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Old 09-04-2013, 01:43 AM   #1981
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Just signed up for the 5k yesterday, staying at the Holiday Inn on Walnut next to the parking garage.

I haven't ran a 5k since High School (20 years ago) and I've never been to DL so I'm making a weekend of it.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:21 PM   #1982
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I tried to book a room at ANY of the three Disney hotels for just before the race (two adults and two kids) for the night and I had no luck. If you are looking for a room for less people you might be in luck but I tried over a week ago and the Disney website showed no rooms available for four. I already have accommodation booked anyway but thought I could treat us to an onside for the night before the race.

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Did you go directly through Disney or did you try through Get Travel? I think you'd have more luck with Get Travel because I think they have a block of rooms set aside for their use for the weekend.
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:10 PM   #1983
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Did you go directly through Disney or did you try through Get Travel? I think you'd have more luck with Get Travel because I think they have a block of rooms set aside for their use for the weekend.
I'd definitely go thru GetTravel. I just booked our room at PPH yesterday.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:02 PM   #1984
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The 10K is at 92% full! Why is it soooo hard to resist the urge to panic and register for it???? I know I dont need to run a 10K the morning before the half!
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:12 PM   #1985
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I tried to book a room at ANY of the three Disney hotels for just before the race (two adults and two kids) for the night and I had no luck. If you are looking for a room for less people you might be in luck but I tried over a week ago and the Disney website showed no rooms available for four. I already have accommodation booked anyway but thought I could treat us to an onside for the night before the race.

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Eek! I will check tonight when I get home.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:53 PM   #1986
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Signed up for the Tink 1/2 at the expo this past weekend after running my 10k. Have mercy! We are staying at the Grand California, I really wish DVC would have more space for DLH, as I know I know I will need piggybacking after the race.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:50 AM   #1987
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Just found this thread. My friend and I are running the half. This is our first time to Disneyland. We are experts in Disney World, however. So thanks for all of the information. I feel like I am lost trying to plan this trip.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:35 AM   #1988
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Just found this thread. My friend and I are running the half. This is our first time to Disneyland. We are experts in Disney World, however. So thanks for all of the information. I feel like I am lost trying to plan this trip.
We are in the same boat! I'm excited to go to DL
but I feel clueless in the planning!

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Old 09-05-2013, 09:11 AM   #1989
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I don't think DLR planning is as extensive as WDW planning.

From what I have been told/read the dining plan out here is very different than in FL. Very few places needs dining reservations.

Park Hoppers are a must out here. The parks are right across from each other, maybe a 3-4 minute walk. We are very compact out here.
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The 10K is at 92% full! Why is it soooo hard to resist the urge to panic and register for it???? I know I dont need to run a 10K the morning before the half!

DO it!

I'm doing the 10km and the half. Just did it at Dumbo and as long as its not that hot and humid it will be fine. I really hope the 10km course is the same because it was awesome! Almost the whole thing was in the parks/backstage. Love, love, loved it!
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:52 PM   #1991
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Now that I've gotten Dumbo under my belt I'm excited to try and push harder for the Tink 10K/Half. I took it easy just to make sure I could finish and because of the heat this past weekend, and January should be a heck of a lot better!
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Now that I've gotten Dumbo under my belt I'm excited to try and push harder for the Tink 10K/Half. I took it easy just to make sure I could finish and because of the heat this past weekend, and January should be a heck of a lot better!

I did the same thing this past weekend Jessica. There is no way I was prepared for that heat and humidity so I took it seriously slow and stopped at every picture stop along the way. I usually run straight through on a half but I walked as much as I ran this time because I was over heating so badly. That was a tough weekend weather wise. Tink will be perfect for back to back races!
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Ok so for those of you that did the 10K and the half this past weekend I have 2 questions.

1. Did it feel less special when you were running through the parks during the Half since you had just done it the day before?

2. Did you go to the parks on Saturday after the 10K?

DD has the kids races on Saturday at 10 and I know we'll be going to the parks after that. I'm just concerned it will be "too much" to do the 10K, park during the day and then run the half the next morning.
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Ok so for those of you that did the 10K and the half this past weekend I have 2 questions.

1. Did it feel less special when you were running through the parks during the Half since you had just done it the day before?

2. Did you go to the parks on Saturday after the 10K?

DD has the kids races on Saturday at 10 and I know we'll be going to the parks after that. I'm just concerned it will be "too much" to do the 10K, park during the day and then run the half the next morning.

Not at all less special. I figure I'd be in the parks the day before anyways so its not like I wouldn't have seen the park or the castle. If anything it was more exciting, kind of like riding your favourite ride twice in a row!

I did go to the parks Sat after the 10km. I tried to keep the constant crossing the parks to a minimum though - tried to do all of one area before moving along, etc. I took it slow, wore compression socks and drank lots of water. Turned in early that night. It was totally doable, just didn't go crazy on the Sat.

You can do this! Not that I'd try to influence you or anything.
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Not at all less special. I figure I'd be in the parks the day before anyways so its not like I wouldn't have seen the park or the castle. If anything it was more exciting, kind of like riding your favourite ride twice in a row!

I did go to the parks Sat after the 10km. I tried to keep the constant crossing the parks to a minimum though - tried to do all of one area before moving along, etc. I took it slow, wore compression socks and drank lots of water. Turned in early that night. It was totally doable, just didn't go crazy on the Sat.

You can do this! Not that I'd try to influence you or anything.
I just looked again and its 99% sold out!!!! uggggg I dont know what to do! I know I want the medal though Ok...I'm gonna go for it...
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