Disney Dopey Challenge Week is HERE!

In just a couple days we’ll be in sunny Florida for the Disney Dopey Challenge – 5k, 10k, 13., 26.2.  This weekend’s training called for 8 miles on Saturday and cross training on Sunday.  Done and done (Sunday was a really tough yoga class).  All that’s left is 2 miles (+ weights) on Tuesday.  Then the training is done!

Let's get doped up.

Let’s get doped up.

Some exciting news – they released the official design of the race shirts…well, 4 of the 6 anyway…

I'm guessing the Dopey and Goofy shirts will have Dopey and Goofy on them, respectively.  Yup, I'm smart.

I’m guessing the Dopey and Goofy shirts will have Dopey and Goofy on them, respectively. Yup, I’m smart.

It’s time to make final preparations.  Thanks to everyone who gave me costume ideas.  I found a couple gems in my box of Halloween past.  They aren’t too exciting, as I want to keep it functional and also light, as the weather may be warm.  I’ll be sure to post photos at the race!  Be sure to check my Instagram and Twitter!

My standard Disney statue and castle photo op.

My standard Disney statue and castle photo op.

Even if you’re not going to this race, here’s a tip – DO NOT PACK YOUR RACE SHOES IN YOUR LUGGAGE! Last year, an American airline (which shall remain nameless, ha!) lost my bag for a MONTH.  Luckily it was on the way home from a race and not on the way to a race!  Keep them on with you, like they’re your little shoe babies!

My precious Brooks (and heart shaped butt sweat)

My precious Brooks (and heart shaped butt sweat), can’t run without em!

I’ll also be sure to leave room in my carry-on for all the bling!  My eyes are already looking like this…

Dopey in the sky with diamonds.

Dopey in the sky with diamonds.

Because these will be some of our rewards…

I hope to have the energy to carry these!

I hope to have the energy to carry these!

Anyway, my brain is kind of skattered trying to get everything ready.  I’m itching and ready to race!

If you care to follow my progress in real time during the races, then either follow my Twitter, or sign up for Runner Tracking through Disney – HERE.  Just enter my name – Scott Evans, and choose how you want to follow my progress.

How bout yous?  Any last minute personal tips you want to share?  How do you get ready for a destination race? 

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36 thoughts on “Disney Dopey Challenge Week is HERE!

  1. That sounds awesome! Good luck! I’ve never really done a destination race before (or at least none that I’ve had to take a plane to get to). Hopefully I will someday!

  2. Make sure you wear compression socks after all that runnin’. Especially on the plane ride home…
    Happy Disney Dopey Challenge!

  3. Good luck! Looking forward to the recaps!

  4. TartanJogger

    I’m looking forward to following your adventures this week….. good luck!

  5. Stay calm, and enjoy every moment. Don’t go all out, and have nothing left for the big 26.2 mile finale.

  6. Safe travels…Hope to see you down there, but if not good luck in all the races! We will be leaving with serious bling! Or Mr. T starter kit as my coworkers called it last year! I like the shirt designs. I wish they would have published the Challenge Shirts as well! If you don’t mind, reblog my Pack list out to your blog in case you have other friends out there doing the Disney races! Be safe….

    • Thanks, you too! Mr T starter kit – I like that! I guess we’ll get to see the other shirts at the event. Hopefully we’ll “run” into eachother!

  7. Ahhhhh OMG!!! I already know you’re going to do great because it starts on a lucky day (Kyle and my anniversary). I’ll be at Disneyland while you’re running around Disneyworld! Pretty excited to see your costumes! And OMG I never would have thought to carry my shoes on the plane. I always carry my watch on, but my shoes have always been stow-away. Yikes!

    • Thank you!!!! Ha, yes I planned it that way – wanted to celebrate your anniversary in style! Haha! Have fun at Disneyland! We’ll both be in very happy places!
      It was flying home from a race, so I put my shoes in the luggage. I had to wear old ones for a month until they found my bag!

  8. Woohoo- I’m excited for you! It’ll be such an awesome weekend! Crazy your luggage was missing for a month!
    Whenever we fly somewhere tropical, I always pack shorts and a bikini in my carry-on. At least I could hang out at the beach if my luggage got lost!

    • Thank you! Can’t believe it’s almost here! Yeah, I was tweeting the airline and calling them daily. It was sooo frustrating!
      Haha, good idea! I figure I can buy socks, shorts, and a shirt, but better safe than sorry with the shoes!

  9. Good luck!

  10. Such an epic week ahead! I look forward to your updates. Best of luck to you!!

  11. Those medals and shirts look amazing! Good luck and have fun!

  12. I’m super excited for you and can’t wait to see the trip/race photos.

  13. Have a great time!! Looking forward to hearing about all your successes!

  14. PaulSmuts

    Will be following your progress closely on twitter – Good luck!

  15. Good Luck!! Can’t wait to read the recaps and see lots of pics! Make sure you take a photo decked out in all that bling!

  16. That race bling is AWESOME!!! I’m following you everywhere now (that sounds super creepy) so I can see your pics!

    Good luck, have fun, and thank you for reminding me about the shoes. I will be packing mine in my carry on for my trip in February.

    • I know, I can’t wait to get it!!! Thanks for the follows, Imma gonna follow you back!

      Thank you! I will! And yes, always carry on the shoesies!

  17. I love the shirts. Do you get to pick one or are you just given one?

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