So race registration opened and then closed just about as fast as it opened huh? Did you miss out on your chance to get into one of the popular races? Or if you are like me and you went to a race and got totally hooked and want to go to another one but it is all sold out already? There are other ways you can get into a race. You can go through a charity group or you can contact one of the travel providers located in the Registration area of the race event on the runDisney.com site.
After running the Tower of Terror race last October I knew that I wanted to sign up for Princess. I want to run as many races as I can this year. I was late getting on board for the Princess Half Marathon so I contacted several of the providers. I got lucky when I called Russ from Stayfit Usa and he was able to secure me the last possible bib for the Glass Slipper challenge! However, I didn’t get off cheap for this race. I had to pay the most because I waited so long. As a race registration opens, it is cheapest when you register right away. The longer you wait, the price does increase.
Registering through a travel provider is a little different than doing it yourself. Your registration and hotel reservation will be managed by the travel provider. Most travel providers require that you purchase your bib and then also book a hotel room and purchase a park pass. But they do have great discounted prices on rooms and park passes.
Like I said, I have worked with Russ from StayFit USA and I am looking forward to meeting him in person at the Princess Half Marathon weekend. I have kept in touch with Russ since I first contacted him last fall. I had several questions throughout the months prior to the race for other races such as the marathon weekend. I wanted to see if he could provide me park passes for my parents so they could purchase them through his company for marathon weekend. He was so helpful and friendly to me. And because of our love of running we already had that in common so we would talk about the races we were both involved in.
So a word of advice, register when the race registrations open up. You can always defer if you cannot make it to a race. However, if by chance you didn’t get in to a race, like Dumbo, which sold out in under 45 minutes! You can always contact Russ at http://www.stayfitusa.com or 470-299-6331 and obtain a bib, room and park pass through him. He told me he will always have the race bibs.
If you want to even bypass the race registration on registration day, you can go directly to him and get your registration squared away. On another note, he does have race bibs for all the races, not just the Disney Races. Contact him today and tell him Pam Frost sent you. He knows me by name now!