We were all speculating what the big runDisney announcement would be today. New course? New challenge? More entries? Well the it turns out it is news about the Tinker Bell Half Marathon for 2015, it is moving to Mother’s Day weekend! Here is the official announcement:
It has always been in January (2013 will be it’s third year). The Disney World Marathon weekend is currently the weekend right before the Tinker Bell Half Marathon. Some people felt that it didn’t get the attention it deserved since it was in the shadows of Marathon weekend. I’m not going to lie, I am pretty happy about that Tink moved because I love the Mother’s Day buffet in the Disneyland Hotel Ballroom, so this is a win win for me. I am also happy that I don’t have to run Dopey and than another 10k and half marathon immediately the next weekend in 2015 (like am doing this year).
On the flip side, the last 2 years I have earned my Coast to Coast medal right off the bat in January running both WDW Marathon weekend and the Tinker Bell Half. Now there will be no Coast to Coast until May at the earliest. This also brings me to the weather issue. Generally speaking May is a lot more toasty than January. May however, is still not as hot as Labor Day 😉 (Disneyland Half).
What are your thoughts? Happy about the change? Not happy? Totally impartial???
( Can I add that I am writing and posting this while on my Southwest Flight home from Florida. I love technology! Yay airplane wifi!)