• On Feb 6, 2020
    Dana from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When does registration open for Marathon Weekend 2021 at Disney World? and does the Dopey Challenge sell out?

    We're so glad you stopped by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Dana! Clocking in at 48.6 miles in four consecutive days, the Dopey Challenge is the ultimate runDisney experience and is only for the toughest of the tough marathoners. This year, almost 6,500 runners completed the Dopey Challenge, and out of those, several hundred are considered "perfectly Dopey," meaning they have run every single Dopey Challenge since it began in 2014!

    Although I'm a big fan of runDisney races, I have yet even to think about signing up anything longer than a half marathon, so I turned to my friend and former panelist, Lori, for her advice. In her experience, the Dopey Challenge did sell out quickly in its first few years, but now it typically takes several weeks before it is sold out. The shorter races during Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, such as the 5K and 10K, fill up much more quickly. She even remembers the exact date last year that registrations opened- April 16. Of course, this can change from year to year, so I recommend joining the runDisney mailing list for up to date information, which can be found at the bottom of the page on the runDisney website. 

    Good luck with your training, Dana, but be careful not to overdo it, because burnout can lead to becoming Grumpy! The runDisney website has some great training programs designed by former Olympian, Jeff Galloway. If you need any more advice, remember we're all ears!

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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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