Coast to Coast Challenge Update

Ever since the new special edition Coast to Coast Challenge pink medal was announced for the Princess Half Marathon and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon, questions have been circulating.  Can we now get 2 Coast to Coast medals?!?  It wasn’t clear.

Well now it is and YES, in 2014 you have the ability to earn 2 Coast to Coast medals (if your wallet allows).

Coast to Coast Medals

Here is the official info from the runDisney website:

Only in 2014, runners can earn each version of the Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal.  Each race can only count once towards a Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal; to earn both medals in 2014 four races – two on each coast – must be completed. 

So that means you MUST complete Disney’s Princess Half Marathon and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon, along with one of the following races in Walt Disney World:

  • Walt Disney World Marathon
  • Walt Disney World Half Marathon
  • Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge
  • Dopey Challenge
  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon

AND the Disneyland Half Marathon or the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge.  That’s a lot of money running!!!

While I would LOVE to have both of these medals, I don’t think it’s in the cards for me.  The Tinker Bell Half Marathon is too close to Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and I’m already signed up for the 10K and Half Marathon.  Plus, it’s quite the investment to take a trip to California twice in one year for me and that’s just not in the cards.  But I can’t wait to see how many of YOU take on this challenge!  Will you be getting 2 Coast to Coast medals in 2014?    

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  • While I have no plans on earning either one of the coast to coast medals, I think that I am more paranoid about not getting into the Tinekrbell Half at ALL! Offering it to early registration for Princess Half runners, even if a small number, really limits things for those of us who just want to do ONE Disney race a year. This year, I did Tinkerbell and I am doing the Dumbo Double Dare, but next year, I’d like to just do Tink. Seems that if you have enough money, and can do Cost to Coast, then you get in. 🙁 Not much left for those of us who want to try and be ‘legacy’ runners. Boo.

    • It really is getting expensive and i’m going to have to pick and choose as well for 2014 🙁
      The amount of early registrations for Tink is supposed to be very limited, so hopefully it won’t sell out too fast when it goes on sale publicly.

  • Wow, I wish! That’s a lot of money. As much as I’d love to be attending Princess , even that’s out of budget. I’m aiming for W & D 11/14. Unless I win the lottery, then I’m doing all of them, LOL

    • I really love Princess weekend, but it’s very expensive to travel that weekend. I’m still on the fence, but the new Glass Slipper challenge is very tempting…

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