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June 16, 2013

Team AllEars Runner Profile: Evelyn DeLuccia

This year we'll be featuring some of the runners on Team AllEars. We asked them to tell our readers a little bit about themselves, their connection with Disney, runDisney, as well as Team AllEars. We hope you enjoy these runner profiles.

Name: Evelyn DeLuccia

Where Do You Live? : White Plains, New York

In Which runDisney Event Are You Participating?
The Dopey Challenge, January 2014

Why Do You Like to Run Disney Races? Disney races are fun running through the parks, meeting up with our team mates from Team AllEars, and of course touring the parks after the Races.

Why Did You Join Team AllEars? Originally I joined Team AllEars to have others to meet up and run with as well as working for the Avon. I also joined to share information, ideas, training, information about Disney, etc.

What Are Your Favorite Disney Attractions? Tower of Terror, Pirates of the Caribbean and Toy Story Mania are favorite attractions. I LOVE Disney at Christmas time. Osborne light show is awesome. Food and Wine Festival is one of my favorite things to do as well. As for Toy Story Mania, I get competitive playing. My favorite Restaurant is La Hacienda (new restaurant in Epcot) and my favorite Drink spot, LaCava!!!!!


June 23, 2013

Team AllEars Runner Profile: Rich Gairing

Name: Rich Gairing, Jr (Never Richard please unless I am in trouble)

Where Do You Life? I am from Newtown, CT – a great place to live

In Which runDisney Events Will You Be Participating: This year I will be too lucky with my Disney running (my wife calls it an addiction). I will be out in California in August for the Dumbo Double Dare and my Coast to Coast medal. Running my first 10k and getting to run in an inaugural race for once is going to be amazing!

Then in November, I get to team up with my Team AllEars friends again at the Wine and Dine, for my first real nighttime race. Finally, in January, I am capping off my running career with the Dopey Challenge. Four days of running with the most amazing people in the world (they have to be to wake up at 2 AM).

Why Do You Enjoy Running Disney Races The thing I love most about running Disney races are the following (like children – you can love them all the same): I love that you get to see the parks and the fans in such a different setting, to be able to ride a bus or monorail and say “I ran there” or “the DJ was up there."

I love being around people who are enthusiastic and are there for the fun of it all. I love the challenge and satisfaction of finishing a Disney race and getting that amazing bling. But most of all – I love the friends that I run with. Bonds are developed, and cemented during the Run Disney weekends, that will live forever.

What is Your Favorite Disney attraction or Restaurant and Why?
I love Splash Mountain and am amazed that they went to build such an amazing dark ride / thrill ride combo. The joy I get from seeing Brer Bear with the beehive on his nose, I laugh every time I see it. When it is working right, from Brer Rabbit hoppin’ along the boat, to the fountains overhead, to those mangy vultures – smiles every time. (Jungle Cruise is the my favorite old school ride & and Pooh’s Honey Hunt wins best overseas ride)

Why did you join Team AllEars? I joined TAE last year because I’ve had too many friends who suffered with breast cancer. While I am thankful so many were saved through science, I lost a close friend in July to this horrible disease. I think about her constantly, about her laugh and how loving she was to her family… and it just makes me angry that she wasn’t with us in January so I could share this with her. Sure my love of Disney and my desire to change my life were important, but I run for all those who are have, are, or will be fighting.


June 30, 2013

Team AllEars Runner Profile: Christine Surh

Where Do You Live?
I currently live in Levittown, NY on Long Island. I moved here with my husband about six years ago for his job. I am from Mohegan Lake, NY which is about an hour north of NYC. I hope to move back to that area someday.

In Which runDisney Events Will You Participate?
I will be doing the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon.

What do you Enjoy Most About Running Disney Races?
I haven't had a lot of experience with Disney races but what I enjoyed most about the ones I have done are seeing the characters and everyone cheering for you. It is really a fun time and spoils you for other races.

Why Did You Join Team AllEars?
I joined for two reasons. First, is in honor of my grandmother, who past away 16 years ago from breast and ovarian cancer. The second is my love of Disney. It was my grandmother who passed on that love of Disney. She and my grandfather always said that Disney knows how to do things right. I have a lot of memories of seeing Disney movies in my pajamas at the drive-in theater in the back of my grandparents station wagon. :) Last year was my first year on the team and I loved it. So glad to be back again this year.

What Is Your Favorite Disney Attraction or Restaurant and Why?
My favorite Disney attraction is It's a Small World. It is the one ride I have to go on every trip. It is a classic and I still enjoy it every time. And yes, the song is my phone ringtone.

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