Here is it y’all. I wasn’t going to be posting today. But, this warrants a very quick post…
Here are all of the runDisney races for the last half of 2017 – the first half of 2018. The thing I think needs to be looked at are the earlier than usual registration dates. Usually, the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend races go on sale at the end of January/early February. However, this year, on December 13th, registrations will open up. With races taking longer to fill up, I’m wondering why runDisney has decided to make such a jump in their registration dates. The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend will open registration nearly one year before the weekend starts….ALMOST ONE YEAR. Do we really need this? I’m not sure what runDisney is thinking here. I was initially thinking about running the 5th running of the Dumbo Double Dare in 2017. However, I was not planning on having the money for registration next month. So, if it sells out, I probably won’t be running it. Oh well.
My focus in 2017 is really all about the TCS New York City Marathon. The earlier than normal registration dates may make my 2017 race calendar much easier to plan. With registration for the 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend opening February 14th, I will have to do my work quickly to see if I can afford the trip to New York in November and Orlando in January. However, if Dopey sells out before I can get to it, I’ll just believe it wasn’t meant to be.
What do you guys think about these earlier registration dates? Does it change any of your runDisney race plans? Will longer registration periods lead to more sell outs? Time will tell. I just wanted to give y’all the heads up on this so you don’t miss out on any race you really want to run.