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When you runDisney and plan to race a half marthon distance or more, you want to submit a proof of time to ensure proper corraling into a start group. When are the runDisney proof of time dates and deadlines to submit? Here’s a list for all the 2024-2025 races.

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What Are runDisney Start Groups or Corrals?

When I registered for my first race, I just put some random time down for proof of time because I truly had NO idea how long it would take me to do 13.1 miles.

And then I found out about runDisney corrals and how proof of time actually mattered.

I’ll admit there was some panic going on and a scramble to submit an old 10K time for corral placement for that first half.

Which, by the way, in 2011 a 1:18 10K got me in corral B y’all.

Seasoned runDisney peeps are sitting there laughing their heads off right about now.

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I know.  I was shocked back then too, and it still amuses me now.

If you’re new to racing, you probably want to know what a corral is and why it is important to submit a proof of time.

Running a smaller local race might mean people line up wherever they want. Nothing is predetermined.

Usually, faster people end up in the front and slower folks drift toward the back.

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But that doesn’t always work out and there can be a little bit of craziness happening at the start.

Larger races, like runDisney events, will have more guidance and enforcement for where you should line up.

In the case of runDisney, it’s by your estimated finish time – which is proven by a previously run race.  

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runDisney Proof of Time Guidelines

runDisney has changed the proof of time guidelines over the years.

But this is what it currently states as of January 26, 2024:

Proof of time is required for starting group placement if you claim you will finish a half marathon in 2 hours and 30 minutes (2:30) or less. Otherwise, proof of time is not required.

Proof of Time Deadlines For 2024/2025 runDisney Races

Each race will come with specific dates that you need to know about to submit your proof of time.

Here’s a list of the runDisney proof of time deadlines for 2024/2025 race weekends.

5K and 10K Proof of Time Guidelines

Proof of time is not required for the 5K and 10K races. You will select your “Anticipated Pace Per Mile” when you register. Starting placement is based on your anticipated pace per mile and start group capacities.

  • For starting placement, the anticipated pace per mile must be selected by the participant for each individual race. If someone else registered you, your anticipated pace per mile must be selected by the person who registered you.
  • Wine and Dine 5K and 10K Proof of time deadline: You may change your anticipated per mile until the deadline of  August 2, 2024. No changes will be made after August 2, 2024.

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If proof of time is not provided by March 1, 2024, or if the data provided is incomplete or cannot be verified, you will be placed in the last start group. No start group changes will be made after such date.

 

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Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend Proof of Time Dates

  • If you believe you will finish the Half Marathon in 2 hours and 30 minutes (2:30) or less, proof of time is required for start placement.
  • If you believe you will finish the Half Marathon in over 2 hours and 30 minutes, proof of time is not required. Start placement is based on your anticipated finish time and corral capacities.
  • Disney Two Course Challenge participants should adhere to Half Marathon proof of time requirements. Please note that if you submit a proof of time from a race distance of 10K, 10 Mile or Marathon, an industry-standard calculation will be applied to equate your finish time.
  • Proof of time must be provided from an officially timed race on a USATF certified course reflecting results between January 1, 2019 and August 2, 2022, and must be one of the below listed distances.
  • Participants will be placed in the last start group if appropriate race distance is not submitted for proof of time or if the data provided is incomplete or cannot be verified.

Half Marathon Proof of Time: Results for a 10K, 10-Mile, Half Marathon or Marathon

Please note: We cannot accept relays, trail runs, self-timed, training or Virtual Runs as proof of time.

