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Old 01-28-2013, 12:28 PM   #2821
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Hi! I'm mostly a lurker here. I have a question for the Coach, if he's still hanging around here. Or anyone else that can answer this. Your updates, trials and tribulations have inspired me to try for the Wine and Dine 2013. My question is, I don't see an age limit listed on the runDisney site, my kids ( at the time of the race ) will be 12 1/2 and 11. They would really like to run/walk the 1/2 marathon. Are they old enough? And is it ( physically ) safe for them to run it? I'd hate to do some lasting life long injury to them. We started running together last year and the most we have run is a 5K. We plan on starting our training again in April. Thanks for any/all advice
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:39 PM   #2822
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pix13dust, I'm pretty sure the 1/2 marathon age requirement is 14. I know it's 18 for the full.
As far as it being an ok distance for them to run and train for, someone more knowledgable with running and that age will have to give their advice. My DS ran his first 1/2 at 14 and was fine with the training and the race.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:00 PM   #2823
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Yes, minimum age for the Half is 14. Minimum for the ToT 10 miler, however, is 12!! My DD is counting down till she can do these races, so I'm well aware of the age requirements! 2014 ToT will be her first Disney race as she turns 12 in May!
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:47 PM   #2824
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Man, I obviously wasn't paying attention at the finish line - in my finish line picture, I see Minnie in the background!
SO bummed I didn't go high five her!
I think I was still too shocked that I was finishing
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:55 PM   #2825
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I'll pop in and say that for most 14 yo the half can be a very safe distance. I would have them (and anyone starting an endurance program) visit a doc to make sure the knees and hips are mature enough to handle the stresses. There are a few folks whose growth plates have not matured enough to train for the event. The real issue is getting them to train. I would definitely put the carrot of ‘miss a run; miss the race’ at the start of the training cycle. Also, remember, it seems neat to many 14 yo before the training starts; it may not seem so neat when you are out at the crack of dawn getting the runs in.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:13 PM   #2826
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Thanks for responses! I guess the kids will have to be content with cheering me on and attending the after party! Of course this means we will be forced to go back to Disney when they turn 14 in 2015 and 2017.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:48 PM   #2827
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Anyone ever had success in getting a picture (or two) moved from one runner's package into another's if both runners are in the photo?

My DH and I ran together so our photo packages are nearly identical except that his package includes a shot with the villian group (my bib is covered in this one) and the finish line shot that includes the clock time (my bib is clearly visible in this one, so I'm not sure why it's missing from my package). I emailed them to see if they would be able to move them since I'm clearly in both photos, but I wasn't sure if they would do it or not. If they won't, we'll just do without them, but I'd sure like to have them as part of the package if possible.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:07 PM   #2828
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Anyone ever had success in getting a picture (or two) moved from one runner's package into another's if both runners are in the photo?

My DH and I ran together so our photo packages are nearly identical except that his package includes a shot with the villian group (my bib is covered in this one) and the finish line shot that includes the clock time (my bib is clearly visible in this one, so I'm not sure why it's missing from my package). I emailed them to see if they would be able to move them since I'm clearly in both photos, but I wasn't sure if they would do it or not. If they won't, we'll just do without them, but I'd sure like to have them as part of the package if possible.
I've emailed twice and have received no replies.

If I have time tomorrow, I'm going to give them a call. We are in the same boat. My wife has the most complete set of pictures, but there are two in my account which I'd hate to lose.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:36 PM   #2829
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I've emailed twice and have received no replies.

If I have time tomorrow, I'm going to give them a call. We are in the same boat. My wife has the most complete set of pictures, but there are two in my account which I'd hate to lose.
I had an issue on my order and it took a couple of days before they replied to my e-mail but the problem was resolved quickly once they did answer. Hopefully they get back to you soon.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:56 AM   #2830
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Anyone ever had success in getting a picture (or two) moved from one runner's package into another's if both runners are in the photo?

My DH and I ran together so our photo packages are nearly identical except that his package includes a shot with the villian group (my bib is covered in this one) and the finish line shot that includes the clock time (my bib is clearly visible in this one, so I'm not sure why it's missing from my package). I emailed them to see if they would be able to move them since I'm clearly in both photos, but I wasn't sure if they would do it or not. If they won't, we'll just do without them, but I'd sure like to have them as part of the package if possible.
Last year you could pull up anybody's photo and look at it and I believe add it to your file. I don't really think much of this new company. I had more pictures taken last year than this year as well.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:32 AM   #2831
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Last year you could pull up anybody's photo and look at it and I believe add it to your file. I don't really think much of this new company. I had more pictures taken last year than this year as well.
I'm not impressed with them either. All of my pics from the half are missing from my Goofy order.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:02 PM   #2832
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Last year you could pull up anybody's photo and look at it and I believe add it to your file. I don't really think much of this new company. I had more pictures taken last year than this year as well.
I finally heard back after a week with a copy and paste answer that accounts cannot be combined. As I was asking to add two pictures to my wife's album, that didn't really answer my question. Replying and trying again.

It's also disappointing to see that there were several pictures of both of us (with both bibs fully visible) that showed up in my wife's album, but not mine, and vice versa. It makes me wonder what other pictures are missing. I wish we had more power to look up and add pictures.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:45 PM   #2833
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Definitely like Brightroom better. From what I recall they were cheaper too, at least to get all of your photos. And if you waited long enough you got an e-mail with a coupon code.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:12 PM   #2834
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I've mostly been a lurker here but wanted to comment. My husband and I ran the Goofy together and had the same issue with our pictures. Both of our accounts had most of the same pictures, but his account had some pictures of the two of us that my account didn't have. I contaced the company and they said that as long as I was visible in the pictures, they could add them to the account. They however, would not add any that just had him in them. I used the contact us e-mail from their site and gave them my bib # and the photo id's that I wanted added to my account. It took a few days but I just checked and they did add them. Hope that helps someone.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:08 AM   #2835
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I just posted my Half Marathon recap:
http://irunonwater.blogspot.ca/2013/...kend-half.html
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