- Oct 15, 2015
Admittedly, I did not read every post in this thread, but are these times still accurate 2 years later? We are doing the Princess Half in February (2020) and it's looking like corral A, but (I think someone already posted this) those times seem REALLY slow for an A corral.
Yes, I do believe the 1:50 cutoff for the HM is still going to be accurate. If anything, it would likely get slower, not faster. But I don't think based on what they've been doing for the last 1.5 years that they'll make a dramatic change. For a reference for Princess 2019 Weekend:So as soon as I submitted my post it kicked me to the end of the thread and I found the updated chart. It appears the times are still the same, so disregard my first question!
There were 709 bibs in corral A for the HM. In total, there were 25594 bibs. So the A corral made up only 2.7% of the entire field. Additionally, they launch the corrals based on time. So I'd venture to guess the time between Corral A and B is only about 2 min. Whereas, the time between F and G might be on the order of 15-20 min.
But with runDisney's new corraling system (mini waves + less corrals, rather than more corrals of equal sizes), it sometimes creates corrals with a small number of runners. But the mini-waves sort of evens everything out.
The 5k estimated finish will have no impact on the HM corrals. In the past, the only time a 5k corral is impacted by a race choice is the Dopey Challenge (5k, 10k, HM, and M). But I believe starting with Marathon Weekend 2019 that is no longer the case because it now has you submit estimated paces for the 5k and 10k for Dopey Challenge runners.Also, we signed up for the 5k with all of our children, the youngest of whom is 6 years old and alternates between a "blazing fast" 9-minute mile and something slower than a turtle. We entered our estimated time on the 5k with this in mind. Will that change our corrals for the 1/2 or are those solely based on your POT?