When you register, a valid proof of time must include all of the following:

  • Name of Race
  • Distance
  • City
  • State
  • Date (see acceptable date range above)
  • Finish Time (in Hours:Minutes:Seconds)
  • Website Link to Results

Example: Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon, 13.1 miles, Orlando, FL, November 3, 2019—2:25:00

  • For starting placement, proof of time must be submitted by the participant for each individual race. If someone else registered you, your proof of time must be submitted by the person who registered you and must adhere to the Proof of Time Guidelines.
  • Proof of Time must be submitted at the time of registration. You may change your proof of time until the deadline of August 2, 2022. No changes can be made after August 2, 2022. If data provided is incomplete or cannot be verified, you will be placed in the last start group.
  • No changes to your starting group will be made after August 2, 2022.
  • If you register after the proof of time deadline you are still able to submit a valid proof of time at the point of registration. After you conclude the registration process, you will not be able to add or edit proof of time.
  • Past runDisney races may be used as proof of time, however, you will need to submit them with your race registration.
  • Proof of time submissions must be made within your participant account and cannot be accepted via email. If someone else registered you, your proof of time submissions must be made to your registration within the account for the person who registered you and cannot be accepted via email.
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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Proof of Time Dates

This information has been updated as of April 19, 2022.

  • If you believe you will finish the Half Marathon in 2 hours and 15 minutes (2:15) or less or the Marathon in 4 hours and 30 minutes (4:30) or less, proof of time is required for start group placement.
  • If you believe you will finish the Half Marathon in over 2 hours and 15 minutes or the Marathon in over 4 hours and 30 minutes, proof of time is not required. Start group placement is based on your anticipated finish time and start group capacities.
  • Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge and Dopey Challenge participants should adhere to Full Marathon proof of time requirements. Proof of time is not required for the 5K and 10K races.

Please note that if you submit proof of time from an alternate race distance, an industry-standard calculation will be applied to equate your finish time.

  • Proof of time must be provided from an officially timed race on a USATF certified course reflecting results between January 1, 2019, and September 27, 2022, and must be one of the below listed distances.
  • Runners will be placed in the last start group if appropriate race distance is not submitted for proof of time or if the data provided is incomplete or cannot be verified.

Full Marathon Proof of Time: Results for a 10 Mile, Half Marathon or Marathon

Half Marathon Proof of Time: Results for a 10K, 10-Mile, Half Marathon or Marathon

Please note: We cannot accept relays, trail runs, self-timed, training or Virtual Runs as proof of time.

  • When you register, a valid proof of time must include the following:
    • Name of Race
    • Distance
    • City
    • State
    • Date
    • Finish time
    • Website link to Results

Example: Walt Disney World Marathon, 26.2 miles, Orlando, FL, 1/7/19 – 4:35:00

  • For starting corral placement, proof of time must be submitted by the participant for each individual race. If someone else registered you, your proof of time must be submitted by the person who registered you, and must adhere to the Proof of Time Guidelines.
  • Proof of Time must be submitted at the time of registration. You may change your proof of time until the deadline of September 27, 2022. No changes can be made after September 27, 2022. If data provided is incomplete or cannot be verified, you will be placed in the last start group.
  • No start group changes will be made after September 27, 2022.
  • If you register after the proof of time deadline you are still able to submit a valid proof of time at the point of registration. After you conclude the registration process, you will not be able to add or edit proof of time.
  • Past runDisney races may be used as proof of time; however, you will need to submit them with your race registration.
  • Proof of time submissions must be made within your participant account and cannot be accepted via email. If someone else registered you, your proof of time submissions must be made to your registration within the account for the person who registered you and cannot be accepted via email.
  • Update your proof of time in your participant account.
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Princess Half Marathon Weekend Proof of Time Dates

Half Marathon Proof of Time – Results for a 10K, 10 Mile, Half Marathon or Marathon.

Note: We cannot accept relays, trail runs, self-timed, training or Virtual Runs as proof of time.

