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Old 06-14-2012, 02:16 PM   #61
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I took your advice on the other thread and went with BW Stovalls. As long as they don't change the start and finish lines, I'm happy! I found a discounted site for the hotel too. Love me a bargain.

I will leave on Monday, I'm pretty sure. Maybe even Sunday depending on what the flights look like. So minimal park time for me this time. I'm going to WDW in Feb so I can make up any rides I miss then.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:50 PM   #62
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Im staying at the Hojo as well and am planning on a 30 minute walk at the most.

Can anyone tell me about the 5K? Does it usally sell out? And do people walk it? I was thinking it might be fun for my mom and DD to do.
I posted an answer for you, but on the WISH thread.

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How many run the race?
I think they held registration to 13,000 or so, but like OP said, about 10 ran/finished.

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I've done the Princess 3 times, so I have a general idea on what to expect (long walk to corrals there too)
Just an FYI~ the corrals are sooooo much closer at DL. I've done that walk and will be doing it the weekend before and I couldn't believe it the 1st time I did it, I felt like I was walking forever. They just like to spoil us at DL! The staging area/finish line are in the PP parking lot and the start line is no more than .1m walk.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:55 PM   #63
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Seriously, I may lose my WDW #1 fan badge after all this, but DL is looking better and better. LOL

Just hope the race has more entertainment. I heard compared to WDW there just isn't as much. It would sure be nice if they were able to amp up some entertainment around miles 7,8 and 9. That's where I lag big time. I'm slow anyway, but I get REALLY slow by then.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:44 PM   #64
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This race will be my first half marathon and I am wondering......to wear a costume or to not wear a costume? If so, does anyone have suggestions on how to buy or create one that is comfortable for the race?
My friend and I weren't up for all the wings last year so we put our Tink ears on our camelbacks. Such a great race! I highly suggest it. RunDisney did a fabulous job.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:24 PM   #65
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Now that's cute!!!

I wore a mini mouse red/white polka dot running skirt last year to the princess. I don't think I can mess with a full on costume yet, though I have dreams of running as Princess Leia at the Princess one year. Side Buns and all.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:56 PM   #66
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Seriously, I may lose my WDW #1 fan badge after all this, but DL is looking better and better. LOL

Just hope the race has more entertainment. I heard compared to WDW there just isn't as much. It would sure be nice if they were able to amp up some entertainment around miles 7,8 and 9. That's where I lag big time. I'm slow anyway, but I get REALLY slow by then.
The Tink course is a lot better on the outside of the park part than the DL 1/2, in my opinion. Miles 7-9 we'll be in the city part and out there they have college/HS bands, cheerleaders, a mariachi band and a hawaiian band/dance group. They had the cutest little hula dancers too. Mile 6- almost 9 we were in the residential and downtown area which was nice. But from 9-10 1/2, it's kind of boring to look at ~ it's the industrial part, but that's also where the mariachi and hawaiin bands are. Also right at or before 9 there was a huge Cliff Bar section where they handed out gu, but there were huge flags and music playing. Once you go through the underpass of the 5 and are on Disney Way, you are running straight towards the park and TOT. I was surprised this year about the amount of spectators there were compared to the DL 1/2, but that could also be b/c we were in more residential areas.

I think the big difference b/w the races at WDW and DL is that WDW owns all the area surrounding the parks so there are more characters on the course. W/ the DL races, we only have characters in the parks and backstage. But if you match up character stops in WDW w/ the entertainment parts in DL, it's about the same.

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My friend and I weren't up for all the wings last year so we put our Tink ears on our camelbacks.
I had those ears too! But I pinned them to my running hat.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:02 PM   #67
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51% full after only a few days. Oh, wow. I got paid from job #1 today but I needed that money for something else. I guess I'm going to have to use it to register and then hold things over until job #2 pays me on Wednesday. No, no, no, no. But I am not missing out on this one.
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For the legacy runners, you get a different bib than the others and your lanyard on your medal is different as well. They also have a list, at least w/ the 5th for the DL, of all the legacies posted in the race weekend program. I didn't pay attention last year at the DL 1/2 so I not sure if they do the legacy stuff just on the anniversaries or if the start at the 5th and keep it up every year.
What's a legacy runner and how do you become one?

