runDisney New Packet Pick Up Procedures

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Recently runDisney announced some changed to their packet pick up for race events. In previous events you could designate someone to pick up your race day packet as long as they had the proper documentation. The new policy put a stop to this and stated that only the runner could pick up their packet. There seems to a big problem with people buying bibs in runDisney events that get sold out and then selling them after market for a large profit, Disney wanted to put a stop to this. This caused a major uproar throughout the runDisney community for a number reasons, the main one travel. They were including runDisney events that had already opened for registration, were booked or even sold out. Which means there were quite a few people who had already booked their flights and it not include coming in a day early for packet pick up, instead they were having a friend or family member retrieve them. I personally was able to pick up a client’s race day packet since her plane did not land in enough time to retrieve her bib for the following morning. According to the runDisney blog today..

“We recently updated the Packet Pick-Up Policy for all runDisney events. In listening to your feedback after was updated, we understand it has caused travel concerns for some of our upcoming events that were already on sale or sold out.

To help you plan for these upcoming events and address your concerns around travel, we have delayed the implementation of the new policy for events that are already publicly on-sale.”

The original Packet Pick-Up Policy will remain in effect for all runDisney events that have already opened for registration which includes

  • Expedition Everest Challenge
  • Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler Weekend
  • Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Starting on March 25th with the opening registration of the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland Resort in November the new Packet Pick-Up Policy will take affect. The policy will remain in effect for all future runDisney events.

Previously runDisney did not have (a published) race day packet pick up area. Rumor is with this new policy they will be having one, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

Don’t forget to check out our Chip and Co Run Disney Addicts Page for all the latest updates, news, running tips and our next event.

 Email me (or call me at 832-233-4468) and I would love to help you plan your trip to make sure you are at future events in time for the packet pic up ! At Destinations in Florida, as an Earmark agency we make it our job to make your vacation worry free. Contact me today and I can get started as your free personal travel assistant.




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