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WDW Tip of the Week: Registration Tip for First-Time runDisney Participants



There is nothing more magical in the world of running than a runDisney event!  Where else can you dress as your favorite character, or run backstage and through Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort Parks?  Here is a tip on registering for runDisney events:

Once you have decided which event you want to participate in, it is important to know when registration opens.  In the past, many events have sold out the first day, some in less than an hour!  Recently, not so quickly.  But 2018 will have several events with anniversaries; Full Marathon (25th), 10K Marathon week (5th), Dopey Challenge (5th), Princess Half (10th), Glass Slipper Challenge (5th),Tinker Bell 10K (5th), Avengers 10K/Half (5th).  These races will likely sell out faster, so be ready at noon on the day registration opens. (The calendar below lists all of the 2018 events and when they open for general registration.)

The most important thing is to make sure you sign up for an Active.com account a few days before registration opens.  That way you will be ready to go on registration day by being signed into your Active.com account before going to the runDisney site.  This is important because once you are in the registration queue; you only have 15 minutes to complete your registration.  You must register each participant individually, so have all of their information ready as well.  Since the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend opens registration tomorrow, I have included the latest runDisney information on how to register below. Be sure to enter an anticipated proof of time so that you have a chance at a good corral placement.  If you miss getting into a race because it sells out, runDisney also provides links to charities that may have bibs for sale.


I hope you have found these tips helpful in planning and registering for your first runDisney event.  Keep an eye out for a future article on getting ready for a runDisney weekend.  Let me know in the comments below if you need further questions answered.

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Vanessa profileVanessa has been going to Walt Disney World since 1971.  She is happy that her three children and husband enjoy Disney as much as she does.  Vanessa is an Annual Passholder, a member of Disney Vacation Club, Platinum Castaway Club, WDW Radio Running Team and a runDisney participant.   Her son Andrew writes Disney on Wheels for the WDW Radio blog.  When she is not at Disney she is a stay at home mom and uses her masters in marketing background to raise money for her children’s schools.  Vanessa also enjoys planning her next trip home to anywhere Disney.