Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > W.I.S.H > Events/Competition
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 03-16-2013, 06:55 AM   #631
RunnerMomO
DIS Veteran
 
RunnerMomO's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida, in the Mouse's Backyard
Posts: 523

Quote:
Originally Posted by Princess Cherie
Does anyone know haw many racers were in last year? Just did PHM and don't want to go to a race with that mob scene again... Tried to do a google search but didn't see a number. Thanks!
According to the results page from last year they had 11834 Participants. It was very crowded at the start and I wasted a lot of energy running around people. There are I think 5 corrals.
RunnerMomO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 09:37 AM   #632
crewmatt
DIS Veteran
 
crewmatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Alexandria VA
Posts: 712

All registered

I think the race went extremely well last year. The later start date really helped with the weather - it was night and day from ToT 10 miler. As far as bag check/etc, I was literally on the first bus, so I walked right up and was probably the 2nd person to take a picture with Mickey and Minnie and with all the various photo stops they set up. Then met up with some friends and did everything but Mickey and Minnie again (man that line got long quick). But for bag/check, toilets, etc, no real lines at all. And I had a way easier time getting to my corral in the W&D then I usually do in the marathon.

The on course entertainment seemed well put together. The lights in hollywood studios were awe inspring as usual.

As far as the course, I started in corral A so I'm probably biased here, but its a fairly wide course for the first few miles as you leave WWoS and head to AK. There was no real crowding there, and for the most part people seemed to line up according to speed. There were some discrepancies, but the width of the course helped sort that out without any major issues.

In AK the paths get a bit more narrow, but by then Corral A had spread out quite a bit and were all running about the same pace, me and my friend ran shoulder to shoulder the entire time and I dont think we had any issues having to squeeze by anyone. I think they had just set off the last Corral by the time we were getting into AK. It might have been a bit dark for some, but I usually run at night or before sunrise (yay texas summers) so running in the dark is actually my preference.

And inside of EP they had the coolest way of moving people across the race course. I never really felt crowded in the after party and dont think I waited more than a couple minutes for anything.
__________________




crewmatt is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 03-16-2013, 10:45 AM   #633
cewait
DIS Veteran
 
cewait's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: At the intersection of Ocoee, Winter Garden and Windermere... I hear 'WISHES thunder' every night at 10pm
Posts: 5,691

Quote:
Originally Posted by Princess Cherie View Post
Does anyone know haw many racers were in last year? Just did PHM and don't want to go to a race with that mob scene again... Tried to do a google search but didn't see a number. Thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by smileyk8 View Post
Rundisney twitter account says 14000 expected for the W&D half marathon itself. Don't know how that compares to PHM though.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RunnerMomO View Post
According to the results page from last year they had 11834 Participants. It was very crowded at the start and I wasted a lot of energy running around people. There are I think 5 corrals.

That would align... 14,000 entries and just under 12,000 finishers.

Note that while the numbers are lower, the course tends to feel crowded at the DAK and in much of the DHS, though as a B runner, I never felt a crowd on the roadways.
__________________
_________________
Coach Charles
Perfectly Goofy 2006-2014
Endurance Coach
Running Disney since 99

I don't want easy - just possible

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cewait/
cewait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 11:57 AM   #634
tiffrobyn
Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming swimming swimming swimming.
 
tiffrobyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 152

Adding to my half marathon registration, my DH, DS & Mom are now doing the 5K! My two DD's are doing the kids races!
tiffrobyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 04:02 PM   #635
sunnygal041
DIS Veteran
 
sunnygal041's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: 1.5 hours south of Florida Mickey
Posts: 977

I'm in for the 1/2. Here we go......

Cindy
__________________
2013, DL 1/2, 2013, TOT 2013, W&D 2013, Tink 2014
GSC 2014, 2014 WDW 1/2





sunnygal041 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 07:28 PM   #636
RunnerMomO
DIS Veteran
 
RunnerMomO's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida, in the Mouse's Backyard
Posts: 523

Signed up for our 4th year in a row!
RunnerMomO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 09:30 AM   #637
laurenjdaisy
Earning My Ears
 
laurenjdaisy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NY
Posts: 50

Has anyone done the pre race party the night before? I've been thinking about running the f&w as my first half and now a friend just signed up so now I'm going to have to do it :-). She signed up for the pre race party and I want to hear more about it before I add that on. I don't know how much eating exploration I'd want to do the day before a half marathon...
__________________
-Lauren
laurenjdaisy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 07:16 AM   #638
PlutoBaby
Treat stress like a dog;pee on it and walk away.
 
PlutoBaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: South Florida
Posts: 984

Quote:
Originally Posted by laurenjdaisy View Post
Has anyone done the pre race party the night before? I've been thinking about running the f&w as my first half and now a friend just signed up so now I'm going to have to do it :-). She signed up for the pre race party and I want to hear more about it before I add that on. I don't know how much eating exploration I'd want to do the day before a half marathon...
I may be wrong as last year was my first W&D, but I don't seem to recall there being a pre-race party last year. I believe this is something new for 2013.
__________________
www.blackdogrunsdisney.com

She is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are her life, her love, her leader. She will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of her heart. You owe it to her to be worthy of such devotion.
PlutoBaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 11:50 AM   #639
sunnygal041
DIS Veteran
 
sunnygal041's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: 1.5 hours south of Florida Mickey
Posts: 977

53%
__________________
2013, DL 1/2, 2013, TOT 2013, W&D 2013, Tink 2014
GSC 2014, 2014 WDW 1/2





sunnygal041 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 01:11 PM   #640
Figment1990
DIS Veteran
 
Figment1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,868

Quote:
Originally Posted by PlutoBaby View Post
I may be wrong as last year was my first W&D, but I don't seem to recall there being a pre-race party last year. I believe this is something new for 2013.
There was no pre-race party in 2012 or 2011. I signed up for it because well, I was in a little bit of euphoric state that morning and figured I'd just go all out!

Quote:
Originally Posted by crewmatt View Post
All registered

I think the race went extremely well last year. The later start date really helped with the weather - it was night and day from ToT 10 miler. As far as bag check/etc, I was literally on the first bus, so I walked right up and was probably the 2nd person to take a picture with Mickey and Minnie and with all the various photo stops they set up. Then met up with some friends and did everything but Mickey and Minnie again (man that line got long quick). But for bag/check, toilets, etc, no real lines at all. And I had a way easier time getting to my corral in the W&D then I usually do in the marathon.

The on course entertainment seemed well put together. The lights in hollywood studios were awe inspring as usual.

As far as the course, I started in corral A so I'm probably biased here, but its a fairly wide course for the first few miles as you leave WWoS and head to AK. There was no real crowding there, and for the most part people seemed to line up according to speed. There were some discrepancies, but the width of the course helped sort that out without any major issues.

In AK the paths get a bit more narrow, but by then Corral A had spread out quite a bit and were all running about the same pace, me and my friend ran shoulder to shoulder the entire time and I dont think we had any issues having to squeeze by anyone. I think they had just set off the last Corral by the time we were getting into AK. It might have been a bit dark for some, but I usually run at night or before sunrise (yay texas summers) so running in the dark is actually my preference.

And inside of EP they had the coolest way of moving people across the race course. I never really felt crowded in the after party and dont think I waited more than a couple minutes for anything.
This was exactly my experience too. Fine on the roadways, fine in DHS, and Boardwalk, a bit crowded entering into AK and on the path to Epcot from DHS. Otherwise, it was great!

I was on the first bus and had a great time at WWoS before the race. I was in Corral E (out of ouf 6 corrals) and by around the first 1/2 mile, I was not feeling crowded. I am a 12min mile runner, so YMMV.

I too am a night runner, and loved that aspect of this race. Can't wait for November!
__________________
me DH DS(6)


First trip: Mar 90, Polynesian Most recent trips: Feb '14, Princess 1/2 - GF; Jan '14, Tinker Bell 1/2 Marathon! - GCH; Nov '13, Wine & Dine 1/2Marathon - BWI! In-between: Grand Floridian, AKV-Kidani, Poly, WL, Beach Club, Boardwalk, Coronado Springs, Disneyland Hotel
Figment1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 01:51 PM   #641
DoctorK
Mouseketeer
 
DoctorK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 372

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunnygal041 View Post
53%


Well, that escalated quickly. I wonder if that means the race will sell out ahead of last year's pace?


