Episode 115 – Rudy Novotny (runDisney Announcer), Part 2

Rudy NovotnyWe conclude a 2-part interview with runDisney Sports Host Rudy Novotny. In part 1, Rudy shared with us about his history in running, some of his tips for runners, the cool story of how he started doing race announcing and later started doing that for runDisney, some “behind the scenes” of what it’s like to announce the runDisney races, and more!

Now, in this episode, Rudy talks about…

  • A couple bizarre reasons for race delays he’s experienced
  • How they manage their energy on stage when there is a delay or a lot of starting waves
  • What a race announcer or sports host does—what their purpose is
  • What he loves most about the runDisney races
  • Some of the runDisney runner costumes that stand out to him
  • What he loves most about race announcing for non-runDisney races
  • Special memories from finish lines
  • Tips for first-time runners, runDisney and otherwise
  • What he never gets asked that he wishes people would ask him
  • How he feel about people not “bothering” him at events
  • Getting mistaken for Jeff Galloway
  • If he could have any job working for the Walt Disney Company, what it would be and why—he actually has two
  • How Bill Rogers and runDisney helped him out personally a few years ago
  • What inspires him
  • His advice to you for following your dreams
  • Shameless Plug Time

 

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