Memories from Marathon Weekend

Today marks the first day of Disney World Marathon Weekend.  After having been at Disney World the past two years for this exciting weekend of running, I’m a bit sad that Preston and I won’t be there this weekend, especially since this weekend holds such a special place in our hearts.

It was at Marathon Weekend in 2013 that Preston ran his first marathon and I was inspired to start running.

Before the marathon started

Before the marathon started

Preston after he finished the marathon

Preston after he finished the marathon

The prized medal for the 20th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Marathon

The prized medal for the 20th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Marathon

And it was at Marathon Weekend in 2014 that I ran my first half marathon and Preston completed the inaugural Dopey Challenge.

Running through Cinderella's Castle was one of the highlights of the race! Photo Credit: MarathonFoto

Running through Cinderella’s Castle was one of the highlights of the race!
Photo Credit: MarathonFoto

Almost done!

Almost done!

With Minnie just before crossing the finish line Photo Credit: MarathonFoto

With Minnie just before crossing the finish line
Photo Credit: MarathonFoto

Crossing the finish line of my first half marathon! Photo Credit: MarathonFoto

Crossing the finish line of my first half marathon!
Photo Credit: MarathonFoto

During the marathon

During the marathon

afterfinish

Celebrating after the fourth and final race of the Dopey Challenge!

To those who are participating this year, good luck with your races, but more importantly, have fun.  Be sure to post lots of pictures on social media.  I can’t wait to live vicariously through all of you!

QOTD: What is your favorite memory from Marathon Weekend?

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16 Responses to Memories from Marathon Weekend

  1. Awesome memories from such special weekends! I am feeling a little nostaligc this weekend as well. I can’t believe it’s been one year since I ran the marathon!
    Karen @karenlovestorun

  2. I hate I’m missing it this year too but I chose to do Princess weekend instead this year. And I just LOVE that 20th anniversary marathon medal! It’s my favorite medal of all of the ones I have!

  3. Lesley says:

    The weekend I feel it is Princess since that was my first one. I am bummed I’m not there this year but I had fun with family last year.

  4. Congratulations to the both of you!
    2013 was also my first marathon at Disney. It such a great first one. That’s probably the best medal I have. Maybe Preston will run w you for your first full one there:)

  5. I’m sad I’m not running WDW this weekend either 😦 never done it before, but all the excitement on the TrD Facebook page is making me wish I was!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Love that you and Preston have these Marathon Weekend memories! I am sure many more to come in the future 🙂

  7. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    So I must say, I don’t really get the Disney race thing. I love Disney, but I have a hard time stomaching the cost. With that said, I would love to run Dopey, lol.

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