February 16, 2015

Princesses, Get your Tiaras Ready!

I really cannot believe it's Princess Half Marathon race week! If you've been reading this blog, you'll know this is our favorite race weekend since it was our first half marathon 5 years ago. Given that we have 9 Princess Half Marathon race weekends under our belts, we like to think ourselves, not as experts but knowledgeable connoisseurs, of this race weekend. So we're sharing a few last minute tips and some reminders to help make your Princess Half Marathon weekend the best it can be!

Logistics and paperwork: Print your race waiver; download the event guide to your tablet or e-reader to read on the plane; print the coupon for the free bookmark from Lasting Commemoratives from the igiftbag; and organize your travel information such as flight info, hotel confirmations and park pass information. Once you get your race waiver, you can determine your corral placement - see below. Since people seem to panic about corrals, we're adding a fun spin and naming them all!

And now for the official runDisney corral details...

Outfits: The weekend weather outlook looks warms so double check that your race day outfit (or costume) will work in the warmer (and probably sticky) weather. In all of our years at Princess, I can't remember a race morning that wasn't warm and sticky. I think 2012 ended up being a cool day after the race but it was sticky during the race.

Prepare like a Champion: Last week, we mentioned that we've partnered with Champion for this race weekend. You've worked hard for this race weekend, make sure you prepare in these last few days so you are on your A-game. Focus on nutrition, hydration, and don't overdo your training the last week. And stay positive! Princesses are champions, too and don't forget it! 
Last week, we asked what makes you a champion
and here's what you told us!
What are you most looking forward to during Princess Half Marathon weekend?


  1. Aaaahhhhh, have FUN!! Wish I could be there!

    1. We are getting really excited for another fun race weekend and we'll be sure to share lots of photos! :)

  2. We cannot wait! This will be our (my sister, husband and me) first Princess Race Weekend. We are all running the 5k and I'll be running the 10 on Saturday. Thank you for your blog...there's a lot of motivation here!

  3. I am just looking forward to being back in my happy place. It's been a year!

  4. Cute way of naming the corrals. I think i'm all set ( or at least getting there).

  5. Have fun! Can't wait to see all the pictures :)

  6. Have a great race! Princess will always have a special place in my heart- it was my first half and first runDisney race in 2012! Hopefully I'll be able to get back to it soon :-)

  7. Have the best time! I can't wait to see your photos and read your recaps! Princess half is on my race bucket list! It's always close to my birthday (2/18)!

  8. So so excited!!!! It's been two years since I've done this race! Can't wait to be a "Charming Countess!" ;-)

  9. Can't wait to see all of the pics from your fun weekend at Disney!

  10. It will be so fun. Cannot wait to see your pictures.

  11. Can't wait for your pictures! I'll be stalking you on Instagram!