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Disney's Wide World of Sports / runDisney Disney Marathon Events Discuss WDW Marathon in the Miscellaneous Disney forums; Show 4 was excellant. I really enjoyed the discussion between Lou and the great Mike "Dole whip" Scopa. I have also been training and have entered the 2008 Marathon How ...
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    Show 4 was excellant. I really enjoyed the discussion between Lou and the great Mike "Dole whip" Scopa.

    I have also been training and have entered the 2008 Marathon

    How many other forum members will be at the start line in January?

    An even more interesting question is how many of us will make the finish?
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    I'm hoping to be in the half-marathon. I have to start training. I was going to start in February, but I got a sinus infection and it really hindered my chances to train. But I'm hoping to train and be there in 2008. Does anyone know if there is a deadline to register and if there is a limit to how many people can register?
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    Doug Butabi: So anyways, I was standing there waiting to use the pay phone.
    Steve Butabi: Yeah, he was, seriously.
    Doug Butabi: And this guy who was on the phone, turns around and tips his hat like this.
    Steve Butabi: And who do you think that guy was?
    Doug Butabi: Lou Mongello.
    Steve Butabi: The Disney World Trivia man, I swear to God, I was there.
    Doug Butabi: Of course you were, you were the one who yelled the Podcaster's name.
    Steve Butabi: I was like, "LOU!!!"

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    Oh man, I would love to. It's such a great excuse to get back into running. I used to be an avid runner, but also, a nagging ITB injury, a three-year-old and a 5-week old have kept me off the road for a while. Maybe I should aim for the half and it would be a good excuse to bring the fam back (and of course return for myself as well). I'm excited to see how many people might go from this forum.
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    I would love to be there, BUT - I am already scheduled for a veterinaty medicine conference in Orlando (just offsite at the Gaylord Palms) which runs Jan 19-23 - I think that's a week after the marathon weekend. I did the same conference in 2005 when the weekends overlapped - went to Epcot on the Friday and after seeing all the port-a-pots off in the parking lot I remembered the marathon - sorry I hadn't planned for it then.

    I was checking future dates - I have my annual conference dates through 2020, but I have not been able to find any Marathon dates beyond 2008.

    Does anyone have future Marathon dates?? 2009 and beyond??
    I'll ask Disney to see if the dates have been released - hope I get a response...

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    I was wondering if anyone is going to run the Race for the Taste 10K race in October. I'm thinking of registering for it as a test/warmup to half-marathon in January. I think it would be cool to have a group of us DWT members running as a group.
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    Doug Butabi: So anyways, I was standing there waiting to use the pay phone.
    Steve Butabi: Yeah, he was, seriously.
    Doug Butabi: And this guy who was on the phone, turns around and tips his hat like this.
    Steve Butabi: And who do you think that guy was?
    Doug Butabi: Lou Mongello.
    Steve Butabi: The Disney World Trivia man, I swear to God, I was there.
    Doug Butabi: Of course you were, you were the one who yelled the Podcaster's name.
    Steve Butabi: I was like, "LOU!!!"

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    I would love to run the "Race for the taste". Running through my favourite place with food included...heaven. I don't think I can justify another trip. We are over in August and then in January for the Marathon so I don't think so
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    Quote Originally Posted by jswalker1981 View Post
    I'm hoping to be in the half-marathon. I have to start training. I was going to start in February, but I got a sinus infection and it really hindered my chances to train. But I'm hoping to train and be there in 2008. Does anyone know if there is a deadline to register and if there is a limit to how many people can register?
    I don't think there is deadline but once it is full that is it. I believe the "Goofy" where you run the half and full marathon is full already.

    Cost is $95 or $90 for DVC/Cast Members DVC members can register through the DVCMember website or call WDW Wide World of Sports for an entry form
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    Quote Originally Posted by Britmick View Post
    I don't think there is deadline but once it is full that is it. I believe the "Goofy" where you run the half and full marathon is full already.

    Cost is $95 or $90 for DVC/Cast Members DVC members can register through the DVCMember website or call WDW Wide World of Sports for an entry form
    For some very weird reason, I managed to get the registration for the Goofy so I will be there for only my second trip to the world. If the cotton wont rub to much I might try to wear a WDWRadio T-shirt (or Mousetunes if they haven't been designed by then? )

    Or Maybe we can have a post race weekend drink at Raglan Road on the Sunday night?
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    Hey to everyone!
    This sounds great that everyone wants to get together for the half marathon in 2008.I'm going and I have been training.I injured my calf muscle and I can't restart to train til next week when the doc says I can.I have been doing light weight training and riding my bike 3.8 miles.
    The race for the taste sounds good to try,I don't know if i can make that one.I will let you know if I can.Going to the kingdom this week!!!!! the 15-18!!!
    Oh yeah Lou said he was training for the half marathon in 2009,any word on his progress?? Like to know.
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    There is no deadline but there are only so many slots. I expect that by August everything will be filled.

    Still not sure if I am going back for 2008. The crowded field made it tough to run the way I like to run.

    Race for the Taste is a fun race because you get to run through MGM and EPCOT and they feed you pretty well at the end. That too has grown like 300% in the last few years.
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    I'm inspired to run in the '09 1/2 Marathon (I'm so old, fat and out of shape it's not even funny! ). I started training today with my first brisk walk other than at WDW in about a year.

    I'm hoping to run in the Race for the Taste in fall of '08 if my trip lines up with that. Does anyone know when that is usually held?

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    Im planning on doing the half in 2008. I did it in 2007 and it was a blast! I had every intention of doing the Race for the Taste in October, but unfortunately I now have a wedding to go to . Im gonna have to go down for the food and wine festival anyway!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediGamer View Post
    I'm inspired to run in the '09 1/2 Marathon (I'm so old, fat and out of shape it's not even funny! ). I started training today with my first brisk walk other than at WDW in about a year.

    I'm hoping to run in the Race for the Taste in fall of '08 if my trip lines up with that. Does anyone know when that is usually held?
    The race for the taste is typically in October during the Food and Wine Festival.

    P.S. GO COWBOYS!!!
    The Butabi brothers from Night at the Roxbury:

    Doug Butabi: So anyways, I was standing there waiting to use the pay phone.
    Steve Butabi: Yeah, he was, seriously.
    Doug Butabi: And this guy who was on the phone, turns around and tips his hat like this.
    Steve Butabi: And who do you think that guy was?
    Doug Butabi: Lou Mongello.
    Steve Butabi: The Disney World Trivia man, I swear to God, I was there.
    Doug Butabi: Of course you were, you were the one who yelled the Podcaster's name.
    Steve Butabi: I was like, "LOU!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS View Post
    There is no deadline but there are only so many slots. I expect that by August everything will be filled.

    Still not sure if I am going back for 2008. The crowded field made it tough to run the way I like to run.

    Race for the Taste is a fun race because you get to run through MGM and EPCOT and they feed you pretty well at the end. That too has grown like 300% in the last few years.
    Hi Mike, just a quick question, does everyone who hasn't already got their own get given a Champion Chip so that their times are recorded? I believe they are like a plastic disc that go on your shoe.
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    Thanks for the information! The Race for the Taste is a 5 K, right?

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