Here’s our first look of the medals for January’s marathon weekend. Both the marathon and the Goofy challenge medal have had a bit of makeover with mixed reviews. We love the marathon medal, with the castle in the middle and a little Mickey. It’s quite classy and fits well with the 5k, 10k and half medals. We of course love Dopey too although the ribbon colour is a bit of a strange choice.
The Goofy challenge medal has returned to being quite colourful again after the special anniversary additional last year. We’ve seen a really positive response on facebook but we’re not that keen sorry, it looks a bit childish and run of the mill to us. Runners at the New York Marathon expo this weekend got to have a look and feel of the medals, but someone got a bit too feely and walked off with the marathon medal (which is why we haven’t been supplied with a decent photo of it from our source for the events page). I wonder if it’s on ebay yet.
We’re getting six of these beauties after completing Dopey but our favourite is one we don’t get, the children’s race one with the Steamboat Willie design. If any kids would like to swap for the Goofy medal…
The remaining medal is for the Castaway Cay Challenge, for completing the 5k on board a Disney cruise as well as any marathon weekend races.