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  • On Nov 6, 2023
    Athena from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello I am registered for the full marathon and would like to change and do the half marathon instead. My doctor recommended this and I am not sure how to go about that change. I am also a run Disney member . Please let me know

    Hiya, Athena! Welcome to planDisney. We're happy you're here!

    I'm so excited to hear that you've signed up for a runDisney event, where every mile is magic! I've been lucky enough to participate in multiple runDisney races, from 5Ks to half marathons. There's nothing quite like the thrill of experiencing the parks in brand new ways – early in the morning, wearing a costume, with some truly incredible character greetings! 

    Athena, I know you're currently registered for the full marathon and would like to change to the half marathon. According to the Race Policies, race entries aren't transferable to other individuals, other race weekends, or other events that have reached capacity. With that being said, I'd first check to see if the half marathon during your race weekend is still available. While I know that entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, it's not clear if you're able to shift events for an available race within the same race weekend. My best suggestion would be to reach out to runDisney at your earliest convenience. They'll be able to tell you a clearer picture of their race policies after listening to your situation.

    Before your race, be sure to take a look at the Training Programs and Running Tips. I followed the Jeff Galloway run-walk-run method when training for my half marathon and found that the recovery pacing helped me to cross the finish line both healthy and happy! You might also want to think about any restaurants where you'd like to make an advance dining reservation so you're fueled well before your race and can celebrate with a delicious meal after the race! Remember, advance dining reservations can be booked 60 days in advance of your arrival date. I also enjoyed picking out a bubbling bath bomb from Basin in Disney Springs so I could relax with a long soak to rest and recover! 

    Wishing you many magical miles, Athena!
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