Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Apr 13, 2012
    Michael from KY Asked

    Considering running Goofy 2013. Wondering if you know of people still being able to enjoy the parks after running these races (day of)? Also, do Disney host resorts offer breakfast early the day of races? Thank you!

    Hello fellow Kentuckian!   I am impressed that you are considering the Goofy Challenge!  That is definitely on my list of things I want to do.
    I think that your ability to enjoy the parks after those races will all depend on two things. 
    1) How well-trained and prepared you are for the race.  If you have properly trained, then I think you will be fine.  I do know of several of my friends who have completed the Goofy and then vacationed that week with their families.  I would probably make Sunday (after the marathon) a rest day, but then I say, Go For It!
    2)  The second thing I think you should think about is running smart races.  I think that the goal for most Goofy Challengers is to cross both finish lines in an  upright position.  Don't go for personal records on either race.  Run a smart, relaxed race, knowing that you won't be getting your fastest times, but you will be having a great time!

    For breakfast, there will be a few coffee type/snack shops open at some resorts on race mornings.  Your best bet is to get on the bus early enough (I like to be on the first bus out!) to eat once you get to the starting line area.  You will find EVERYTHING you need there.  There are food carts there that have everything from a hot bacon and egg breakfast to bagels, fruit, and coffee. 

    If you really want to treat yourself, sign up for the Race Retreat package.  The Race Retreat is a climate-controlled tent that offers food, drinks, sofas, characters, bag check-in, private bathrooms, and much more!  That link takes you to the chEAR squad information page, you can click on "race retreat" on the left for more information.

    I hope this helps!  Let me know if you have any other questions, and good luck with your Goofy Challenge!
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Meet the Panelist: Lori, Indiana

I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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