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  1. momto3gr8boys

    momto3gr8boys DIS Veteran

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    I'm doing Tink for the first time this year too. Also my first time to DL!
     
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  3. key2ursoul

    key2ursoul Running at Disney

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    That's great! I'm really excited but nervous too. Planning the trip doesn't seem as clear cut, and I have a few extra safety considerations too, considering I'm going solo. Where will you be staying?
     
  4. adpibri

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    You'll have a great time! I've done Disney races/trips in FL solo a few times, it's pretty fun to have total control over what you do and see and when you do it! :)
     
  5. key2ursoul

    key2ursoul Running at Disney

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    Have you done Disneyland too? It just seems less easy for some reason in terms of choosing hotels.
     
  6. jeanigor

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    I've done WDW and DL solo for races. I don't stay on property at DL due to the cost being prohibitive for a single person (at least to my budget). I like that there is a wide variety of hotels to choose from. Although not all are on par with Disney standards, there may be one that fits your needs better. (Personally, I am a sucker for breakfast included, hence my stays at Quality Inn.)
     
  7. adpibri

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    I'm a sucker for the free breakfast as well!


    I have not done a race at DL yet :( I was planning on doing Tink this year but it just didn't fit in the budget. . 2015 for sure though!
     
  8. momto3gr8boys

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    We haven't decided yet, but we are going to stay on property. I know people say it's not necessary like it is in WDW, but this may be a once in a lifetime trip, so I'd like to experience it all the way! We are trying to decide between GC and DLH. I haven't booked yet though...I was waiting to see if there would be a special rate after registration opens...hopefully that's not a bad idea!

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  9. Davidg83

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    I'm running my first half marathon at the Disneyland Half. Can't believe it's only 8 weeks away. The time has flown by! I got crazy and signed up for Tinker Bell and Princess too. Hopefully I enjoy this!
     
  10. jeanigor

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    I'm sure you will. Be sure and stop and say hello at the DL½
     
  11. Davidg83

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    2 weeks til the Disneyland Half!!! Is everyone ready?
     
  12. Tinkerboy00

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    I quit running like two years ago, but had registered for my first full marathon to be the Disney one in Jan at WDW.

    We have always wanted to do the Wine and Dine Half too. I decided this week to get back into running and we have our sights wet on W&D 2014

    Sadly we are going to be in FL during the Princess Half in Feb, but by the time we realized we were going to be there it is 100% sold out. Im trying to see if there are any charity bibs I can maybe get for it but no luck so far.
     
  13. jeanigor

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    As ready as I'm gonna be...
     
  14. jeanigor

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    W&D is my fav. My BF is running this year's with me. The 2014 W&D will be the 5th anniversary, so probably a new medal design, if runDisney keeps with its protocol of changing it up on 5 year anniversaries.
     
  15. Tinkerboy00

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    Wish we could go to this years but we are going down to WDW for Thanksgiving and to see family, then back in Feb for my little brothers wedding and a family reunion.

    But we decided that we are definitely doing W&D2014!

    We are going to see if we can do a Disneyland one in 2014 too so we can get the Coast to Coast medal.
     
  16. jeanigor

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    DL races fill up much faster than WDW ones, so be ready to book very soon after they open registration.
     
  17. Davidg83

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    I'm feeling the same way. If you see me face down in the street please stop and pull me to the side :rotfl:
     
  18. OKW Lover

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    Todd, Val & I will be at WDW then. Hope to get a chance to see you again and meet the BF. :grouphug:
     
  19. key2ursoul

    key2ursoul Running at Disney

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    How did it go for you? Are you feeling super excited about Tink now that you got to experience the DL Half?
     
  20. Davidg83

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    It was a blast! The weather was a little warmer than I was anticipating so I had to take a few more walk breaks than I planned on but I'm so glad I did the run. Can't wait for Tink and Princess!!
     
  21. key2ursoul

    key2ursoul Running at Disney

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    Way to go! I am doing both as well, and I'm super excited :) never done Tink before, I'm so looking forward to it.
     

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