Thursday, July 14, 2016

runDisney Referrals Revisited

If you’ve followed my running status over the past six months, you know I had to defer Disney’s Princess Half Marathon which took place in February (I was 35 weeks pregnant at the time). I wrote a post all about the first part of my deferral process here, but now that it’s all said and done, I am going to revisit and let you know about the second part of the deferral process.

When we left off in part one, I’d received an email from runDisney letting me know that an official registration email would be in my inbox two weeks before outside registration opened for the event.  

Sure enough, on June 28th that email came through to my inbox complete with instructions on the registration process. Included in the email was an official link which was specialized to me and my information. It was also a onetime link that couldn’t be used again for an additional registration. Also, the email instructed me that I could only re-register for the same event I’d registered for the previous year (in my case, it was the Glass Slipper Challenge). I was only credited the amount I paid for 2016’s race and since the Glass Slipper Challenge for 2017 went up an additional $15.00, I was responsible for that additional amount. 


The process was super easy and in no time, I was registered! Yay!

Deferral registration opened on July 5th and stayed open for two weeks. If I would have missed that timeframe, my registration would have been forfeited.

On one hand, it was nice to already have my registration in place and not freak out about getting into the race on registration day. However, I didn’t like all of the additional fees that came along with the deferral process. For the Glass Slipper Challenge, I paid an additional $70 to defer (this total includes the deferral fee and the additional costs for 2017’s registration). For the 10K, we paid an additional $65 to defer (this total also includes the deferral fee and the additional costs for 2017’s registration). Overall, I’m not sure the deferral fees were “worth it” for the 10K, but I’m definitely glad they were in place for the Glass Slipper Challenge!

Oh yes, this might have happened, too. Whoops. 

I honestly hadn’t even considered the possibility of Brayden doing the Diaper Dash until I browsed the registration page on Tuesday. After reading up on it, I just couldn’t help myself! I’m even more excited now for Brayden’s first trip to WDW AND his first runDisney event! Yay! 

Have you ever deferred a runDisney event? Has your little one ever done the Diaper Dash?

12 comments:

  1. That's exciting about the Diaper Dash for Brayden, but those deferral fees are really steep. I think runDisney can be waaay too greedy at times. I know you are excited about your frist trip to WDW with your precious little boy.

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    1. I agree with you 100%!! Thank you so much! :)

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  2. See you there. :)
    I was bummed last year b/c they don't defer the castaway challenge so we just lost that money.

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  3. My little guy is doing the Star Wars light side diaper dash at Disneyland in January. So excited! :)

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    1. Oh how cute! I can't wait to read about it!!

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  4. I bet that diaper dash is hilarious!!

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    1. I thought so too, Traci! We can't wait!

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  5. It sounds like you have a great trip planned. Good luck when the training starts, you're doing so well now.

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  6. My little guy is signed up for the Wine and Dine diaper dash. I'm so excited for him!

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    1. Aww YAY!! I love it!! Can't wait to read all about it!

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