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This week’s Tuesdays on the Run topic is “how do you choose your races?”
I’m always interested in learning how other runners dissect the race schedule before them. With so many options to choose from in the USA these days, the reasons behind why you pick a race have got to be varied as well!
2016 Princess Half Marathon Round-Up
This is somewhat on topic for Tuesdays on the Run this week. Choosing what races you plan to run in 2017 might include the runDisney Princess Half.
If you are on the fence about Princess Half Marathon this year, this post might help get you over it (or under it- or just give it a wide berth altogether!).
It is time for the Annual Princess Half Marathon race recap round-up.
Registration happens for Annual Passholders and DVC members on July 5th (today!) and is just around the corner for the general public (July 12th at noon ET). Typically these races sell out the same day, but runDisney has been slow to sell this year, so who knows?
If you do get shut out or need help planning your trip, I’ve got bibs through my agency, and we are THRILLED to make your miles as magical as possible. Send me an email at email@example.com
I’m always on the fence for this race.
And then I look back at my pictures or recaps and, well, I’ll see you in February!
Princess is probably the most controversial of the runDisney races. People aren’t entirely sold on the “girl power” races; they find the etiquette to be worse than most races, and overall the course is more crowded.
If you aren’t sure if it’s a good fit for you, check out this post. It’s my no-BS rundown of what happens at the Princess Half.
That being said, I keep going back. And so do plenty of others. Either we’re big ol’ runDisney suckers, or there’s something magical going on during this weekend.
In my case, well… I’ll admit to a little of both. The friends I run with make all the potential issues worth it for me.
This annual roundup has been pretty popular around this time, and again when the race gets closer.
I’ve shared these posts for the last couple of years, and it seems especially useful for the new princess runner. If you know someone who would like to know more about running at Disney for the Princess, please share this link!
And if you’ve got a link not included in this list, please add it in the comments.
Happy running, Princesses!
A Princess in Training
2016 Princess 1/2 Marathon – http://funnerrunner.weebly.com/funner-runner/princess-half-marathon-february-21-2016
2016 Princess 10K – http://funnerrunner.weebly.com/funner-runner/enchanted-10k-february-20-2016
2016 Princess 5K – http://funnerrunner.weebly.com/funner-runner/princess-5k-february-19-2016
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Patty Holliday has been running Disney since 2011. She knows just about every tip, trick, and hack there is to cover the runDisney Magical Miles at Disney World and Disneyland. She knows every mile isn’t *always* magical- but most of them are pretty full of pixie dust at Disney!