|What is with this bib? Revealed here….|
Its that time before the next runDisney Princess Half when anxious princesses everywhere want to know what their bib number and starting corral will be. This information is printed ON your race bib which is picked up at the Fit For A Princess Expo. Your bib number will be on your waiver. Waivers are emailed out per runDisney approximately a month before the start of the race, but it looks like the website has been updated! Wonder no more princesses!. So what’s the big whoop about this? Well your Corral and Bib number tell you where in relation to other start groups AND what time you start the race. The starting corrals are a RANGE of bib numbers.
You will be emailed when you WAIVER is ready to print out. Take your waiver to the Race Expo to pick up your Bib – FYI, your waiver shows your bib number.
Here are Starting Corrals are for the 2014 Half Marathon – looking at Bib numbers and times:
AND for the Glass Slipper Challenge:
Each runner will be issued a bib number at Packet Pick-Up. It is the responsibility of the runner to wear the bib during the race. If a runner is seen without their bib number while running on the course, they will be removed from the course for security and safety reasons. Please remember to fill out the Emergency Medical Information on the back of the bib number.
The letter on your race number will determine your assigned corral. Letters are assigned based on your estimated finishing time.
No corral changes will be made at the expo.
Whatever number you estimated your finish time and proof submitted when you registered for the event, that is the time they use for your race start placement. Run a faster time since then? They will not look at it like they have in the past.
Why Corrals, really its for runner safety and keeps the race moving along. All the runners are about your pace that you start out with – its not a free for all start, AND you don’t have to worry SO much about starting and stopping, going around others, etc. ITS A GOOD THING.
The past 3 years I have done this race, this little piece of info the Bib Number and Corral Start can freak people. Really this is when drama happens and things can get dicey on the Princess Social Media Groups. I don’t know if its a competitive nature of humans or what, but it always seems to happen. The corrals are a RANGE of numbers to start with people with similar pace. If you are worried or starting to freak out, just Believe in Yourself and YOUR race!
REMEMBER: We all get a chip on the back of our bibs and our race starts when we go over the starting line….. no matter where you start!
I think knowing this ahead of time is extremely useful info. People want to know where they start to know if they are with friends, to have some extra time for photos, and to know what to expect about waiting for start time. Some people decide what kind of race experience they want, if they are up further – do they want to run with people at the same pace, maybe have more time for photos, or do they need to hang back to share the experience with friends. Look, I have no idea how things are done or decided, but basically its all about the time you submit that you estimate you will finish – and back up with your proof of time.
I have run alone and with friends, ITS ALL GOOD. My race recaps for past 4 years can attest!
Looks like I will be in Corral H – middle of the pack, but Atomic #1 and first on the peridic table of elements…..yeah its where the fun run happens! I am ready for a bomb diggety time…whomp whomp. If you in H too, come say Hi! You will be able to find me as I am working on race attire next and will post some photos prior to race weekend.
So how are you feeling about Waivers, Bibs and Corrals? I am getting excited, no matter where you start, there is Magic Every Mile.
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