Official 2013 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Thread

Discussion in 'Events/Competition' started by CALIFLADY, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Cripey

    Cripey DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,629
    I keep forgetting to mention, thanks to the ladies here who turned me on to the Entertainment book rate for the HoJo many months ago...what a deal! Although, I was never even asked to show the Entertainment card from the book, which surprised me...I had it ready though. :confused3 Our room was really big! Great rate and a great location for sure...although I was NOT happy that the race ran by the hotel twice. ;) First time wasn't so bad, but if I would have had my room key on me the second time that would have been hard to resist...I was so ready to be finished!
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. MotoXPrincess99

    MotoXPrincess99 <font color=darkorchid>Yep, mine is new too<br><fo

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    5,642
    Hi! Just wanted to share some pictures...

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I had a great time. I didn't push my self and I wasn't too sore after. I still finished in under 3 hours (barely). Not bad considering I only ran 2-3 times since the race in September. :rotfl:
     
  4. IMGONNABE40!

    IMGONNABE40! <font color=green>Okay, I already am 40, but if I

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2003
    Messages:
    9,137
    Yes! We were closes enough to touch the CM's and saw the " characters" as well. What a fun ride! We lucked out with fast passes the night before so we were able to ride it in the dark as well.

    I saw a t-shirt at the expo which said Castle to Castle on it with a picture of a castle and a large number-I assumed the mileage between then2 castles... Anyway, I think that is a cute idea for a C2C shirt. I didnt get back to the expo on Saturday to buy it. I thought the vendor name included the word "bamboo" but when I looked at the list of vendors I didn't see any with bamboo in the title. Did anyone see these t-shirts?
     
  5. Cripey

    Cripey DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,629
    I bet that was Raw Threads...or do they spell it Raw ThreadZ? They advertise that their shirts are made with bamboo I believe. Their shirts are really cute and soooo soft, but for me just too expensive for a t-shirt. I always stop by their booth though hoping they are having a sale :rotfl:
     
  6. kirstie101

    kirstie101 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,403
    I was there too and yes that second pass past the hotel was killer! I so wanted to just stop and go to my room but the promise of the medal kept me moving. But seriously I wish I would have known we'd be running by the hotel that late in the race cause then I could have had my mom and daughter come out and cheer me on from there! Oh well.
    So what are the odds the course will remain the same for next year? Does RunDisney change the courses every year?
     
  7. longhorns2

    longhorns2 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,897
    It is rawthreads.org and I have that shirt! I love it. Love their stuff!

    Normally the course stays the same. They did change Tink though from the 1st year to the 2nd. I heard people preferred this year over last so who knows? I was looking forward to parks in the beginning and again in the end, but it was also nice to have both parks in the dark with everything lit up!

    I loved this race. And glad I didn't stay at HoJos- I never would have made the walk "home"- so yeah, I would have pulled in and had someone drive me to the finish. :P
     
  8. VickiHD

    VickiHD DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,288
    Got home late last night. Had a great time and now trying to get back into the swing of things. Time to put those wings away until next year.
    Boy I already miss the weather....we're due for rain any time now.


    Is anyone else NOT impressed with the photo company this year ???? I have about 4 strangers in my "photo" album and I'm not even in those pictures. I swear about 1/2 the time I saw the photo guys they were doing something with their equipment, talking or doing something else than taking the photos.

    I'm also surprised there was not video like last year. :sad1:

    Just wondering what everyone else thought ???
     
  9. longhorns2

    longhorns2 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,897
    I was about to post the same vent. I am not happy with this group at all. Their website is terrible. I have done good pictures- but I was a camera ***** this race and there should be 50 more of me. :P

    No castle, no finish line, no characters, though we stopped for tons with photogs. I'm pretty annoyed. I stopped on purpose to get a ton if pics- and like 5 of them. Annoyed for sure.
     
