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Old 04-01-2013, 11:41 AM   #391
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Add me to the first timer, slow, running solo group!

Family will likely come on the trip...but I am the only runner for the 10 miler. Still trying to talk a friend into it but she may do W&D instead. Going to sign DS up for the sprint and maybe the 5k with my dad. But first we'll see how he does in the Color Run this weekend.

We will also likely stay at Port Orleans or Shades of Green.

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Hi Laura Welcome. This is the first time I am running at night, so I will be slow and can't see in the dark too well, either. It should be fun!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:48 AM   #392
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PrincessV I just read some of your blog and it's so helpful! Love your info on the past TOT race and the Princess 1/2 because I'd love it do it in 2014 if the TOT race goes well. Hopefully this race goes better for you this year!
Such a nice thing to hear - thanks so much! I'm afraid to get too optimistic, but so far, so good...

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Just something I've been wondering...what do you take with you to the corrals? And do you carry a bag or anything during the race?
The only thing I brought for the corral last year was a bottle of water - but they had water tables in the corrals, so it turned out to be unnecessary. This year I may bring an old towel to sit on; the asphalt snagged my compression shorts and sparkle skirt. Plus it's, you know, hard. I'll also bring a Clif bar for a last-minute snack.

During the race, and for all long runs, I use a double-pouch iFitness belt to hold my energy chews, money, room key, credit card, driver's license, car key. I use an armband pouch for my iPhone. And I carry a small, handhled water bottle that I refill at the water stations.

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I think not as many as some would have liked. I remember being thrilled to see the grave keepers.... Dr. Facilier... the hyenas. Stitch was out too... I am trying to remember who else.... cards from the queen of hearts? Oh... big bad wolf. I thin there were a couple more maybe?
That's all I can remember, too, though I wasn't stopping for pics, so I wasn't all that aware.

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I might actually have a chance to run this race this fall. Does anyone know for the after party what rides are open and what shops and eateries
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It seemed like almost everything was open, as far as rides. Food I can't remember at all... but I can vouch for a good number of beer and mixed drink carts.

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Old 04-01-2013, 11:54 AM   #393
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Add me to the first timer, slow, running solo group!

Family will likely come on the trip...but I am the only runner for the 10 miler. Still trying to talk a friend into it but she may do W&D instead. Going to sign DS up for the sprint and maybe the 5k with my dad. But first we'll see how he does in the Color Run this weekend.

We will also likely stay at Port Orleans or Shades of Green.

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Welcome Laura!!

We stayed at Port Orleans-Riverside in February and LOVED it! Great atmosphere! For TOT, we will probably stay at either Port Orleans-French Quarter or POP!
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:14 PM   #394
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i just wanted to add that i'm running solo. my sister and my two older kids are coming on the trip with me, but not running. i run around 9-10 minutes per mile. i'd be happy to have a running buddy if someone else is solo too.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:58 AM   #395
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Is anyone else experiencing problems with the online ticket store? I've tried to login over the past week and keep getting an error message.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:39 PM   #396
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Never mind, was able to access through the run Disney website.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:33 PM   #397
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Thanks for the welcome everyone!

Ren - we really like Riverside too. Stayed there last Oct for DS's birthday. We like the Magnolia Bend/Terrace area for easy access to everything, transportation, food, pool, car, etc. We are staying there again in May. Going down for SWW staying a couple of days at Pop (realized DS has an extra day off for Memorial Day weekend) then over to POR (my original reservation) for a couple more nights.

Really need to get at it. Peachtree will be here before I know it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:08 PM   #398
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Glad to see there are so many solo runners and travelers! I'd love to stay at POR or another moderate but will most likely be staying at All-Star because I'm a grad student on a budget!

Maybe we can get a meet up together, like a dinner or something, when the dates get closer. All I know is I'm planning at least a lunch at BOG! But if not, hopefully I'll meet some of you in the corrals!
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:02 PM   #399
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Glad to see there are so many solo runners and travelers! I'd love to stay at POR or another moderate but will most likely be staying at All-Star because I'm a grad student on a budget!

Maybe we can get a meet up together, like a dinner or something, when the dates get closer. All I know is I'm planning at least a lunch at BOG! But if not, hopefully I'll meet some of you in the corrals!
honestly a lot of people like saying at Mods because the resorts are a little nice i used to stay in only mods all the time myself but one time i went with a value since they didnt have any mods thats weekend and really unless you spend a lot of time in the rooms/resort there isnt much of a difference between the two you pretty much lose the hot tub since most of the values have fridges now. so i now pretty much rent points (which can be a cheaper option) or ill stay in a value and spend the money i save at the world showcase!.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:17 PM   #401
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Glad to see there are so many solo runners and travelers! I'd love to stay at POR or another moderate but will most likely be staying at All-Star because I'm a grad student on a budget!

Maybe we can get a meet up together, like a dinner or something, when the dates get closer. All I know is I'm planning at least a lunch at BOG! But if not, hopefully I'll meet some of you in the corrals!
I hear ya about the budget! Im a college student and already going in August so this October trip is a strech but I just had to go again for ToT. I'm staying at the all star movies, its the only value I haven't stayed at so I figured I would give it a try.

That would be great if we could get a meet together since there is so many of us solos!!
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:17 AM   #402
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Speaking of resorts options... I canceled my DVC stay for TOT in favor of using my points another time. So I'll be waiting for AP rates to come out, though I may book off-site to save some money; we'll see...

Out of curiosity, anyone care to share what runDisney's been quoting on Mods?
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I was told $543.72 standard $823.50 royal for POR 3rd-7th.
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I was told $543.72 standard $823.50 royal for POR 3rd-7th.
So about $135/night standard? That's not bad... I'm looking at $156 with the GP discount for July 4. Thanks for the info!
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I hear ya about the budget! Im a college student and already going in August so this October trip is a strech but I just had to go again for ToT. I'm staying at the all star movies, its the only value I haven't stayed at so I figured I would give it a try.

That would be great if we could get a meet together since there is so many of us solos!!
So jealous you get to go in August, can't wait for October! I like All Star Movies a lot but I think I'm gonna go with Sports because I like the bus situation there better. Is this your 1st runDisney event??

BTW, I'm really impressed with the ticket prices on the runDisney site! However, does anyone know if these are the best prices or are there better ones out there? Just wanted to make sure I'm getting the best deal! Also,I know there are tons of rumors floating around but does anyone know the chances of free dining?
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