Donald's Defiant Dashers 2013

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  1. Terapin

    Terapin DIS Veteran

    Aug 20, 2007
    :donald:Welcome to Donald's Defiant Dashers 2013!! We are also known as the Triple D's or Ducks. :donald:

    We are one of several Teams here on the WISH Events Board. The Teams were designed to give WISHers smaller groups to interact in.

    All are welcome to join here; past, present and new Ducks! All you need to do to join is post and introduce yourself. I'll add everyone to the Team List as we post. :cheer2:

    Welcome to our new thread! Thank you Liz for maintaining our 2012 list.

    It was a great year to be a Duck!

    Feel free to send me your race events and I will update them here.

    Team List
    ahoff(Augie) New York
    airman(Joe) Michigan
    AUdisneyDad(Tim) Alabama
    Big Vic(Vic) Florida
    CALIFLADY(Renee) Texas
    carissanboys(Carissa) Virginia
    Disney Freak Numero Uno
    disney_runner(Tanya) Wisconsin
    DizGirl20(Robyn) New Jersey
    dragitoff(Brandon) Georgia
    DVCMorgan (Morgan) Knoxville
    Ebeezy(Easter) Alabama
    fairestoneofall(Emily) South Carolina
    firecracker725(Crystal) Georgia
    jenifred(Jeni) Louisiana
    kolohe_lady Utah
    LadyDooley(Karen) New Jersey
    liznboys(Liz) North Carolina
    luvpoohandcompany(Moira) Ireland
    Maddykins06(Karin) New Jersey
    McDuck (Jennie)
    Mickeyfan74(Colleen) Florida
    nbmanatee Louisiana
    operationremie Conneticut
    PhillyPhil(Phil) Pennsylvania
    Sunnygal041 (Cindy) SE Florida
    sissy_ib (Amanda) San Antonio, TX
    Terapin(Carolynn) Toronto, Ontario
    TnTsParty(Tricia) Florida
    ZFamily5 Illinois

    Race List


    20 - Cocoa Women's Half Marathon - San Antonio (sissy_ib)
    26 - Biggest Loser 10K - San Antonio (sissy_ib)


    10 - Be My Valentine 5k - San Antonio (sissy_ib)
    ?? - Albany Half Marathon - Albany, NY (Dragitoff)
    24 - Princess Half Marathon - WDW (sunnygal041, sissy_ib, DVCMorgan)


    02 - Albany Half Marathon - Albany, NY? (dragitoff)
    02 - Susan G. Komen 5k (jennifred)
    03 - Chilly Half Marathon - Burlington, ON (Terapin)
    10 - Shamrocks and Shenanigans 5k - Ann Arbor (airman)
    16 - Lucky Leprechaun 7k - Milwaukee (disney_runner)
    17 - Run for Mrs. Patty Charity 5k (dragitoff)
    17 - St. Patrick's Day 5k (ahoff)
    20 - Crescent City Classic 10k (Jennifred, McDuck)
    23 - Race for Research HM - Port St. Lucie (sunnygal041)


    06 - Harry's Spring Run Off 8k - Toronto, ON (terapin)
    13 - Chocolate Milk Martian Invasion of Races half marathon - Dearborn, MI (airman)
    20 - Color Run (jennifred)
    21 - Run for the Diamond 10k - Uxbridge, ON (terapin)
    27 - Casey's Cause 10k - (AUdisneyDad)
    28 - Nike Women's Half Marathon - Washington (sissy_ib)


    4 - Expedition Everest - WDW - Disney Freak Numero Uno
    5 - Flying Pig Half Marathon (airman)
    10 - Sporting Life 10k - Toronto, ON (Terapin)
    13 - Pineapple 5k - Greenwich, CT (operationremie)
    25 - Chik-Fil-A 10k - Newport News, VA (Carissanboys)


    ?? - Fighting ALS with Jay - San Antonio (sissy_ib)
    02 - Niagara Falls Women's Half Marathon - Niagara Falls, ON (terapin)
    08 - Crescent Connection Bridge Run in NOLA (McDuck)
    09 - Hunstville Half Marathon Relay - Hunstville, ON (terapin)
    09 - Odyssey Half Marathon - Philly Phil
    22 - Glow Run 5k (McDuck)
    22 - Colour Me Rad 5k - Toronto, ON (terapin)
    23 - Bluff Point Trail Run - Groton, CT (operationremie)


    ??- Retro Run 5k - (AUdisneyDad)
    07 - Peterborough Sprint Triathlon - Peterborough, ON (terapin)
    20 - Run or Dye 5k - Hartford, CT (operationremie)
    20 - Famous Racing Sausages - Miller Park, WI (disney_runner)


