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  • On Sep 24, 2023
    Elizabeth from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When does registration for the Dopey challenge 2025 open? I know it sells out quick so I need to be ready to register as soon as it opens right? I can still register even if I don’t have a run Disney membership right?

    Hi Elizabeth! Welcome to planDisney.

    Every mile is truly magic at any runDisney event weekend, even the 48.6 Magical Miles needed to complete the Dopey Challenge. My favorite Disney memory is from 2019 when I crossed the finish line during the Walt Disney World Marathon to conquer my own Dopey Challenge. Let's cover a few details to set you up for success in registering.

    The 2024-2025 runDisney schedule is not quite out yet, but from a historical point of view, we can make a few predictions. Keep an eye on runDisney social pages and the Disney Parks Blog at the beginning of the year for upcoming schedule announcements. This past year Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend registration opened to the general public on April 11, 2023. You should probably expect a similar time frame this upcoming year.

    While Club runDisney members do have the opportunity to register a few days early, it is not necessary. I personally have never been a club member and have always been successful in securing my desired events. Here are my tips and tricks.

    Set up your runDisney account now. On the day of registration, log into your runDisney account about 15 minutes ahead of "go time." I start "refreshing" my event page about 5-10 minutes early. Occasionally, you will get placed in the virtual queue a few minutes early. Once you are in the waiting queue, do not refresh! Have your credit card ready to go. Your spot in the event is only official after you submit payment. Good Luck.

    Happy Training,
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