The New *Official 2013 Disney Princess Half Marathon Thread*

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  1. ColleenG

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    Welcome aboard Danielle! The PHM is by far the most fun you can have running 13.1 miles! There is so much to see. Even just checking out the other runners' costumes is a blast! And the bling at the end is not too shaby! Bling is really my motivation to run. :rotfl:
     
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  3. VickiHD

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    Welcome !!!!
     
  4. Bookwood

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    Has anyone seen the list of "official host resorts" yet. I'm not a great searcher but couldn't find it at the ESPNWWOS site. With registration opening in a few day (ok 10) I'd think that would be out there?
     
  5. Cripey

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    We're all anxiously awaiting that info too! I don't know what they're waiting for!!!! :)
     
  6. MaMa3Princess

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    Woot woot Colleen! I can't pick mind up tomorrow. Please let me know what you see!!!
     
  7. WsPrincess

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    GREAT Job! Keep it up~

    Welcome!!!

    OK, so this has been driving me NUTS so I emailed RunDisney. They referred me to Disney Sports Travel. So I called just a couple minutes ago. Julie answered and said this year ALL RESORTS will be host resorts. I questioned her since in the past it has not been even close to all of them but she said this year it was all of them. From experience calling Disney does not always get you the most accurate information so if anyone wants to try and call and see if someone else answers and gives the same answer the number RunDisney gave me to call was 407-939-4786 (number 3 for Princess Information)
     
  8. Cripey

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    oh, I really hope that's true!!!!
     
  9. Mommy to Two Princes

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    That would be AWESOME! Although, more expensive for WDW (lots of busses going to and fro)!:snail:
     
  10. WsPrincess

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    This is exactly why I am unsure if she had the right information. I just can't imagine it since last year it was not even close to all of them!
     
  11. longhorns2

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    Called!!!

    Dude at first said it wasn't set up yet, probably would know on the 10th when registration opens.

    Then he did a little more searching and said, "Oh, you mean 2013? Okay, yes, we had a meeting about this. It sounds like ALL resorts will be host resorts this year, and you will also be able to get discounted tickets like in the past- and dining will be offered! A whole package if you want just like any other vacation. We can also book your registration for you over the phone as well."

    Soooo... looks like it's happening ladies! Can I hear an Amen?!?! Now to narrow down the choices!!!
     
  12. Mamasmurf227

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    WOO HOO!!!! :love::cloud9::banana: Seriously awesome news here, ladies!!!! So excited for next week!!!!
     
  13. bellanotte10

    bellanotte10 Now bring me that horizon

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    I'm so behind in my training. I've only run about 2.45 miles at my peak. I hope I still have time to be able to run the whole thing and not just walk part run part:worried:
     
  14. longhorns2

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    You have loads of time! I'm still injured and was just okayed to start running again--- I get to go half a mile tonight. bahahahaa!

    It will be fine! walking won't hurt if you have to do some. :) But you have a ton of time to get there.
     
  15. WsPrincess

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    Thank you so much for calling! I am so glad we have the same news from 2 people! It makes me feel more confident that they know what they are talking about. I really wonder with the earlier start times and now more resorts if they are expecting a lot more runners since it is the 5th anniversary.

    Walking some is not a bad thing! But you have plenty of time to get there

    Good job getting back into it. Enjoy your half mile :cool1:

    I think if it is really true, DH and I are going to shoot for BLT so he can come down and see me on the course (my only chance for him to see me) and if not we will shoot for BCV. If we cannot get into either of those or if SIL/BIL decide to come we will probably just keep things at OKW for the extra room! I am just so excited for it to get here (well the registration and booking part)
     
  16. longhorns2

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    I know, I'm excited. I called and priced a few regular price options just to get an idea. Based on last years discounts, if they are in the same ballpark, then I'm hoping to convince my roomies to try a deluxe (thinking BLT)
     
  17. WsPrincess

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    We love CR! We stayed in the Garden Wing last time and it was wonderful. We just bought into DVC so I need to pick one of those so we can use our points!
     
  18. tinkeramy

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    Here's my only concern to the whole "all resorts are host resorts" thing - the bus situation is already crowded and traffic is horrible - I can't imagine buses coming from ALL the resorts doing anything but making it a traffic nightmare! Hope they have better traffic logistics this time around!
     
  19. longhorns2

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    Any marathon vets care to comment? I figure it's about the same madness for that morning with the busses. Curious how smooth it runs
     
  20. annabanna

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    I was actually hoping that having to chose a resort from a list of hosts would help me narrow down my choices!! Now it looks like it's back to the drawing board!! What kind of discounts are usually offered?
     
  21. LuLuO

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    Wow! Thanks for the info. I have no clue where we should stay now. Do we book everything from the runDisney site, or will it be best to call Disney directly?
     
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