__________________
Inaugural Dopey Challenge Finisher.
On Twitter at: @DopeyForTheKids
Blogging at: http://dopeyforthekids.blogspot.com
DoctorK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 02:58 PM   #642
FloridaNative8
Mouseketeer
 
FloridaNative8's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 240

Quote:
Originally Posted by DoctorK View Post
Well, that escalated quickly. I wonder if that means the race will sell out ahead of last year's pace?


Haha, love that movie! I use that phrase whenever applicable, and this was perfect!
__________________
Jenn

WDW - Too many visits to count!
AOA - Jan 2013 CBR - Nov 2013 POR - Jan 2014 POP - Feb 2014 YC - Jan 2015
Disney Fantasy - EC, March 2013
W&D Half - 2010, 2013
Donald Half - 2013
Minnie 10K - 2014
WDW Marathon - 2014
Glass Slipper Challenge - 2014
Goofy Challenge - 2015
FloridaNative8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 03:04 PM   #643
PlutoBaby
Treat stress like a dog;pee on it and walk away.
 
PlutoBaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: South Florida
Posts: 984

Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by Figment1990 View Post
There was no pre-race party in 2012 or 2011. I signed up for it because well, I was in a little bit of euphoric state that morning and figured I'd just go all out!



This was exactly my experience too. Fine on the roadways, fine in DHS, and Boardwalk, a bit crowded entering into AK and on the path to Epcot from DHS. Otherwise, it was great!

I was on the first bus and had a great time at WWoS before the race. I was in Corral E (out of ouf 6 corrals) and by around the first 1/2 mile, I was not feeling crowded. I am a 12min mile runner, so YMMV.

I too am a night runner, and loved that aspect of this race. Can't wait for November!
Wow, what a difference 2 corrals make! The roads were fine but starting from the back, AK was a nightmare! I submitted at 62 minute 10k time, so I'm thinking that should move me up a little this year.

I love, love, love the night start, but it wouldn't hurt to get things going just a little bit earlier. Say maybe 9? Then the last ones are on the road by 9:30ish.
__________________
www.blackdogrunsdisney.com

She is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are her life, her love, her leader. She will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of her heart. You owe it to her to be worthy of such devotion.
PlutoBaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 03:51 PM   #644
Figment1990
DIS Veteran
 
Figment1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,868

Quote:
Originally Posted by PlutoBaby View Post
Wow, what a difference 2 corrals make! The roads were fine but starting from the back, AK was a nightmare! I submitted at 62 minute 10k time, so I'm thinking that should move me up a little this year.

I love, love, love the night start, but it wouldn't hurt to get things going just a little bit earlier. Say maybe 9? Then the last ones are on the road by 9:30ish.
Perhaps I was distracted by my snarky stream-of-consciousness inner commentary at that point. It went something like, "Thank god we are finally in AK and off that tilted roadway-but wow it smells in here and not like runners-never was an Animal Kingdom fan anyhow - was there supposed to be a water stop somewhere in here?-where's everest?-oh look a bathroom - I think I'll go now and avoid the port-a-potties if possible-oh hmmm... garmin lost satelite connection in the bathroom-what does that mean?-oh look, I saw that guy before - oh THERE's Everest-aren't all these cast members so nice?-YIKES look at that crocodile statue -scared the bejeezus outta me! Thank goodness it's not real. Are there still people behind me???? I'm still on pace, right???!"
__________________
me DH DS(6)


First trip: Mar 90, Polynesian Most recent trips: Feb '14, Princess 1/2 - GF; Jan '14, Tinker Bell 1/2 Marathon! - GCH; Nov '13, Wine & Dine 1/2Marathon - BWI! In-between: Grand Floridian, AKV-Kidani, Poly, WL, Beach Club, Boardwalk, Coronado Springs, Disneyland Hotel
Figment1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 06:28 PM   #645
DoctorK
Mouseketeer
 
DoctorK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 372

Silly question: Do they have Photopass Photographers at the characters along the way? Or is there a CM who can take pictures? Or do you just recruit other people standing in line to take a picture with your phone or camera?
__________________
Inaugural Dopey Challenge Finisher.
On Twitter at: @DopeyForTheKids
Blogging at: http://dopeyforthekids.blogspot.com
DoctorK is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: