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Registration proves runDisney demand is high

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RunDisney opened registration to everyone on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 for the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Although the percentage of registrations didn’t sky rocket quite as fast as when they opened registration for the Disneyland Half Marathon, new Disneyland 10K and Dumbo Double Dare, they are edging on the brink of selling out in a few short hours.  The number of participants at Walt Disney World races is larger than their counterparts at Disneyland, which can make it difficult to compare directly.  Regardless of which coast, the new 10K distance is proving to be very popular.  The Disneyland 10K sold out in less than a day and the WDW “Minnie” 10K sold out in just over 7 hours.  The new challenge races (Dumbo Double Dare and the Dopey Challenge) with their extra miles, back to back racing days, and extra medals are also becoming hot ticket events. The Dumbo Double Dare (19.3 miles in two days) sold out in less than an hour.  The Dopey Challenge (48.6 miles in four days) went to above 95% capacity in less than two days.  Even the Family 5K Fun Run events for both weekends sold out in less than 48 hours; whereas in the past, it would take a few months.

Both the Disneyland 2013 Half Marathon Weekend and Walt Disney World 2014 Marathon Weekend opened their registration early.  Attendees of the WDW 2013 Marathon Weekend Expo and the Tinkerbell 2013 Half Marathon expo had the opportunity to have early registry for the Disneyland 2013 Half Marathon Weekend event.  Annual Passholders, DVC members and Disney Visa card holders were all given early opportunity to register for the WDW 2014 Marathon Weekend events.

Despite the rising cost to enter a runDisney event, they seem to be selling like hot cakes.  We will have to wait a few months to see if the hype and hysteria that have been drummed up around these races is worth it.

Two Exciting New Facebook Groups

Today we are launching two new Facebook groups for our Travel On A Dream fans and followers.  The first is a group for everyone to mix and mingle!  This group can be found at http://www.facebook.com/groups/4ToaD/ and is an open group for everyone to share and get to know each other.  This is a place for you to ask questions, help others, get to know others and just have fun.  Everyone is welcome as long as you are respectful to each other.  You are welcome to read on the group, however, if you wish to post, you will need to join the group.  This is an open forum so profanity is not allowed.  No solicitation please.  Violators will be removed from the group.

Our second group is a closed group, however anyone is welcome to join.  We have been enjoying participating in 5k races but more importantly following many of you in your races.  It is for this reason that we have decided to form a Travel On A Dream running team.   Of course, walkers are welcome (they have to or I couldn’t be a member!).  Our team will work on getting team entries for various runDisney events.  This will help those of you who don’t get your individual entry in before the races fill up.

To kick off this group, we have started a Facebook group and have our very own logo for the team.  What do you think?

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Initially, membership in the group will be complimentary.  Any group events however may have an entry fee.  The Facebook group is a closed group, but anyone is welcome to join and all members can add other members too.  Check it out http://www.facebook.com/groups/ToaDRunners/.  This group page will be a great place to find out who is participating in various events (not just Disney!), get to know each other and help each other with their challenges and goals.  This is a closed group which means that non-members can see who is in the group but cannot see the content posted without joining the group.  While it is not open for everyone to see, we still request no profanity or solicitation.

We hope to see you in one of our groups and to meet you at upcoming events!

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