Disney World Adds Fourth Race To Marathon Weekend

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Mar. 25, 2013
  • Updated Mar. 25, 2013 at 3:10 PM UTC
Runners that finish all four races at Walt Disney World's marathon weekend in January will complete the Dopey Challenge. Photo: Matt Stroshane

Four races in four days await runners in Florida.

Feeling Dopey?

With Walt Disney World’s addition of a fourth race to its Marathon weekend in January, runners who complete every event will have completed the Dopey Challenge.

Organizers announced the addition of a 10K, so now there are four races in four days: 5K on Thursday, 10K on Friday, half-marathon on Saturday and a marathon on Sunday.

The Goofy Challenge, which is running the half- and the full marathons, still exists. Anyone who finishes all four races would receive six medals — one for each race, along with both challenges.

The 2014 event is slated for Jan. 9-12, with registration opening April 9.

For more: Runner’s World


Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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