I ran the full marathon in 2004 & 2006. In 2004, I trained just to finish. That was rewarding enough for my first marathon. Yes, I really did just wake up one day an say "I'd like to run a marathon." I wasn't a runner and I had never entered a race before. I trained for about 6 months. The 2006 race was my husband's first marathon. I mostly did it to support him. Even though I trained for it, he didn't. He tried to be the "yea I can do it without training guy." I had to slow down so much to stay with him that I eventually hit the wall and almost went down. I finally said "I love you, but I'll see you at the end." I was sure that he wouldn't finish, but eventually he came across the finish line crying like I'd never seen before. He said that it was from a mixture of pride and pain. My little one was born 1/30/07, so obviously this past marathon was out of the question. I am just itching to run the next one...
I was only going to run the 1/2 in 2008, but then I saw the thing about the special addition 15th anniversary medal. It's for the full only. I really can't pass that up. My husband has told me to save our money and not sign him up this time. My little one will be doing the diaper dash. I can't wait to share this weekend with her. It really is the one to run from "year to year"
P.S. They do give you a time chip if you don't have your own. They'll collect it at the finish when they give you your medal. :hurray:
Sorry it took so long to get back here...Father of the Bride Syndrome.
Originally Posted by Britmick
You pick up your chip at the World of Sports and have it validated there 9make sure it's YOUR chip and identifying you) and then you attach it to your running shoe. It is clipped off at the end of the race...unless you want to keep it and pay something like $30 but I believe you then can use it for later races.
Wow...some poor guy actually looks like me? I've been to WDW every month except February and March so that wasn't me. However, I am in the market for a stunt double.
Originally Posted by disneyvixen
Training is like losing weight...it's a long consistent journey that spells success. I suggest you go with your gut feeling and find a race "close to home" to run in before heading to Orlando to run a race.
Unfortunately the Komen people will not be doing the central Florida RFTC in WDW. That's too bad because it was a great warmup race for the next day RFTC.
Originally Posted by jswalker1981
What's really a shame is that it may hurt their ability to raise funds.
RFTT has grown considerably over the years. i believe some five years ago it was known as the Disney 10K Classic or something like that.
Originally Posted by Maestr034
Last year's participats dwarfed the previous year's number...it was like night and day.
The course starts at DAK and you enter through the back of MGM/Studios and then along the Boardwalk path to the International Gateway to EPCOT and then counter-clockwise around World Showcase. Last year while passing the American Adventure i saw Pocahontas, Cinderella, and Belle. :smitten:\
All runners are fed after the race.
It's fun...but like all WDW races this course is beginning to have issues with supporting the huge number of participants.
i'm trying to find out more about this race. Obviously there is a tie in with Halloween....13K race is 8.08 miles. The race is to begin at 9 P.M. in MGM Studios and I'm guessing...just guessing...that all the runners will come across a few Disney villians along the course.
Originally Posted by lenshanem
The big question is where the course will go. My guess is that it will go out towards DAK and finish there or possibly go out there and finish in EPCOT.
I am seriously considering doing this race instead of the RFTT.
It all sounds good!!!! :thumbs: Whatever race everyone is training for good luck and have a good time.:running: I know I will be.
I ran the Disney 1/2M for the first time in '07, and had a blast. I've signed up to do the Goofy in '08. Although I've taken the big jump, I'm definately not a runner. But if you stick to your training, and keep working at it, it's amazing what you can accomplish. (When people see me run, they look for the dog that must be chasing me.:lol: ).
Anyway, the nighttime 13K sounds really, really interesting. We may have to book another trip to Disney at Halloween.
Here are more details. Sounds like a cool night race, glow in the dark shirt and ToT finisher medal. Party until 1:00am
We invite you if you dare to join us on October 27, 2007 for a running event that lies beyond the fifth dimension, beyond the deepest darkest corner of the imagination. Disney Sports is pleased to introduce The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 13K, which is the first night race in the Endurance Series at WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort. This race is a part of the celebration of the 13th Anniversary of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ attraction.
Sunset Boulevard, 1994
On a night like this, long ago, a young movie actress named Shirley Malone and her husband checked into the Hollywood Tower Hotel. They laced up their shoes and went on a 13K run, knowing little of the nightmare into which their path would lead. For Shirley and her husband disappeared that night into a land of both shadows and substance, of things and ideas. The jogging trails of yesteryear are opening again, but this time they are opening for you. In this act, you are the star. What will be your fate as you brave the same path that led Shirley and her husband directly into, The Twilight Zone®.
Entry Fees for this event include a post-event party which will last from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The party will include a live band. The following attractions will be open for the party: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™, Rock 'n' Roller Coaste® starring Aerosmith, and The Great Movie Ride.
Additional Post-Event Party Tickets: $25.00
Registration Fees Include:
Glow in the dark race shirts
Access to the post-event party
All finishers will receive
Commemorative The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 6.5 K and 13K Finisher Medal
DATE & TIME
Both races will start on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 9:00 p.m.
All participants in the 13K must be at least 11 years of age to participate. The 6.5K is open to all ages.
For everyone's safety, baby joggers/strollers, inline skates, skateboards, and animals will be prohibited on the course.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 13K is an 8.1 mile night-time road race that will begin and end in the shadows of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction at the Disney-MGM Studios. The course will also feature Disney's Wide World of Sports® Complex, before returning to Disney-MGM Studios where the course will feature the Lights, Motors, Action™ Extreme Stunt Show and then down New York Street, past the Sorcerer's Hat, to an unforgettable finish at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terrortrade. The 6.5K only scares you half way and back.
That sounds like so much fun! And they're doing a 6.5K, too?!? Oh, wow I wish my DH wasn't gonna be on business then. I'd much rather do this than the RFTT.
You gotta do the Inaugural race:)
Wow! That sounds sooooo great! I'll have to see if my husband's up for that one. It might be too scary to run alone. ;)
We are going to try to do the Minnie in three weeks and the one in October then the half
:yahoo: I'm doing the 1/2 marathon in January -- got DH, niece and nephew to do it too (and talked a friend into joining us on the trip so that 6 year old DD would have someone to be with while we run)! I've never run before... but while listening to Lou (on show #4), I got inspired. I have weight to lose and need to get into shape, but feel good about the time I have to do it and the "plan" I have to get me there (will probably go the route of run/walk -- but feel confident that I will finish!).
I'm doing this in honor of my Dad, what life means, and the example I want to lead for my DD. Dad died on New Year's Day -- he wasn't the picture of health but we feel a car accident 3 days earlier is what ultimately took him. After dealing with the shock, I decided that I needed to remember to live, every day... and to, "Do everything better." It's all a process that I work on each day and that helps me to move on. I never ran before becuase I always told myself that I couldn't. Well, I'll be 40 in December and I want to say this time, I can!
Good luck to one and all!! Would love to meet everyone at the end... especially you, Lou! :hurray:
PS - I didn't know that DVC members had a special rate!! :faint:
DVC members get a whole $5 reduction:faint: Not great but it means you can donate that bit to charity if you want. I had to contact Wide World of Sports to get the DVC/Cast member form
Originally Posted by RedheadHokie