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RunDisney: By the Numbers - July 2

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This is what I get for waiting too long to post the other update--things have changed! Most are small increments, but Tinker Bell is at the stage now where it's filling quickly, so delay registration at your own peril!


2013 Princess Half Marathon – Registration opens July 10, 2012

Calling all Perfect Princesses! It’s been five years since the inaugural Princess Half Marathon and it’s
time to celebrate the anniversary. Registration for the 5th annual Princess Half Marathon opens July
10 at 9:00 a.m. PDT / 12:00 p.m. EDT and will set you back $140 if you register prior to September 25.
Registration closed just a week prior to the 2012 event; will the lure of an anniversary medal be enough
to drive registration faster for 2013?

2012 event sellout time to beat: 7 months, 16 days

2013 Disney Royal Family 5k – Registration opens July 10, 2012

Saturday morning in EPCOT is always fun and it’s even more enjoyable when the park is only open
for Disney Royal Family 5k participants. Registration for the 2013 event will set you back $55 ($60 if
you bring a wee one in a stroller). While runDisney always keeps the theme of the 5k a secret until
registration is already in full swing, I’m going to be BRAVE enough to shoot a Bodkin point in the
direction of Merida and the Brave Pixar bunch. Any other options you can think of?

2012 event sellout time to beat: 7 months, 12 days

2013 Tinker Bell Half Marathon – Registration opened June 12, 2012
Continuing on record pace, capacity for the 2013 Tinker Bell Half Marathon has now reached 81%. For
those of you keeping score, registration jumped from 72% to 81% in seven days. I think it’s safe to
say that runDisney has a HUGE West Coast hit on their hands! We’ll see if the pace continues once the
Princess Half Marathon opens July 10 and/or we reach the first price increase on July 18.

2012 event sellout time to beat: 4 months

2013 registration duration as of July 2: 21 days

2013 Never Land 5k – Registration opened June 12, 2012
Still no update to report. Keep in mind runDisney does not report registration capacity numbers until at
least 50% has been reached.

2012 event sellout time to beat: 9 months, 1 day

2013 current registration duration as of July 2: 21 days

2013 Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge – Registration opened April 10, 2012
As of July 2, runDisney reported the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge has reached 84% capacity. A 1%
jump in a week isn’t great but at least it’s still moving. Even with the slow week, we’re still on target to
close much earlier than in 2012.

2012 event sellout time to beat: 9 months, 5 days

2013 current registration duration as of July 2: 2 months, 23 days

2013 Walt Disney World Half Marathon – Registration opened April 10, 2012
We’ve picked up two percentage points since our last check a week ago. As of July 2 nd, runDisney is
reporting registration for the 2013 WDW Half Marathon has reached 59% capacity. I will say it will
be hard to beat the special 15th anniversary medal in 2012 but I’m sure runDisney will do their usual
outstanding job at giving us something we all want to add to the collection.

2012 event sellout time to beat: 9 months, 5 days

2013 current registration duration as of July 2: 2 months, 23 days

2013 Walt Disney World Marathon – Registration opened April 10, 2012
As of July 2, registration for the 2013 WDW Marathon has reached 66% capacity. Wonder if we’ll see
an uptick in registration when the special 20th anniversary medal design is released. Can’t wait to check
it out!

2012 event sellout time to beat: 9 months, 5 days

2013 current registration duration as of July 2: 2 months, 23 days

2013 Disney Family Fun Run 5k (WDW) – Registration opened April 10, 2012
As of July 2, still no registration numbers to report for the 2013 Disney Family Fun Run 5k.

2012 event sellout time to beat: 9 months, 8 days

2013 current registration duration as of July 2: 2 months, 23 days

2012 Wine & Dine Half Marathon – Registration opened 3/13/2012
The pace may be slowing but we are edging closer to hitting full capacity for the 2012 Wine & Dine Half
Marathon. As of July 2, runDisney is reporting registration is now at 82% capacity. We are just over
two weeks from the final price increase which means if you continue to dawdle it will cost you an extra
$25 (from $160 to $185) if you decide to register after July 18. Come on – that will buy you half a really
nice runDisney shirt!

2011 event sellout time to beat: 3 months, 28 days (the Relay sold out in 4 months, 17 days)

2012 current registration duration as of July 2: 3 months, 20 days

2012 Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5k – Registration opened 3/13/2012
As of July 2, still no registration numbers to report for the 2012 Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5k.

2011 event sellout time to beat: 6 months, 17 days

2012 current registration duration as of July 2: 3 months, 20 days

2012 Disney’s Happy Haunted 5k Trail Run (part of the inaugural Twilight Tower of Terror 10 Miler
Weekend)
– Registration opened 2/14/2012
As of July 2, registration for the 2012 Disney’s Happy Haunted 5k Trail Run remains at 56% capacity.

And that’s all for this week. Check back with us again for another By the Numbers Update!

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Comments

  1. Lani's Avatar
    This is really interesting info! So do you keep numbers over the years? That would be interesting, to look for trends.

    Also, it would be helpful if you could list the actual date of the events in the listing.

    Thanks for this post!
  2. stan4d_steph's Avatar
    Thanks, Lani. Actually RunningFool (Lorree) is compiling the numbers so I'm not sure that she has any back farther than last year. It's a good suggestion to have the event dates. I'll add that to the next edition.
  3. Alpinemaps's Avatar
    It's such a bummer that so many of these races are on the east coast, and we've only got two out here on the west coast. I wish they'd expand the west coast offerings!
  4. RunningFool's Avatar
    Hi Lani -

    Glad you liked the info! I'm searching for Princess info from 2010 and 2011 but otherwise have registration details back to day one on DLand, Wine & Dine, and of course Tinker Bell. WDW Marathon weekend info goes back six years. I'm such a data nerd; I have spreadsheets of each event. I even try to grab # of finishers, average time, etc.

    One item I would like to add in the future is the participant cap so when we say a half took x amount of days to fill, we can take into consideration a larger or smaller field (i.e., the Princess going from 17k to 20k).

    I'll keep the details coming!
  5. RunningFool's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinemaps
    It's such a bummer that so many of these races are on the east coast, and we've only got two out here on the west coast. I wish they'd expand the west coast offerings!
    I agree and as quickly as both the West Coast events sold or are selling out (Tinker Bell hit 85% this morning), someone, somewhere at runDisney has to be taking note and looking at adding more options! Wouldn't a Christmas half marathon event be fun?
  6. RunningFool's Avatar
    Quick update. As of July 6th, registration for the 2013 Tinker Bell Half Marathon and 2-Person Team has reached 88% capacity!
  7. Alpinemaps's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by RunningFool
    I agree and as quickly as both the West Coast events sold or are selling out (Tinker Bell hit 85% this morning), someone, somewhere at runDisney has to be taking note and looking at adding more options! Wouldn't a Christmas half marathon event be fun?
    We've got a Labor Day/September/"end" of Summer Half (even though Summer just started in August/September out here), and a Winter Half in January. Why not get a Half in the spring time? Especially in April? Weather is really starting to turn nice, and it'd be great.

    I'm definitely envious of all the different choices the east coast gets.
  8. stan4d_steph's Avatar
    I'm sure runDisney would like to have another race in the Disneyland area given the popularity of the other two. It's a little more complicated there logistically than at WDW though, because of the coordination required with the neighboring municipalities.

    If they did add a race, would it be a half marathon also? How would you change the course?