Official 2014 Dopey Challenge Thread!

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  1. HealthyDisneyGuide

    HealthyDisneyGuide always planning the next trip!

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    Updated 5/3/14 - Jeff Galloway training plan has been added to RunDisney website: http://as1.wdpromedia.com/media/ewwos/pdf/rundisney/training-programs/2014/DopeyChallenge14.pdf


    Here it is folks, the official information:

    Dopey Challenge
    Thursday, January 9 - Sunday, January 12, 2014
    Start/Finish: Epcot®

    Run 48.6 miles of fun in the Dopey Challenge!

    Are you ready for the ultimate endurance challenge? Then take part in four days of fun for a total of 48.6 miles in the all-new Dopey Challenge! Participants will run the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon, and if you complete all four races within the pacing requirements you will be awarded the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge medal and the brand new Dopey Challenge finisher medal for a total of six pieces of "bling."

    You must register for the Dopey Challenge to receive the Goofy Challenge and Dopey Challenge medals upon completion of all four races within the pacing requirements. Registering for these four events individually will not enable you to receive the challenge medals.

    The Dopey Challenge will feature:
    Four courses through Walt Disney World® Theme Parks totaling 48.6 miles
    Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
    Event Weekend Transportation for Walt Disney World® Resort Guests
    Family Reunion Area with entertainment and characters
    Indulge and unwind at the Downtown Disney® After Party (Sunday evening)

    Race participants in the Dopey Challenge will receive:
    Champion® Unisex Long-Sleeved Tech Shirts for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge & Dopey Challenge, and 5K Unisex T-Shirt*
    Special Dopey finisher medal, along with the commemorative medals for the Marathon, Half Marathon & Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge, and the 5K finisher medallion*
    Official Race Program Guide*
    iGiftBag
    Personalized bib (Must register by November 1, 2013 for name to appear on bib)*
    On-course and post-race refreshments
    ChronoTrack B-tag timed race
    Personalized results website

    Dates, times and prices subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time.

    * Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at Disney's Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and tech shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers during the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that did not participate.
     
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  3. longhorns2

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  5. longhorns2

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    Not this year- I'm nowhere near marathon ready, much less Dopey!

    Maybe 2015. :thumbsup2
     
  6. sunnygal041

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    I hear ya! the 1/2 is good enough for me. Besides, major moolah!
     
  7. RunRookie

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    I thought that $95 for the Disneyland 10K was too expensive (I still signed up for the DDD tho). Now they are going to charge $160 for that same race in WDW (almost triple the 5K race fee)? That is an insane mark-up to me (unless the tech shirt is silk and the medal has some precious medal/stone in it).

    It was bad enough that the Half and the Full have the same price tag. But the 10K? That is really pushing it. (On a side note: I hope the Dopey Medal has a pickaxe with 'Dopey' written on the handle like in "Once Upon a Time"!)

    My question is: How are they going to handle WDW 2015?"

    For example, I intend to run the Goofy in 2015 (10th anniversary race!). Now that they have the Dopey Challenge, will I have to choose Goofy over Dopey in order to get the Anniversary Goofy medal? I mean the Dopey is just "Goofy Plus", right?

    So, if I choose to sign up for the Dopey in 2015, will I be able to either 1) get both the Goofy and Dopey medals if I finish all three, or 2) get to choose 'which' Challenge medal I want?

    OR, do I just sign up for the Goofy, and also the 10K, so I get the Goofy Medal and the 10K medal and can claim my 'unofficial' Dopey (like it has been done for years)?
     
  8. disney_runner

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    New record for a race selling out??!! ;)
    I don't know. The price tag may scare some away.
     
  9. saysay

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    Looks fun, but not for me! I am good with a half!
     
  10. longhorns2

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    Good questions Rick. And this is still rumor- so maybe it was someone on active just screwing around? Who knows.

    But I had the same thought.

    When we registered for W&D it said all races would get new medals--- so are they wiping the Goofy clean and starting it over? Will this year be the new medal, not next year?

    So many questions! Hope they answer before April 9
     
  11. saysay

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    Didn't I read somewhere all new medals for 2014 - Donald, Mickey and Goofy?
     
  12. longhorns2

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    Yep- on the W&D sign up confirmation they said there would be all new medals for 2014 marathon weekend
     
  13. RunRookie

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    They just changed the Donald medal this year to model it after the 15th anniversary medal from 2012. Why would they want to change it again?

    For the Mickey, I figured it would be different in 2014 as a follow up from the 20th anniversary (like they did with the Donald).

    Why would they change the Goofy medal in 2014 when they have to come out with a new 10th anniversary medal design for 2015?

    The only reason I can come with completely new medal designs for 2014 (as well as announcing the official Dopey Challenge), is to find another way to entice all those runners in 2013 who came for the 20th anniversary medal to return in 2014. (Not a bad reason...)
     
  14. HealthyDisneyGuide

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    We had been thinking of Goofy 2015 and DDD 2015 (DL half 10th anniversary) for our first Coast to Coast... but this is going to be really tempting. I'll stay perfect with Wine & Dine, but DH may decide to skip it and tackle Dopey with me instead.
     
  15. DisneyParrothead

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    Sorry, but that's just insane for a 10K. If Disney is trying to reduce the numbers via sticker shock, this will be my last race at WDW - I'll just be doing the half. A 10k isn't even half the half, and yet they're charging the same price? No thanks. If they want to reduce the number of runners, then reduce the number of spots. I may just turn my sights on DL and try to do Tink. At this point I'm looking outside of Disney for my next half after January.
     
  16. PrincessV

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    $160 for a 10K?!?!?!?!?! :faint::scared1: Truly insane.
     
  17. sue2

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    Interesting.....if, IF, it is true (1) when would they do the 10K? at the same time as the 5K on Friday morning? and (2) would doing Dopey count towards Perfectly Goofy?
     
  18. RunRookie

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    I read somewhere that the 5K would be on Thursday and the 10K on Friday....
     
  19. dburg30

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    On the page somewhere it talks about reunion breakfast for 5k on Thursday and 10k Friday.I am still holding out hope that dopey is all 4 races
     
  20. tehvalerie

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    I wonder if this means we'll be seeing a price hike for the Disneyland 10K come 2014... And to think I thought $95 was a bit overpriced! If they build it, we will pay, I suppose. I can't see myself shelling out $160 just to do the 10K, but if they started a challenge for the 10K and half like at Disneyland I would consider it. Considering I only made it to mile 21 of the full (thanks, knees), I don't see a Goofy or Dopey in my future. :)
     
  21. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    I told myself I would never run Goofy, but damn if I don’t want a cute little Dopey medal.
     

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