  10. Cripey

    Cripey DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,629

    From what I gathered reading posts after the WDW marathon weekend, eventhough they sent out the email saying your pics were ready, they still continue to upload. I read reports of people seeing more and more pictures posted to their # up to a week after the race. So, keep checking! I also read alot about clicking on some sort of "provisional" button on your page if you see it and supposedly there may be some more pics there? I never saw that on my page, but some people do. I know there were videos being taken, so I'm just assuming they haven't been posted yet. I know it's alot to expect of them to have had all the pics up already, but they shouldn't send out those emails until they are completely finished uploading! And from what I can tell, the website isn't very user friendly with the "provisional" stuff...whatever that means!...and not having videos in the same place as the pics. The same company was used a couple of weeks ago here for the Houston Marathon and we were not impressed at all with the pics they took of my BF...especially the all-important finisher pic with medal!!! His head is all washed out because the lighting was so bright....come on...they should be able to get that one right. I mean, it's a posed pic, not even on the run!
     
  11. StarGirl11

    StarGirl11 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,078
    Hey guys! So I haven't ordered my photos yet so I don't have the full collection of my Minnie and me finish line thing, but I do have the one my Mom took. I'll post this one for now. And then later post the remaining photos (I'm counting about a half dozen so far and they probably haven't uploaded everything yet). Its been four days now and I am still in shock that this actually happened:

    [​IMG]

    ETA: Concerning MarathonFoto, give them a few days. I know from past races that use them that they have a certain pattern that is a bit odd but its how they do things apparently. They always send an email out the day the photos first go online. Even if not all the photos are not up yet. Everything will go up in time. Also make ABSOLUTELY certain you don't have any photos in the LOST and FOUND section under partial matches. I have been able to track down a few photos via that section before. Usually its because me or my bib were in an odd position to the photographer and they weren't able to identify the runner. As I said before usually its only a few photos but make sure to check.

    ETA 2: Also check to make sure you don't have anything listed under professional alignment photos. I just discovered about another dozen photos of my finish under there.

    Oh and concerning other people in your photos. If you aren't anywhere in the photos there is a remove option on the photo to have it taken off your page. Sometimes they mix up bibs.
     
  12. kim3339

    kim3339 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,694
    Vicki ~ were you able to walk back to Stovall's this year or did you have to go all the way around this year again?
     
  13. speshlist

    speshlist Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    FYI I found my video! If you click on "View and Order" on the digital products that pop up "Memory CD with video" you can "preview your video clips". Click the little link :)
     
  14. VickiHD

    VickiHD DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,288
    Yes !!!! Once we finally asked "how to" it was easy and quick. I have to say they really worked the kinks out.

    In the morning it was SO easy and fast. Not that I got more sleep due to the location....I was up at 2:30 since I was just not sleeping. :rotfl:

    Congrats on your C2C :)
     
  15. longhorns2

    longhorns2 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,897
    That's sooooo GREAT!!!! Awesome memory- great picture!

    does anyone have a castle pic?
     
  16. StarGirl11

    StarGirl11 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,078
    Thanks!

    My castle pics are all ready up actually.
     
  17. MotoXPrincess99

    MotoXPrincess99 <font color=darkorchid>Yep, mine is new too<br><fo

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    5,642
    I saw more pictures of me, including my finish line ones. It looks like they are slowly being added. I also found my finish line video. Is that the only video?
     
  18. VickiHD

    VickiHD DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,288
    Thanks that helps !!
     
  19. VickiHD

    VickiHD DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,288

    I have a couple more pictures of "strangers" added to my list :rotfl:
    The finish line is the only video I have so far. Still no castle shots.:sad:
     
  20. MotoXPrincess99

    MotoXPrincess99 <font color=darkorchid>Yep, mine is new too<br><fo

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    5,642
    Yes, they did work the kinks out! I have to say that I now think Tink 2013 has been my favorite race.

    I don't have any Cars Land photos.
     
  21. VickiHD

    VickiHD DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,288
    I'm with you on that !!! It was great !!!

    No Cars Land photos either.

    Did you get into Marri's ??? We were there for lunch on Saturday and they said they have been turning people away for reservations for days. So I guess we will stick to having a pre-race lunch there always instead of dinner. We love that place and they are always so nice.
     

Share This Page