SparkPeople The Disney Distance Team Messageboard This team is for those runners and walkers, old and new, who are planning to participate in upcoming races at Disney World or Disneyland. SparkPeople The Disney Distance Team Messageboard Welcome! Welcome new team member, NIKKIRNS! Sat, 13 Oct 2018 10:41:23 EST HI I am not a Disney runner but I REALLY, one day, dream of running a Disney marathon. Can I still "hang out" here? Is this an active team? I really need the encouragement and motivation on this journey. I look forward to "meeting" you all and sharing in the love of Disney. Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:56:41 EST 2017 Disneyland Half Marathon Anyone plan to be there this weekend? Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:26:10 EST Question about pace? Some awesome Sparker said it would be worth asking this question in this group... but basically from what I understand it says you can walk a 5k, but you need to maintain a 16 minute per mile pace, with a recommended 15 minute mile pace. I am a slow walker, about 20 minute mile average while walking a 5k, even if I could build up I think the fastest my slow tush could pull off is 18 minutes... I wrote to them a while back to ask how strict they are about the time limits but didn't get a respo... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 02:35:42 EST Daily check in Who else is following the Jeff Galloway plan for the Disney races? <BR> Tuesday and Thursday I have at least 30 minutes run, Sunday is the long run, important: Saturday no training (swimming is ok, relax yoga probably too) <BR> <BR> So today I did 30 minutes - without walk breaks (rain...) <BR> Only do run walk on Sunday now, 2 minutes run, 1 minute walk Thu, 14 Jul 2016 06:12:30 EST rating the Disney races We've talked about this before...but tell me about the different Disney races you've done! I'd like to do one and have to book so far in advance. I feel drawn to the Princess HM because it's girly and in February (before the weather gets hot) but I'm interested in any of them. I'm a slow runner and don't like humid weather! Sat, 18 Jun 2016 21:12:25 EST 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon, DLR The signups just opened and I am in. I expect this will sell out in a matter of hours, so if you want to run in this very fun event, go sign up now! Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:15:50 EST Tinkerbell half marathon DL I will be running the half marathon again. Anyone else? <BR> <BR> Also Rods racing has some sold out slots left, no requirement. Just the tickets. They offered me but I just can't afford the half and 10k...although I'd love to do both. <BR> <BR> Anyways just wanted to share and see who else is going! <BR> I'll be filming the entire race live on the periscope app (mobile phone). I'll try to capture a video too. It's a little over 1 month away! Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:36:24 EST 2016 Disneyland Half Marathon Registration opens today for the 11th annual DL Half Marathon. If you want to enter, try to be on the website right after noon Eastern time. Tue, 2 Feb 2016 09:51:44 EST Disney words A to Z Alice in Wonderland Tue, 29 Dec 2015 13:30:04 EST WDW Star Wars Half Weekend 2016 Is the 5k already sold out?? The registration page only shows the half and the kids races - which indicates that they are sold out. The 5k doesn't even show up. Did I just miss the boat and it's already sold out? Fri, 13 Nov 2015 17:08:56 EST Disneyland Avengers Half Marathon Weekend Is anyone participating in any of the races this weekend? I did not sign up because I knew I had other plans, but I am surprised no one here seems to be talking about this event. Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:08:54 EST Disneyland Half Marathon in two weeks! Is anyone in the group participating (other than me)? I will be running the Half only and so I will only be in the area for Saturday and Sunday, but if anyone wants to meet, we can arrange a time and place. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 23:43:45 EST Princess vs. Tinkerbell Have any of you done both of these? <BR> <BR> I heard that Princess is super-crowded and that Tinkerbell is fun. But by May isn't it pretty hot for running a HM in California? Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:40:36 EST 2016 Princess Half Hey all!!!! <BR> <BR> I'm so curious to know who registered for the 2016 Princess Half!!! I wish I did, still in money saving mode:( Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:15:08 EST Anyone doing Tinkerbell? Hey folks! Just checking to see if anyone's about ready to fly 13.1 at the TinkerBell Half Marathon. I'm not running it this year, but will be packing up bags of stuff pre-expo, and will be one of the volunteers at the 5k. Should be a blast! :) Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:58:32 EST 2016 Disneyland Paris HM <BR> Anybody planing to go? Sat, 14 Mar 2015 08:28:12 EST Cinderella! The new Cinderella movie opens tomorrow! Sorry this isn't a post about running a Disney race....but I'm going to the gym before the movie, if that sort of counts as on-topic! <BR> <BR> I re-watched the original Cinderella last weekend to prepare! <BR> <BR> I don't have a costume though. <BR> <BR> Bippity-boppity-boo! Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:19:34 EST Who's signing up for Wine & Dine? Just curious if any of you folks are signing up for the Wine & Dine this year. I'm not; I'm on the west coast, so I do the Disneyland races almost exclusively. But I have heard so many good things about W&D in prior years that I sort of follow it through those who go. :) Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:28:00 EST Run Disney Q&A Hi! I haven't done a Disney race yet but I'd love to, and have questions. I'm sure others do too, and that many of you have insights to share from your experiences! <BR> <BR> Does anyone have the Runner's Guide to Walt Disney World book? There are so many blogs about the races but maybe the book is worth getting?? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ok/ </link> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:14:58 EST Disney has inspired me to become a runner... Hi there! My name is Nicole and I am new to this team, and new to running. <BR> <BR> I am an ex Cast Member (Disney Cruise Line and EPCOT) and big Disney Geek. I have always wanted to run a Disney race…. problem is I never really considered myself a runner. I have just completed the Couch to 5K program and have started the 10K program now. <BR> <BR> The two races I really want to do most are: Castway Cay 5K (through the Cruise Line) and the Princess half marathon! I am hoping to sig... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:41:06 EST Pasta in the Park and Race Day Breakfast Hi! <BR> <BR> Have you been to these? I'm hoping to do a Disney HM next year. <BR> <BR> Do you remember if there were many vegan options? I'm a strict vegetarian who can't eat cheese or any dairy. The site says they have vegetarian options. <BR> <BR> Also: I'll be slow, will there be plenty of food at the breakfast if I get there toward the end? <BR> <BR> The meals are expensive but if there's a lot I can eat it would be fun to help me get psyched up for the race! <BR> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:32:36 EST Disneyland Half Marathon signups Today is the day. Sign up as soon as you can - it will sell out fast! Mon, 9 Feb 2015 09:22:10 EST Dumbo Double Dare Has anyone ever done the Dumbo Double Dare? Wondering what it's like and if I should sign up. I was going to sign up for the Tinkerbell Run this May but it was all sold out. Since I've already started the training, I figured I might as well continue and work towards another run. Wondering how the weather is in Anaheim in Sept. I know races start at 5:30, but what is the average temperature? What's the "entertainment" along the run? I've heard there are characters and headphones are acceptable... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 10:20:39 EST Happy February! Whos' running PHM? Happy February Team! So, the Princess Half Marathon holds a very special place in my heart, and I so wish I was going this year. Anyone going? How's training gone, etc. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:53:51 EST Early Passholder registration for the DLR Half Has anyone heard whether they are offering early registration for annual passholders this year? I can't seem to find any information... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 13:36:04 EST Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon I will be there next week. Cristeane and I are both doing the 5K and I will be running the Half. Is anyone else going to be there? Tue, 6 Jan 2015 13:34:58 EST Good luck to WDW marathon weekend participants! It's that time of year... the season is upon us. Good luck to anyone participating in the events at WDW coming up! :) Sun, 4 Jan 2015 14:10:09 EST MERRY CHRISTMAS! Merry Christmas to all of the at the Disney Distance Team! Thu, 25 Dec 2014 13:31:24 EST The WDW Marathon is coming up! So the WDW marathon is coming up in just a few weeks! So who here is participating? I'd love to hear how your training is going. And which races you are doing. Or are you doing the Goofy or Dopey challenges? Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:57:01 EST The Expedition Everest Challenge Hey Team <BR> Just wondering if anyone has done the EVerest Challenge. RunDisney has made it official that '15 will be the last year for it. Wanted to make sure you were all aware. <BR> Interesting to speculate-I'm assuming it's because of all the construction coming up in AK. Tue, 2 Dec 2014 21:44:25 EST Hi I am the new Team Leader! Hi there! I'm sure some of you know me already, but I am Jen, I'm from Boston. I am obsessed w/anything Disney, especially WDW & runDisney. Hope to get you know you better! Sun, 30 Nov 2014 18:21:35 EST Goofy Giveback Hi! They've added more entries for the Disney World race the week of Jan 10th. <BR> <BR> I doubt my parents will want to go to Florida that soon after Christmas, but I might go without them. <BR> <BR> Is this a rare thing for them to open up a race later? I'd kinda prefer the Princess HM in mid-Feb. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:07:16 EST Star Wars Race weekend - who is going? Who is running the Star Wars Race weekend? What races are you doing and how is your training going? <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:38:59 EST Disneyland Half post race report I do not know who ran what this weekend, but for myself, I can say it was probably the most humid race I have ever experienced at Disneyland. It was warm, but not hot, very wet and very crowded. <BR> I missed packet pickup by about 30 minutes - I thought the place was open until 5, but both packet pick up at the expo seem to have closed at 4 this year. I was able to get my number at the information booth on Sunday morning before the race, but I did not get a t-shirt or the pin I purchased - I... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:59:19 EST Disneyland Half Marathon next weekend! Is anyone running in any of the races next weekend? Do we want to hold a meetup at some point during the weekend? <BR> I will be running again and would be happy to connect if people want to. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:58:41 EST registration through charity or travel provider Hi! Do you have experience registering for a sold out race through a charity or travel provider? The HMs sell out so fast and I can't decide on one until my parents make their Florida plans. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:14:27 EST Tinker Bell 2015 Pixie Dust Challenge Just announced today? Who is planning on signing up? <BR> <BR> Pixie Dust Challenge <BR> Saturday, May 9, 2015 Start Time: 5:30 a.m. <BR> Sunday, May 10, 2015 Start Time: 5:30 a.m. <BR> Start/Finish: Disneyland® Resort <BR> <BR> Get set for the Ultimate Pixie Adventure - the Inaugural Pixie Dust Challenge! <BR> <BR> It’s the all-new Pixie Dust Challenge! Two days of spectacular runs in the ultimate pixie adventure that combines the 13.1-mile Tinker Bell Half Marathon PLUS the 6.2-mile Tin... