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  • On Jan 18, 2023
    Jennifer from NV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm so excited that runDisney is returning to the Disneyland Resort! I can't wait to experience my first race at my favorite vacation destination! Any tips for successfully getting registered? What time does registration usually open?

    Hi there, Jennifer and welcome back to planDisney! Can we just take a minute to acknowledge our shared excitement about runDisney returning to the Disneyland Resort in 2024? When I heard the news at the D23 Expo last Fall, I nearly screamed out loud! Okay, I actually did let out a happy squeal!

    As you know, the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend will make its comeback to the Disneyland Resort January 11 - 14, 2024, featuring race events from 5K to Half Marathon distances. And just announced this week, the runDisney Coast to Coast Race Challenge will also be available to participants who complete any 10-mile race (or longer) at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort in the same calendar year! 

    Like you, I am eager to register for the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, but luckily we don't have to wait long because general registration opens on February 14, 2023! Club runDisney Gold and Platinum members will have early access to registration beginning February 7.

    I asked a few of my fellow panelists who are also experienced runDisney participants for their best tips to successfully register for runDisney events. Lauren suggests setting up your runDisney account ahead of time and ensuring that all your information is updated. You can locate this by visiting the runDisney website and navigating to "Help & Support," then selecting "Manage Account." The site will prompt you to use the login credentials you typically use for your Disney account. She also recommends having your payment information easily accessible so that once you are in the queue, you can copy and paste it into your browser to easily complete your purchase.

    Amy recommends that you are logged in and ready to join the queue at (or before) the posted registration time. She mentioned that using more than one device might help, as registrants are shuffled in the queue as it opens. Sometimes, being flexible with your race distance may also help you secure your registration if you find that a particular race distance is already sold out when it is your turn to register. 

    While historically, the registration queue for runDisney events has opened at 10 a.m. ET, we haven't been given an official time when registration for the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend will go live. So, my recommendation is to keep your eye on the runDisney blog and social media handles for updates. Or, sign up for the runDisney mailing list for the latest news straight to your inbox. 

    I hope these few suggestions have been helpful as you prepare for your runDisney experience at Disneyland Resort, Jennifer. If we can offer any more personalized tips and tailored advice as you plan your vacation, please feel welcome to call on us again here at planDisney. We'd love to help you 'chase the wind and touch the sky!'

    Every mile is magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Tishra, Washington

From my casita to yours, welcome to planDisney! I'm Tishra, a Spanish-speaking Colombian American living in the Pacific Northwest. I'm a college professor, a happy wife, and a mom to two little girls who hold magic in their hearts as much as their parents do! Our family believes in celebrating every milestone, from life's biggest moments to all the details in between. If you want to commemorate something special with a Disneyland Resort vacation, I'm here to help you out in English or Spanish. Learn More About Tishra

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