Over the weekend Disneyland in California held a weekend of races. 5k, 10k, and 1/2 marathon. If you do the 10k and 1/2, they call it the Dumbo Double Dare, and get a special Dumbo medal. I wasn’t there. But I did follow what was going on via Twitter. And there was one thing that really surprised me – at the race Expo, then medals for the Disney World Dopey Challenge (among other races) were on full display! @RunDisney tweeted this teasing pic:
If you don’t know, the Dopey Challenge is what I’m training for. It’s 4 straight days of racing – 5k, 10k, 13.1, 26.2. 48.6 miles total. You get a medal for each race, plus the Dopey medal, plus the Goofy Challenge medal (that’s doing the half and full marathons back to back). So at the end of the four days, you’ll be clangin 6 medals around your neck.
Anyway, another run blogger posted close up photos on Twitter. They show every medal except the 5k one for some reason. Here’s the Dopey:
I snagged that photo as teaser, to see the rest of them, visit their blog HERE.
I was surprised that they let the medals be revealed this way. Each year they redesign all the race medals, and so it’s always a mystery of what they’ll look like. Last year they did a whole big production about it. It lasted for weeks and involved hints, clues, videos, etc. But I just want to see them, so I’m cool with it coming out this way!
Last year I ran the marathon, and if you missed it, here’s what the medal looked like (complete with two spinning components):
So if you’re running the Dopey, you now have new motivation. And if you’re like a lot of us, you probably look like this:
Peace out internet!