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 20:44:05 EST Original Member Returning! Hi everyone! I have not been on spark in a very long time and am trying to rekindle my daily time for it. <BR> <BR> I am hopefully running a Disney race this fall. I've signed up, just have to get time off from work ;) <BR> <BR> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:37:27 EST Glass Slipper Trainingsplan Anyone doing the Glass Slipper Trainingsplan? it will start in october. <BR> I like the idea of short runs during the week and one long run at the weekend. <BR> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:28:47 EST Disney Run Paris I have just sent Disney Run a message if there are plans to have a Disney run at Disneyland Paris. If their runs are selling out in just a few hours they really should offer more! <BR> Wish list: Princess, Tinkerbell and Tower of Terror run <em>41</em> <BR> and Paris would be really close and easy to reach for me <em>20</em> <BR> Has anybody of you benn to Disneyland Paris? <BR> I was there 4 times Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:07:57 EST Team goal walk/run a marathon daily??? I just looked at the team goal (individual goal). It's 750 miles, it would be about 1200 km or 40 km daily. It is supposed to be 75 miles or should we run it as a team and SP made a individual goal of it? Fri, 4 Jul 2014 14:19:39 EST 2015 Disney princess run I really want to do the Disney princess run in 2015 ( I still have to convince my boy friend ) <BR> Does anyone have hotel tips? We are from Europe and the flight is quite long, so we will probably stay at least two weeks. How crowded will it be in the parks? Better stay after the run or before? <em>304</em> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 11:54:47 EST winter Disney race/snow at home Hello! I haven't signed up for a Disney race yet but my parents spend part of the winter near Orlando, so I might do one. <BR> <BR> Question! Is it difficult to do a Disney race in Jan or Feb if I live in a snowy place, and therefore can only train on treadmill or outside in the cold.....then land in Florida and have to acclimatize to the weather and running conditions? I imagine a lot of people travel from colder areas and have experience! Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:10:22 EST Disneyland Star Wars and Avengers races I know I'm training for Avengers (as well as Dumbo Double-Dare), and with today's announcement of the new Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend, I'll be training for the Rebel Challenge as well. Anyone else as enthusiastic about the new film-themed runDisney races as I am? Tue, 27 May 2014 15:40:13 EST Tower of Terror 10 miler? Anyone? I'd rather do a half marathon, but this is the day after I take my youngest daughter to the One Direction concert in this one it is! <BR> <BR> Cathimommy Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:09:15 EST Hi, my name is Amber Hello all, my name is Amber and I'm hopping back on board with SparkPeople. I fell off the wagon, gaining back weight I had lost and gaining an additional five. No bueno. <BR> <BR> So here I am, I want to lose 45lbs and fix my horrible eating habits. Looking for lots of support along the way. :) Mon, 3 Mar 2014 17:16:09 EST 2014 Avengers Half Marathon at Disneyland Today, runDisney announced the inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon at Disneyland in November. Who's excited for this new race? I know I am! Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:35:52 EST Anyone preparing for Dumbo Double Dare? I took advantage of the passholder early signup, and my husband and I are registered for the Dumbo Double Dare for our second year running. Anyone else doing it, or planning on trying to grab a spot when it opens for the general public at 9am PST on the 28th? Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:32:57 EST Thoughts from the Tinkerbell weekend So, if you were there, what did you like and what could have gone better? How did your race(s) go? Are you planning for another Disney race? Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:08:44 EST Good luck WDW race weekend racers! Just wanted to say a huge GOOD LUCK to all those participating in the races this weekend! You can do it! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <em>364</em> <em>365</em> <em>366</em> <em>522</em> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 22:06:08 EST Who's ready for the TinkerBell race weekend? Is everyone ready for the Tink Races? Are you wearing a costume? What races are you doing? <BR> <BR> I am so excited but due to several minor injuries in the past few months I am very undertrained at this point! I'm going to make the best of it though and have fun <em>224</em> <BR> I am doing the 5K, the 10K and the half... eeeks! <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:45:17 EST New Member!!! Disney Lover I am so excited to see this board! I am needing a little motivation to get back into training. This time last year I was "disney peer-pressured" into training for the ToT 10-miler. Never ran before in my adult life...and I have never been so dedicated ever before to training. Long story short the year was full of ups and downs in training...even with an injury in July that sidelined me until September. I managed to complete teh ToT 10-miler...what an accomplishment. I have no Disney Run... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:07:21 EST Which Disney races are you doing in 2014? So, what Disney races is everyone doing in 2014? I'm opting out of the Tink half marathon this year, but I'm doing the new Tink 10k, and will be signing up for year two of the Dumbo Double Dare. Anyone going for Dopey? Thu, 5 Dec 2013 15:32:06 EST How is your training going? There are several RunDisney races coming up in January and February... how is your training going for them? <BR> <BR> Only 33 days until the WDW race weekend starts <BR> Only 41 days until the TinkerBell race weekend starts <BR> and 76 days until the Princess race weened starts ! Thu, 5 Dec 2013 12:52:02 EST Need your support, please! Not running or Disney... but, I am trying to win Beneful's Dream Dog Park contest with my dog Indy, where they will provide a $500,000 upgrade to our local dog park if we win (Plus $10,000 cash, and a year's supply of dog food). The final score is 30% the public's votes, so could you please go vote for us? You can vote once a day, everyday! <BR> Here is the link: <BR><BR>nalists-2013/Gail-and-Indiana <BR> <BR> <BR> I just got back from running the W&... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 07:37:35 EST Wine and Dine runners Good luck, W&D runners! :) Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:09:11 EST 2014 Princess Half Marathon Anyone here doing the Glass Slipper Challenge? I am and I am so excited. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 08:45:48 EST Good luck Disneyland Runners Sending extra good luck to all those running in Disneyland this coming weekend! Whether you are running the 5K, the 10K, the half or all of them... enjoy and have fun <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Who is running this weekend and what race are you doing? Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:17:57 EST Disneyland Half Marathon in just over a week! I will be there and running in both the 5K and the Half Marathon. Is anyone else going to participate? Do we want to organize a Meetup at some point during the weekend? Wed, 21 Aug 2013 09:54:39 EST Tinker Bell 2014 registration now open! Registration for the 2014 Tinker Bell races opened today!! Will you be doing the 5K? 10K? or half marathon? The half marathon is showing 73% full already so sign up soon if that's the race you want to do <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Here's the link to sign up <BR> <link><BR>arathon/ </link> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 17:53:13 EST It's official there will be a Tinker Bell 10K Yay there will be a new 10K race on Tinker Bell weekend! Who's going to sign up for it next week? You know it will sell out very, very quickly!! <BR> <BR> Here's the details and a link to the Run Disney website: <BR> <BR> Tinker Bell 10K <BR> Saturday, January 18, 2014 <BR> Start Time: 6:00 a.m. <BR> Start/Finish: Disneyland® Resort <BR> <BR> Discover your inner pixie and run in the newly created Tinker Bell 10K. This 6.2 mile course will take you on a magical journey throughout the Disn... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 14:41:58 EST Hello to all! Hi everyone, I'm new to message boards and marathoning, but I just signed up for my first half. I say if you're gonna do it, do it big, so of course I'm doing the Disney princess half marathon!! I'm all atwitter with excitement! Only 232 days, 13 hours, 36mins, and 20 some seconds left to train so I'd appreciate anybodies encouragement, and training and race day advise. Thanks! Tue, 2 Jul 2013 10:25:37 EST Disney Princess Half Marathon Team Name + Costumes Hey all, <BR> Want to help me name my half marathon team. We are a two person, Male/Female team. It'll be me and my uncle, so that should be a blast. we haven't decided on costumes yet but some front runners are Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Tiger Lily and the Chief, and Leia and R2D2....any ideas for names or costume teams? <BR> <BR> <em>3</em> Tue, 2 Jul 2013 00:39:22 EST Princess Races for 2014 Registration is now open! Here's the link if you need it <BR> <link><BR>thon/registration/ </link> <BR> Who's in and what races are you doing? <BR> <BR> I really, really, really wish I could go to these but unfortunately my January race weekend this year took too much of my money LOL! Can't wait to hear who is going though <em>30</em> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:20:51 EST Hello all! I signed up for my first runDisney event, the Disneyland Half Marathon! I'm glad I was determined and signed up the first day! <BR> <BR> I have been training since the day I signed up. I am a brand new runner! Sat, 27 Apr 2013 19:28:23 EST WDW 2014 Who's Going? Looks like registration is filling up fast. Who's going to WDW Marathon Weekend 2014? <BR> <BR> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:44:42 EST Cross-Country Challenge 2013 I completed WDW 1/2 Marathon in January 2013 and <BR> will complete Disneyland 1/2 Marathon in September 2013 Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:45:16 EST 2014 WDW race weekend registration open NOW!! If you want to run in the 2014 Walt Disney World races in January you better register today as they are filling up fast!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on/ </link> <BR> <BR> I really wish I could go again. Let us know if you registered and what you registered for <em>334</em> Tue, 9 Apr 2013 14:07:03 EST Hey everyone Hi everyone, I am planning to run the Tinkerbell Half in Disneyland in January. I have begun training already as I have a minor disability that requires me to increase milage slowly. I enjoy running, though I am realizing I enjoy biking as well. Best of luck to everyone. <BR> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:33:27 EST Dopey 2014 Leaked Who saw's Dopey 2014 leak today? I was already planning on going Goofy January 2014 but now I just have to go for the Dopey. Can't wait for RunDisney to post the details. Anyone else in? Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:18:55 EST Tower of Terror 10 Miler 2013 I registered for the TOT10. It's on October 5 this year. Let's hope it's not as hot and humid as it was last year. Also, have a ticket for my spouse for the Villian's Bash afterwards. <BR> <BR> Anyone else going to do this one? <BR> <BR> Since I ran the very first TOT, I thought I'd try to get a streak going. When I run my 20th TOT, I'll only be 83. LOL Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:54:23 EST Wine & Dine Half 2013 Registration opened yesterday! Are you signed up yet? <BR> <BR> My husband is joining me this time, along with my sister and a couple friends. The runDisney fever is spreading it seems. We will be racing in costumes, too. Our group theme is going to be Disney Villains, fitting for a night race like this one. <BR> <BR> So, anyone else planning to run at Wine & Dine? Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:22:15 EST How Did It Go Guys?!?!? So I know today is the day of the Disney Princess Half Marathon!! I cant wait to hear how it goes!!! <BR> I can't wait until Next Year!! I will be right along side you guys!!!! Sat, 23 Feb 2013 09:58:31 EST Good luck Princess Runners! Sorry this is going out so late but Good luck runners!! I can't wait to hear how it goes. Enjoy the moment and soak it all in, Disney races are like no other <em>188</em> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:45:29 EST It's the Friday before my first (half) Princess... ..any final tips? Oh yea... did I mention that I now have a cold. Coughing and a runny nose. Ugh but unless I pass out, throw up or die I am going all the way. :) Fri, 22 Feb 2013 10:05:10 EST HI!!! I'm new! Hello!!! <BR> My Name is Kendale, I'm 25 and I have a goal to loose 144.8 lbs. <BR> One of my goals that I set is to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon in 2014! :) I recently started participating in 5k's, My First, the Electric Run, I did in January!! <BR> I am so excited to find this group!! :) Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:46:08 EST Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Anyone signed up for the Disney Half Marathon Weekend? This will be my first half marathon. <BR> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 10:31:45 EST Tinker Bell race weekend race reports Share your race reports here <em>30</em> or even the links to your blog if they are on there! Fri, 1 Feb 2013 00:23:57 EST WDW race weekend race reports I would love to hear how everyone's race(s) went on 2013 WDW marathon weekend races. I will try and get my story together soon!! <BR> <BR> I find race stories so inspirational, thanks in advance for sharing <em>30</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 00:22:57 EST Get Together for the WDW Princess Half Does anyone want to meet up either before or after the Princess Half? I will be checking into the Caribbean Beach Resort on Friday afternoon. Meet up at Downtown Disney sometime on Saturday? <BR> <BR> Who is going to the Pasta Dinner on Saturday night? <BR> <BR> Where is everyone staying? <BR> <BR> Deborah Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:18:39 EST Ready to tackle the Princess I was getting very nervous about the pacing requirements for the Disney Princess but after yesterdays 6.25 mile run (my longest to date) that I was able to do at an average 16 min/mi, including my warm up and cool down, I feel much better. Still have time to boost those numbers a little and read that the clock doesn't actually start till the last person starts. So I just need to be as close to the front of my corral as possible. :) <BR> <BR> Thank you all for the encouragement. I'm sure I wi... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 08:20:51 EST Tinker Bell 2013 runners - Are you ready?! Is everyone ready for a weekend of fun? How did your training go? <BR> <BR> I am definitely excited about it now that my Goofy races are done ! Let's hear it from all the Tink participants :-) <BR> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:22:05 EST Good luck 2013 WDW race weekend runners and good luck to us walkers too !! I am flying out early tomorrow and so I won't be on here until I return home. GOOD LUCK everyone!!! <BR> <BR> I don't know if I'm more excited or nervous! It's going to be a crazy busy weekend and the three hour time change could do me in! I will be up every morning but Thursday as I was lucky enough to get picked to do the Run Disney meet up again! This time there will be a huge crowd though and not the intimate setting of the Tink meet up. Still it sho... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 20:18:36 EST Disney Princess Half - less than 2 months away I am getting a little nervous. I am not where I wanted to be by now as I had a bad case of pneumonia in November. This will be my first half marathon and only my second official run of any sort. I am excited that my family is coming down to chEAR me on... but if anyone else is attending I could use some friendly faces along the route. <BR> <BR> How are you doing in your training? Any tips from you big wigs about to do the WDW Marathon or even the Tink? Sun, 6 Jan 2013 08:43:59 EST Dumbo Double Dare Who's planning on signing up for this? I would love to but I will have to see what the budget says after WDW race weekend and Tinker Bell weekend!! <BR> <BR> Here's the info from the Run Disney website: <BR> <BR> DUMBO DOUBLE DARE <BR> Saturday, August 31 - Sunday, September 1, 2013 <BR> Start/Finish: Disneyland® Resort <BR> <BR> If you think that a half marathon is just a walk in the park, put your endurance to the test and compete in the all-new Dumbo Double Dare! A 19.3-mile adventure h... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 13:27:42 EST Expedition Everest Has anyone done the Expedition Everest? I'd like to team up with my son, who will only be 13. He has no problem running a typical 5 k. Do you think it's appropriate? Sun, 30 Dec 2012 07:07:54 EST Tink 2013 race waivers up Bib numbers/waivers are on the Run Disney page <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>er13tb/verify.php </link> <BR> <BR> Who's all ready to run these races?! Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:35:53 EST WDW races 2013 - who's ready? It's about 3 weeks until race weekend... who's ready to race ?! How is your training going? <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:46:26 EST WDW race waivers and program are online Here is the link to the official event program for WDW weekend: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>df/wdw-marathon/2013-WDW-Marathon-Prog<BR>ram.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> Here is the link to the race waivers: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>3waiver/verify.php </link> <BR> <BR> Very exciting and scary at the same time !! Fri, 14 Dec 2012 01:17:16 EST Training Blues Having trouble staying motivated. Only a few more long long runs left. I don't want to quit now (and don't plan to), but it's a struggle to get up and go for a run right now even the short runs. I have worked too hard to not complete my last two 20+ milers and complete the race. <BR> <BR> What do you tell yourself to keep going? Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:01:51 EST Yay!! I'm new here. I'm not doing any Disney races soon. I've just started my running program. My eventual goal is to do the Disney Princess half marathon...hopefully I'll get there not this February but the next year!! Fri, 23 Nov 2012 23:58:09 EST 2013 WDW Commemorative Dooney and Bourke items For those that may not know, they are preselling the Dooney and Bourke commemorative purses ahead of time. There is a very small picture of them on the order site. <BR> <BR> Here is the link to where you can order them: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>fm?EVENT_ID=2064076&CHECKSSO=0 </link> <BR> <BR> Here's the description on the active website: <BR> Celebrate your Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend with an exclusive Dooney & Bourke Purse, featuring a unique M... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:04:06 EST Walking Is it possible to walk a disney half marathon? are they very strict with pacing requirements? Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:23:58 EST Wine and Dine race reports Please share your race reports here. I can't wait to hear how the Wine and Dine race was. It is definitely on my 'to do' list <em>30</em> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:42:49 EST Wine and Dine runners... are you ready?! Wow this race is coming up quickly, 23 days according to the website! <BR> Who is running it? How is your training going? <BR> <BR> I can't wait to hear all about it as I would LOVE to be there ! I know you will all have a blast running it <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 23:49:56 EST Tower of Terror 2012 race reports How was the race? Did anyone go to the after party? I can't wait to hear about it, please share your story for those of us who couldn't get there!!! <em>30</em> Tue, 2 Oct 2012 10:41:11 EST Princess Half 2013 Registration Here are the numbers for registration for all events as of Sept 19th. If you have not signed up yet but want to run it know that there is a price increase coming on Sept 25th. The half marathon will go from $140 to $155. <BR> <BR> Disney's Princess Half Marathon – 54% Full <BR> Disney's Princess Half Marathon - 2 Person Team – 54% Full <BR> Disney Royal Family 5K- not showing so it's less than 50% full <BR> runDisney Kids Races - not showing so it's less than 50% full <BR> Pasta in the P... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:32:20 EST Disneyland 2012 Race reports Who went and how did it go? We can't wait to hear all about your adventures at the Happiest Race on Earth! Wed, 5 Sep 2012 16:36:55 EST Tower of Terror runners... are you ready?! According to the website it's 22 days until the Tower of Terror race weekend. Is everyone on track with their training? Who is going? <BR> <BR> I wish I was going but unfortunately not this year. I would LOVE to do this race at least once though! I can't wait to hear all about it <em>30</em> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 16:34:20 EST Good Luck Disneyland 1/2 runners! I just wanted to wish everyone attending the Disneyland 1/2 marathon weekend a fantastic time! Wish I was there running with you <em>306</em> . I can't wait to see pictures and hear how the weekend went!! <BR> <BR> Run Sparkers Run! <em>185</em> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:36:16 EST Disneyland 1/2 2012 ... are you ready? Who is going to the Disneyland 1/2 this year? How did your training go? Are you ready? <BR> <BR> I will miss running it this year and I can't wait to hear everyone's race stories :-) <BR> <BR> Della <BR> Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:57:45 EST WDW marathon weekend AND Tinker Bell race Is anyone else running races at the WDW marathon weekend and then doing the Tinker Bell half? <BR> <BR> Due to that incredible 20th anniversary medal I signed up to do the marathon in WDW this year. Then I figured since I was flying across the country to get there that I may as well try for the Goofy! However I didn't realize that there was only a week between the WDW races and the Tink race until after I signed up, I thought there was at least a couple of weeks!! (not that an extra week w... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 12:39:44 EST 20th Anniversary WDW medal Wow!!! The design for the WDW marathon medal was just released and it is fabulous. I really, really wish I was able to go to earn this but living across the country has it's financial challenges to get there! I'll post a picture of it on my Sparkpage if anyone want to see it. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:00:38 EST Tinker Bell 5K The 2013 Tinker Bell 5K is showing 62% full as of today! <BR> <BR> I just signed up for it today. If you ran it last year please note that it is now a Saturday morning race instead of a Friday night race. <BR> <BR> Anyone else running it as well? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:07:25 EST Wine and Dine Half Marathon Is anyone running this race? Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:44:34 EST Princess Half 2013 registration open today! Here's the link <em>30</em> <BR> <link><BR>ney/princess-half-marathon/ </link> <BR> <BR> Who's signing up today? It's the 5th Anniversary so there will be a new medal !!!! <BR> <BR> I'd love to go but I live on the wrong side of the country! Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:35:22 EST Tinker Bell 2012 Registration now open!! Who's signed up already?! <em>20</em> It looks like they moved the 5K to the morning... too bad, I kind of liked the evening race!! <BR> <BR> Anyone doing the breakfast or pasta party as well? <BR> <BR> I signed up for the half and I will eventually sign up for the 5K before it fills. <BR> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 15:53:25 EST Tinker Bell 2013 Registration opens June 12! Who's ready and waiting to sign up for the 2013 Tinker Bell race? <BR> <BR> I know I can't wait <em>321</em> and I will be giving my money to 'the Mouse' the first day of registration!!! I'm curious to see what the price will be though. <em>40</em> Tue, 5 Jun 2012 02:48:52 EST Prefer to run with others or alone? I'm considering running the Goofy again in 2013. I've run it with friends in the past and they're asking me about it again but over the past year I've found that I prefer to do the actual race by myself. <BR> <BR> I love training with other people but these friends live in other states so I would only get the chance to run with them at the race and I kind of don't want to do it with them. I'd love to share a room and do the parks but I don't want to run with them. <BR> <BR> Should I suc... Thu, 24 May 2012 09:07:57 EST How many of you train without electronics? Wondering how many of you train without electronics of any type? If so how many times a week? <BR> Fri, 4 May 2012 14:56:24 EST 2013 WDW race weekend registration Registration opened up on April 10th for the 2013 WDW race weekend races. Have you registered yet ? What races are you running! Who's going Goofy? <BR> <BR> There will be a special 20th anniversary Marathon medal this year that I would LOVE to get but I live on the wrong side of the country to make it an affordable trip ! <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Here's the registration link for those who may need it! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ney/wdw-marathon/ </link> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:00:36 EST Tower of Terror 10 Miler!! I'm all signed up and registered for the 10 miler!! I'm looking forward it, although I still have a lot of training before I'll be ready for the race on September 29th! Anyone else running this one?! :) Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:36:28 EST Disney 2012-What's next?? The Wine and Dine registration opened last week, who's in??? Anyone have plans for other Disney races this year? How's training going? <BR> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:12:07 EST Good luck Princess Runners!!! Just wanted to say Good Luck and 'enjoy every minute of your race' out to everyone running in the Princess races this weekend. If things get tough on the race course just think of all of us here cheering you on!! <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:20:52 EST Princess Runners - Invite to Breakfast Hey, we seriously overbooked Chef Mickey's for 10:40am after the race on Sunday. If anybody would have an interest in joining breakfast, let me know ASAP so we can decide whether or not to adjust the ADR! Fri, 17 Feb 2012 15:16:38 EST Princess Runners... are you ready?! How are all the Princess runners doing? Are you ready for your incredibly fun race weekend? <BR> <BR> Della Wed, 8 Feb 2012 14:30:10 EST Tinkerbell post race How did people do in the race? Cristeane and I saw Irishmum3 as our wave started, but did not see anyone else from where we were at the back of the pack. <BR> <BR> I am hoping that everyone did well! <BR> -Thomas Sun, 5 Feb 2012 14:16:47 EST Good luck, Tinkerbell runners!! Have fun out there! And don't forget... <BR> <BR> You can run, <BR> you can run, <BR> you can run!!! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Sat, 28 Jan 2012 15:28:38 EST Marathon Training Hi! <BR> I am planning on doing the full marathon for WDW 2013 weekend. I was wondering what you guys thought about my training. I want to run a full in October; it would be a local race with friends. Then run the full in January. Having never run father than 14mi I am not sure that the 2 marathons (Oct/Jan) are smart/attainable. What do you guys think? <BR> <BR> My schedule looks like I will be running a half in the spring, another in the fall plus the Tower of Terror 10-miler. The ToT sho... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:43:58 EST OMG I get to run with Jeff Galloway next weekend!! I just got an email saying that I was one of the people picked to do a special meet up and run with Jeff Galloway at the Tinker Bell!! Myself and 29 others will meet with him early Saturday morning and do a run through Disneyland park!!! I am SOOOOOOO excited I just had to share LOL! Fri, 20 Jan 2012 15:58:39 EST Tinker Bell 2012 SP meet up Hey everyone! Just wanted to see if anyone wants to meet up on Tinker Bell weekend. Usually we meet on Saturday afternoon at La Brea Bakery (in Downtown Disney) but it's whatever works for the majority of the people. La Brea has a big patio area outside with lots of tables that has worked well in years past. Let me know if you want to meet up and what works for you!! <BR> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:56:15 EST Instead of Running the Goofy this year... I delivered a beautiful baby girl! <BR> <BR> Kennedy Marie arrived 1/7 @ 4:01pm weighing 7lbs11ozs and 19 inches. Steve and I are in love and so thankful for our precious baby girl. There were no complications during labor and delivery. We were able to labor at home for 17 hours before heading to the hospital. So thankful we arrived at the hospital at 1pm and delivered three hours later without meds. <BR> <BR> Many in this group knew my husband and I were struggling with infertility. I turn... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 09:41:57 EST 2012 WDW Marathon Weekend Results - All Races I finished the Half on Saturday with a 2:29 and finished the 2nd leg of the Relay in 2:35. I was quite pleased as my goal was to finish both races between 2:30-2:45. <BR> <BR> Anyone else? <BR> Mon, 9 Jan 2012 13:04:48 EST Tinker Bell Waivers are available online Both waivers and final race instructions are up today !!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ney/tinker-bell-half-marathon/index?pa<BR>ge=event-details </link> Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:59:42 EST Looking ahead to 2013?!? I can't believe I found this team AFTER the race this year. I hope everyone's race went well. Mine went off perfectly and both my friend and I finished with minimal physical effects! And now, it's onwards and upwards to 2013. Is anyone here planning on participating next year? I've done the full twice and the half once and now it's on to the Goofy!! I'm a run/walker (heavy emphasis on the walking) and would love to buddy up with someone for Disney 2013!! Sun, 8 Jan 2012 12:46:13 EST 2012 WDW Race weekend runners Are you ready to go have some Disney fun?? How did your training go? Are you packed and ready to go? <BR> <BR> I can't wait to hear how it all goes.... I'm very excited for you all <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> Who's doing what race?? How many Goofy runners do we have this year? <BR> <BR> Wishing you fantastic weather and perfect race conditions!! Fri, 30 Dec 2011 23:58:31 EST WDW Marthon Weekend Meet-up I assume we are meeting at Earle of Sandwich again? Time 4:30-5p? Anyone know? Wed, 21 Dec 2011 12:57:41 EST Holiday Surprise from runDisney 12/21 Just passing this along for those that maybe don't have Facebook. <BR> <BR> runDisney says: "Christmas will come early from runDisney! RSVP for a special announcement taking place Wednesday, December 21." <BR> <BR> 11:00am is the time listed on the Facebook event. Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:41:06 EST 2012 Inaugural TinkerBell half program available I am sooo excited !! <em>90</em> Just what I need to motivate me to run tonight LOL!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>df/rundisney/tinkerbell-half-marathon/<BR>Tink12ProgramA.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> Fri, 9 Dec 2011 19:18:46 EST Disneyland 1/2 2012 The DL 1/2 registration doesn't open up until January 18th but they have the new prices up for it. They REALLY raised the prices this year. Unless they add a lot of things or change the route, I am pretty sure I will not be doing it. The only thing that might entice me in the future is a new medal ! <BR> <BR> Entry Fees and Deadlines <BR> Disneyland® Half Marathon <BR> $150 by February 26, 2012 <BR> $165 between February 27 and April 15, 2012 <BR> $180 on or after April 16, 2012 <BR> Thu, 8 Dec 2011 19:53:22 EST Waiver & Bib Numbers are up Waivers and Bib Numbers are up for WDW Marathon Weekend. Reality has set in. Thu, 8 Dec 2011 07:33:26 EST Team Meet Up? Hi everyone! It's time to start scheduling our team meet-up for WDW marathon weekend! Traditionally, we meet at Earl of Sandwich in late afternoon the day before the half marathon. This year I am just doing the 5k as I continue to recover from my car accident, so I have no preferences on which date. <BR> <BR> So we will vote on either Friday afternoon or Saturday afternoon at 4:30 PM at Earl of Sandwich at Downtown Disney. Please reply with either Friday, Saturday, either, or not atten... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 17:33:15 EST Tinker Bell Half 2012 training How is your training going for the Tinker Bell Half? Have you started yet? Are you using a plan or just making up your own? According to the web page countdown it's only 87 days (13 weeks) until the race weekend begins! <em>188</em> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:54:32 EST WDW January 2012 Race weekend Just thought I'd post the percentages for the January 2012 races. Who's already registered and who still has to register? <BR> <BR> Walt Disney World® Marathon - 75% Full <BR> Walt Disney World® Marathon Relay - 56% Full <BR> Walt Disney World® Half Marathon - 76% Full <BR> Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge - 88% Full <BR> Disney Family Fiesta 5K featuring the Three Caballeros - 58% Full <BR> Disney Kids' Races - 54% Full Tue, 11 Oct 2011 16:43:27 EST Fundraising for a race? Hi everyone! I ran the Disney Princess last year (it was my first 1/2!) and was thinking of signing up for 2012. <BR> I was considering doing a fundraiser this time around - have any of you done the TNT or other TEAMs out there? Would love to hear any positive/negative feedback! Thanks in advance :) Sun, 9 Oct 2011 09:49:08 EST finished my first half marathon Finished Wine and Dine half marathon in 2:27. Great race, but the after party was a let-down. Too crowded and not enough time to enjoy. Sun, 2 Oct 2011 22:15:43 EST I want to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon Ok, my sister wants me to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon with her in Feb 2012. She has been running for about a year. I have never run anything.....ever. I have done plenty of walks. I am doing my first 5k November 5th, the Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome awareness (my oldest son has DS). I am just really starting to train. There is not a pace requirement for the Buddy Walk so I am not training too hard at this time. I also just had a new baby 9 weeks ago. <BR> <BR> My question is ... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 12:12:12 EST Tinker Bell/Never Land Family Fun Run 5K 2012 Just a quick note that the Never Land Family Fun Run 5K is showing 51% full. <BR> <BR> I will post as it fills up as I plan on signing up for it at some point but not just yet! I don't know that it will fill up as it's a night time 5K and it's crazy expensive as it includes a twilight ticket. Here are all the details (from<BR>sney/tinker-bell-half-marathon/index?p<BR>age=never-land-family-fun-run-5k) <BR> <BR> Never Land Family Fun Run 5K <BR> ... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 15:23:51 EST Possible Wine and Dine open spot My husband was going to run this race, but it's looking like he's not. Is there anyone who wanted to but didn't sign up for some reason? Contact me. No guarantee yet, but it looks very likely. Sun, 18 Sep 2011 18:12:21 EST 2012 Disneyland HM The Angels released their 2012 season schedule yesterday. They will be playing away from Anaheim over Labor Day weekend. Maybe we will get to race through the stadium again then?! I sure hope so! Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:12:07 EST Wine and Dine Meet-Up Is anyone planning a meet-up for the Wine and Dine? Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:19:39 EST Question about training between races I just ran/walked the Disneyland Half last week as my first race ever. It was so great! And I've signed up for the Tinkerbell Half in January as well. <BR> What is the best way to keep up the training so I don't have to start all over again? <BR> I was thinking of staying at the level of long runs of about 6 miles, then increasing it as the race approaches. Good idea? How do you guys stay in shape between races? Sun, 11 Sep 2011 12:28:45 EST 2011 Wine & Dine Waivers and Program are up!! Since I have to miss out on the Disneyland fun this year (and probably next!), Disney at least gave me a little excitement this afternoon by sending out the Wine & Dine final instructions email! <BR> <BR> Waivers are up, and you can also download race instructions and the program. <BR> <BR> YAY! <BR> <BR> <em>181</em> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 19:31:50 EST chip & Dale Relay Medal Revel Wondering what you all think of the new Chip & Dale Relay Medal? Tue, 16 Aug 2011 13:16:35 EST The 2012 Donald Medal is revealed If you have a Facebook account - go to RunDisney. Mon, 8 Aug 2011 11:46:46 EST Disneyland Half 2011 meet up Would anyone like to meet up during race weekend? In the past we've met at La Brea Bakery Cafe (in Downtown Disney) on Saturday afternoon. They have a big area with lots of tables outside on the bakery side and no park admission is needed! <BR> <BR> Let me know if you are interested and what time works for you ! I'm getting very excited about it as it gets closer <em>334</em> Sat, 6 Aug 2011 22:20:17 EST Introduction and why I am here My name is Renee. I joined this site at the urging of a close friend (known as ERLYWA on Spark...she has some really inspirational blogs :) who has been on this site and getting support for a while. I have been struggling with my weight for years... yo yo-ing from diet plan to diet plan and never sticking with anything long enough to make enough of a difference. <BR> <BR> Two years ago my world fell apart... my best friend and husband of 20 years went into respiratory arrest, had a heart at... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 12:58:27 EST Disneyland Half 2011 waivers online You can download your half marathon waiver (and get your bib number) online starting today <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>iver11/dlverify.php </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Aug 2011 19:19:20 EST Goofy 2012 Just thought I'd post a note that the Goofy registration is 80% full as of June 30th. If you plan on doing these races this year and haven't signed up you may want to give the Mouse your money soon!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ney/wdw-marathon/ </link> <BR> <BR> Someday I will run the Goofy, unfortunately not 2012!! Who's already signed up? Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:05:26 EST 2011 Disney Wine and Dine is full The website is showing that the 2011 Wine and Dine is full. There are still charity and travel group spots available if you missed signing up but really want to be there ! Thu, 7 Jul 2011 17:32:59 EST 2011 Disney Wine and Dine 97% full If you haven't signed up and want to run this it's time to give the Mouse your money!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ney/wine-and-dine-half-marathon/ </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Jul 2011 13:52:13 EST Princess Half 2012 registration open Just to let you know that the registration is open for the 2012 Princess Half Marathon!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ney/princess-half-marathon/ </link> <BR> <BR> February 24-26, 2012 <BR> <BR> Fairytales do come true. One mile at a time. <BR> <BR> Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend brings women of all ages together to participate in a magical event designed just for them. The Disney Princesses are the inspiration for the weekend's events and will foc... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 14:09:48 EST Disneyland Half 2011 - Angels Baseball tickets Just thought I'd post this here in case others haven't heard about it. You can get discounted MLB tickets good for an Angels games from Sept 2 to 7th. <BR> <BR> <BR> ANGELS TICKET VOUCHER OFFER <BR> Special Opportunity for Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend Participants and their friends and family! <BR> The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim would like you to celebrate your race finish with them at their home game on September 4, 2011 where they will recognize the runners in a pre-game ceremo... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 18:04:30 EST Wine and Dine 2011 Just a note that the Wine and Dine half is currently 82% full. I'll try and keep an eye on it to see how fast it fills up (and report it here!) but if you have been thinking about doing this race you may have to give the mouse your money soon!! <BR> <BR> Here's the website link: <BR> <link><BR>ney/wine-and-dine-half-marathon/ </link> <BR> <BR> Has anyone signed up for it already? Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:59:03 EST Disneyland Half-Jeff Galloway training program Is anyone else doing the Time Improvement program Jeff Galloway put out for the Disneyland Half marathon in September? I'm wondering if there's a mistake in the my "long run" is just under 5k, and next Saturday's long run is NINE MILES?! Am I really supposed to triple my distance in one week? <BR> <BR> This is the link to the program... <BR> <BR><BR>s/pdf/rundisney/training-programs/DLHA<BR>LFtime.pdf <BR> <BR> Help?! Sat, 11 Jun 2011 12:49:28 EST Lookin' For Advice Hi Ya, <BR> <BR> I am considering signing up for a half marathon and will be going from sofa to run/walking in a relatively short amount of time. Before I commit and spend the money, I want to get some input and advice from those that have gone before more. So yes, I am being vague but I am really looking for any information anyone is interested in giving me. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! <BR> Cristeane Wed, 25 May 2011 16:48:14 EST Chip & Dale Anyone?? Wondering who all have signed up for the new Chip & Dale Marathon Relay and which leg you are running? <BR> <BR> I am runner 2 - I have my friend who is a much faster runner than I be runner 1 so we would have a better start corral. <BR> <BR> Here is the only information I can find about the course - <BR> Relay course featuring Epcot® Future World and Magic Kingdom® Park for Runner 1 and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park, Disney's Hollywood Studios™ and Epcot® World Showcase for Runner 2 Tue, 17 May 2011 10:33:51 EST Princess Half 2012 Registration doesn't open until July 5th but is anyone already planning on running this in 2012. The current info. has it being held February 24 to 26. <BR> <BR> Here's a link to the RunDisney site for anyone who wants more information: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ney/princess-half-marathon/ </link> Mon, 2 May 2011 23:49:02 EST Favorite Running Costumes at a Disney Race I'm curious what the best running costume you've seen at a Disney race ? <BR> <BR> My ulterior motive for this question is that I need ideas for the Disneyland 1/2 which has a pretty open theme so it's hard to choose what to wear! Mon, 25 Apr 2011 19:53:11 EST Can you believe it - Goofy 2012 Can you believe it Goofy 2012 is 50% full already.... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 11:35:30 EST Hello Was planning the D-Land Half this year but wanted to do it with hubby and he will be gone that weekend. Now debating the Tink Half, undecided just yet. Maybeeee..... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 15:12:45 EST Marathon Monday 2012? Does anyone know if there will be free admission to the park after the marathon (Jan 2012) like there was last year? Is that every year or was that a one time thing? Wed, 20 Apr 2011 11:47:38 EST Inaugural Disneyland Tinker Bell Half Announcement was confirmed and I am registered <em>334</em> I am sooo excited ! <BR> <BR> The Run Disney Facebook page has a link that takes you to the registration page that is only open through their link until 8 am PST. There is also a cheesy little video they played to announce it. <BR> <BR> Who's in ?? <BR> <BR> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:26:52 EST New race info leaked As long as they have drug out the new race information it appears that it may have been leaked. Do not read further if you do not want to know what the race could be !! According to it is going to be: <BR> <BR> A Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland January 27 to 29th, 2012! <BR> <BR> I am sooooo there :) I LOVE Tinker Bell sooooo much more than the princesses! <BR> <BR> You can read about how they think the clues connect to their information: <link>www.stit... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:38:37 EST Costumes to run in I'm curious how many people wear costumes when doing a Disney race? <BR> <BR> I dressed up as Snow White for the inaugural Princess race and had a blast. However for the Disneyland 1/2 I did not dress up. I'm debating what to dress up for this year's DL half. I think I will try to come up with something just not sure what <em>20</em> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:15:50 EST WDW Jan 2012 race registrations open tomorrow! Just thought I'd post that registration opens tomorrow (at noon EDT) for the WDW January races, including the new race. I have a feeling that new relay race is going to sell out very quickly as will the half marathon with the new Donald medal ! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ney/wdw-marathon/ </link> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 13:30:10 EST New WDW race for January 2012 and new bling !!! It's the new relay race that offers Chip and Dale medals at the end. Each person runs a half marathon.... I sooooo wish I could do it!! Registration opens tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Here's the information from the website... <BR> <BR> Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by CIGNA <BR> WALT DISNEY WORLD® Marathon Relay <BR> Sunday, January 8, 2012 <BR> Runner 1 Start: Epcot® <BR> Runner 1 Finish/Runner 2 Start: Magic Kingdom® Park – Pluto Parking Lot <BR> Runner 2 Finish: Epcot® <BR> Chi... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:47:47 EST . . Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:15:58 EST New Disney race announcement in April For those of you who attended the Princess race (or maybe even the January races) was there any hint as to what or where the new race will be ? I just read about the pending April race announcement and I am sooo curious! Fri, 11 Mar 2011 16:12:44 EST Disneyland Half 2011 SOLD OUT ! I just noticed that the race is now sold out. The website says there are still charity team spots or some spots if you go with certain travel companies. <BR> <BR> I hope to see some of you there this year <em>334</em> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:21:35 EST Disneyland Half at 97%! Sign up now if you think you want to do it!!! <BR> <BR> We just signed up to go but there's still the very big question of whether I will be able to run it or if I will be hobbling it!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ney/disneyland-half-marathon/index?pag<BR>e=registration </link> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:39:40 EST Disneyland Half 2011 Checked today for the Course(not posted yet) and noticed registration is at 80%. Anyone going to run this this year? My hubby and I are! <BR> <em>41</em> Mon, 7 Mar 2011 11:58:05 EST Disneyland Half Marathon weekend 2011 I'm just curious if anyone here has signed up yet to do this? It's currently showing 70% full <BR> <BR> My hubby and I are thinking of going as it's both our birthdays and our 20th anniversary that week!!! I am still injured and not yet running but I am really hoping I can be healthy by then and make this race. <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:56:52 EST Princesses - Post your Race Results here Sorry this is up late. <BR> <BR> I completed the race in 2:23:11. Anyone else think it was supper hot? Sun, 27 Feb 2011 17:58:21 EST Congratulations to all the Princess runners! Congratulations to everyone who ran the Princess Half - looking forward to all the race reports and photographs! <BR> <BR> Judie Sun, 27 Feb 2011 13:01:27 EST New information about 2012 Marathon Weekend. They are planning to change the Donald Medal. WooHoo. Means I will be running again. <BR> <BR> In addition, they have added a new race - the Marathon Relay. So if you are up to running a half back to back and know someone else who is....Another medal can be yours - unknown what medal they will give for this..... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 13:26:47 EST Anyone doing the 5k for the princess race? I was just wandering if anyone was doing the 5k at Disney on February 26? Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:46:42 EST Kids Races Any clue how these work? I have two running the 1 Mile, and another running the 200m dash... And I'm the only runner there... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 00:37:01 EST Princess Half Program is up The program for the Princess half is up. It looks like there are 6 corrals this year. <BR> <BR><BR>s/pdf/Princess11Program.pdf Mon, 7 Feb 2011 23:35:09 EST Bib Number & waiver is available online Don't forget to print off your waiver and sign it before arriving at the EXPO. You can do it there too, but there is usually a long line for that. <BR> <BR> Here is the link: <BR> <link><BR>iver/verify.php </link> Mon, 7 Feb 2011 14:06:10 EST Princess Meet-up Info and can you make it I believe we are planning for a meet-up at Earl of Sandwich between 4 and 5PM Saturday Feb. 26th. <BR> <BR> We are usually a loud mob outside the main entrance. Family members are welcome to come along - nothing formal. Stay as long as you wish - leave when you need to. <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Feb 2011 12:06:59 EST Motivating Messages Sometimes I feel like I wasn't "built for running". My thighs aren't slim, my legs don't bow out, etc... But we can all make excuses about why it might be hard. I read a motivating article today by a woman who wants to be come a runner and she is over 300 pounds. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>eginners/22 </link> <BR> <BR> Since it's freezing in NY, she's walking laps around her church. If she can do it, I can certainly do it!! You can also follow her on Faceboo... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 10:00:07 EST Woo Hoo Ok I know that I won't be at the Princess this year, but I am hoping to get the money together to be there in 2012. I had my first walk/jog since last February when I hurt my ankle and being back out there felt fantastic. My ankle is sore, but I am excited for Sunday to do it all over again. Fri, 28 Jan 2011 11:39:01 EST THANK YOU! I joined the team in 2009 when I was training for the 2010 Disney Marathon. It is hard to believe it was that long ago. Although I don't write too often I check in here almost everyday and read other members blogs ALL the time. It has been so incredibly helpful. Reading all about your personal journeys made me believe running 26.2 was possible and kept me motivated when the long runs got REALLY REALLY long. <BR> <BR> I am so thankful for this team and its members. (Slightly jealous of t... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 18:23:52 EST Congrats to Mickey, Donald, and Goofy finishers!!! Great job everyone! <BR> <BR> Can't read to read your race reports!!! Sun, 9 Jan 2011 13:23:51 EST Lighting on the course??? Okay - so I am like so unprepared in this way. Hubby ran it last year and said that lighting on the course is sometimes really bad - is it silly to run with a light. Mine is little and is on the brim on my hat. I am so cautious with stepping correctly since surgery - thoughts anyone???? Fri, 7 Jan 2011 09:26:42 EST Headphones I know that it says that they are discouraged... and I know that there should be music on the course. but all of my training has been wearing my ipod and listening to a certain group of songs (it has expanded, but every race I have ever done has been to this playlist...) and I'm kind of worried that if I don't have my songs that I won't feel the motivation that I sometimes feel when I hear some of them. this is my first ever marathon and I want to enjoy it - I'm just afraid that I won't wi... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 09:14:41 EST Good Luck DisneyWorld Marathon Weekend Runners!!! I haven't been on SP forever but wanted to pop in and wish everyone who is running this weekend lots of good luck! I so wish that I could be there with you to cheer you on in person. I hope that the weather is better this year and that you all have THE best runs of your life :) Enjoy and we'll be cheering you on. I can't wait to hear all about it <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Run like you stole something <em>211</em> Thu, 6 Jan 2011 17:35:15 EST Expo Seminars Has anyone ever attended one of the Disney expo seminars? I would like to go to the Jeff Galloway one and I am wondering if I need to get there super early (do they fill up??) and/or register beforehand. I didn't see anything specific on the website, so I thought I'd ask someone with experience!! Thu, 6 Jan 2011 08:49:52 EST What are you running? We've had a lot of new members over the past few weeks, so I thought we could all check in here, even if you've been talking about this race with us for years! <BR> <BR> Tell us: <BR> 1. Which Disney races you're doing this weekend, and <BR> 2. If its your first time at that distance, and <BR> 3. If you'll be joining us for the team meet-up Friday afternoon. <BR> <BR> Tue, 4 Jan 2011 18:24:39 EST Reflective - What have you learned? Guess I'm still feeling a bit reflective about good ole 2010. And I'm wondering - what you learned about yourself as a runner in 2010? <BR> <BR> I learned one of the most obvious lessons of them all. In 2009, my personal goal was to run 500 miles. I didn't do it, I feel behind and gave up. <BR> <BR> In 2010 my personal goal was to run 500 miles. And you know what - I did it and it felt pretty good. <BR> <BR> So my lesson, truly no one is going to do this for me. I have to decide it's wo... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 12:29:23 EST Spectator Tool Someone at work, who was run a Disney race, showed me a very cool tool that will help your friends and family know where to find your during your race! <BR> <BR><BR>disney/spectator-tool <BR> <BR> It is very cool. Check it out!! Mon, 3 Jan 2011 21:33:04 EST Question for the Girls (Really Guys...TMI!!!!) So, for the first race ever, I think I'm going to be on my period at the half marathon. I know this is no big deal for most of you, but I'm a treadmill runner and always have bathroom access on the few long runs that just so happen to fall on the wrong days. <BR> <BR> I'm worried because we'll be leaving the condo around 4 and probably won't finish the race til around 9. I'm worried about leaking with a tampn AND chafing with a pad. And I'm sure I'll wear both. Any advice? Sun, 2 Jan 2011 14:14:27 EST Hi! Hi I'm Maggie. I have done lots of Disney races - the Princess 1/2 Marathon twice, the full Disney Marathon twice, the Wine and Dine 1/2 marathon, the Expedition Everest Challenge, the Minnie Marathon 15K. I plan on doing the Wine and Dine this year but don't want to be part of the "fat and slow" club anymore!! Sat, 1 Jan 2011 22:52:54 EST Pre-Race Rituals We have less than a week to go until the January Disney Marathon Weekend. Woohoo! Today, I spent a bit of time planning, packing, and mentally preparing. Which got me thinking about my rather quirky pre-race rituals. So please share your pre-race rituals. <BR> <BR> Moi: I always eat pasta w/an egg the night before a race. I read through Runner's World or other inspirational running stories. I memorize and visual the race course (literally keeping a print out next to the bed). And.... I list... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 17:12:10 EST Race Retreat Sunday? Hey Everybody! <BR> I can't believe we're only a week away from the big weekend!!! <BR> <BR> Just wondering if anyone else purchased the Race Retreat on Sunday for the full? <BR> <BR> If so, let me know... we can try to meet up there before the race! Or after since we can use it until 2:30. <BR> <BR> J3NN78 & I are planning on getting on one of the 1st buses from the resort to get down there as early as possible. <BR> <BR> WooHoo!!!!! <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! <BR> :) Laura Sat, 1 Jan 2011 15:50:22 EST Dedication of my miles The following is something I posted as a "note" on Facebook so that I could dedicate each mile of my 1st marathon to the people who help to get me to that starting line. <BR> My friends and family picked some, and I had a few left over - so I dedicated them to so of my SP teams. <BR> <BR> ALL OF YOU ARE MILE 22! <BR> <em>312</em> <BR> I'd like to thank everyone who has supported me so far on my weight loss journey and training for my 1st full marathon. You have no idea how much you keep m... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 21:48:03 EST Food Stations I am doing my first full at Disney in January and I was just wondering what was provided at the food stations... it doesn't look like there is a food station until around mile 14 - so I know that I will need some kind of fuel before then, but didn't know what kind of 'food' was provided once I get to the stations... <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 21 Dec 2010 23:01:38 EST Strange question for Disney Runner in Jan. Does anyone know someone who registered for the half - Male - who can't run and wants to have someone run for them. My hubby wasn't sure he could run - torn calf muscle, but found out he could after the registration closed. He would be happy to run for them...since you can't get your $$ back Tue, 14 Dec 2010 10:04:51 EST Bib Numbers are out!! Whoo Hooo! Pick up forms and Waivers are ready for Printout. <BR> Alright!! <BR> <BR> Here's the link... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>1waiver/verify.php </link> <BR> <BR> Runner tracking is available through the RunDisney site too. Mon, 13 Dec 2010 16:48:54 EST Would you "Wine & Dine" Again? Last night my husband was looking at dates for our next (!) Disney trip. After doing some poking around, I'm pretty sure that the dates he was looking at coincide with the 2011 Wine & Dine race weekend. I've done 2 Halfs and have always dreamed of doing a race at Disney. <BR> <BR> I've heard some good and some not so good about the inaugural race. And that's what causes me to question. <BR> <BR> My question - would you do it again? <BR> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 12:07:46 EST Great YouTube videos of the Dinsey Marathon I have found my motivation drop and these videos really got me excited again. I hope you guys enjoy them as much as I did. <BR> <BR> Here is a video that was made for first timers in 2010 but I think it is still applies :) <BR> <link><BR>feature=related </link> <BR> <BR> This is the video he made of the 2010 marathon. Brings back lots of amazing memories.... was it really that cold? (J/k I don't think I'll ever forget how cold it was) <BR> <link>... Fri, 10 Dec 2010 09:40:28 EST How do you re-insert into a schedule after a cold? Hi <BR> I'm late in my training schedule for January and have had to hold off training for a week due to a cold/asthma flare. Doc said to take it easy - not bed rest. <BR> <BR> Have been jog/walking 10 to 12 miles during the year and was on track to do an 12.5 mile effort this weekend (using the Jeff Galloway Schedule from runDisney). I've only done one Half (WDW2010). I'm just curious on where would you pick up training? <BR> <BR> His schedule has <BR> the 12.5M this weekend, <BR> ... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 14:11:56 EST Hello! :) Hi there! <BR> I'm not sure if I am in the right place or not but I guess I'll give this a shot. I am running the Disney Half Marathon for the first time in January and just thought I'd try and find some others out there that may need company or some friendly motivation along the way. I signed up solo, as none of my close friends or family are runners. (Sad, I know) ;) <BR> Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Time is flying for sure! :) <BR> Jenn <em>20</em> Sat, 4 Dec 2010 10:38:26 EST 850 Miles in December We have lots of members running the WDW marathon and half next month, which means LOTS of long runs this month. If everyone logs their miles, I KNOW we can reach this goal! <BR> <BR> Who will be the first to log in? <BR> <BR> Start at 850! Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:42:47 EST New to the team - running my first full at Disney! I am so excited, but am starting to get nervous - my goal is to finish, and that is it. I have no real time goal... I just finished my second half with a time of just over 2 hours 27 minutes, so I would hope to finish in 5 hours to 5 and a half hours... <BR> <BR> anyway... just wanted to say hi and introduce myself... I started running last year (then got sidelined by a stress fracture in my ankle) and joined SparkPeople in January and have not looked back since... (even when I turned 3... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 14:55:40 EST So excited to have found this forum! YAY!!! I've signed up for the Disney Princess in Feb! A girlfriend and I are going and we're doing the C2 10k right now, with much success. Almost at 6mi as of today running 4 or 5 min and walking 1 or 2. Feeling great and looking forward to the new year and watching us change inside and out! Mon, 8 Nov 2010 21:43:44 EST What to wear? Disney Half Hi All! I'm doing my 1st half marathon in January, and I'm not too sure what's best to wear. I currently run in big T shirts and pants, but I was thinking of investing in some "real" running clothes. I know January can be a bit cool in Flordia, any suggestions? Thanks! Jean Fri, 5 Nov 2010 11:38:02 EST Nervous for Disney Half....Again - 2nd time ??? I must admit of all the halves scheduled I think I am most nervous about this one. Last time, I signed up for this one - I ended watching the finish line shivering with a big black boot on my foot. I am crossing fingers that nothing like this happens again, especially since now this will be my 3rd one not 1st. <BR> <BR> I can't wait to go for the meet up - because I get to see everyone again and this time run!!!! Thu, 4 Nov 2010 13:28:38 EST January Meet-up? Yep - I will be back for the January meet-up and will be running the half. Same place??? Wed, 3 Nov 2010 11:43:06 EST 850 miles for November You all did soooo well in October and I know we have many 'Goofs in training' so lets go for 850 miles this month !! I know you can do it... <BR> <BR> 850 miles left to go <em>321</em> Mon, 1 Nov 2010 12:54:08 EST Wine and Dine... how'd it go? I have been missing here lately but I'm trying to catch up! How did the Wine and Dine race go? I just saw on Facebook that things were a tad disorganized or something as the SVP of Disney Sports posted a letter there! I'd love hear how it went and what the bling is like <em>30</em> Thu, 14 Oct 2010 18:56:18 EST January Racers - How is your training going? Even though I'm not able to run the January Disney races I was curious how everyone's training is going? <BR> <BR> How many are doing the Goofy? <BR> <BR> How many are doing the Full? <BR> <BR> How many are doing the Half? <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing fabulous and all is going well :) I am so excited for everyone going and soooo wish I was able to go with you! I can't wait to hear how things are going ... <BR> <BR> Thu, 14 Oct 2010 18:51:43 EST 750 Miles in October Maybe Danielle or Della can turn this into a sticky topic. But so many are training for the Disneyworld Marathon weekend and other races, I bet we can break 750 miles this month like we killed it last month. Lets go Disney Distance, lets beat 750 again. <BR> <BR> Barry Sat, 9 Oct 2010 14:15:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 2 Oct 2010 17:46:06 EST Good luck Wine and Dine Runners!!! Just wanted to say GOOD LUCK to all of you who are running the Wine and Dine race tonight !!! <BR> <BR> <BR> We'll be cheering you on... have fun and I can't wait to hear how it goes <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>181</em> Sat, 2 Oct 2010 16:36:20 EST Wine and Dine meet ups... Anyone meeting Friday night for dinner? Saturday pre and/or post-race??? <BR> <BR> If so, when and where!! Firenut, Crzy and I will be having dinner at a TBD place. We'd love company!!! Tue, 28 Sep 2010 17:35:06 EST WDW Marathon Weekend 1/6-1/9/2011 Signed up yesterday morning for the full marathon for January. It will be my first full marathon ever...I'm already freaking out <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Anyone else going to be there for Marathon Weekend 2011? Fri, 10 Sep 2010 19:43:15 EST 750 Miles in September!!! You guys rocked in August...I know we can do it again this month since so many people participated in the Disneyland races and many are training for the Wine & Dine in October. And even more of us are beginning our 16 week training for the January half, full, and Goofy. <BR> <BR> So let's count down those miles... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 14:43:44 EST Wine & Dine Half Marathon: Who's Going? etc? Just curious how many are doing this event next month? <BR> <BR> Please reply ONLY if you're doing the half. maybe if there's interest we can arrange a meet & greet. <BR> <BR> I'll start: <BR> <BR> Name: Craig <BR> Staying at Shades of Green <BR> Best half: 2:36 Mon, 6 Sep 2010 14:11:21 EST Upcoming Disney Wine and Dine.... Is there going to be a meet-up at the WDW Wine and Dine? Anyone else staying at a non-race hotel? <BR> I'm at the Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village..... <BR> <BR> Don't have a car, need someone to share taxi post-race... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 10:57:47 EST Disneyland 1/2 marathon weekend post race check in The half is just underway I believe but I'm posting this to hear how it all went !! How was the 5K? How was the meet up? I hope everyone had a blast <em>30</em> Sun, 5 Sep 2010 09:41:25 EST Disneyland ... one week!!! Is everyone who's running Disneyland ready for some fun?! Only one week until the races begin... can't wait to hear how much fun you have ! <BR> <BR> Does anyone know if there is runner tracking available yet? Also if you want to share your bib number I'd love to follow you! You know my heart will be in Disneyland next week, even though I won't be!! <BR> <BR> Sat, 28 Aug 2010 13:36:28 EST I'll be working at the expo! Disneyland half I'll be working the Disneyland expo Sept 4 Friday 9-4:00 and Sat 8 till 4ish.. so look for me in the Disney specific clothing area. Main expo area... Than Sunday the big race I will be running! <BR> <BR> Terri Sun, 22 Aug 2010 11:09:48 EST Disney World accomodations Hi everyone! I'm running the Disney Wine & Dine with a friend and we are bringing our husbands. We'd like to rent a 2-bedroom condo near Disney. Does anyone have any recommendations? <BR> Thanks!! Wed, 18 Aug 2010 17:50:52 EST Disneyland Spark Meet up Just thought I'd get a thread going on this as there are only a couple of weeks left <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> It was suggested that there be a meetup at La Brea Bakery (in Downtown Disney) around 4pm on Saturday? We met there last year and there was lots of tables outside and plenty of room to meet with lots of shade! <BR> <BR> What works for you? Wed, 18 Aug 2010 10:25:35 EST Not running Disneyland :( I really hate to type this but I am not going to be running the Disneyland half in a few weeks. My right foot is still not runnable (is that even a word?!) and I can't afford the expense of going if I can't participate! <BR> <BR> This really sucks as I was hoping to meet up with many of you <em>39</em> I think I'm probably more disapointed at that than not getting that shiny new medal! <BR> <BR> However I know it's the right decision. I still have days where walking it hard so going tha... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 11:33:00 EST Disneyland Runners... are you ready??!! Just thought I'd see how everyone is doing! One month to 'race bling day' <em>334</em> Wed, 4 Aug 2010 19:02:32 EST Question for those dealing with extreme heat I am in FL and have every intention of trying to run/walk. After all I do have a half marathon to get ready for that is fast approaching. How do you handle the heat? Does your body just get used to it? Do you wait for evenings or early mornings? Thanks for any tips!!! Tue, 3 Aug 2010 09:05:09 EST 675 miles in August! Hard to believe it's already August... only 675 miles left to go <em>41</em> Mon, 2 Aug 2010 13:19:52 EST Ads on SparkPeople Hi all, <BR> <BR> I want to share this and I hope it was a one-time thing. I followed the link from the email on Healthier Ways to Eat when Traveling article, the ad in the center of the page is for fast food coupons! Arby's, Boston Market & Qdoba. I feel let down by this. <BR> <BR> That ad tells me that SP just wants to sell ad space. I feel a company of SP's caliper should hold all of it's vendors to the same level of accountibility they hold us. I wouldn't expect Girl Scouts to be selli... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 12:59:40 EST The Wine & Dine Medal is out I got an email from the Disney Endurance newsletter and it showed the new Wine and Dine Half Marathon Inaugural Medal. Can't wait to get it. I'm so excited I need to out and run now. I tried posting the picture but it won't let me on this so I put it on the front page of my sparkpage. Fri, 30 Jul 2010 19:49:07 EST Disneyland Half - anyone know.... Does anyone know how many runners there are in the disneyland half and how many corrals they had last year? <BR> <BR> I'm going to try and simulate my start time (based on when I think I"ll go over the start line) in the morning and can't find where it says how many runners there will be! <BR> <BR> Last month I ran in the Seattle RnR and there were almost 30,000 runners and it took me about 30 - 40 minutes to get to the start line.... <BR> <BR> Thanks for any info you can give! Fri, 30 Jul 2010 12:14:04 EST Disneyworld Marathon Weekend new medal & capacity For those of us keeping track, the #2 medal won for the new Marathon medal. Also the Half is now at 55%, the Full at 75% and the Goofy is at 60% capacity. I liked #1 medal personally due to the color. I just really want to finish the Goofy and get all 3 however because I'm stubborn and greedy and want all 3 medals also. Thu, 29 Jul 2010 14:42:39 EST They took my Race for the Taste 10K away! My husband and I loved running the Race for the Taste 10K in Orlando every October through Epcot and MGM and enjoying the Food & Wine festival instead of 10K it looks like they've turned it into a marathon? I'm not ready for that yet! Need more Disney World 5K's and 10K's! There is also a new Halloween 5K, I guess that will have to do. Fri, 23 Jul 2010 16:16:22 EST Disneyland Half... weekend plans? Just curious what everyone has planned for the race weekend? <BR> <BR> In particular - where are you eating the night before the race? I'm wondering if I want a sit down meal if I should book something but I really don't know where! I just know I don't want anything too bizarre and I won't be loading up on pasta! Also are you eating somewhere special the evening of race day to celebrate? <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 Jul 2010 20:00:53 EST Wine and Dine Half and Relay are Full! I went to register this morning, and both races are now full. =( Guess that means I won't be running a Disney race til the January Half now! Have a great time to all who've registered! We are leaving a week from today for a 10 day trip down there. Sat, 17 Jul 2010 15:20:59 EST I know I'm making progress when... Hello! <BR> As all you beautiful people log the miles and the smiles, what are you noticing as you make progress? <BR> <BR> Me? On Monday I was mentally prepping for my run and thought, "4 miles, wow a short one today. I'll do the middle 2 miles as sprints!" WOAH! 4 miles used to be my max! Fri, 16 Jul 2010 11:55:45 EST Wine and Dine half 97% full Up to 97% full now. Looks like time is almost up to register for this one. Thu, 15 Jul 2010 15:51:29 EST 2011 WDW It's 26 more weeks until Marathon weekend! The Half is 70% full, The Full is at 50% and Those Goofy's are at 55%. Are we Ready?? <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 12 Jul 2010 11:07:15 EST Disney Princess Half Marathon - Registration Open Got email on 6th (just read it) and registered this morning! Thought I would let you all know it's open! Thu, 8 Jul 2010 12:05:15 EST Wine and Dine Half Medal Does anyone know what the medal looks like? Thu, 8 Jul 2010 10:36:40 EST Wine and Dine 80% full Just wanted to let you know that the half and half relay are now 80% full. Thu, 8 Jul 2010 09:58:06 EST Disney Princess add-ons Will there be add-ons you can purchase for the Princess Half? Weren't there packages you could purchase for extra events or something like that? Was I just imagining this? LOL Tue, 6 Jul 2010 14:57:08 EST 2011 Disney Princess Registration Opens Well today is the 1st day of registration. Up until August 8th it costs $120 after that for a while at least it costs $130 October 31 then $140 after that. <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Jul 2010 14:15:31 EST New Runner, Old Disneyphile Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm a huge Disney World nut, been going since I was 2 and have easily been over 30 times in the last 26 years. I just started running in September w/C25K, and did my first 5K in December. I plan to run the Princess Half Marathon as my first half and it's two days after my 29th birthday! Me and my husband may also run the 5K during the Food and Wine festival in October. <BR> <BR> My best run so far was 45 min in three 15 min segments. I love running, at least, after each ru... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 19:19:59 EST New Disneyland half medal for 2010 In case you haven't seen it there's a picture on my sparkpage. I don't know how to put it in this thread!! It's very cool and I'm very excited as it will be my 5th half marathon <em>41</em> Thu, 1 Jul 2010 16:01:45 EST 675 miles in July It may be warm out but keep running those miles !! Only 675 miles left to go <em>104</em> Thu, 1 Jul 2010 15:52:02 EST Hi there!! Brand new to SP, but have been talking about doing a Disney half marathon for about 6 months now... I'm battling a herniated disc, and that is slowing down the running, but I hope to be up to half marathon come March next year , just in time for the princess race, but would really like to do Disneyworld, and Disneyland in the same year.. Has anyone here done so?? I'm not sure I can be ready for Jan next year , so I may have to wait till 2012 ;( Mon, 28 Jun 2010 21:22:27 EST ? Regarding Disneyland half and 5k I was wondering if at the 5k, or the marathon event or even at the health fair if there will be items for purchase. I am trying to set up some goals and rewards and thought one might be to buy something at the marathon or 5k. So if anyone who has been before can give me an idea of what they might have. It would help. Thanks! Sun, 27 Jun 2010 00:28:12 EST Do you have a time goal for Princess Half? My first Disney Princess half marathon (my first half, period) I finished in 3:17:24. <BR> <BR> I have been working out more and more regularly and have lost 25 more pounds since then (I hope to get rid of another 20 by February) <BR> <BR> I would like to finish the next one in under 3 hours. That is pretty bold since I am a bit of penguin when it comes to running) <BR> <BR> How about you, what is your time goal, if you have one? <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Fri, 18 Jun 2010 13:05:25 EST WDW Half or Princess Half? I started the running program, and now that I am reading posts on the 2 events, WDW Half in January and the Princess Half, I can't decide which to do. <BR> <BR> The original reason I picked WDW was that is is the week before my 30th birthday. Buuuut if the Princess Half is a better atmosphere & race, then maybe i should do that. (And I can only afford one trip. If I wasn't already going to the World Sept 22-28 I'd probably do the Wine & Dine.) <BR> <BR> Thank you for any and all feedback! ... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 11:45:42 EST Wine and Dine half... It is now 60% full. It is creeping up there. I will have to continue to keep an eye on it and register soon. Tue, 8 Jun 2010 09:17:55 EST Hello!!! I LOVE Disney!!! (going to marry Goofy!!) I'm signed up to do the Half Marathon in Jan.2011, Disney World! Just preparing for 5k by the end of July, then more intense training after that! Also, need to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation! Thanks for all the support and info! Hope to see some of ya there! Mon, 7 Jun 2010 21:44:07 EST Summer Sizzler 2, Week #6 This week's challenge SHOULD be easy, but is often very neglected by many of us...especially busy Moms! <BR> <BR> Continue giving yourself 10 points for each day you drink 8+ glasses of water. Give yourself 15 points for every day that you spend 20 or more minutes for YOURSELF. This could include journaling, taking a bubble bath, reading non work/school related material. Have a great week, and try to spoil yourself! Mon, 7 Jun 2010 18:31:47 EST 650 miles in June We can do it this month I just know it!! <BR> <BR> 650 miles to go... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 15:03:08 EST Vote for January Marathon Medal Here's the link to vote on what you think the new medal design should look like for the January Marathon! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>index?CMP=VAN-DWWSFY10Q3MMVoteSplash0001 </link> Tue, 1 Jun 2010 19:18:34 EST Marathon Monday I personally am very excited w/Disney's most recent announcmeent. If you run the marathon on Sunday, you will receive FREE park admission on Monday w/your finisher's medal. <BR> <BR><BR>10/06/marathon-monday-newest-twist-for<BR>-disney-marathon/ Tue, 1 Jun 2010 12:49:01 EST Summer Sizzler 2, Week #5 This week's challenge is based purely on milage! <BR> <BR> Give yourself a point for every mile you run/walk/or bike. <BR> You can also take 10 points for 8 glasses of water per day. <BR> <BR> Now get out there and GO (and be sure and add your run/walk miles to the team challenge thread!!!) Mon, 31 May 2010 00:34:36 EST 2010 Disneyland half marathon FULL! Who's going? Just a note that I noticed this afternoon that the half marathon is marked as full now. They say there are group entries left. I think it filled up faster this year than last year, perhaps due to the 5th Anniversary? <BR> <BR> Who is registered to go? Thu, 27 May 2010 20:32:17 EST Official Princess Half resorts question Given the date of the 2011 princess HM I want to get my ressies made and I have a question. There are "official" resorts listed. What does that mean? If I stay at Pop, will I be able to get transportation VERY EARLY the morning of the Half? Does that make sense? THANK YOU! Thu, 27 May 2010 09:46:36 EST Disneyland Half at 98% full Wow that filled up quickly! <BR> Here's the link if you want more information <BR> <link><BR>nce/disneyland-half-marathon/ </link> <BR> <BR> Half Marathon Capacity at - 98% <BR> Family Fun Run Capacity at - 61% <BR> Kids' Races Capacity at - 53% Wed, 26 May 2010 23:51:36 EST Should I try the Disney Half 2011 or wait until... Okay, as most of you know - I torn my tendons in my left foot - requiring surgery in January. I am planning to re-start C25K next Monday. I am wondering if I should even entertain the thought of running The Disney Half 2011 or wait until Princess 2011 or even wait until Disney Half 2012. I don't want to re-injury myself and want to run it respectfully well, especially for the $$ they ask for. I am open to all opinions. In general If I am up to 3.1 miles sometime in July and can build up ... Wed, 26 May 2010 11:19:08 EST Questions about Disney I have several questions about the disney half marathon in January 2011...can anyone help me out? email me and let me know...thanks! Sun, 23 May 2010 21:59:21 EST Summer Sizzler 2, Week #4 This week we are reminding ourselves how important our muscles are! All-over body strength improves our running form, and it torches calories, even when we aren't active! <BR> <BR> Give yourself 20 points for each day that you engage in 5 or more strength training exercises. These can be simple, like pushups or squats, or done at your gym on weight machines. Remember, its best not to work the same area 2 days in a row, so try to mix it up a little! <BR> <BR> BONUS: Give yourself 5 additio... Sun, 23 May 2010 18:54:13 EST New dates for Princess Half Marathon 2011! I just got an email saying the Princess Half in 2011 will be February 25 to 27th and registration will open July 6th. <BR> <BR> Here's the link: <BR> <link><BR>nce/princess-half-marathon/ </link> Mon, 17 May 2010 17:16:54 EST Summer Sizzler 2, Week #3 This week we are continuing to hydrate, and also working on properly fueling our bodies. Your job is to eat AT LEAST 5 freggies a day! <BR> <BR> 10 Points for every day you get 8 glasses of water, and 10 Points for every day you eat 5 freggies! <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> Water - <BR> Freggies - <BR> Tuesday: <BR> Water - <BR> Freggies - <BR> Wednesday: <BR> Water - <BR> Freggies - <BR> Thursday: <BR> Water - <BR> Freggies - <BR> Friday: <BR> Water - <BR> Freggies - <BR> Saturday: <BR> Wa... Mon, 17 May 2010 12:15:47 EST Runners World Ad Do any of you read runner's world? I was looking through it this last weekend and was shocked when I saw an ad for a more elite brand of shoe. It asked the question, when did a marathon become a race of patience rather than a race of endurance? And then on the second page it talked about how many people now "run" marathons just to finish but can you really call it finishing if it takes over 5 hours (or something like that) I couldn't believe that this was their marketing campaign because ... Mon, 17 May 2010 10:37:38 EST Wine and dine half Both the wine and dine half marathon and relay are 50% full at this point. It looks like I will have to register soon. Wed, 12 May 2010 09:24:08 EST Summer Sizzler Week #2 While hydration and cross training are important, we also need to remember to rest! This week we will continue to drink our water, but also focus on getting adequate sleep! I know some of us need more than others, so I want you to set a goal of hours of sleep needed, and then get it! You get 10 points per day for adequate water and 10 points per day for adequate sleep, for a total of 140 possible points! <BR> <BR> GOAL: 8 Hours <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> Water - <BR> Sleep - <BR> Tuesday: ... Mon, 10 May 2010 23:22:46 EST Princess Half 2011 I have a question for all Princess Half veterans. When does registration open for the 2011 Half? Fri, 7 May 2010 21:45:15 EST Disneyland half 2010 races % full Just noticed the Disneyland half is now 70% full and the Family 5K is 50% full. <BR> <BR> I signed up for the half today (it's my early Mom's day gift!) Not sure I'm going to do the 5K this year as I believe they have raised the prices. It's now $50 for the 5K <em>40</em> Thu, 6 May 2010 17:43:26 EST Summer Sizzler 2, Week #1 Not only are we focusing on hydration this week, but also on our cardio! I know you all love to run and walk, but don't forget that cross training is important as well! Biking, swimming, cardio machines and DVD's all count as part of this challenge, as well as the miles you log! Give yourself 10 points for every 15 minutes of cardio you do this week, with a maximum of 50 points per day. You also get a 10 point bonus for drinking 8+ cups of water. Please post once and edit your post to upd... Sun, 2 May 2010 18:18:39 EST 650 miles in May Okay we did 600 in April, lets see if we can go a little higher and get 650 miles in May!! Sun, 2 May 2010 00:31:26 EST May is National Running Month! How will you celebrate it? <em>185</em> Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:06:38 EST Favorite disney race moment I was just wondering what everyone's favorite Disney race moment has been. Someone asked me that the other day and I had a hard time thinking of just one thing, so I thought I would see what you all say..... <BR> <BR> I tried to use the cop out of saying the whole race but they wouldn't let me get away with it. If I had to pick one moment it would be running into Epcot the first time. It was so neat with all the people surrounding the path in the parking lot cheering and stuff. (Some gu... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 17:53:43 EST Great Youtube Video This is a great video of the 2010 Disney Marathon. Whenever I don't feel like training I watch it for motivation! The guy who makes these videos does a great job. It was actually a video of his I saw last year that gave me the idea to try to run it. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 15 Apr 2010 15:51:52 EST Wine and Dine... Anyone know how full this is yet? I can't tell if ESPN is going to do it like Disney did and show the percentages...anyone know price for spectators? The original (before it went to ESPN) site said there would be a cost for spectators to enjoy the after party. Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:08:33 EST Goofy Race retreat Does anyone remember how much this cost last year? Just trying to put together a budget with how much it might cost with all the 'bells and whistles'! After last year I'm thinking I want to plan for it!! <BR> <BR> I want to say it was $125 for each race but I'm not sure. Tue, 13 Apr 2010 18:20:41 EST Disneyland half 2010 50% full Just letting you know that the Disneyland half is showing 50% full. Guess it's soon time to give the Mouse his money !! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>land-half-marathon/ </link> Tue, 13 Apr 2010 18:03:39 EST Who's Going Goofy 2011? I'm completely on the fence right now. Immediately following the Goofy 2010, I was against the idea of doing it again. A couple monthes later and I'm revved up and motivated to register for next year. Training was tough but it really focused my efforts. I have NEVER been so proud of an athletic accomplishment before. <BR> <BR> Convince me to go Goofy? Who else is going Goofy? Tue, 13 Apr 2010 09:49:23 EST new to team: my first half-marathon? Hello all! I am new to the team and I can’t wait to check out all the great info here. In a recent newsletter by AllEars I was reading about the kick-off for the 2011 WDW Marathon, Half-Marathon, Family Fun 5K and the kids races in early January and I thought, I wish I could do that. Then, “I think I can do and I want to do it”. The half-marathon is 5 days before my birthday and it is at my favorite place. It’s perfect. But it’s also scary to me: how do I train? And then all these other quest... Fri, 9 Apr 2010 12:04:45 EST Expedition Everest - June 12 Next Disney race is Expedition Everest <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> Just curious if anyone here is going ? <BR> <BR> Mon, 5 Apr 2010 16:35:58 EST 600 miles in April 600 miles to go <em>306</em> <em>321</em> Fri, 2 Apr 2010 22:46:39 EST It's My Turn. I'm Logan and I just joined SparkPeople about a week ago. After going down to Disney in the beginning of March to watch my Mom (Creidgirl) and aunt run the Princess Half-Marathon, I was inspired to start running as well! I hope to at least run the 5K in 2011, but if I can get to the 13.1 by then, you can bet I'll be running the Princess! <BR> <BR> I'm a freshman at URI and am definately looking for a steady form of exercise. Despite the incredibly hilly campus, I'm up for the challenge of fo... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 21:02:18 EST new to team Just registered to walk the Disneyland half. I will be walking while my daughters run. This will be my second half marathon. Tue, 16 Mar 2010 20:43:29 EST New Team Member - just registered! Good Afternoon! <BR> <BR> I just registered to run the Disneyland Half in Sept.... so excited - this will be a mother/daughter event. My sister and I will run - mom will walk and it will be a great weekend! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to training with you all.... now where's my ears? <BR> <BR> Tami Tue, 16 Mar 2010 19:52:49 EST Training for first 5K~Disneyland 5K Sept 4th! Hi all, I've been with Spark for almost a year (though I was in "hiatus" for part of that time and came back strong in January). I have been walking as my main form of fitness, but decided that I was going to run my first 5K this year. I am currently starting the C25K program as a very novice runner, but experienced walker (I walked my first 5K last year and will be walking several others this year). In searching for a race to be my first 5K run, destiny brought me to the Disneyland 5K! There... Sat, 13 Mar 2010 20:36:41 EST New to the team Hi all! <BR> <BR> I'm registered for the Disney full in 2011. <BR> My first full. <BR> <BR> I've done 2 HM, one in Cocoa FL and the other in New Orleans LA. <BR> <BR> My 3rd HM is in Chicago IL on August 1st. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you! Thu, 11 Mar 2010 23:47:58 EST Wine and Dine Half Marathon New to this board and new to the whole marathon thing. I am going to sign up for this marathon. It is the first night marathon at Disney (to my understanding). Has anyone else signed up for this? I am having a horrible time getting on the ESPN wide World of Sports website, so am wondering if I can do it all over the phone? Thu, 11 Mar 2010 09:38:12 EST race volunteers These people amaze me for the most part. So much so that I decided if enough of you are going goofy in 2011 or just going to do any races that I want to come down and volunteer. I dont want to run I will save that for the princess 2011, but I want to come cheer on all the original princess crew that may race and all the other members of this board. I figure I can convince dh to save hotel points and airline miles, to make it a cheap weekend. I want to be the person handing out water, holding ... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 08:37:36 EST Princess Half Race Reports You know those of us left behind want to hear it all <em>20</em> Can't wait to hear how things went... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 12:19:33 EST Good Luck Princess Runners!!! I just wanted to wish everyone who is participating in the Princess races the best of luck!! You've done your training and now is the time to soak it all in and ENJOY !!!! <BR> <BR> I really wish I could be there as it was sooo much fun last year! Know you have a full team of Sparkers cheering you on <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> I posted this in January and I'll post it again as it's great advice! Here is some advice from Jenny Hadfield and John Bingham... <BR> <BR> "Enjoy the journey on ra... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 11:44:30 EST 600 miles in March Okay team <em>321</em> The weather is getting nicer and it will be waay easier to get those miles in this month!! <BR> <BR> 600 miles to go <em>185</em> Thu, 4 Mar 2010 12:41:52 EST Expedition Everest - June 12 Anyone signed up to do this race? I would love to but it is too far for me! Did they change the date of this race, I thought it used to be a fall race? <BR> <BR> Here's the link for more information if anyone wants to check it out: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tion-everest-challenge/ </link> Tue, 2 Mar 2010 12:12:19 EST Disneyland half 2010 Has anyone signed up for the Disneyland half this year? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>land-half-marathon/ </link> <BR> <BR> I am planning on running but have not yet given the mouse my money! Tue, 2 Mar 2010 12:09:37 EST Princess Half FULL!!! According to the newly redesigned website the Princess Half race is full!!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ss-half-marathon/ </link> <BR> <BR> Is everyone ready to go and have some fun? <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am sooo jealous of all of you that are going and I know that you are going to have such a fabulous time! It's hard to believe it's been a year since the first race. <BR> <BR> I can't wait to hear all the stories when you return <em>224</em> Wh... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 12:05:54 EST Frustrated GGRRRR I have been trying for a week to get on to links at the endurance website and its down. Why did they choose right now to upgrade there system, they realize its a problem, but are not helping me any. All I want to do is purchase cheap park tickets and set up my that too much to ask? Mon, 1 Mar 2010 12:59:46 EST