    17 - Midsummer's Night Run 15k - Toronto, ON (terapin)
    24 - Mud Hero 6k Obstacle Mud Run - near Toronto, ON (terapin)

    31 - Disneyland Inaugural 10k - Disneyland, CA (Terapin, liznboys, sissy_ib, disney_runner, DVCMorgan)


    01 - Disneyland DDD/Half Marathon - Disneyland, CA (Terapin, liznboys, sissy_ib, disney_runner, DVCMorgan)
    ?? - Back to Football 5k (McDuck)

    5 - Surftown 13.1 - Westerly, RI (operationremie)
    12 - Color Me Rad 5k - Providence, RI (operationremie)
    21 - Air Force half marathon -Dayton, OH (airman)
    22 - Talledega 21000 Half Marathon - (AUdisneyDad)
    22 - Army Half Marathon - Ottawa, ON (terapin)


    05 - Tower of Terror 10 Miler - Walt Disney World (Mickeyfan74)
    ?? - Sea World Run for the Fund 10k - San Antonio (sissy_ib)
    12 - Hartford Half Marathon - Hartford, CI (operationremie)


    2 - Vulcan Run - (AUdisneyDad)
    10 - XTerra Oak Mountain 10k Trail - (AUdisneyDad)
    9 - Wine and Dine 5k - WDW (airman)
    10 - Wine and Dine Half Marathon - WDW (Sunnygal041, ?Jennifred, airman)


    14 - Ole Man River Half Marathon (Jennifred)


    WDW Marathon Weekend (ahoff, DizGirl20, carissanboys, Liznboys, terapin, PhillyPhil)
    9 - 5k (carissanboys, terapin, Liznboys)
    10 - 10k (carissanboys, terapin, Sunnygal041, Liznboys)
    11 - Half Marathon (terapin, Sunnygal041, PhillyPhil, Liznboys)
    12 - Marathon (terapin, airman, PhillyPhil, Liznboys)
    Goofy: PhillyPhil
    Dopey: terapin, Liznboys

    WDW Princess Half Marathon (terapin, McDuck)
    WDW Princess Weekend 10K (terapin, McDuck)
    WDW Princess Weekend Glass Slipper Challenge (terapin, McDuck)

    WDW Tower of Terror 10 Miler (?Disney_runner)


    Goofy Race and a Half Challenge (terapin, ?Mickeyfan74, Maddykins06, ?ahoff, Liznboys, disney_runner, airman)
  2. dragitoff

    dragitoff DIS Veteran

    Aug 31, 2007
    March 2nd Albany Half Marathon is the only one I'm currently certain to run since the big boy (WDW Marathon) was last weekend.
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  4. liznboys

    liznboys DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2004
    Hi Ducks! Thank you for taking care of our 2013 thread, Carolynn! :donald:

    I'm excited to share that I registered for the Dumbo Double Dare yesterday! I'm finally going to Disneyland for the first time! woohoo! I'll fly there that Friday and home Monday. I'm staying at the Best Western Park Place which I've read is a great location, and it was cheap. :thumbsup2

    Colleen~ (from old thread...) I am sure you could keep up with me no problem! :)
  5. Mickeyfan74

    Mickeyfan74 Mouseketeer

    Aug 24, 2006

    I am planning on going to TOT in October and Half in Jan 2014!!

    Looking at current hotel prices at WDW. What is with $145.00 for Value Resorts for TOT weekend!!! OMG. I'll just have to hope against hope for FL Resident or Military discounts. Geez. Or opt for Shades and book that now.

    Or wait for my publishers clearning house check! LOL :rotfl2:

  6. Terapin

    Terapin DIS Veteran

    Aug 20, 2007
    That is awesome Liz - see ya there! We were lucky enough to snag a studio at VGC on DVC points. We are flying in Thurs - Mon. Just DH and I. We love DL! We went for the first time June 2011 but drove there across country. We look forward to returning.
  7. sunnygal041

    sunnygal041 DIS Veteran

    Feb 11, 2010
    Hi, I would like to join. My name is Cindy and live in SE Florida. I began running in 2007 in order to get healthy and drop some weight. I started out by walking, then briskly walking to jogging then slow and steady running. I did several 5Ks @ WDW and 1 10K in 2007. I went into retirement due to knee and feet issues and I just gave up. It wasn't until I found the Disboards, started reading all the inspirational stories and getting great advice from the posters, that I wanted to run again. I did the 5K last week and I am doing the PHM next month. I want to do the W&D 1/2 as well. Thanks to all for helping me get back out there!
  8. sissy_ib

    sissy_ib DIS Veteran

    Feb 23, 2010
    Hi all! I would very much like to join as the W.I.S.H. board has been such an inspiration to me the past few months. And if it weren't for you I probably would not be on this crazy journey to my C2C medal! My name is Amanda and I live in San Antonio TX. I've been running recreationally since last spring and I am addicted. For 2013 my goal is at least 15 timed races with at least one a month and my calendar is filling up fast! My long term goal is a race in every state.

