Yeah I saw the registration dates and knew then that I’m not doing it. I can’t even really think about runDisney again for a few months. Unless, that is, there is some kind of Liner group going for Coast to Coast challenge. I could maaaaaybe get behind that in time for registration.
My resolve revolves around laser eyes. You know what I mean. Not worth taking those lasers for a solo running trip, but if its combined with some Liner meetups and joint trip reporting or something of that nature, maybe.
I think this will be my last use of the laser excuse. DW has been doing really well lately. Better than in many years. I definitely made the right decision to cancel Dopey. So no more lasers. But I still think she would laugh at me if I proposed another rD trip now. I would have to have a really strong case to push back at all.
Fixed that for you. Actually I expect it to sell out in “negative” time. For dopey last year I was in the queue something like 15 minutes before registration opened and by the time I got in, Dopey was sold out.
I think I am only signing up for Princess for 2024. Running Disney in November, January & February this year I am missing out on a lot of good local races. I also really enjoy going to Disney & running Celebration. The parks aren’t as crowded & the Festival of the Arts is going on.
I’m going to try and register (with two runDisney veterans) for the 10K, but I am not holding my breath. Maybe the 10K will be available a few seconds longer than the half or the challenge…? It would be my first runDisney race.
My interest in the coast-to-cost has been peeked. I just did a quick search on flights to enable a coast-to-coast trip and it is not looking good for me. Starting and ending in Canada is going to make it pricey!
If I fly to MCO on Jan2, then to LAX on Jan 10 then home on Jan 14, it is showing around $1,200CAD.
Then add the $389USD challenge fee for DL and then an estimate of $675USD for the Dopey challenge.
Without accommodation and park tickets, we are looking at approximately $2,200 USD.
Hotel would be 8 nights in WDW approximately $205 USD = $1,700 plus 4 nights in Cali at approximately $250 USD = $1,000.
We are looking at around $5,000 USD.
I would then need park tickets of course!
7 days at WDW wit PH would be around $800USD. 3 days in DL are around $420USD.
Now we have a total of around $6,300 or let’s say $6,500USD.
I’ve considered this for one night, but the more I thought about it the worse the idea seemed. On one hand, it would be easier on a rD trip since you’re waking up at 230 anyways, but on the other hand (that would be the dominant hand) the likelihood of getting zero sleep and running a race is a truly awful idea.