Also, I noticed your from San Jose. Are you doing the San Jose Giants run this Saturday? It'll be my first 5k, so excited!
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The Tink course is a lot better on the outside of the park part than the DL 1/2, in my opinion. Miles 7-9 we'll be in the city part and out there they have college/HS bands, cheerleaders, a mariachi band and a hawaiian band/dance group. They had the cutest little hula dancers too. Mile 6- almost 9 we were in the residential and downtown area which was nice. But from 9-10 1/2, it's kind of boring to look at ~ it's the industrial part, but that's also where the mariachi and hawaiin bands are. Also right at or before 9 there was a huge Cliff Bar section where they handed out gu, but there were huge flags and music playing. Once you go through the underpass of the 5 and are on Disney Way, you are running straight towards the park and TOT. I was surprised this year about the amount of spectators there were compared to the DL 1/2, but that could also be b/c we were in more residential areas.

I think the big difference b/w the races at WDW and DL is that WDW owns all the area surrounding the parks so there are more characters on the course. W/ the DL races, we only have characters in the parks and backstage. But if you match up character stops in WDW w/ the entertainment parts in DL, it's about the same.



I had those ears too! But I pinned them to my running hat.
THANKS! 7-9 is where I take a "mini break." I slow down. Way down. Not on purpose, not planned, but it's just what has happened with my 3 halves so far. Hoping that I can push past that this year though. I have some big goals for time improvement. That doesn't mean I'll be that much faster from a speed perspective, just that I will be running more and walking less I hope! I do Galloway, but like I said, 7-9 ends up more walking that running.

Anyone know the scoop on sweepers? At WDW, once you hit mile 11 and go over the overpass into Epcot, as long as you can keep moving, they let you finish. Balloon lady and sweeper bikes go away. Is there a "safe" point at Tink? (assuming they keep the same course)
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:59 AM   #70
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What's a legacy runner and how do you become one?

Also, I noticed your from San Jose. Are you doing the San Jose Giants run this Saturday? It'll be my first 5k, so excited!
A legacy runner is a runner who's run all of the events from the beginning. For Tink, you would have to have started this year and keep running Tink every year and then you get recognized at the 5th and so on.

I am running tomorrow morning! Heading over after work to pick up my bib. I'm really excited for this one, it looks like a lot of fun, but a little worried about how hot it could be tomorrow morning. Hopefully it won't be too bad. Are you going to do the SF one in Sept for the socks?

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Anyone know the scoop on sweepers? At WDW, once you hit mile 11 and go over the overpass into Epcot, as long as you can keep moving, they let you finish. Balloon lady and sweeper bikes go away. Is there a "safe" point at Tink? (assuming they keep the same course)
I know there are sweepers, but don't know where their safe spot is. I know w/ it being the 1st year last year, there were some problems and confusion and people who were safe, but at the very back, got picked up. Hopefully that won't happen again this year. I would guess that once you got to the underpass of the 5 you area okay, b/c from there it's just down Disney Way and then most of the rest is inside the back area of DCA where the public isn't allowed. And once you come out from there, you turn left on DL Drive for a block, then right on Katella for 1/2 a block and the turn into the parking lot for the finish line.
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A legacy runner is a runner who's run all of the events from the beginning. For Tink, you would have to have started this year and keep running Tink every year and then you get recognized at the 5th and so on.

I am running tomorrow morning! Heading over after work to pick up my bib. I'm really excited for this one, it looks like a lot of fun, but a little worried about how hot it could be tomorrow morning. Hopefully it won't be too bad. Are you going to do the SF one in Sept for the socks?
Thanks for the legacy info!

Yup, I'm signed up for the SF 5K too. I wanted to try the 10k but it was sold out already. My training has been going slow anyways (I'm only on week 3 of C25k right now) so that worked out pretty good

Anyways, good luck tomorrow and hopefully it doesn't get hot till later in the day!
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:52 PM   #72
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I am running tomorrow morning! Heading over after work to pick up my bib. I'm really excited for this one, it looks like a lot of fun, but a little worried about how hot it could be tomorrow morning. Hopefully it won't be too bad. Are you going to do the SF one in Sept for the socks?


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I'll be doing the SF one in September, gonna do the 10K! Wont get the cool socks since I'm not doing the SJ one.
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Training plans!

http://espnwwos.disney.go.com/events...-half-marathon
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:03 PM   #74
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Anyways, good luck tomorrow and hopefully it doesn't get hot till later in the day!

How'd you do yesterday? I liked it, glad it wasn't too hot. Really liked going through Kelly Park, I haven't been there since I was a kid and being shaded really helped.

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See ya there! I'm doing the 10k too.
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I'm in! This will be my first race of any type, and I'm really excited! I figure if a trip to Disneyland isn't enough to get me motivated, nothing is!
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