Any other 1/2 Marathon or Marathon Runners?

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  1. 2gr8DisneyKids

    2gr8DisneyKids DIS Veteran

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    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!
     
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  3. luvdiz2

    luvdiz2 Mouseketeer

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    I will be doing the 1/2 again this year.
     
  4. grantclaire

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    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.
     
  5. Hockeychic

    Hockeychic Going for Dopey 2016

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    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
     
  6. Reifsy

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    I am running the Full. Haven't decided where to stay yet. Guess I should get on that pretty soon:)
     
  7. nepean

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    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
     
  8. maryliz

    maryliz <font color=990099>The Whoosh Fairy RULEs, the Blo

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    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
     
  9. surfer_ed

    surfer_ed Disney/Marvel Geek and Proud of it

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    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.
     
  10. 2gr8DisneyKids

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    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.
     
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  12. KellifromCanada

    KellifromCanada Mouseketeer

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    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
     
  13. 2gr8DisneyKids

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    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
     
  14. BACON

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    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.
     
  15. KellifromCanada

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    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
     
  16. 2gr8DisneyKids

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    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
     
  17. KellifromCanada

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    AWSOME!!! Thanks. :cheer2:

    Kelli
     
  18. mommylo

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    Signed up for the Tinkerbell 1/2 and Princess 1/2 (Coast to Coast medal!). Going solo for the races.
     
  19. 2gr8DisneyKids

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    AWESOME!!! :goodvibes
     
  20. Saylan

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    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:
     
  21. pilk

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    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
     

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