My First runDisney 5k Race | How to Register for a runDisney Race

Many people have heard about runDisney races. They are exciting opportunities to run 5K, 10K, Half Marathons, and Full Marathons through Disney properties.  I am so excited to race my first 5K runDisney race in less than a month!  I am excited to fill you in on all the details that go into traveling for a runDisney Race.  Today we’ll start with registering for the race!

If it’s your first time to register for a runDisney race, here are some tips.  How to register for a runDisney race.

runDisney Event Listing

The first thing you’ll want to do is create an account at www.active.com.  This is the website that Disney uses to register folks for their runDisney events.  You’ll want to have your account setup and be familiar with their website before registration goes live.

That brings me to my next tip.  Be prepared.  Disney will release the runDisney dates over a year in advance and registration opens up about 8 months in advance.  You’ll want to follow runDisney on Twitter and Facebook for official release dates, but they are generally around that mark.  They will be very specific about the release date.  For instance, March 22nd at 12pm.  If you want to register for a race, have yourself logged into your Active account and ready to go at 11:50am!  Refresh until the registration opens.  Some races don’t sell out as quickly, but others will sell out almost immediately.

Once you register for your race you’ll get an email from Active with your registration confirmation.  It won’t actually tell you too much, however it does have your registration ID and the date of your event.

runDisney Registration Email

About a month before the race you’ll get your information packet and finally have access to the official race course!  It’s a very exciting time!

I am set to run runDisney’s inaugural Star Wars – Dark Side 5k.  The race is Friday April 15th, 2016 and I cannot wait to bring you more information as we get closer!

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