Friday, January 4, 2008

I'm Getting Up at What Time??

Below is a recap of the Race Day Itinerary I received via email this morning. Wow, it's going to be an early morning! I think getting on the shuttle by 3 a.m. will be harder than the actual 13-mile run.


  • 2:15 a.m. - Race Day Breakfast - “Half Marathoner” Breakfast
  • 3:00 a.m. Shuttles to Start - All participants using Disney transportation must board the bus by 4:00am.
  • 6 a.m. - Half Marathon Start. Runners should plan to arrive at Epcot® by 4:00 a.m. Plan on a 20-minute walk from the start zone to your corral

The Half Marathon Course
The Walt Disney World® Half Marathon will start from Epcot®, then participants will run to the Magic Kingdom® Park, then back to Epcot® for an exhilarating finish.

Time Limit – 3.5 hours VERY IMPORTANT!
There is a 3 1/2 hour time limit for volunteer participants (16-minute mile pace). All runners/walkers need to maintain a 16-minute mile pace throughout the event. The sweeper bus will begin picking up participants as soon as they drop off the 16-minute mile pace. Further, all runners/walkers need to be at the 10K mark by 1 hour and 39 minutes. Those volunteer participants not at these points will be picked up by the sweeper bus and brought to the finish line.

Temperatures in Florida will range greatly. Please be prepared for both warm and cold weather. We urge volunteer participants to bring a garbage bag or throwaway clothing with them to the start for warmth.

Medical Information
Medical stations will be located along the course approximately every two miles.

Half Marathon Finish Line
There will be a TNT tent at the finish line. It is imperative that you check in after the race so that we know that everyone has finished the race safely. You will receive your 13.1 pin when you check in.

Finisher’s T-shirts and Medals
All runners and walkers who finish in the allotted time will receive finisher’s medal. All finisher certificates will be mailed in March along with a Marathon Recap.

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1 comment:

  1. You go girl! What an inspiration. I'm not surprised, though, knowing what you're made of has made me an admirer since we worked together.


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