Writing this blog looking for advice. Disneyland has started something they call "The Dumbo Dare". It's pretty much like the Goofy Challenge here in Florida. Those who aren't familiar, the Goofy Challenge is when you do the Half Marathon one day and then the Full Marathon the next. You get a special "third" medal. It's a total of 39.2 miles in 2 days..they call it the Goofy Challenge because you have to be "Goofy" to do it!
This year Disneyland is getting in on the action. However, The Dumbo Dare isn't as intense as the Goofy Challenge. The Dumbo Dare consists of a 10k race the first day (6.2 miles) and the half the next day 13.1. A total of 19.3 miles for the two days.
Ready for my dilemma?
I had such an amazing time in Disneyland for the Tinker Bell race, that I want to go back. There is of course, a catch.
The catch is this: The Dumbo Dare sold out in minutes through RunDisney. The Team in Training Flex program (which I did Tinkerbell through) is only offering the race to 6 people nationwide. In order to become one of those 6, you have to raise $2,000 by April 16th.
Now, we all know I love a good challenge. But nothing with me is ever simple.
Here are my other issues: Days off. I have a total of 10 for the year. I have 2 races left this year, DC and Savannah Georgia. I am also a maid of honor at my best friends wedding that is happening in October. So I'm spread pretty thin as far as time off.
DisneyLand -I've been to Disneyland already this year So should I take days off to go back again, or spend more time in DC and Savannah? Coast to Coast- I'm receiving the coast to coast medal this year for completing the Tinkerbell Race in Disneyland California and this weekends Princess Half Marathon in Orlando Florida. If I wait and do Dumbo Dare next year, then I could potentially receive another Coast to Coast medal if I choose to do another half here in that year as well.
Fundraising- Now I LOVE fundraising. I absolutely love it. The fundraising minimum for this race is $4,300. The race is in September. I would have to have $2,000 by April 16. Can I raise that much money by April? Can I raise that much money in general? Jello shots at the football games are obviously over for the season. There is concert tailgaiting but would that be enough?
So this is where I'm at. I really want to do it, but it also will be around next year. But I want to hear what your thoughts are. What should I do? Can I raise the money? Do you have any fundraising suggestions?!
So one of the awesome things Disney does, is offer a "Coast to Coast" challenge! The Coast to Coast challenge, is a special medal you recieve for doing a race in Disneyland California and one in Walt Disney World in Florida!
Guess who's getting one!?!!
Since I did the Tinker Bell race on Jan 20th, in California...I will recieve the Coast to Coast medal on Feb 24th when I complete the Disney Princess Half Marathon in Florida!
You know I love my bling!
For more information on Coast to Coast Challenge Click Here!
I've waited 2 1/2 years since this race was
announced to take part in it. This past weekend came and went way too fast! Had an amazing time in Anaheim for the TinkerBell Half Marathon! Running on my moms birthday meant a lot! I dressed as Tinkerbell and got a fantastic picture of the castle! The race went smooth and everything was perfect! Got to see two old friends and enjoyed amazing weather! I can't think of a better way to honor her than by running on her birthday and I know she was at the finish line!
As always, thank you for your support.... Disney Princess up next in Feb!