• On Feb 8, 2017
    Rose from CA 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.

    At the Health & Fitness Expo, will there be a chance to buy marathon pins and jackets if we didn't purchase them during registration? Also, do you prefer staying in a Disney hotel or a nearby hotel?

    Hi Rose!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. The runDisney Health & Fitness Expo certainly offers opportunities to purchase a plethora of commemorative items to celebrate your accomplishment!

    If you are certain that you would like a commemorative item, I would go online and purchase it before hand. You can do this after registration, but before the event. If you to to runDisney.com and under events click on your weekend, then the Registration tab. If items are still available you should see a link under 'More Magical Registration' that should take you over to Active to purchase the item. If they are sold out for pre-registration, runDisney will usually have additional items for sale during the expo. These are in very limited quantity though and do tend to sell out. If you cannot pre-purchase, I'd recommend attending the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo as early in your trip as you can to give you the greatest chance of availability.

    From my personal experience, I prefer staying at one of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels on property and I recommend this to friends attending races all the time! The morning of the race can always be a little hectic and on top of the great benefits of staying on property, I think the race transportation the morning of can't be beat! Traffic can back up because of the road closures for the race, but in my experience the runDisney transportation has a dedicated lane to the race location so you don't have to worry about getting stuck and missing your corral. 

    Please let me know if you have any other questions and I'm sending pixie dust your way for a magical race!

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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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