Monday, February 3, 2014

Signing Up To Be a Princess

Welcome to the first stop on the Princess Half Marathon Virtual Blog Hop!

Virtual Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon Weekend Blog Hop Directory


If you are new here, my name is Kristen and this is The Smith Summary!!!

I am a runDisney fan and excited to be participating in my first Princess Half Marathon Weekend this month!   Since this is my first time to the ball I wanted to share with you my tips on registration and providing proof of time.

Registration for this year's Princess Half Weekend began on June 12, 2013; being a DVC member I had the privilege of registering on June 6th.  runDisney will typically announce registration dates well in advance and on race day, the registration link will appear on the event's page on the runDisney site, taking you to Active.com to register.


Sounds pretty easy right?  This race didn't fill up as quickly as the Dumbo Double Dare at Disneyland did but I wouldn't wait too long to register if you want to add this one to your race list!

New to runDisney beginning with the 2014 Marathon Weekend events was updated guidelines with regards to submitting proof of time.  Previously you were allowed to bring proof of time with you to the expo to submit for better corral placement but those days are gone.  If you believe you will finish the half marathon with a time of 3:15 or better runDisney requires you to submit proof of time.  For a half marathon, the race distance you submit must be a 10K or longer and cannot have taken place prior to February 2012.  Proof of time must include the name of the race, distance, and location of the event, along with the date and your finish time.  For the 2013 Princess Half Weekend, proof of time was required by December 1, 2013.  If you had an updated proof of time (from the one you used to register) you can email that disneysports@trackshack.com by that date.  I would imagine the dates will be similar for the 2015 race so now is the time to pick an event if you want a better proof of time for next year!

Registration for the 2015 Princess Half weekend will open to the public on July 15th, so look for early registration for select groups to open about a week prior.  Do you have the Princess Half Marathon on your race list??!!  Hope to see you there in a few weeks!  
   

30 comments:

  1. Great info on runD registration Kristen. Thanks for keeping princesses everywhere informed!

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  2. Good to know that registration for 2015 will be in July this year! Thanks!

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  3. Thank you for breaking this down! So happy it opens in July. Maybe I'll actually be able to 'save' for this race next year.

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  4. Thanks for demystifying the registration process Kristen- I think it intimidates folks; especially when trying to score a coveted challenge contest spot! We appreciate you joining the Virtual Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Blog Hop!!

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    1. You're welcome!!! Thanks for hosting the hop - so much good information for this first time princess!

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  5. Thats really nice that DVC gets early registration. I thought Visa holders might too... but I've never gotten those emails, so who knows! See you in a couple weeks :)

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    1. I am a Disney Visa holder also and they typically get early registration also but always double check the website!

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  6. I'll be running the Glass Slipper Challenge this year - I managed to get a last minute bib through a Travel Agent, and I'm so grateful I did!

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  7. Maybe I should buy DVC now...:) Thanks for the info!

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    1. I fully endorse this - and hope you'll put me down as a referral!

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  8. Great info -- registering for runDisney races has turned into QUITE an experience! :)

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    1. Very true Jennifer - good to stay on top of it if there's one you really want to participate in!

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  9. I'll have to mark my July calender for next year! I also registered early with DVC and received the $10 discount. Since I did not submit proof of time I was sure I would be in the very last corral. But imagine my surprise when I saw there were 3 corrals behind me! I do think registering early might have helped boost me up in the corrals. If you have 7k people without times, you might as put those that registered earlier toward the front of that group, right?

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    1. Hey, that's awesome! They say the early bird catches the worm ya know :)

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  10. Awesome info! Especially good to know since races fill up so quickly these days. Thanks for sharing, and I hope you have an amazing time at PHM!

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  11. Thanks for the great info! It is definitely becoming more and more necessary to mark your calendar for the open of registration these days!

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  12. Great post, good info!! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Putting it on my calendar now. Thanks, Kristen!

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  14. Great info on the registration and proof of time. I know having a 10k proof of time for the race let me start in a higher corral which meant I had a less crowded race. Thanks!

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    1. I did that for Wine and Dine too - but at least I was still able to update at the expo then!!

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