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  1. Krissy @ Shiawase Life
    May 17, 2012

    I’m already registered so you know I was STOKED to read this! My first WDW full. πŸ™‚
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  2. Katie @ Creature of Habit
    May 17, 2012

    Omg I totally want to get my butt down to Florida to run that. I need to check out other RunDisney things since I live spitting distance from Disneyland.

    And yes, hummus goes with absolutely anything! Sometimes the grossest combos are the best in the end, too.

  3. Carissa
    May 17, 2012

    I thrilled for the new course. And I have NO idea…honestly..what the surprise is…although I work for Disney. But if it’s close to the ballpark it may be something fun with the jumbotron there like they do at DisneyLand?

    I love ESPN Wide World of Sports – it’s been my home for 10 years!
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  4. Beth @ 990 Square
    May 17, 2012

    I’m in. I was pretty sure I was in before, but now I’m positive!
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  5. Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot
    May 17, 2012

    I had already signed up for this but now I am THAT much more excited! Plus we are staying in the Little Mermaid rooms in the new hotel… I don’t want to rush the year but I do want to be back in Disney! They are tricky at getting people lured back in, that is for sure! Especially since I said I was done with Disney races after the 1/2 in January but within two weeks was wanting to be back πŸ™‚
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  6. Diane @ DixieJulep
    May 17, 2012

    Wow, this sounds seriously amazing! I’ve been pretty determined that I’m not doing my first full until my son is a little bit older (and I have a little more time to rest up for long runs), but dang, they certainly do make it sound like fun!
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  7. Annette @FitnessPerks
    May 17, 2012

    WOW. Sounds very cool! If I lived somewhat nearby I would totally consider doing it!!
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  8. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats
    May 17, 2012

    I also heard from a girl I know that the course is really boring, so if I ever get to do a Disney run I think I’ll stick to a half!
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  9. Lindsay @ Running the Windy City
    May 17, 2012

    I’m doing the Goofy challenge and the half will be my first Disney run ever!! I’m excited about the marathon course change because I get bored easily and was worried how I’d do running on long stretches of highway
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  10. Cait’s Plate
    May 17, 2012

    I think that lunch looks incredible (is that bowl from Target?) – hummus + roasted veggies is the BEST combo!
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  11. Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    May 17, 2012

    Very interesting. I would love to do the Disney Marathon … I think I might have to try to convince my hubby to run it with me. πŸ˜‰
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  12. Elizabeth
    May 17, 2012

    I am running disney and super pumped!!!! Now even more bc of the course!!

  13. Heather
    May 17, 2012

    I really want to run this race, especially with the new course, but right now it doesn’t look like we are going to be able to swing it. We are also working on some other goals that don’t mix well with marathon training. I am keeping my eye on race and may end up doing it after all.
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  14. Hayley @ Running Down the Runway
    May 17, 2012

    One of my favorite simple snacks is microwaving a sweet potato and topping it with TJ’s three layer hummus- so delicious!
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  15. Kelly
    May 17, 2012

    Now I really want to run it! Pretty excited for the new course.

  16. abbi
    May 17, 2012

    I would love to run this and it’s always been on my list…I have no idea why though, I’m not really a Disney person and it will be hard to try to explain to my husband why I’d want to go there when we’ve declined 2 trips with his side of family over the past two years…maybe I can convince them to go in January and then spring the whole marathon thing on them…hmm…probably not! πŸ™‚
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  17. Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run
    May 17, 2012

    I’ve only run Wine and Dine and it was SOOO crowded that I said I’d never do another Disney race. Then I registered for the Tower of Terror 10 miler, so that’s out the window.
    I think the only thing that interests me about the Disney marathon is it’s the only one so close to home. Like, finally a race I don’t have to freakin’ travel for, ya know? Ok, and that mile 20 has me interested. πŸ™‚

    • Meghann
      May 17, 2012

      I wanted to run Tower of Terror, but the USF/FSU game is the same week. Damn you, football!

  18. Sandy
    May 17, 2012

    You are making me want to run it now!! I have never ran the Walt Disney World Marathon and wanted to get that Coast to Coast medal. Maybe this is the time to do it!!

    • Krissy @ Shiawase Life
      May 17, 2012

      The Coast to Coast is definitely a good reason to do it πŸ™‚
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  19. Beth
    May 17, 2012

    I registered for WDW marathon #3 on the day registration opened, and I was hoping for a little more Fantasyland action, myself, but I think this might be better! Soooooo excited! As I posted when I shared the video of the new course on Facebook: Eeeeeeeeeeeep! πŸ™‚

  20. Allison
    May 17, 2012

    Thats awesome that they changed the route. My friend ran it two years ago and told me that she heard that Disney received alot of complaints re the course and there was a rumor that it was going to change. I was thinking about doing Disney as my first marathon but now that they changed the route plus a 20 mile spetcular looks like I’ll be running Disney as my first!

