Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Preparing To Be a Princess

Final preparations are underway for the upcoming Princess Half Marathon Weekend!

The Smiths will be invading the Boardwalk in just 25 days - our dining reservations are made, Magical Express is reserved, and our Magic bands have arrived!

What's left?

Oh yeah, there's a few races that weekend, isn't there...

Me and all my fellow Princesses are waiting patiently for runDisney to release waivers and corral information, and even more importantly, the course maps!  I'm assuming that not much change will be made in the half marathon route from years prior, and thanks to my DisBroad pal Patty I was able to take a sneak peak at the course!  13.1 miles from Epcot to the Magic Kingdom and back - I can't wait!  Check out last year's course map here.  

Since I am running the Glass Slipper Challenge, I will also be participating in the Enchanged 10K on Saturday morning.  Again, no course map yet but the buzz amongst Facebook groups is that the course will be the same as or similar to the inaugural Minnie 10K course from Marathon Weekend.  6.2 miles around Epcot and the Boardwalk area - say, did I mention we are staying at the Boardwalk??!!  I think Mr. Smith Summary will have no excuse not to come out and bring the girls to cheer for me during that one!  

And last but certainly not the least in importance - MY princess is running that weekend also!  Samantha is participating in her first 200m dash Kids Races and according to runDisney's website these races are taking place at Epcot this year!  Previously they have been at the ESPN Wide World of Sports so I'm curious if that's a typo or if it's for real - and yay for us if it is since we will be super close!  Samantha is even getting her own costume - I'll have spoilers on all our costumes soon!

Even though I am no longer a runDisney newbie, I am still a newbie to Princess Weekend so thankfully my other DisBroad Pal Julie has a BUNCH of helpful information on her blog for other first time Princesses like myself!  Click here to get all the deets on stuff from character stops to potties!

I am feeling prepared and ready for what is guaranteed to be an awesome weekend!  If you have been to Princess Half Weekend before, please leave some tips and suggestions for us first time Princesses!


  1. It's going to be great!! Just watch for tutus in the road! Princesses have been known to shed them everywhere!

    1. Oh goodness, glad you warned me on that one Summer!!! I don't need to be taken out by a tutu!

  2. I have never done Princess, but really want to because I have never run in costume and think this would be the perfect excuse.

  3. I can't wait! The course is fun but the company will be MORE fun!