Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Apr 17, 2012
    Laura from OH 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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    Setting a goal to try and run my 1st half-marathon! I've done sprint tri's, but running is my weak sport. Anyways, setting my eyes on the princess half next Feb -any ideas which resorts will be host resorts? Any other tips appreciated - thanks!!

    Hi Laura!  Congratulations on setting a new goal for yourself!  I would love to do more triathlons, but swimming is my weak sport! 

    I don't know if you have ever tried the Jeff Galloway run/walk/run method of running, but it is my new best friend!  I had a hard time mentally wrapping my brain around running for such a long period of time, but now that I do a run/walk ratio, I actually look forward to my training runs!  And my finish times have actually improved!  Definitely check out his page, and if you can, be sure and listen to him speak at the Princess half expo.  He is very motivational!

    They have not listed the host resorts for the 2013 race.  I can tell you which ones were host resorts for this year's race.  While they may not be exactly the same, it will probably be very similar. These were host resorts in 2012:
    Value:  All-Star Movies, All-Star Music and All-Star Sports Resorts

    Moderate:  Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans French Quarter, Port Orleans Riverside, and Saratoga Springs Resorts

    Deluxe:  Animal Kingdom Lodge, Beach Club, Yacht Club, Boardwalk, and Polynesian Resorts

    Another tip I have for you, is that after you register for the race, you will get information and a number to call to make your reservations with a runner's discount.  You can also order theme park tickets at a discount too.  You will receive this information in your confirmation email, and it will be posted on the Princess half marathon website as it becomes available.

    Let me know if you have any other questions as you plan for your first half marathon!  Best wishes on your training!!


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Meet the Panelist: Lori, Indiana

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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