    So far I have registered or am planing on:
    Jan 20 Cocoa Woman's Half Marathon San Antonio My first half!
    Jan 26 Biggest Loser 10 Austin TX
    Feb 10 Be My Valentine 5K San Antonio
    Feb 24 Princess Half
    April 28 Nike Woman's Half Washington D.C.
    June Fighting ALS with Jay San Antonio (If they put this on again this year, we did the 1st annual last year as our finishing C25K race)
    August 31 Disneyland 10K
    September 1 Disneyland Half
    October Sea World Run for the Fund 10K San Antonio

    I look forward to 2013 and getting to know you all better!
  9. Big Vic

    Big Vic DIS Veteran

    Oct 17, 2006
    Good morning, Ducks!

    No races scheduled as of yet. Guess I need to get busy.

    Carolynn - Thanks for stepping up.

    sunnygal041 - :welcome:

    sissy_ib - :welcome:

  10. carissanboys

    carissanboys DIS Veteran

    Jan 23, 2004
    I'm here! Thanks for starting the new thread, Carolynn. And welcome to the new members. :)

    Liz -- How cool that you're doing the Dumbo at DL! A couple of weeks ago I was thinking about doing the 10k but I'm going to hold off for now.

    As of now, I'm planning on doing the 5k and the half next January at WDW. I will sign up for a couple of local races as well but not sure which ones yet.

    Monday my training begins!
  11. sunnygal041

    sunnygal041 DIS Veteran

    Feb 11, 2010
    PHM for me next month. Hopefully 5K Trail Run @WDW in October and W&D in November @ WDW. Thanks
  12. Terapin

    Terapin DIS Veteran

    Aug 20, 2007
    Welcome Amanda and Cindy! :cool1:

    Members page updated.
  13. airman

    airman DisneyNerd

    Oct 15, 2006
    Hi everyone!

    Tip of the sailors cap to everyone that ran last week at WDW, it was a lot of fun. A special WaaHoo to the Daisy's in the group completing the Goofy Challenge. You are an inspiration!
    Colleen & Carolynn: it was nice meeting you last weekend.
    Vic: I'm sorry we didn't run (ha) into each other.
    I had a great weekend. I finished my first marathon in 6:16 and I stopped 17 times on the course for pictures. I really took in the whole experience. Here is a link to a photo album from the weekend.
    Walking to the corrals with Tanya, Liz & Augie was so easy, I might have to plan a stay at OKW again next year.
    Liz: that exciting for you signing up for the DL races. I would really like to do it.
    Carissa & Robyn: YAA! on planning to do the half next year. Looks like we will have to plan another Duck Drop:cool1:.
    I haven't signed up for any new races yet, but my wish list includes the Martian Half, Dexter Ann Arbor half, Ann Arbor Half (new to me), The Wine & Dine and the WDW half next year.
    I am still having thoughts of doing the Goofy in 2015 (the year I turn 50), just don't tell Debbie.
    Debbie was a wreck leading up to me running the marathon last week. She worried about me. I really enjoyed the race, coming into the MK I had a big grin on my face. I new I was going to see Debbie on Main Street, so that was a pick me up and who couldn't get excited about running in the MK? I saw Debbie again outside AK and that was nice. The WISH Scream Team were awesome, the cold wet wash cloths they passed out was very helpful.

    How are everyone's legs doing after a week? I never had leg pain just some foot pain and it is getting better. I am going for a swim this afternoon and might get back running in a week or so.

    Renee: Good luck this weekend at the Tinkerbell! have a lot of fun.

    To the new Ducks, Welcome! You will find the pond very friendly.

    Well have a good week.

  14. liznboys

    liznboys DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2004
    Carolynn~I would have loved to stay at VGC! Sounds like the studios are already gone though. I'm glad I can at least visit it.

    Cindy~Welcome to the Ducks! :donald:
    That's great that you've gotten back into running! Congrats on the 5K!

    Amanda~Welcome to the Ducks! :donald:
    Wow you've got a lot of races, that's awesome! Yay for another Dumbo Double Dare do-er!

    Carissa~Good luck Monday!

