Have any other Aussies done a WDW Run Disney event?

DisneyDreamer3090

Earning My Ears
Joined
May 10, 2012
Hi all!

Just wondering if anyone has done a Run Disney event at WDW? If so, how did you go with the sign up process. Wondering if you have any advice or suggestions to prepare and for arrival? Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
 

sjmac42

Mouseketeer
Joined
Aug 15, 2017
Never done one but check out the YouTube Channel JenLefforge.
She does them all the time and will respond to any questions you ask in the comments.
All the best.
 

ozliz

DIS Veteran
Joined
Nov 29, 2013
I did the Food and Wine 10k last year. Sign up was fine but I did have to set my alarm for the early hours of the morning to sign up online. I’m glad I did that because I then went back to sleep and a few hours later the 10k sold out.
 

BecBennett

Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.
Joined
Aug 21, 2007
I did the Princess 5k back in 2011. I don't remember having any trouble with anything, so I think it was pretty straight forward. However being almost 10 years ago, I think they've gotten a lot more popular since then, so it's harder to register.

However I loved it, and would do one again.

My only recommendation (if it hasn't changed) is to stay at a resort that has the bus transport to the starting line, just makes it easier to get to where you want to be.
 

shushh

DIS Veteran
Joined
Aug 18, 2009
We'll be running likely the 5K as a family and half marathon at Jan 2021 marathon weekend. I've compiled a document with info cut and pasted from various sources. As already mentioned above, generally advised to book as soon as bubs are open for purchase, and staying onsite if it within your means.

It'd be nice to find other runners! I'm doing the Galloway method and most people who run here just run continuously. Not many do the run/walk method
 

Chronic Daydreamer

Earning My Ears
Joined
Mar 14, 2019
I just did the food and wine half marathon this month. I had so much fun, i'm hooked now and hope to do the princess and full dopey in the coming years!

As others mentioned, register as early as possible, i was actually going to sign up for the 5k but hesitated a day and it sold out, so threw caution to the wind and went for the half! It's worth noting if you're doing the post race party they post out tickets but not internationally so you have to pick them up at the expo box office when you get your bib.

Don't overtrain. I spent 7 months training and i was way too long! The run walk run method is definitely the way to go, and in the half they had pacers at the start of groups who did the run walk run method so you could stick with them if you wanted. There's plenty of time to finish in too, i finished in 3 hours, left an hour later and there was still people coming into the finish line as i left
 



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