Thursday, April 19, 2012

Corrals and Teams

Yesterday I planned to go to two classes at the gym, Core Conditioning (a new class that I really want to try) and Kickboxing.  I ended up just going to kickboxing, with little motivation... it was just one of those days.  But I made it through, somehow.

Okay, so I know I'm not going to run this in an amazing time, but I want the chance to do my best while still having tons of fun.  I've been curious about the corral placement.  So I went over to Disney's Moms Panel and went searching for my answer.  Basically you get placed based off your previous race results, and if you don't have one you'll most likely be placed in the last corral (although I have seen where people were placed in the upper corrals and it was their first race).  You need a proof of time from a race of 10K or longer.
I've also read that the once the last person crosses the finish line, the course time limit starts.  So this means people that the people who start sooner will have more time to play with.  And I want the chance to take pictures with some characters, so I want that extra time, if possible.
Picture From Here

After learning this I looked up some races in the area.  So now I just have to decide which one(s) I want to sign up for!

I'm already signed up for The Color Run (5K) on July 8, 2012.

The races I'm considering for a better corral placement are:

Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll half marathon     September 16, 2012
Hershey half marathon     October 21, 2012
Atlantic City 10K or half marathon     October 21, 2012

Along with corrals, I was wondering about their 'teams'.  So went back onto Disney's Moms Panel and searched.  Their teams do not do relays, which is okay because I would want to run with my friend.  Pretty much you get a team bib and are up for the team awards, in addition to whatever the individuals receive.  So that's something to consider if my is really up to the challenge!


  1. Hey I ran the princess this year, and I was in corral F (out of H). So there were two corrals behind me still, and I didn't have proof of time. I am not for certain, but I think the earlier you sign up, the further up you get in the last corrals. Does that make sense?

    1. Yes it makes sense. :) I've heard different things about the placements, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to run some type of race before heading down to Disney. I think it will help me mentally prepare myself.