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Old 10-26-2012, 10:24 AM   #16
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I know of one travel company that has still spots for the 1/2 marathon. One of the agents is a WISHer.

Won't pass the DIS filter,so PM me if you want the name.

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Thanks Maura! It's marathon or bust for me. MarathonTours is still saying the "may" get some additional entries.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:55 AM   #17
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Good Luck!!

Marathon Tours is the one I ended up going through. Guess I made it in just under the wire. I hope everyone who wants in can find a way! Happy training! Today is 15 miles for me... It's raining and horribly windy, though, so looks like I'm on the mill for a long time this morning!
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:54 AM   #18
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Marathon Tours is the one I ended up going through. Guess I made it in just under the wire. I hope everyone who wants in can find a way! Happy training! Today is 15 miles for me... It's raining and horribly windy, though, so looks like I'm on the mill for a long time this morning!
Arrghh! You're the one who got my spot! jk.

Hope you had a good 15 miler! Still crossing my fingers for an entry. Running 14 miles tomorrow on hope!
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:06 PM   #19
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nah...

I got in about 3 weeks or so ago (Oct 9).
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:05 PM   #20
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Just out of curiosity, how much did Marathon Tours end up charging? More than the minimum fundraising requirement of a charity? I am guessing that they made you buy a package that included the room, etc.? I just ask because I wonder if they are a lot more affordable for the WDW Marathon as opposed to the London Marathon where it is incredibly pricey to participate in a race that your only option is a tour package with them.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:37 PM   #21
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I got in! Woo-hoo!! Thanks for the tip Maura!
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:07 PM   #22
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Just out of curiosity, how much did Marathon Tours end up charging? More than the minimum fundraising requirement of a charity? I am guessing that they made you buy a package that included the room, etc.? I just ask because I wonder if they are a lot more affordable for the WDW Marathon as opposed to the London Marathon where it is incredibly pricey to participate in a race that your only option is a tour package with them.
Cruz could verify/correct me but Marathon Tours requires a 3 night room reservation ($111 @ All Star Sports) and $140 for the marathon entry. Could get a cheaper room, but you also get a "discount" on the entry by not paying the late entry fee.
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I got in! Woo-hoo!! Thanks for the tip Maura!
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:22 AM   #24
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Cruz could verify/correct me but Marathon Tours requires a 3 night room reservation ($111 @ All Star Sports) and $140 for the marathon entry. Could get a cheaper room, but you also get a "discount" on the entry by not paying the late entry fee.
Thanks! That isn't too bad at all.
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And you can get two marathon entries per room booking. Which worked out nice for us. I already had my entry but my two friends who were joining me after it sold out didn't. So I canceled my Disney hotel booking and went through Marathon Tours so that my two friends could get marathon entries. I thought it was reasonable.
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And you can get two marathon entries per room booking. Which worked out nice for us. I already had my entry but my two friends who were joining me after it sold out didn't. So I canceled my Disney hotel booking and went through Marathon Tours so that my two friends could get marathon entries. I thought it was reasonable.
That is definitely a good deal then. I will have to see if that is the same deal with some of their international packages. It would definitely make it more affordable that way.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:02 AM   #27
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Glad to hear people are having some success....more people to meet at the WISH meet.

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Old 10-31-2012, 07:35 PM   #28
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Yeah, i was shocked

I figured it would be way more expensive than "normal" entries, but since I didn't have to pay the late registration for the marathon, it was a wash. As an annual pass holder, I could have gotten the room a little cheaper, and may have chosen a different resort, but all totalled, I'll end up paying less this year than I did last year. I even got RT airfare CMH-MCO for something like $155. Still debating pasta in the park......
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:26 PM   #29
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I'm in! ...I think.

Marathon Tours contacted me saying they had a marathon entry available. Jumped on it. Got the active.com sign up confirmation, but haven't been able to pull up my registration in my active.com account over the long weekend. Hopefully there's a minor glitch and I'll hear more from Marathon Tours in the next couple of days.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:02 PM   #30
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Glad you were able to score entries! Like already mentioned, more WISH folks to meet!
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