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I’m Karen, a 27year old Disney obsessed newbie runner! I was never all that interested in running, I liked to sprint in school but for no farther than 300m. Well all that changed last year when I realized that my next Disney World vacation would coinside with the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend. This became my first ever RunDisney Race and well… I’m hooked! Now I like running and I LOVE running at Disney.
I’m from a small town in Dublin, Ireland and within that town is a local cancer support centre that I hadn’t even heard of until my Mam started attending. That centre made a massive difference in my Mam’s life all throughout her treatment and recovery and I want to give back. Myself (26), my Dad (48) and my Sister (21) will all be travelling to Orlando in January 2016 to participate in the Dopey Challenge with the aim of raising funds and awareness for this wonderful support centre. We’ll be working our butts off between now and then and I’ll be documenting my training plan and progress here as well as all my trip planning too because we’re hardly going to go all that way and not have a holiday too right?The official sign up and information regarding the 2016 Dopey challenge is not yet available so to get started here is the low down on rundisney’s 2015 Dopey Challenge:
Four courses through Walt Disney World® Theme Parks totaling 48.6 miles
Walt Disney World® 5K – Epcot®
6:15 a.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015
Walt Disney World® 10K – Epcot®
5:30 a.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015
Walt Disney World® Half Marathon Start/Finish: Epcot®
5:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015
Walt Disney World® Marathon Start/Finish: Epcot®
5:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 11, 2015