It’s here! It’s finally here! Woohoo!
I’ve developed a solid affinity for WDW Marathon weekend, even though I’ve only raced it once. I signed up for the full in 2015 after failing to finish the Marine Corps Marathon; I deemed it my “revenge race” to prove to myself that I could still finish 26.2. I entered the weekend full of doubt and grumpiness…I didn’t even want to leave my hotel room. But lo and behold, I pulled myself out of my funk and had a fantastic time. I even joined a running team: Team Shenanigans!
I see this weekend as not just the Super Bowl of the runDisney series, but as a wholesome family reunion, as well. Friends and runners come from all different parts of the country and the world to reunite and run a few miles to earn some sweet bling…and maybe have a margarita or five along the way, too.
The past couple of days have brought on a ton of excitement via social media with the unveiling of the expo merchandise and race shirts:
Original article by Steven Miller: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/01/cross-the-finish-line-in-style-with-products-for-2017-walt-disney-world-marathon-weekend/
Side note, here are your expo hours! (Wide World of Sports)
- Wednesday, January 4 – Noon – 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, January 5 – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, January 6 – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, January 7 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
The race shirt designs are also really cute! These are the shirts that you will get when you pick up your bib and gEAR check bag:
Since I’m running Goofy Challege this year, I get three shirts!
When it comes to buying merchandise at the expo, I try to stay away from it. Every so often, there’s something that really catches my eye and I budget for it. Most of the time, though, the designs are too loud for my taste (I prefer simplicity and solid colors 98% of the time). I love wearing the race shirts, and these satisfies me enough so I don’t have to buy official runDisney merch.
As always, runDisney encourages you to be social!
To everyone…safe travels heading down to Florida, and I’ll see you then! Feel free to keep up with my adventures this weekend on the socials: @runDisneyBelle!
❤ Christina ❤