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Half A Race Schedule Is Better Than No Race Schedule At All, Right?

We still live in uncertain times, but I’m feeling hopeful enough to wedge a race schedule in there anyway. Well, half a race schedule. Not ENOUGH races, but some. Not the WHOLE year, but part. And yeah, sure, most are retreads of runDisney races, but I’m registered! That’s what counts! And so I am officially looking forward to: The Wine & Dine Half Marathon, November 2021 Continuing my registration strategy of registering for EVERYTHING. I’ve been thwarted at every turn so far but it’ll pay off eventually, I just know it. Plus Pat’s really excited for his first ever...

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runDisney Race Registration Has NOT Been A Nightmare?!

Back in 2020, when runDisney was still operating as though races would continue in the coming year, the 2021 WDW Marathon (RIP) sold out in record time. How fast, you ask? My race buddy was thirty minutes behind registration opening and the marathon was already sold out. And that’s the full marathon, which historically has been a waltz. Yikes! Mind you, that was with alleged COVID-induced registration caps and such, and anyway the race ended up cancelled. But when runDisney relaunched the race season, I was scared. With pent up demand for an already popular race, how hard would...

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Figment and Dreamfinder

In Which Jenn Is A Figment Of Your Imagination

The full trip report is over, but the details still need filling in. Read on for more May 2021 WDW fun! It happened!!! It finally happened!!!! runDisney has officially announced new, in person races! Including Wine & Dine for this November. I KNEW holding onto my resort reservations was a good idea. Hooray!!!!!! Now all I have to do is not have a nervous breakdown while wildly grappling for race registrations before they sell out. 😅 But then: celebration! So much of my year revolves around joyously training and planning for these races; as silly as it sounds, I feel...

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In Which Jenn Has A New Hope

Whew, it’s stressful out there in runDisney registration land lately! Yesterday I jumped into the Annual Passholder presale virtual queue for next year’s Star Wars Rivals Half Marathon (take two). I won’t leave you in suspense: I made it! I’m registered! Hooray! But holy guacamole, getting in was anxiety-inducing. Although anecdotal evidence suggests that the order to get through to the purchase page is randomized, I bounced into line as soon as it showed up around 9:50am. A couple minutes later, just to be safe, I fired up my phone too. And then I watched the little waiting room...

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Pain and Panic

In Which Jenn Almost Ruins Her Own Race Schedule

In today’s post I am going to take you on a brief tour of the inside of my brain. Now, I want to be up front with you: it’s scary in there. Don’t panic! I’ll be with you the whole way and I won’t let anything happen to you. I promise I can safely shepherd you through the full experience; I live there, after all. It all started two days after Princess Half Marathon registration. I can’t quite put my finger on the catalyst, but I believe I was thinking through potential flights surrounding the February 21 race when...

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In Which Jenn Is A Princess

Alrighty, let’s jump back in. I’M A PRINCESS, EVERYBODY! Yes, for the first time since my very first half marathon and runDisney event in 2013, I’m running the Princess Half Marathon. I outlined my thought process in this post, but basically I’m so afraid of 2021 race FOMO I’m willing to throw caution (and money) to the wind in order to mentally insure myself against potential cancellations. As I’ve said as recently as the last paragraph, I haven’t run the Princess Half since its 5th anniversary in 2013, so I’m woefully out of the loop as to what to...

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In Which Jenn Has A New runDisney Race Registration Strategy

I’m gonna cut right to the chase here: my new runDisney race strategy is that I’m registering for ALL OF THEM. I took the Annual Passholder route last week to register for the WDW Marathon early, because it is my One True Race. Luckily, the marathon is the least popular of the races/challenges of that weekend, so I had no trouble getting in, but every other race opportunity sold out quickly. I’m hearing COVID-19’s got Disney putting a lower cap on the totals, so for all of you gunning for a registration tomorrow, I wish you good hunting. More...

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In Which Jenn Backtracks Wildly For runDisney

Guys, it’s happening! I wasn’t sure it really would, but it’s officially happening! I signed up for runDisney’s Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon and Pat and I are going to WDW for a WEEK!!! ME: If you came with me, we could go for like 5 days… PAT: How about a full week? SOLD. I know what you, a longtime reader with one hell of an elephantine memory, are thinking: “Jenn, I thought you said the Star Wars half wasn’t really right for you?” Well, I did say that. But I said it in the context of a...

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Goofy Challenge

How To Add On A runDisney Challenge After You’ve Already Registered

I’ve seen the question pop up many a time in the runDisney fan Facebook groups: “I’m registered for just the half marathon, but I want to go Goofy! I’m registered for Goofy, but I want to be Dopey! Can I upgrade to a race challenge?” Well, I lived that very tale, and I’m here to tell you that it’s both doable and doable easily – for a price. My first step was to email rundisney@disneysports.com. I laid out my dilemma – I was registered for the full but wanted to switch to Goofy – and requested information as to how...

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Ummmmm… Change Of Plans, Guys

OHHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOO You may recall how last week I was all, hey! I signed up for the WDW Marathon! Duh! You may also recall how a couple months ago I was like, runDisney challenges aren’t for me, man. And if you read that post, you may further remember that I rather prophetically noted that this mandate would likely go out the window the second someone suggested I do a challenge with them. Which leads me to a couple days ago, when Erika (remember Erika?) texted me to ask if I was doing the WDW Marathon next year. Of course, I said....

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