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2gr8DisneyKids
08-02-2011, 02:35 PM
Signing up with a friend for the WDW 1/2 on Jan 7th! DH is going to run the 5K and DS will be running the Mickey Mile! :goodvibes

Anyone else running and where are you staying?

Depending on the deals (AP vs. race deal) it will be POFQ or POLY for us!

luvdiz2
08-02-2011, 03:54 PM
I will be doing the 1/2 again this year.

grantclaire
08-02-2011, 05:12 PM
My DD16 is going to run the 5K just for fun! She is training for another 1/2. Hoping to stay at the Beach Club.

Hockeychic
08-02-2011, 05:50 PM
Have gone every year since 2007 or 2006 can't remember done everything from the 5K to Goofy. Tons of fun. We stay at POP. This year we are doing the Marathon Relay. Need new bling

Reifsy
08-02-2011, 06:45 PM
I am running the Full. Haven't decided where to stay yet. Guess I should get on that pretty soon:)

nepean
08-02-2011, 07:36 PM
DH is running the 1/2 and I am getting up early to watch him do so. We are staying off site at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Kissimmee. We are arriving Dec 18 and driving back after race weekend.

Nepean

maryliz
08-02-2011, 07:56 PM
1/2 Marathon for us ... it's me, DD14, DSis, and 2 adult nephews all participating. Some will be running, others of us will be power walking. This will be mine and DSis' 2nd Half at WDW ... the 4 sisters did the Half in 2005. :goodvibes

We are staying at Kidani Village at AKL. :thumbsup2

surfer_ed
08-05-2011, 04:56 PM
I can never seem to make the WDW Marathon timing workout for me with owrk. Maybe a dumb question but anyone know if a guy can run the Princess or Tinkerbell 1/2? They seem to cater to female runners.

2gr8DisneyKids
08-05-2011, 05:49 PM
I can never seem to make the WDW Marathon timing workout for me with owrk. Maybe a dumb question but anyone know if a guy can run the Princess or Tinkerbell 1/2? They seem to cater to female runners.

I know each year more and more men run the princess and I know you can register for the tinker bell, but I bet more men will run the princess. I think you can search for the percentages... There was a piece about men running it after the tink race was announced.

surfer_ed
08-08-2011, 03:45 PM
Thanks

KellifromCanada
08-10-2011, 10:15 AM
This is our first year for the Marathon Weekend. My dh is going to do the Goofy Challenge. A question: how do we find the race kit pick up area and when is it usually open? I'm assuming there is disney provided transportation?:confused3

Thanks so much!!!

Kelli

2gr8DisneyKids
08-10-2011, 11:29 AM
This is our first year for the Marathon Weekend. My dh is going to do the Goofy Challenge. A question: how do we find the race kit pick up area and when is it usually open? I'm assuming there is disney provided transportation?:confused3

Thanks so much!!!

Kelli

Here is the info from the WDW site...

And I know for the princess transportation is only from the race resorts, but I believe all resorts are race resorts for this one!

Packet Pick-Up
Location: Jostens® Center and HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

All runners are required to attend Disney's Health & Fitness Expo for race number and Packet Pick-Up. You will need to download your personalized race number pick-up card/waiver form online and bring it with you to Packet Pick-Up at the Expo when it becomes available online before the event.

To see more information about the Packet Pick-Up process and Absentee Packet Pick-Up, please visit our Event Details page.

Disney's Health & Fitness Expo

Thursday, January 5, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Friday, January 6, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Saturday, January 7, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

BACON
08-11-2011, 12:43 AM
Is anyone running the DL 1/2 marathon next month? I'm chasing the coast-to-coast medal and I'm getting more and more excited as the days go by.

KellifromCanada
08-11-2011, 09:15 AM
Here is the info from the WDW site...

And I know for the princess transportation is only from the race resorts, but I believe all resorts are race resorts for this one!

Packet Pick-Up
Location: Jostens® Center and HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

All runners are required to attend Disney's Health & Fitness Expo for race number and Packet Pick-Up. You will need to download your personalized race number pick-up card/waiver form online and bring it with you to Packet Pick-Up at the Expo when it becomes available online before the event.

To see more information about the Packet Pick-Up process and Absentee Packet Pick-Up, please visit our Event Details page.

Disney's Health & Fitness Expo

Thursday, January 5, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Friday, January 6, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Saturday, January 7, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

So when we google "ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex", it shows far far away from the parks. Can this be right?

Also, if I want to see my dh cross the finish @ the Marathon, am I going to have to use up a park ticket?

Thanks.

Kelli

2gr8DisneyKids
08-11-2011, 09:21 AM
So when we google "ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex", it shows far far away from the parks. Can this be right?

Also, if I want to see my dh cross the finish @ the Marathon, am I going to have to use up a park ticket?

Thanks.

Kelli

It is right over by CBR and POP... just farther away from the parks, but still on Disney property and owned by Disney.

The finish is actually just outside Epcot in the parking lot right by the bag drop. It is the opposite side of the Monorail from the bus area, so no park ticket needed. :goodvibes

KellifromCanada
08-11-2011, 10:12 AM
It is right over by CBR and POP... just farther away from the parks, but still on Disney property and owned by Disney.

The finish is actually just outside Epcot in the parking lot right by the bag drop. It is the opposite side of the Monorail from the bus area, so no park ticket needed. :goodvibes

AWSOME!!! Thanks. :cheer2:

Kelli

mommylo
08-11-2011, 10:17 AM
Signed up for the Tinkerbell 1/2 and Princess 1/2 (Coast to Coast medal!). Going solo for the races.

2gr8DisneyKids
08-11-2011, 11:11 AM
Signed up for the Tinkerbell 1/2 and Princess 1/2 (Coast to Coast medal!). Going solo for the races.

AWESOME!!! :goodvibes

Saylan
08-16-2011, 10:03 AM
Is anyone running the DL 1/2 marathon next month? I'm chasing the coast-to-coast medal and I'm getting more and more excited as the days go by.

I and my DBF are running the DL 1/2 in September (day before my birthday!) and i've signed up for the Half in January. I'm thinking of doing the relay but so far I've been unsuccessful at convincing DBF he wants to run it with me. :rotfl:

pilk
08-17-2011, 09:30 AM
1/2 Marathon for us ... it's me, DD14, DSis, and 2 adult nephews all participating. Some will be running, others of us will be power walking. This will be mine and DSis' 2nd Half at WDW ... the 4 sisters did the Half in 2005. :goodvibes

We are staying at Kidani Village at AKL. :thumbsup2

We'll see you at AKL. We are staying with friends at AKL, not sure if in Jumbo or Kidani. I'll be running the 1/2. It will be my first official run :goodvibes

Jon

BACON
08-17-2011, 07:24 PM
I and my DBF are running the DL 1/2 in September (day before my birthday!) and i've signed up for the Half in January. I'm thinking of doing the relay but so far I've been unsuccessful at convincing DBF he wants to run it with me. :rotfl:

Nice! I'll see you there. I did a dress rehearsal on Monday/Tuesday with my Canada gear so I won't be hard to miss. I finally got my airfare as well after airmiles was giving me some difficulty. IMO, the relay medal looks way nicer than the half marathon medal so you better get onto convincing someone to run it with you!

Saylan
08-18-2011, 02:10 PM
Nice! I'll see you there. I did a dress rehearsal on Monday/Tuesday with my Canada gear so I won't be hard to miss. I finally got my airfare as well after airmiles was giving me some difficulty. IMO, the relay medal looks way nicer than the half marathon medal so you better get onto convincing someone to run it with you!

I totally agree. I'm disappointed with the half/s medal design this year. Oh well, I'm already signed up for that.

abirdd
08-30-2011, 02:48 PM
Just got my airfare booked, am staying offsite with a friend who's running his 4th Goofy, and I've already registered for the half.

Am planning on doing the relay as well, assuming I can find a partner. I've been told it would be best to find a fellow Canuck, ideally one in the Ottawa area - so we can register together, and also know what each other looks like for the relay exchange point. So, off I go to the WISH partner thread *and* the RunDisney FB group :goodvibes

Looking forward to playing "spot the Canadians" on course!!:banana: