Ladies and gentlemen, runners of all ages…
It’s that time of year. I’m not talking about Christmas or other wintery holidays…
It’s runDisney season!!!
We have about 17 days until the Super Bowl of runDisney occurs down in Walt Disney World. WDW Marathon weekend is in its 24th year, and will encompass four races and two challenges throughout the weekend: WDW 5K, WDW 10K, WDW Half Marathon, and WDW Marathon; Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, and the Dopey Challenge. 2017 is special in that we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the half marathon!
Yesterday, the corrals and waivers were released, and runners will be able to access their bib numbers and corral placements. Now, for those that are seasoned runDisney veterans, they’re already out and cruising towards Magic Kingdom (i.e. they already know what to do). If you’re a newbie, don’t panic! I’m here to help make this as painless and simple as possible. Here is what you do!
- Click this link. It will take you to your waiver: WDW Marathon Weekend Waiver
- When you arrive to the page, enter your last name and DOB.
- Your waiver will pop up. If you have a printer, print it out and sign it. If you don’t, you can print it out at the expo.
Your bib number will be at the bottom of the page, along with your age and shirt size. Using this bib number, look up your corral for your race: Now, for those running the challenge runs (Goofy and Dopey), things are a little different for you. I consulted by BRF, Jess, for this information!
“Goofy and Dopey bibs have two corral letters, right? Or is that just Dopey? -me
“Goofy only has one so you are in the same corral for half and full. Dopey has two bibs: one for the 5k and 10k, the other for half and full. You are in the same corral for half and full for Dopey. You’re also in the same starting corral for the 5k and 10k for Dopey, too, but you don’t find that out until the expo :)” -Jess
So there ya go. Dopey = 2 bibs, 2 letters. Everyone else = 1 bib.
5Kers…You’ll notice there is no timing chip on your bib. It’s an untimed race, but you are still in a corral. Just run to have fun!
One last note: no matter if you print your waiver now or at the expo, you better make sure you have your ID with you when you retrieve your bib and race packet. Have it out and ready to go so you’re not fishing around and fumbling with your stuff when you get there.
-I’ll be running the Goofy Challenge this year! I’ll be in Corral J for both races.
-I will be driving to Florida instead of flying.
-I’m tinkering with the idea of a WDW Marathon Survival Guide. For those that have read my Princess Half Survival Guide series, you know that it is catered to those that are first-timers/newbies. Are there any topics that you would like to see me elaborate on/write about that are tailored for the WDW Marathon weekend?
Happy training and traveling! Have a great holiday season!