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 before)
(2) Be ready.
Have all of your registration information and credit card ready to go.
(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
(5) Register in order of importance
If you are registering for multiple races, register in order of importance/popularity. More than likely, Dumbo Double Dare challenge will fill up first with the half marathon right behind it. 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 September.
I will be registering for my 3rd Dumbo Double Dare Challenge (10K on Saturday and 1/2 Marathon on Sunday) along with the 5K on Friday. Momma K will also be running all 3 races as well this year - 22.4 miles of magic!
In case you weren't already sold on how amazing this weekend is, here are a few of my favorite pictures from my previous Dumbo weekends...