- Feb 26, 2015
My response is for @BurleyGirl who has a vacation day issue for 2020. One possible solution is to pick a disney half marathon that is not on marathon weekend. The other race weekends hold the half marathons on Sunday since they are the longest distance. Marathon weekend is the only one with Saturday HM.Thank you to the OP for this post; I was needing the same info. (And thanks to the Disers for your candid answers.)
I'm wanting to run the January 2020 half marathon (because we'll be coming during that time and it would be a way for me to finally get to run one without making a separate trip, and money is a factor for us). I wanted my DH to run with me (as I'm frankly very intimidated by going through this by myself--all the unknowns, etc.), but he cannot take an extra day of vacation to arrive on the Friday, and we thought there must be a way, but now I see there actually isn't--you just need to view/accept the bib pickup as part of the race whole. I'm disappointed with the answer, but I get it.
Now to convince myself that I can indeed do this (more concerned with all the prerace logistics than the actual run!)
You could technically fly in early AM on Sat, go to the expo, and race Sunday morning. Fly out that evening or late afternoon. It's a whirlwind, but do-able.