Sunday, September 15, 2013

Why do you runDisney?

Mr. runDisney TV  #saveDennis
There has been a lot of rumors swirling around social medal over the past 72 hours about some shake ups at runDisney.  The rumors have been about budget cuts, job cuts, reorganizations, personal issues ect.  I have read the opinions of so many runDisney enthusiasts upset about the shake ups, saying that some of the things we have grown to love about runDisney will be "no more".   While these are parts of runDisney I will very much miss, I got to thinking--what made me do my first runDisney event?  What got me to become a huge fan of runDisney?

For me, it was just being at Walt Disney World on a random race weekend.  I did not know runDisney even existed until I was on a trip at WDW during the first week of January several years back.  They were setting up for marathon weekend.  As the week went on, more and more runners ascended on WDW and the excited began to mount.  I loved it!  The thought of running through the castle was the only thing that could ever get me to start running.  My favorite moment of every Disney vacation is the first glimpse of the castle in Magic Kingdom.  I started to think of--oh cool would it be to actually be part of a runDisney event?  I decided that the next year, I would be one of those runners!

What got you first interested in doing a runDisney event?  Where you a Disney fan first and then became a fan of runDisney or where you a runner first who decided to try out a runDisney event?  Do the "celebrities"  at the events make you want to be a part of it?  What about what you read in social media and in blogs?  The celebrities play absolutely no role for me in doing a runDisney event. Now I love being part of runDisney social media, but it had nothing to do with me becoming a Disney runners and it has nothing to do with me coming back for future events.  I am not saying that I have all the answers or all the facts--this is just one runners opinion.  If marketing costs was the issue, maybe cutting the cost of the celebs could be an answer.  It can't be cheap to cover all their costs.  Even though its not why I do the events, certain personalities of race weekend that were cut will be missed! Race morning just won't be the same.

That was my "why".  What is yours?  Why did you sign up for you first runDisney event?

A dream is a wish...


1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard any of these rumors.. Where are you reading this information? I'm really curious about what's going to happen...