Hal just posted a link to the following story:
Ugh! Do I do it or "just" do the Goofy? I don't want to be at Disney for four days, especially the day of the 5K...What would I do all day long after the race? If it was condensed into two days, I'd absolutely do it. For example, do the half on Saturday morning, then the 10K late afternoon, then on Sunday run the marathon in the morning and shuffle through the 5K later on. I know Disney won't do that though because they want the runners out of the park before it opens to the public. Not to mention it would probably cost $600 or so just to enter, then add in the additional hotel nights and the flight change fee. Paying $320 for the Goofy is bad enough!
What's up with giving medals to 5K finishers??? Is this the future of running? Is it becoming like Little League where if you show up - no matter how terrible you are - you get the same recognition as the best player on the team? Which is not to imply that I'm the best - far from it, but finishing a marathon is significantly more difficult than finishing a 5K, and I feel really jaded when races give the same medal to the 5K folks as to the full marathon people. Heck I don't even like when the half and full get the same medal.