Ok, first these are RUMORS and are UNOFFICIAL. I do not work for runDisney. These are all just rumors a little birdie told me.
Here are the rumors floating around:
runDisney is adding a 10k in 2014 to Walt Disney Marathon week in January which could possibly be Friday and the 5k moves to Thursday, this what it may look like. I would think they might do it like they are at Disneyland Half where the 5k and 10k are at different times on the same day though.
The Dopey Challenge may become official. People have been calling running the Goofy Challenge (Half and Full) along with the 5k the “Dopey”. This may now mean there IS a medal for doing it, but I think it may be the 10k with the Half and Full, not the 5k. My reasonings are that the 5k isn’t timed and also that it looks like the starting price for Dopey could be $495! The half, full, and 10k could possibly all be around $160 which makes sense than the $495 price tag.
I love anything runDisney so this is exciting, but I am certainly waiting for official announcement to get VERY excited.
I have heard the increasing price tag along with the increase in people on the course has made some runners very unhappy. Others are just happy to run the race. What is your opinion? Are veteran runDisney runners getting scared away by growing cost and crowds or is it all part of the fun that makes the miles magical?
If there is an “official” Dopey I would certainly love to run it 🙂