Welcome to the Ducks Jennie! Congrats on your first half! I'm sorry about the fall though, ouch! That's great you've got a couple races already planned! Hi Robyn! The Disneyland half and all is Labor Day weekend. I guess it is always that weekend?? Someone told me that. As far as Marathon Weekend, Joe covered it all pretty much... I'll just share my opinion in that I think as a first timer you should take the bus to the start area and experience all of that (instead of walking to the corrals if you stayed near them like some of us did this year). I think a newbie should experience it ALL for their first race. So in that case it doesn't matter where you stay since all resorts will have race bus service. As Joe said, I would book your DVC room sooner than later so you get what you want. Go for it!! Part of my thinking in doing the DDD is that there is always that chance they don't do it again. Look at the Chip and Dale relay, apparently one and done! I'm so glad I got that medal! If for some reason DDD is also one and done, I want to get that medal! Now, my opinion is that there's a better chance that they continue with DDD than C&D, just seems like there's no reason they wouldn't, but what do I know? I'm not taking my chances. Dumbo medal here I come! Way to go on the swimming! I haven't run yet and probably won't until NEXT week, Jan 28th. The next race I'm thinking about is a 10K in May, so I have no need to push getting back into it. Want to let my legs have a good rest!