Run (or Walk) Disney

I gave a follow up in Episode 17 to my preparations for the Disneyland Half Marathon that I’ll be participating in September 1.  In addition to talking about how I’ll be walking the 13.1 miles rather than running because of some issues in my knee and foot, I mentioned the bling … the medals that are awarded to those who finish the race in the allotted time.

Below are the medals offered for this year’s run/walk:

medals-largeThe one on the far left is the one those participating in the “Dumbo Double Dare” will receive.  To earn this medal, participants need to complete both the Disneyland Half Marathon and the Disneyland 10k.  That’s 19.3 miles over two days.

The one next to it is the one that I’m hoping to get.  I like the traditional Disneyland-style D with Sleeping Beauty Castle.  Very cool.

The third from the left is for the aforementioned Disneyland 10k that is happening August 31.  I had considered doing this too when I was registering but thought that maybe for my first time out it would be better to concentrate on the one event.  If you do the Dumbo Double Dare, you get that medal plus the Half Marathon and 10k medals.  Triple the bling!

The one on the far right is for Disneyland Family Fun Run 5k, which you can probably tell, is themed to Alice in Wonderland.

A few years ago, a friend and co-worker of my wife participated in the Half Marathon and I got to check out her medal.  I was impressed with how nice it was and I decided that someday I’d get one for myself.  Now, 6 years later, I’m getting ready for my race.

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For more information about any of the many runDisney races taking place at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts, check out rundisney.com

~Matt.