Wednesday, April 22, 2015

2016 runDisney Registration Dates and how to get into a runDisney race

It's hard to believe we are already talking about 2015 races but when it comes to the popular runDisney events, you have to plan ahead. I remember my first 5K, the 2012 runDisney Enchanted 5K fun run. My running buddy Nicole and I signed up for it less than 2 months away from the event. These day's, runDisney 5K's sell out within minutes. My husband Gabe's first Full Marathon was the 20th anniversary runDisney Marathon with the most fantastic medal you've ever seen. He registered a mere 4 months prior to the event and got in. These days, if an anniversary medal is in play, the event will sell out before you can make up your mind.
2012 - 2015 runDisney Medals
It's a bit hard for me to grasp that this is the new day of runDisney events. I have had two recent occurrences where an event was full before I had time to register. This, coming from someone who has early registration privileges being an annual passholder. I was in a meeting when the Wine Dine Half registration opened (both for early and public registrations) and didn't get in. PS - I am still pouting over this.

  • If you are looking to run a runDisney event, you need to be in front of your computer (not registering via cell phone) at Noon EST the day the registration opens. 
  • Make your decision if you want to run the event ahead of time and don't be on the fence day of. 
  • Once you are in the queue, do not walk away from your computer. I missed out on Wine and Dine registration due to this.
  • If you are looking to run with a family member or friend, make sure they are doing their own registration at Noon as well. I know many people who were able to register but their favorite running buddy was left in the dust as the event filled up before they secured a second registration. 

Here are the 2016 runDisney registration dates along with the early registration dates for  Annual Passholder (AP) and Disney Vacation Club (DVC).

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
presented by Cigna
Jan. 6-10, 2016 │ Walt Disney World Resort
Passholder Early Registration Starts: April 14, 2015 - Noon EST
On Sale: April 28, 2015 @ 12:00 PM EST

Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend
presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation
Jan. 14-17, 2016 │ Disneyland Resort
Passholder Early Registration Starts: June 2, 2015 - Noon EST
On Sale: June 16, 2015 @ 12:00 PM EST

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Feb. 18-21, 2016 │ Walt Disney World Resort
Passholder Early Registration Starts: June 30, 2015 - Noon EST
On Sale: July 14, 2015 @ 12:00 PM EST

Star Wars Half Marathon, The Dark Side
April 14-17, 2016 | Walt Disney World Resort
Passholder Early Registration Starts: September 15, 2015
On Sale: September 21, 2015 @12:00 PM EST

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend
presented by PANDORA Jewelry
May 5-8, 2016 │ Disneyland Resort
Passholder Early Registration Starts: July 28, 2015 - Noon EST 
On Sale: Aug. 11, 2015 @ 12:00 PM EST

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend
Event Dates: September 1-4, 2016
Passholder Early Registration: January 26, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EST
On Sale: February 2, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EST

Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend
Event Dates: September 23-25, 2016
On Sale: January 12th, 2016

Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World
Event Dates: November 4-5, 2016
Passholder Early Registration: March 22, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EST
On Sale: March 29, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EST

Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland
Event Dates: November 10-13, 2016
Passholder Early Registration: April 5, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EST
On Sale: April 12, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EST

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