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Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend - The Dark Side

Discussion in 'Running at WDW' started by HolleBolleGijs, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping at the W&D Half this year they have a table of champagne, along with water and Powerade, at the finish line. Or better yet, hand you a glass as you cross. Wouldn't that be a nice photo!

    I heard rumor they did that when the race was at night - another good reason to switch it back. ;)
     
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    Title for one of the posts on the runDisney blog - "How does runDisney Create Course Magic?" By making us run past the waste treatment plant.... :happy:
     
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  3. Chet Dakota

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    ...Or running for 2 miles in the DAK parking lot.
     
  4. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    I missed the first W&D so maybe that one. They also had samples from F&W on the course for that one. But all the others, no bubbly. The night races had a voucher on your bib for a Bud or Bud Light or soft drink. I passed and went right to the booths.
     
  5. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    It's only a mile this time. :D
     
  6. psherman42

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    I actually thought this was a thing for Wine and Dine. I had planned on finishing the 2015 Wine and Dine with a drink lol.
     
  7. LizaMarie89

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    I feel like when I get to WS I'll just be ready to finish
     
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  8. LizaMarie89

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    Can someone who is better at reading maps than I am tell me what ours says for total gain? Or estimate it for me? I'm trying to see how my training runs compare since I don't know the course.
     
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    Elevation? 13 meters, about 42 feet. Flat except for an overpass or two.
     
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    Only a few more days! Everybody ready?

    Just printed out my race bibs and noticed the Half is still open....

    It will be hot this weekend - temperatures expected to be in the low 90s. Unusual for April. So stay hydrated, my friends.
     
  11. psherman42

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    I haven't trained for this race nearly as much as the others so between that and the heat, this weekend is going to be a slow one for me. Hopefully there are some good characters along the course!

    Good luck everyone!
     
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    Last year, Saturday for the 10k was pretty humid, but Sunday was almost perfect weather and not as humid. Hopefully, we get that sort of break again.
     
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    And interestingly enough, the verbage says corral placement will be at the discretion of runDisney. Not a straight out "You will be in the last corral" but a "We will put you where we feel like it". Almost sounds like there is the chance someone who registers now MIGHT end up in a properly placed corral while someone who forgot to provide proof of time ends up in the back.
     
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  14. Chet Dakota

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    I assume everyone today received the Weather Alert email. I can't see them canceling or shortening the Half due to it being too hot though. Then again...
     
  15. LAKid53

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    Only if the conditions warrant a black flag would they cancel, according to the guide. However, will runDisney be more lenient with pacing? Especially since yellow flag recommends some withdraw, red recommends slowing pace.
     
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    I wonder if someone can ask about that - slowing the pacing because of the conditions
     
  17. LAKid53

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    Other than sending an email, I wouldn't know who to ask at the expo...most staffing it are volunteers - it'd be like asking a Disney bus driver... ;)
     
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    but I can't imagine they'd be able to be less strict on pacing because they do have to reopen the roads
     
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    However, runner safety is more important. My concern is that the forecasted overnight lows in the upper 60s will be higher, given the forecasted 90s during the day. And with a cloudless sky, it will not be fun.
     
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    So my question is what they'd prioritize - our safety or their money. Shortening our race would save both but have a lot of unhappy people.

    I wonder if even starting it 30 minutes earlier would be possible.
     

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