney World Half Marathon?
The Walt Disney World Marathon?
Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge?
Or the Dopey Challenge? Please let me know in the comments if you’ve registered for any or all of the races for 2015. I’d love to follow along as you prepare for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Sadly, this year, I will have to skip out on flying out to Orlando for the festivities and races. Days like today are a little sad. However, it’s okay that I don’t get to run all the races. If you want to register for the races, do so quickly. Good luck!