RunDisney announced a new race last December for the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend in 2013. This inaugural race is also a new distance in the runDisney calendar. The announcement for the 10K race was Alice in Wonderland themed, with the White Rabbit trying to race to catch up with Alice and the Mad Hatter as they travel through wonderland. This race will take place on Saturday, August 31st followed by the Disneyland Half Marathon on Sunday, September 1st.
If you run both races, you will have completed the Dumbo Double Dare, 19.3 miles of running fun at Disneyland. Bonus for completing both races in the allotted time is the super duper new Dumbo medal (and a shirt). We can't wait to get ours!
Christine's favorite ride as a child!
Without a doubt, the newly revamped Dumbo ride in new Fantasyland is a contributing factor to the excitement around this race.
Getting ready to ride the new Dumbo - in a purple Dumbo, of course!
The registration for this race began at the Expo for WDW Marathon weekend and the lines were huge at the runDisney booth with people trying to use one of several computers to join the group of DDD runners! Once the online registration began on January 22, the event filled in less than one hour....Wow, runners are excited about this new race distance and challenge.
Getting help from Michelle at the runDisney booth.
We are so excited to be traveling to California to not only complete the Dumbo Double Dare, but also to complete our Coast to Coast race challenge for 2013. This weekend will be filled with awesome bling as we earn 4 medals after just two more races. Cheers to runDisney for offering a new race challenge to runners.
Who's joining us in Anaheim for these awesome races?