runDisney recently announced that for 2015 the Tinker Bell Half Marathon will be moved to Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7 – 10. I’m sure this comes from a lot of feedback from runDisney fans that the current date of the race in January is too close to the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. With the addition of the Dopey Challenge, it would be a lot for people to attempt to participate in both weekends. However I know there are some of you out there who are doing it… 🙂
Next issue is the actual time of year. May is a busy time of year for for many families, particularly with graduations. Also, Mother’s Day poses as an issue for many who want to spend that time with their children instead of running a race. I know many see this as a “girl’s weekend” without bringing the entire family. This may change things.
Personally, I don’t have an opinion either way. I see pluses and minuses for each date. I am not a mother, but I do see how that weekend can pose a BIG issue for those who are.
What do you think about this change? Are you more or less likely to participate in May?