  21. Alyssa (pb and oatmeal)
    May 17, 2012

    No matter what the route, that’s still pretty awesome!
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  22. Michelle
    May 17, 2012

    I still think it looks really boring. Maybe if it didn’t cost twice as much as other races that are twice as interesting and less crowded I would be more intrigued! I know I technically could save money by racing here — but the Jacksonville Bank Marathon is only an hour and a half away and costs $80 on RACE DAY! Disney kills me with their prices.

    I DO plan on volunteering at the Disney Marathon – so if you race it, I will most definitely be cheering you on!
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  23. Heather
    May 17, 2012

    I am already signed up for Goofy. πŸ™‚
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  24. Meghan @ Run With Meg
    May 17, 2012

    The route was always why I was not interested in signing up for the Disney Marathon…now I’m tempted.
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  25. cathy@1970kikiproject
    May 17, 2012

    i hope you decide to go for it!!!
    i am signed up for the goofy, first time i will be doing the disney marathon, so i would be pretty excited regardless of the course changes! that being said, the inclusion of the wide world of sports complex makes me pretty excited!
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  26. Briana
    May 17, 2012

    IM running it, too! It will be my first time! I registered as soon as registration opened. I’ve heard mixed reviews, some people I know hated it, some loved it…we’ll see! So exciting that you’re running too!
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  27. Dominique
    May 17, 2012

    OMG so funny you posted about this today because I am absolutely contemplating this race, as a super huge Disney fan! I have a rough few weeks coming up, so I’ll have to see during the summer how I’m feeling, and it I want to spend the money going there, but I think it could be fun! And my husband has never been to Disney, so there’s another reason right there πŸ˜‰ can’t wait to read about what you decide! Thanks for the insider view on Disney πŸ™‚
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  28. Shannon @ A Pinch of Ginger
    May 18, 2012

    Oh man now after watching that video I’m itching to run the full haha. I ran the half 2 years ago and really enjoyed it but was always weary of the full because of the amount of service roads involved. Looks like I might be making a trip to Disney hahah

    Besides, after Savannah last year, nothing feels as desolate as that course…right?
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  29. Emily N
    May 18, 2012

    One of my coworkers and I were chatting about this yesterday. I actually just forwarded her this post, because she was thinking about all of the twists and turns in the WWS, and kind of uncomfortable with them, maybe you are on to something!
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  30. Stephanie @ My Freckled Life
    May 18, 2012

    I just saw this come out yesterday too! It definitely looks intriguing. I’m signed up for the half marathon (it’s just after my wedding and I know there is ZERO chance a full is going to happen), but the course definitely looks awesome!
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  31. Cait @ Cait Strides
    May 18, 2012

    I am definitely running the Disney Marathon this year. I checked out the course last night and I’m really excited about it. I like the idea of hitting the castle earlier, that way we’ll all look far less disheveled for the all-important in-front-of-the-castle photo op! Priorities here.
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  32. Hemarie @ I Sweat Pretty
    May 18, 2012

    It’s tempting… and I *do* like the perks of access to the park restrooms while running. But those shadeless highways were so brutal during my first marathon. I’m going to keep thinking about it, but I’m still leaning towards ING Miami instead. Now that’s a crowd. πŸ™‚
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  33. Bill Dowis
    May 19, 2012

    I ran the Disney Marathon for the first time last year and this year I am doing the Goofy Challenge. The miles of “nothing” did not bother me too much because most marathons have “miles of nothing.” It is hard to fill 26.2 miles with entertainment, but it looks like Disney is doing a good job with it this year.

    I am a little worried about the congestion factor on the speedway and in Wide World of Sports though. By then crowds may be thinned out, but I can see people bunching up there.

    I can’t wait for January!
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    • Meghann
      May 19, 2012

      Totally agree with you! I’ve run plenty of marathons that took me out on highways or interstates for miles on end. I’ve run the Disney Full only once in ’10. I started in the first corral, where there wasn’t any issue with crowds. BUT I’ve also run the princess half marathons for fun in later corrals that were super dense and crowded.

  34. Christine
    May 20, 2012

    The new race course has me reconsidering the race too!! Watching that cute video got me all excited!

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