While I would love to run ALL the races. The reality of life is that I simply cannot afford to do so. Each race comes with a registration fee. The Star Wars Half Marathon and Star Wars Rebel Challenge races have theirs as well….
- The Star Wars Rebel Challenge (Half Marathon and 10K) – $320
- The Star Wars Half Marathon – $195
- The Star Wars 10K – $105
- The Star Wars 5K – $70
I didn’t get into price increases because these races WILL sell out before the end of day 1. Therefore, the price increases runDisney posts are kind of meaningless. I’m planning on signing up for the Star Wars Rebel Challenge. That’s $320 before the extra fees Active likes to attach and add to your registration fee.
If only it were as easy to get the money for these race fees as this. Since it’s not, I’ve got decisions to make.
When the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon was announced, I had to cancel my plans to run the Rock n Roll San Diego Half Marathon (which is this weekend). Now that the Star Wars Half Marathon has been announced, I will be skipping the Rock n Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon this year. So, the two runDisney races have canceled my plans at getting this medal this year…
I’m okay with that. The only other half marathon on my calendar that I haven’t registered for yet (but will register for soon) is the Long Beach Half Marathon.
Cancelling the Long Beach Half Marathon means I won’t get this medal. Since I’ve already finished the Surf City USA Half Marathon…
and endured my worst half marathon at the OC Half Marathon…
I am not going to cancel the last race required for that awesome Beach Cities Challenge medal by skipping the Long Beach Half Marathon. Plus, it’s the 30th anniversary of this race. So, the finishing medal will be a special one. It sucks that I will not be returning to the race where my current half marathon PR was set (Rock n Roll Los Angeles). However, I want to run the Star Wars Half Marathon more. So, a decision has been made to skip out on the Rock n Roll races in favor of the runDisney new races (Avengers and Star Wars).
Another race that I’ll be skipping as a result of these new runDisney races at Disneyland? The 2015 Dumbo Double Dare. For me, the Star Wars Rebel Challenge will replace the Dumbo Double Dare challenge. This decision could change if I don’t like the experience at the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon this November. I love the idea of running through Angels Stadium at the Disneyland Half Marathon. However the idea of paying $835 on three runDisney races for 2015 is just too much. If I do choose to run in any of the Disneyland Half Marathon races in 2015, it will most likely be the Disneyland 10K. I absolutely LOVE that course!
Come June 10th, I’ll be signing up for the Star Wars Half Marathon at Disneyland. For those of you who are doing the same…are you having to make the choice to skip other races in order to be at the Star Wars Half Marathon? Or do you just say…
By the way, in addition to discussing the ramifications of another runDisney race, I had thought of discussing the reactions of the runDisney community to this new race. However, Patty over at My No Guilt Life, beat me to it. You should read her post from today. I could echo her sentiments in this post or link you to her post and chose the latter. Of course, she has the choice about whether or not to tackle the Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge the weekend before the Star Wars Half Marathon races or defer to the following year. Thankfully, I don’t have that decision to make. Now, if someone could just tell me where the money tree is located, I wouldn’t have to make decisions about which races to run in. I could do them all!