Are you thinking of registering for a runDisney race? There are many different things you should know before you sign up for any of the Disney races from when to register, the bib pick up process, the types of races and more. We’ve got you covered! Here are 10 things you should know before you runDisney!
Please be advised that due to safety reasons, selfie sticks are prohibited by both runners and spectators. The Character Meet & Greets are a really fun surprise during the race. It is never announced which characters will be there and it is always exciting to spot them during your run!
Registration for the runDisney races fills up extremely fast! In order to secure your spot in the race, you must register as soon as possible. Saving your credit card information is also a big help as it makes the check-out process much faster. Make sure that you set up your account in advance, so you aren’t scrambling at the last minute to do so. Another helpful tip would be to set a reminder on your phone for the day that registration begins. If you are registering for multiple events, it is best to register for your top choice first in case the other events sell out.
One of the most helpful tips I can give you is that when you click the registration link and are placed in a virtual queue, do not refresh the page. If you refresh the page, you will lose your spot and will have to start over from the beginning.
RunDisney Event Transportation is provided to and from all Walt Disney World Resorts including Shades of Green and Swan and Dolphin Resorts. Disney transportation is only available for guests staying on property. Disney Transportation opens at 2:30 am. For those not staying on Walt Disney World Property or those who choose to forgo Disney transportation, self-parking is available. Depending on which park the race begins, is where there will be designated self-parking. Runners may also be dropped off and picked up by using rideshare, taxi services or personal vehicles. There will be signs all over Walt Disney World property directing you where to go.
In February, there is the Princess Half Marathon Weekend which consists of a 5k, 10k and half marathon. This is one of the most popular race weekends and tends to sell out very quickly! There are lots of other races during the year and all of them usually involve a 5k, 10k and a half marathon. If you are a beginner, a 5k or 10k is probably best for you. If you are an intermediate or experienced runner, the half or full marathon option would be best.
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RunDisney races are immensely popular and fun! Whether you are a first-time runner or an experienced runner, it is totally worth it. Running through the parks and seeing your favorite characters along the way makes it a fun and unique experience. All runners also get a medal themed to whichever event they participated in and they make for an awesome collector’s item and souvenir!
If you are on the fence about whether to do a runDisney race or not, I hope this article convinced you to give it a try! Have you ever participated in a runDisney event? How was your experience?
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