Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jun 7, 2012
    Ashlyn from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I just decided I want to run the Disney Half Marathon and I'm wondering when is the best time to register (and book the trip)? Thanks!

    Hi Ashlyn!  You have made a great decision!  RunDisney races are so much fun!

    I am assuming that you mean the Disney World half marathon that takes place in Orlando, FL on January 12, 2013.  There is also a Disneyland half marathon in California that takes place Labor Day weekend, but it is already full for this year.

    For the Disney World half marathon, you should register as soon as you decide for sure that you want to do it.  It isn't getting close to capacity right now, but it does usually fill up before race day.  Registering will also make it "official" and will kick-start your motivation to begin serious training for it.

    Once you register, you will also have access to runner's discounts for rooms, theme park tickets, etc.  You will receive a password and number to call in your confirmation email to get your discount.  I do recommend staying at a Disney resort.  They will have buses going to and from all race weekend activities.  Because of road closures and heavy traffic, the buses are a huge relief on race morning.

    You can find all of the information on the Disney World Marathon website.  Just click on "event overview" and then "Disney World Half Marathon". 

    Registration is now open and you can book resorts now too.  Let me know if you have any other questions as you begin planning for your Disney World half marathon!
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Meet the Panelist: Lori, Indiana

I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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