2014 Dopey Challenge – WDW Family Fun Run 5K
I was beyond excited to run the 2014 Walt Disney World Family Fun Run 5K because I was not only running this event with my family, but our close family friends! We were running in costume and chose Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs because this was the Inaugural Dopey Challenge and we had 8 runners! I had a Snow White Costume in my closet and worked hard on finishing making and purchasing items for all our costumes!
The 2014 Walt Disney World Family Fun Run 5K began in the Epcot Explore parking lot and ran through World Showcase, back into Future World and back out to the Explore parking lot. The plan was to take our time, not stop for character stops since we had our children with us, but to continue to move forward with all 8 of us towards the finish line. We had four adults running with 4 children ages 6, 7, 8 and 10.
The 3 older children and the husbands ran through the park, but every so often we would catch up to them – finding them sitting on a park bench waiting for us. I had told them to expect runners to ask to take their photos and I was not wrong. They were posing like models when we caught up to them and we even made it to the runDisney Facebook page!
It took us about an hour to get through the 3.1 miles and I was so happy that we all got to cross the finish line together as one big family! Soon after we received our Pluto themed 5K medallions, I got into line for the Dopey wrist band, then we posed for photos, picked up our water and POWERADE, runDisney ration boxes, bananas and then got onto the bus for time for the 6 and 7 year old to run the Kid Races!!!