Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 28, 2012
    Jacqueline Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! Running our first 1/2 in Nov. w Wine and Dine, any suggestions on how to avoid walkers in the corrals? All the youtube videos we've watched, we've seen walkers?? We "ran" into lots of walkers in the Disney 5Ks a couple years ago and a disappo

    Hi Jacqueline!  The Wine and Dine Half Marathon is my favorite runDisney race!  You will love the nighttime atmosphere and of course, the post-race party is so much fun!
    There will be a lot of run/walkers in the race.  Disney has an official trainer, Jeff Galloway, who developed his own run/walk/run method of running a race.  While there are still a lot of "runners only", there is a significant percentage of people in Disney races (and most others) that use a run/walk/run interval method.  It has opened the door for people out there who otherwise would not be able to compete in things like half and full marathons. This is a good thing for our country's health!
    With that being said, I also understand the frustration of trying to get around someone when you are trying to run the whole way or even get a personal best time.  My advice would be to do a 10K race or above before the Wine and Dine.  You can bring your  proof of time to the runners relations booth at the expo during packet pick-up and they may be able to move you into the first or second corrals.  The first corral is reserved for the faster runners, and therefore you would not run into the problem of getting around walkers.  The second corral may have some run/walkers, but you could position yourself toward the front and still not have the walkers be an issue. 
    You may want to at least check out the link I provided to Jeff Galloway's training programs.  They aren't for everyone, but I have run many half marathons, some only running and some using the run/walk/run method.  All of my best times have come from the run/walk/run races!
    I hope this helps!  Have a great race!
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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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