Goofy challengers out there? Of coures there are!

Discussion in 'Events/Competition' started by goofeygirl, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Rupert B Puppenstein

    Rupert B Puppenstein DIS Veteran

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    They just hand you the medal, and don't verify your times. If you have a Goofy bib on, and you cross the finish line, you get a Goofy medal. I assume that you could still get a Goofy medal (although not ethical) if you had a Goofy bib, but just finished the Marathon and either skipped the Half or got swept from the Half. The buffer is going to work the same as any race, so the sweeping rules don't apply any differently to the Goofy Challengers.
     
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  3. goofeygirl

    goofeygirl DIS Veteran

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    It is a natural concern because I know Disney has all these warnings about keeping a certain pace (or else!). Though then thinking about it, there are about 20000 or so runners in the full and who would have time to check someones time as they crossed the finish line - before they got their Goofy medal - without causing some kind of backed up chaos. But I totally get the concern.


    BTW I see on facebook that there two Mickey Mouse full marathon medals...or is that not correct. Looks like a color one and a black and white with an older style Mickey. Are they alternating medals to finsihers? Some get the color and some get the b/w...Or was that just some kind of a photo promo. Just curious. No matter, I actually like both.
     
  4. halvnorsk

    halvnorsk Mouseketeer

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    The center spins - one side is color, the other b/w.
     
  5. cfelix2k

    cfelix2k Earning My Ears

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    First Goofy (and first Disney run), have a few half's and fulls under my belt. Plan on running the half for time and the full for fun. Nursing an achilles tendon issue from the Runners world hat trick and looking forward to making the full an "event" not a race.
     
  6. Freight Train

    Freight Train Earning My Ears

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    Thanks everyone! I'll go back to going crazy about other inconsequential things now! :rotfl2:
     
  7. stitchfan18

    stitchfan18 DIS Veteran

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    My plan last year was to run at training pace between characters, and take short breaks while in line for photos. I did so much better than I expected doing this and had a blast! People ask all the time why I would want to run over 39 miles in a weekend, and how that is 'fun.' I just enjoyed every bit of my entry fee and didn't stress about the clock.
     
  8. goofeygirl

    goofeygirl DIS Veteran

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    Thanks! How nuts I didn't think of that one! That medal is way too cool!
     
  9. cewait

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    Shelby is correct, since getting rid of the wrist band, there has been little checking to make sure one ran the half under 3:30 . In 2012, I think you were handed a Goofy based on having a bib, alone. Though, I believe in the 2011 goofy (first year with no wrist bands) there was some checking to assure that you had completed the half... no time component to that check but there were folks with lists checking off runners as medals were hand out.

    I would not bet my Goofy on the volunteers not verifying the half as I think 2012 was a case of bad coaching of the volunteers or bad execution on producing the list. Prior to 2011, we all stood on line while wrist bands were checked and cut off. In the past it has been just like the regular race, if you cross the line, you are handed a medal, regardless of the time component.

    Kind of rambling here.
     

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