• On Sep 8, 2020
    Jen from NE Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I'm wanting celebrate my 50th Birthday by running the Dopey Challenge. Can you tell me when registration opens?

    Hello, Jen! We're so glad you stopped by planDisney with your question.

    I'm very inspired by your big birthday goal! I am considering running the Walt Disney World Marathon for my 50th, but the Dopey Challenge is the ultimate way to salute this milestone life event! While Dopey Dwarf seems innocent and sweet, this race is anything but...it's a true test of endurance that covers a distance across Walt Disney World Resort of 48.6 miles. Nearly 45,000 Dopey Challengers have signed up over the years, and the majority will tell you that it's well worth those months of training and lack of sleep!

    Unfortunately, all the races for the 2021 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend have sold out. Registrations were capped at a much lower number for 2021 due to social distancing measures, and according to an article I read, all the events sold out within 20 minutes when race registration opened up in May. Typically, registration for the general public (there is pre-registration for Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and Golden Oak Residents) takes place in mid-April each year. The best way to get information is to sign up for updates from runDisney through their website. I also suggest following them on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, and the Disney Parks Blog. And just like Cinderella, when the clock strikes 10:00 AM EST on registration day, plan to be at your computer!

    Lace up those sneakers, and get ready to run those magical miles in 2022, Jen! All of us here at planDisney will be ChEARing you on!

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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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