If you are planning on registering for any of the races, make sure you are online and ready to go at noon (eastern time). Check out the runDisney website for more details including registration fees, travel information and more.
Here are a few tips for getting registered:
(1) Be on time.
You will want/need to be online at noon Eastern (if not even a few minutes before before)
(2) Be ready.
Have all of your registration information and credit card ready to go. This might sound silly, but when registering for Disneyland Half Marathon 2015, Momma K left her wallet at home! It happens...
(3) Know what you are registering for.
Are you registering a friend or loved one for a race (or races)? Make sure you know in advance what you are signing up for. Noon is not the time to hem and haw over what you want to run. Yes, it is a commitment, but you don't want the race to fill up while you are making up your mind or waiting for you loved one to respond to your text.
(4) DON'T GIVE UP!
Active.com has been know to crash during hot race registration such as runDisney races. Just
keep trying! Once you get your spot in the "queue" don't leave - just wait until you are able to register.
(5) Register in order of importance
If you are registering for multiple races, register in order of importance/popularity. More than likely, the new Lumiere's Two Course Challenge will fill up first. Register for the most popular first then go back and register for the Kids Races or the 5K.
(6) Use social media.
Follow runDisney's Twitter account (@runDisney) for the most up to date information such as the current percentage sold out.
(7) Have a back up plan.
Just in case something happens and you are stuck in traffic getting to your computer or your internet goes down have a friend/family member on call to register you.
(8) Get shut out? There is still hope!
If worst case scenarios happen and you miss open registration, there is still hope. Make sure to check the runDisney site for information of purchasing bib packages from travel agents or you can run with a charity group and raise money for some awesome charities while you runDisney in November.
I ran the 2013 Wine & Dine Half Marathon and absolutely loved it! Due to other travel commitments that I have this fall, I will not be able to attend this year's Wine & Dine Half Marathon.