Marathon Weekend 2020

KevM

DIS Veteran
Joined
Apr 5, 2018
Does anyone have a list of which characters were out for the half and full? I cannot remember them all. Also, there were many spots with nobody out (presumably on a break) and I am curious who I may have missed.
No clue about every character out there, but I’m sure we could put together a pretty thorough list. Here are the character I got pictures with:

Half:
- Reindeer (not Sven). Anyone have any idea if this was a specific character? I stopped just to slow myself down becomes I was going out to fast.
- Queen of Hearts
- Dopey
- Pinocchio
- Pluto
- Yellow Dress Daisy
- Speedboat Goofy
- Lilo
- Horace

Full:
- Tinkerbell and Periwinkle(?)
- Judy Hops & Nick Wilde
- Stitch
- Vanellope
- White Rabbit
- Jessie
- Jafar
- Gravediggers
- Yellow Dress Daisy & Dress Coat & Top Hat Donald
- 2 Country Bears (I’m not well versed enough to say for sure which two they were.
- Football Goofy
- Timon
- Kevin
- Hyacinth
- Snow White
 

Oswald0827

Earning My Ears
Joined
Oct 18, 2019
No clue about every character out there, but I’m sure we could put together a pretty thorough list. Here are the character I got pictures with:

Half:
- Reindeer (not Sven). Anyone have any idea if this was a specific character? I stopped just to slow myself down becomes I was going out to fast.
- Queen of Hearts
- Dopey
- Pinocchio
- Pluto
- Yellow Dress Daisy
- Speedboat Goofy
- Lilo
- Horace

Full:
- Tinkerbell and Periwinkle(?)
- Judy Hops & Nick Wilde
- Stitch
- Vanellope
- White Rabbit
- Jessie
- Jafar
- Gravediggers
- Yellow Dress Daisy & Dress Coat & Top Hat Donald
- 2 Country Bears (I’m not well versed enough to say for sure which two they were.
- Football Goofy
- Timon
- Kevin
- Hyacinth
- Snow White
Additional Marathon:
Max
Aurora and Belle
Pluto
Fantasia Hippo
Olaf
Bugs Life
Hawaii Stitch
 

steph0808

DIS Veteran
Joined
Apr 25, 2012
No clue about every character out there, but I’m sure we could put together a pretty thorough list.

Full:
- Tinkerbell and Periwinkle(?)
- Judy Hops & Nick Wilde
- Stitch
- Vanellope
- White Rabbit
- Jessie
- Jafar
- Gravediggers
- Yellow Dress Daisy & Dress Coat & Top Hat Donald
- 2 Country Bears (I’m not well versed enough to say for sure which two they were.
- Football Goofy
- Timon
- Kevin
- Hyacinth
- Snow White
Max Goof
Speedboat Goofy
Safari Mickey
Minnie - Spanish dress?
Pluto
Buzz Lightyear
Olaf
Flick? - the Ant from Bug's Life


I didn't see Timon. Darn!
 
  • MissLiss279

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 10, 2015
    No clue about every character out there, but I’m sure we could put together a pretty thorough list. Here are the character I got pictures with:

    Half:
    - Reindeer (not Sven). Anyone have any idea if this was a specific character? I stopped just to slow myself down becomes I was going out to fast.
    - Queen of Hearts
    - Dopey
    - Pinocchio
    - Pluto
    - Yellow Dress Daisy
    - Speedboat Goofy
    - Lilo
    - Horace

    Full:
    - Tinkerbell and Periwinkle(?)
    - Judy Hops & Nick Wilde
    - Stitch
    - Vanellope
    - White Rabbit
    - Jessie
    - Jafar
    - Gravediggers
    - Yellow Dress Daisy & Dress Coat & Top Hat Donald
    - 2 Country Bears (I’m not well versed enough to say for sure which two they were.
    - Football Goofy
    - Timon
    - Kevin
    - Hyacinth
    - Snow White
    Someone on the return bus said the reindeer was from Babes in Toyland.
     

    KevM

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 5, 2018
    Max Goof

    I didn't see Timon. Darn!
    I missed Max, he must of been on break when I ran by. 😞

    Timon was in AK shortly before Kevin. I almost ran by him but saw another runner going in that direction and decided whoever was there I’d get a picture with.
     
  • MissLiss279

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 10, 2015
    @KevM - Putting lists together with some additions.
    Half:
    - Reindeer (not Sven).
    - Duffy
    - Queen of Hearts
    - Dopey
    - Pinocchio
    - Pluto
    - Yellow Dress Daisy
    - Speedboat Goofy
    - Lilo
    - Horace
    - Panchito

    Full:
    - Tinkerbell and Periwinkle(?)
    - Judy Hops & Nick Wilde
    - Hawaiian Stitch
    - Vanellope
    - White Rabbit
    - Jessie
    - Jafar
    - Gravediggers
    - Yellow Dress Daisy & Dress Coat & Top Hat Donald
    - 2 Country Bears
    - Football Goofy
    - Timon
    - Kevin
    - Hyacinth (pink hippo)
    - Aurora
    - Belle
    - Snow White
    - Max Goof
    - Speedboat Goofy
    - Safari Mickey
    - Minnie - Fiesta?
    - Pluto (was he out twice??)
    - Buzz Lightyear
    - Olaf
    - Flick & Atta
     

    MissLiss279

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 10, 2015
    I missed Max, he must of been on break when I ran by. 😞

    Timon was in AK shortly before Kevin. I almost ran by him but saw another runner going in that direction and decided whoever was there I’d get a picture with.
    Yeah, I didn’t see Timon either. Also didn’t see Belle.
    For the full was Goofy out twice - speedboat and football? That might be right - by the speedboat and by ESPN???
    Was Pluto out twice? I remember him near the end, and thinking I had already seen him...
     

    steph0808

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 25, 2012
    Yeah, I didn’t see Timon either. Also didn’t see Belle.
    For the full was Goofy out twice - speedboat and football? That might be right - by the speedboat and by ESPN???
    Was Pluto out twice? I remember him near the end, and thinking I had already seen him...
    Yes, Goofy was definitely out twice - speedboat and football.

    Pluto - My picture was by the Grand Floridian (I think). I'm not sure if he was out again or not. He might have been.

    Oh, Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater were also out before MK.
     

    The Expert

    Has been to every Disney park in the world!
    Joined
    Nov 8, 2009
    @KevM - Putting lists together with some additions.
    Half:
    - Reindeer (not Sven).
    - Duffy
    - Queen of Hearts
    - Dopey
    - Pinocchio
    - Pluto
    - Yellow Dress Daisy
    - Speedboat Goofy
    - Lilo
    - Horace
    - Panchito

    Full:
    - Tinkerbell and Periwinkle(?)
    - Judy Hops & Nick Wilde
    - Hawaiian Stitch
    - Vanellope
    - White Rabbit
    - Jessie
    - Jafar
    - Gravediggers
    - Yellow Dress Daisy & Dress Coat & Top Hat Donald
    - 2 Country Bears
    - Football Goofy
    - Timon
    - Kevin
    - Hyacinth (pink hippo)
    - Aurora
    - Belle
    - Snow White
    - Max Goof
    - Speedboat Goofy
    - Safari Mickey
    - Minnie - Fiesta?
    - Pluto (was he out twice??)
    - Buzz Lightyear
    - Olaf
    - Flick & Atta
    On the full:
    Orange Bird statue and a speaker playing the theme song (out-and-back just before AK)
    Adventurer's Club (just past AK)

    465011
     
  • The Expert

    Has been to every Disney park in the world!
    Joined
    Nov 8, 2009
    Well, I did it! I ran my first full Marathon-ish! The conditions were my absolute worst nightmare. Honestly, it was BRUTAL for me. Heat is my kryptonite. My marathon pace in training was 12:00/mile so I knew to slow way down and did the first half at about 13:30/mile plus photo and character stops. Once the sun came up, it was impossible to run without spiking my heart rate, so I basically walked the back 13.1. I got to ride Everest(!) and grabbed a frothy drink in Epcot to cross the finish line with, though.

    I thought Disney did a great job with course support with the extra water stations and medical tents. Can't speak to transportation as I was on the first bus from Boardwalk at 2:25am and we were the second bus to arrive at the start area. Delay was annoying but they got the corrals off quick! I started in the front of F and saw LOTS of folks overdo it and go down along the way after MK (about the time the sun came up). I was grateful for the bagged ice and wet sponge!

    I was just about mile 22 when they cut BB so I do feel like there's a bit of an asterisk on this one, even though the corral walk-out and weaving put me over 26.2 that morning. It definitely wasn't the experience I expected, with a time of 6:30:44, but I feel proud for sticking it out. I'd love to know what I could've done without that hurdle, though. I am definitely coming back next year for a do-over! I did like the schedule of doing the 10K, then having the break between that and the full, so probably will do that again.

    Thanks to everyone for the help and advice along the way! It was great meeting some of you before the full. Next year, I'll pick a later flight so I can join in DATW!
     

    GuinnessRunner

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    May 16, 2018
    Congratulations to all that were out there this weekend! Happy to say that I have finally completed my first Dopey! Set personal worsts in every single race and I am more than ok with that! My goal was to have fun and finish with a smile on my face and I accomplished that despite challenging conditions. After getting injured in early December, I wasn't feeling at all confident going into the weekend, but the advice from this group was spot on as usual. Keeping a positive attitude was tough, but got me through the weekend. Couple quick thoughts:

    - Running 5-K and 10-K with oldest two DDs was priceless, especially since it was my oldest's first 10-K. So proud of her.
    - I thought RD did a good job of handling the heat with extra aid stations. They also seemed to learn their lesson from the 10-K (where they ran out of water bottles at the finish) and made sure they were better prepared for the half and full.
    - RD definitely has some thinking to do though about the logistics marathon morning. Course change didn't help them, but the fact that Disney was doing road work that reduced Epcot entrance to a single lane was just stupid. No communication between teams obviously. I was on an early bus so had no issues, but could see it coming.
    - Still processing the new course. Highway miles suck no matter where they occur and I was underwhelmed by BB. Mostly just a hot parking lot loop, with a few tight, sandy turns thrown in for fun. At that point I was pretty cooked, so maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I was feeling better? At least scenery was a bit better than WWoS and knowing there weren't a lot of highway miles to go after really helped.
    - Finally got to ride Everest! Awesome although getting my legs going again was a bit tough.
    - I really missed the gospel choir.
    - Not ashamed to admit I cried like a baby after crossing the finish. Accomplishing hard goals is awesome.
    - Strange, but my most vivid memory is actually after crossing the line, heading into the Challenge Tent and having the volunteer checking finishes on the computer say - "Congratulations Patrick. You're Dopey!" Awesome feeling.
    - Sorry to have missed the pre-race meet ups. DDs wanted to get character pictures pre-race and after waiting there we had to head to the corrals. Then social anxiety and nerves about the races got the best of me the next two mornings. Will try to make it happen for Star Wars weekend.

    Thanks to everyone for helping along the way. This is a wonderful group and I am glad to have found it.
     

    ashejen

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 20, 2003
    First, congrats to all the runners this weekend.
    Well that was an interesting Goofy challenge. First - thanks to everyone for the tracking, meetups, etc. I didn’t make it to DATW due to a last minute decision from my friends to do the boarding group thing Monday for ROTR. Finally made it to Epcot at 3pm and saw the group near France, I think! Thanks also to @DopeyBadger for all the coaching to everyone who posted In here. I’m definitely appreciative.

    After my injury in late November and minimal running due to recover between that and the race, I already had low expectations. I did a half at home in the Pac NW two weeks before the race and felt pretty good. Mind you, it was something like 45 degrees out.
    My last goofy was in 2018 - the cold one! This was a drastic change from that.

    I took it easy in the half, especially towards the end. I was hot but not unbearably so. Stopped for a photo or two at the short lines. Good run, but a bit slow. I’m regretting not stopping for Christmas Duffy.

    Sunday. Wow. On the bus from Shades at 3am and made it in plenty of time. My strategy going in was to run the first half and run / walk the second half. I figured this would get me in under 6, which is an all time PW (only other close one was when I almost got sick during Victoria and couldn’t eat for the last half). I managed to hold true to that, starting in D. Stopped for probably 5-7 photos but came in just under 6.

    thoughts: there seemed to be more long stretches with nothing on the course than I remember from 3 prior fulls. Maybe it’s just me...
    Blizzard beach was terrible. The parking lot felt long and then to have to look at the amazing water in the park? Torture.
    post race bus annoyance - it was past when the road in front of SOG reopened, but the bus driver refused to go there. So we all had to walk from the bus stop in poly the longest half mile shuffle ever. Super frustrating.

    Another fun and exhausting weekend! I’m really wishing RD would come back to Disneyland. The logistics behind the east coast races are tough.
     
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    1lilspark

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 7, 2016
    Reindeer aren't from any IP just the generic ones from Christmas Parade/Party... Toy Soldier with him originated from Babes In Toyland and now is a Christmas Party mainstay

    The Bears that were out were Shaker and Liverlips (for those that ran the Wine and Dine 5K this past year that race had the other two Bears Big Al and Wendell)
     

    JeffW

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Aug 3, 2011
    Congratulations to all the runners this weekend! This was marathon weekend #9 for me, but we had lots of family and friends in town during the races so I couldn't attend any meetups. Here are my thoughts (running 10k and Goofy this weekend).
    • I continue to be thankful for monorail resorts (for us, BLT). Reading about all of these problems with traffic makes we want to continue to avoid all busing on race mornings.
    • Running the 10k with my family (wife and two sons) continues to be the highlight of the weekend. We've run local races together, but Disney runs (especially the 10k course) are a special kind of fun.
    • I ran in 2013 and last year, and I thought this year's marathon heat was the worst of the 3, I think due to the humidity. All finishers should be proud of making it through that heat.
    • I ran the marathon almost 20 minutes slower than last year, even though my training was for 5 minutes slower. I had almost no muscle pain the next day, so it was definitely the heat that was limiting me. Every time I tried to drop down to planned race pace, my heart rate spiked.
    • Always keep the sponge for the rest of the race
    • I'm "meh" on the new course. Honestly, it wasn't a lot better or worse than the old one. I liked putting in more "road" miles early in the race around EPCOT. I found the stretch from the exit of AK to the entry of BB more mentally taxing than WWoS (I find the twists and turns more stimulating than a straight stretch of road). And I really missed the exit under Spaceship Earth.
    • The 20 minute delay was extremely frustrating, especially since it took away miles of running before sunrise. They'd better figure out a solution for next year.
    • The "3 building" expo continues to handle the crowds much better than the old 2 building setup.
    • Bring back Rudy
     

    ANIM8R

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 29, 2014
    Besides all of the awesomeness that accompanies running the WDW marathon, one other thing that I will miss about not participating this year (#867 on the list) is my shtick/joke at the end of the month acting distressed ("Ugh, it's already February and I've only run one marathon this year!" 🙄 )



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