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8th Goofy planned for 2013 (fingers crossed)
Minnie, I hate to spoil this, but they're not real and so why is a bloke in a Mickey Mouse costume better support than a bloke not wearing a Mickey Mouse Costume?
PS Do they have the FastPass system to skip the queues for the toilets at the start? I hope you don't queue for hours to start to be told by a surly bored 18 year old that there's a malfunction and the race is cancelled!!
I have just signed up for the Goofy for 2013 and already excited. Never been to Disneyworld so planning a 2 week trip with the goofy in the 4/5 day so I can recover.
There is a facebook page for the race which has announced the route for the marathon and counts down every day - 237 days till the marathon weekend.
Out of interest, what do people do about flights and accomodation for this marathon? Or is that what makes it expensive?
I am going with other half and his 9 year old so we are making it a two week holiday and making the most of it so I fully expect ours to be pricey (park tickets, harry potter world and much much pasta for me )
Booking though disneypackages.com so far but still shopping around
I ran it in 2007 (my first ever marathon) & 2008. If anything the flights and accomodation are fairly cheap for that area as it's nothing like peak tourist time.
I rented a villa and sourced my own flights, as much as I like Disney World it's nice to escape the mouse now and again and a villa twnety minutes down the road is perfect for that.
Best organised race I've ever ran. Really jealous of those heading over for 2013, hope everyone has as good a time as I did when I ran over there.
Wow - this sounds FANTASTIC! I will plan to run this when i take my kids to disney land in a few years. And yes i chose my avatar BEFORE finding this thread.
It's going to be at least 4 years before we go - but when we do it's going to 100% be at marathon time!!!
Can you imagine running a marathon with the 'Its a small world' song in your head though? Killer!
Hello again, MM and Slowfoot!!
After doing the half but failing to make it to the start line of the marathon last year due to my son and I having either severe food poisoning or the worst stomach bug ever straight after the half (hubbie still did the marathon - and tried to get me out of my sick bed and make me walk it when I barely had the energy to fight my son for the bathroom!) - WE'RE DOING THE GOOFY AGAIN!!!
SOOO excited already!!!
Hopeully will be there next year making it 8 Goofys and 9 marathons (other issues ongoing sadly)
SF - Hope the other issues work out so that we see you there.
8 Goofys is some achievement! Never mind the effort of 39.3 miles 8 years in a row, actually getting to the start lines is a great achievement in itself!
Rather envious of you lot Gratz on doing the goofy again Nervous and I really hope you don't get any bugs to stop you doing it.
Slowfoot have you posted writeups and pictures of your goofys anywhere? Would love to read your race report and see the pics.
Hi NN and Slowfoot.
NN -I didnt realise illness had stopped your marathon this year ! you poor things must have been horrible to have to deal with it while you were away.
Hello to everyone else - So glad there are a few of us, we can cheer each other along during training
I'm going to use the Jeff Galloway's Goofy training plan as a rough base (although some of the weeks look a bit low on milage and we've got the Great North to fit inl) so offically training starts NEXT WEEK!! can you believe it ???
We are in the Lake Buena Vista Resort and Spa this time - all booked and ready. Just months of training and saving to go !!
Have any of you done the Pasta in the Park thingy? something we've been contemplating but not booked. Not sure if it is worth it ?
MM - it wasn't pleasant but my eldest was a star washing out and bringing back buckets for us whilst hubbie was on the marathon.
I'm doing the GNR too!
Pasta in the Park - in 2011 this was fab - if you like cheesy discos - and me and the kids love them! I still train to 'Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut' purely for the memory of 'dancing' to it at Disney. However, 2012 was not worth the money in my opinion as there was no disco - just average food in a big hall and some characters to have photos with. You can see the fireworks with or without the party so this isn't any great additional benefit. I have tried to see what format the party will take in 2013 by asking those in the know on a Facebook page but had no joy. So I'm a bit undecided on it for 2013. But I figure that it will be good as it is the 20th celebrations???
Also, did you know there is an after race party in Downtown on the Sunday evening this time?
Has everyone seen the clip on the new marathon route - looks great! There has got to be something in the 'ton of surprises' that Mickey keeps saying.......
Hi. we will have to hang on then to see if PITP is worth the money. Cheesy Disco isnt really my thing so I may have to give it a miss...... I did see the Downtown Disney party mentioned but not see any actual details. Are they listed anywhere ?
The Marathon Route will be interesting - anything that can get me through the last 6 miles will be very welcome. That switchback before Hollywood Studios was demoralising so Im glad we are going via ESPN instead. I wonder what they will have lined up for us? With all the hype Im expecting big things