    Joe~I want to stay at OKW next year again, too. I rented points to get this years reservation before the 7 month window (close to HH) and I think I'll do that again.
  15. sunnygal041

    sunnygal041 DIS Veteran

    Feb 11, 2010

    Thanks, I am too! Thank you for the warm welcome, also.
  16. sissy_ib

    sissy_ib DIS Veteran

    Feb 23, 2010
    We own at AKV and of course VGC is already full. I booked PPH for the 29th-1 and am going to wait list VGC for the 1st when my window opens and book another local hotel as a back up. I would love to be able to stay there and I know it will be a while before I can get back out there so I gotta at least try to get a night there!

    Good luck to anyone running Tinkerbell tomorrow!
    I have my first half tomorrow morning and I am so excited! We went to the packet pickup/expo today. It was really small, only about 6 merchants but Bondi Band was there and I picked up a few and my husband got me a gift. I think I know what it is but I don't think he is giving it to me until our anniversary in two weeks. :upsidedow
  17. liznboys

    liznboys DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2004
    That's right, I meant to wish you GOOD LUCK tomorrow! I hope it goes great! :wizard:

    Let us know what the gift is! :)
  18. McDuck

    McDuck DIS Veteran

    Feb 10, 2007
    May I join in? My name is Jennie, I posted a bit on the 2013 Marathon Weekend Thread. My husband, best friend, and I finished the Donald Half Marathon, which was the first Half Marathon for all of us. Actually, I hadn't done a race longer than 5K. I am a HUGE Donald fan, and I figured in case I was one and done, I wanted my first medal to be a Donald medal. We finished in 3:02:37, which included a bad fall on my part in the TTC Parking Lot (thankfully landing on pea gravel, so I only tore up the heel of my hand and have a nice souvenir of ingrained dirt that hasn't worked its way free yet LOL). Of course, I am totally hooked on races now, so the Donald medal is just the first! :)

    Right now I am planning on the Crescent City Classic 10K on March 30th, and the Back to Football 5K which was in September last year and I assume will be in Sept again this year. I am also planning on the Princess Half next year (2014). Other than that, I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for races that catch my interest and that I can register for as budget allows. :)

    Thanks!!! :)
  19. Big Vic

    Big Vic DIS Veteran

    Oct 17, 2006
    Jennie - :welcome:
  20. DizGirl20

    DizGirl20 DIS Veteran

    Feb 18, 2009
    Jennie - Welcome to the Ducks! This seems like the perfect group for you given our group name! Congrats on completing your first Half Marathon. I plan to do my first HM at Marathon Weekend next year :thumbsup2

    Liz - How cool that you are running in DL! When is it? I agree, you might as well go for it at this point :cheer2::cheer2:

    Carolynn - Thanks for starting the new thread :)

    So this is my big question for everyone. Where does the Half Marathon start/finish? What about the 5K? Trying to figure out the best place to stay. I have DVC points so would prefer to use my points to stay at a DVC resort. I appreciate any input you guys have. Would like to be as close to the start/finish as possible.

    I have a year to start training - ready to get started!
  21. airman

    airman DisneyNerd

    Oct 15, 2006
    Robyn: all of the races start at the Epcot parking lot at the spot that the races end. The 5K starts at the parking lot and run into Epcot. the half & full you will do close to a mile walk to get to the corrals. This year some of us stayed at resorts near the corrals, (SSR,PO FQ & OKW which is the closest). It was very convenient to walk, not having to deal with the buses and getting up so early. A draw back to walking is you loose some of the party feeling with the DJ and the excitement and you miss the chance for a last minute potty stop (no porta potties at the corrals, just an open field). All of the races end back in the parking lot in front of a grandstand.
    All Disney resort including DVC are event resorts, so you won't have any problem staying at any of them. To be safe you might look into booking your home resort at 11 months. Marathon weekend is getting more popular every year. I was lucky and able to book OKW at the 7 month window, but I think my only choices at that time was SSR & OKW. I hope that is helpful.

    Liz: I forgot to mention, the Best Western is a easy walk to DL. We stayed at the hotel next to it and it wasn't a problem at all. The walk from your hotel to the start of the races near the DL Hotel is simular to the walk from race start to the corrals at WDW, maybe a little longer.
    I have to admit, I am looking at flights to LAX that weekend, (I really want to do those races). I will keep you informed on what I do, but I better make a decision soon, I don't thing the DDD will last much longer than the opeing date in 2 days.

    I had a good swim yesterday, I pushed myself a little more than usual. I think I will keep that up another week then run again.

    Have a good week everyone.


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