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Old 02-05-2013, 09:10 PM   #271
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The worst part about starting back up for me is always that my head and heart are totally in the game but my lungs and legs go- "hold on a minute! We're not with you yet!" it's tough but it isn't too bad for too long.
Haha, I agree! My legs and lungs are always the last to get the memo
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:36 PM   #272
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ran a SuperBowl 10K on sunday on snow covered roads, so not fun, but I did catch up with an old friend.

DW and I will be doing the Jingle 5K in addition to my half mary.

Prices, ouch, , but I am paying because I love the mouse.

Already booked at SSR, thursday through tuesday.

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Old 02-06-2013, 06:35 AM   #273
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So what does this mean? They run transport from these resorts only? And is that to race & to packet pickup? Are there other things that go on at 'host' resorts?
Host resorts are the only resorts that will provide transportation to/from the events for the weekend, the expo, the 5K, the half, the after party.

They have a separate bus stop for event buses and they are usually not standard Disney buses, they are chartered through Mears (more of a Magical Express style touring bus than a city transport bus).

If you book though runDisney for a runner's package it will be at a host resort. (Rarely a good deal even versus rack rate.)

Don't be surprised if the cast members at the resort know very little about what is going on, except that there is a race that weekend.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:59 AM   #274
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Do you have to stay at a host resort to use the transportation? For example if I stayed at the Swan and the BW was a host resort, could I walk over and use the trasnportation from the BW?
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:36 AM   #275
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Do you have to stay at a host resort to use the transportation? For example if I stayed at the Swan and the BW was a host resort, could I walk over and use the trasnportation from the BW?
Nope, they don't check anything to get on the bus...



Now I'm kind of second guessing even doing this race...I've been eyeing the Space Coast Half Marathon for some time now. It's December 1st and less than half the cost of W&D. And they just started the Big Bang series where you get a separate special medal for completing either 3 and/or 5 races within the next 5 years. Hmm.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:38 AM   #276
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Do you have to stay at a host resort to use the transportation? For example if I stayed at the Swan and the BW was a host resort, could I walk over and use the trasnportation from the BW?
People do that quite often. Officially, no. But they don't stop and ask you for resort ID.
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Nope, they don't check anything to get on the bus...

Now I'm kind of second guessing even doing this race...I've been eyeing the Space Coast Half Marathon for some time now. It's December 1st and less than half the cost of W&D. And they just started the Big Bang series where you get a separate special medal for completing either 3 and/or 5 races within the next 5 years. Hmm.
That sounds interesting. I might have to look into the space coast race now.
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Host resorts are up on the website.

Value - All Star resorts
Moderate - Caribbean Beach
Deluxe - Saratoga Springs, Animal Kingdom, Beach Club and Boardwalk

I know last year they added a couple after the initial listing. But I think they started with a few less resorts with the first listing last year.
A few pithy words come to mind, but I'll keep themto myself. Blarg.
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Host resorts are up on the website.

Value - All Star resorts
Moderate - Caribbean Beach
Deluxe - Saratoga Springs, Animal Kingdom, Beach Club and Boardwalk

I know last year they added a couple after the initial listing. But I think they started with a few less resorts with the first listing last year.
I'm not convinced these are necessarily the 2013 resorts. The travel page still says "Travel Packages for Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

November 9 - 10, 2012".

I'd believe it if they were the same, just saying that's not an official announcement.
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You are right. The 2013 race info is linking to the 2012 travel info. So they may be different. I believe the All-Star Resorts have been host resorts every year along with Beach and Boardwalk.
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You are right. The 2013 race info is linking to the 2012 travel info. So they may be different. I believe the All-Star Resorts have been host resorts every year along with Beach and Boardwalk.
That is my recollection as well.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:49 PM   #283
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Do you have a runner to follow in the Princess next weekend?

I have two - a friend from high school is running her first half so I will be tracking her, as well as my son's Phys Ed teacher who is travelling from Nova Scotia to do the run. I figure it will get me in the runDisney spirit!
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Wow on the price increase! I know it is only $25 but still....

To kaf7878- I fully expected to spend the night with my friends enjoying Epcot, we even talked about taking the monorail back to MK which was also open until 3am to ride some rides. Our reality- we walked to Soarin (stretched a few times on the way) looked at each other and hobbled to the bus. I am impressed with anyone who is able to actually make it around the countries! But then again, it was the first half for us.
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Don't be surprised if the cast members at the resort know very little about what is going on, except that there is a race that weekend.
I think the last part should be "...if they know there is a race that weekend."

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To kaf7878- I fully expected to spend the night with my friends enjoying Epcot, we even talked about taking the monorail back to MK which was also open until 3am to ride some rides. Our reality- we walked to Soarin (stretched a few times on the way) looked at each other and hobbled to the bus. I am impressed with anyone who is able to actually make it around the countries! But then again, it was the first half for us.
With 3 W&Ds under our belt it gets easier to enjoy the party.
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