  • When you register, a valid proof of time must include the following:
    • Name of Race
    • Distance
    • City
    • State
    • Date
    • Finish time
    • Website link to Results

Example: Disney Princess Half Marathon, 13.1 miles, Orlando, FL, 2/17/19 – 1:35:00

  • For starting corral placement, proof of time must be submitted by the participant for each individual race if you are finishing under 2 hours and 15 minutes.  
  • If you believe you will finish the Half Marathon in over 2:15 minutes hours, proof of time is not required.
  • Proof of Time must be submitted at the time of registration. You may change your proof of time until the deadline of November 1, 2022. No changes can be made after November 1, 2022. If data provided is incomplete or cannot be verified, you will be placed in the last start group.
  • No changes to your starting group will be made after November 1, 2022.
  • If you register after the proof of time deadline, you are still able to submit a valid proof of time at the point of registration. After you conclude the registration process, you will not be able to add or edit proof of time.
  • Past runDisney races may be used as proof of time, however, you will need to submit them with your race registration.
  • Proof of time submissions must be made within your participant account and cannot be accepted via email. If someone else registered you, your proof of time submissions must be made to your registration within the account for the person who registered you and cannot be accepted via email.
  • Update your proof of time in your participant account.
Princess Half marathon 10K jump shot

Springtime Surprise Weekend Proof of Time Dates

If you believe you will finish the 10-Miler in 1 hour 30 minutes (1:30) or less, proof of time is required for start group placement. If you believe you will finish the 10-Miler in over 1 hour 30 minutes, proof of time is not required.

Start group placement is based on your anticipated finish time and start group capacities. Challenge participants should adhere to 10-Miler proof of time requirements.

Proof of time is not required for the 5K and 10K races.

Please note that if you submit a proof of time from a race distance of 10K, 15K, Half Marathon or Marathon, an industry calculation will be applied to equate your finish time.

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  • Proof of time must be provided from an officially timed race on a USATF certified course reflecting results between January 1, 2019 and January 3, 2023, and must be one of the below listed distances.
  • Runners will be placed in the last start group if the appropriate race distance is not submitted for proof of time or if the data provided is incomplete or cannot be verified.

10-Miler Proof of Time: Results for a 10K, 15K, 10-Mile, Half Marathon or Marathon

Please note: We cannot accept relays, trail runs, self-timed, training or Virtual Runs as proof of time.

When you register, a valid proof of time must include all of the following:

  • Name of Race
  • Distance
  • City
  • State
  • Date (see acceptable date range above)
  • Finish Time (in Hours:Minutes:Seconds)
  • Website Link to Results

Example: Cherry Blossom 10-Miler, 10 miles, Washington, DC, September 11, 2021, 1:15:30

  • For start group placement, proof of time must be submitted by the participant for each individual race. If someone else registered you, your proof of time must be submitted by the person who registered you and must adhere to the Proof of Time Guidelines.
  • Proof of time must be submitted at the time of registration. You may change your proof of time until the deadline of January 3, 2023. No changes can be made after January 3, 2023. If data provided is incomplete or cannot be verified, you will be placed in the last start group.
  • No start group changes will be made after January 3, 2023.
  • If you register after the proof of time deadline you are still able to submit a valid proof of time at the point of registration. After you conclude the registration process, you will not be able to add or edit proof of time.
  • Past runDisney races may be used as proof of time, however you will need to submit them with your race registration.
  • Proof of time submissions must be made within your participant account and cannot be accepted via email. If someone else registered you, your proof of time submissions must be made to your registration within the account for the person who registered you and cannot be accepted via email.
  • If a start group reaches capacity, you will be placed in the next available start group.
  • Anticipated pace per mile selections must be made within your participant account and cannot be accepted via email. If someone else registered you, your anticipated pace per mile selection must be made to your registration within the account for the person who registered you and cannot be accepted via email.
  • Update your proof of time in your participant account.

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Cassie

Friday 17th of March 2023

Does your Proof-of-Time race result have to be less than 2:15 or just within a reasonable amount? For instance, if my PoT is like 2:18 for a half, but was from a race 11 months before the runDisney race and I anticipate getting faster in those 11 months, will that PoT be accepted or will they send me to the last corral because I submitted something that wasn't less than 2:15? Thanks!!

Patty Holliday

Friday 17th of March 2023

It does have to be under 2:15 for it to count. You'll want to put in an accurate number when you register for what you could prove NOW. If you get a faster time under 2:15, go in and update before the cut-off date and you'll be seeded according to that proof.