• On Jul 17, 2012
    Elizabeth from VA 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 Lori - I'm making a goal to run my first half-marathon in 2013. How far ahead of the marathons should we plan to arrive? Also, what are the general hours to pick up our run packages? How long is the typical wait-time to pick up the packages? Thanks!

    Hi Elizabeth!  Congratulations on setting a goal for yourself!  That is half the battle! 

    Personally, I like to be there one full day before my race.  It wouldn't hurt you to get there the day before, but if my race is on Sunday, I like to be there by Friday.  Usually, the expo will be open from about 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  The packet pick-up will only take around 20 minutes.  However, there is always a great expo with vendors, so you will want to spend some time shopping around!  I generally allow myself at least two hours.  There will also be a speaker series with some speakers offering tips on running, fitness, and also about Disney.

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if I can do anything else to help you reach your goal! You can do it!!!
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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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