Bib numbers are up! runDisney has made the waiver for the Disney Princess Half Marathon available online. Click here to get yours. I am Princess runner number 5591!
A lot has been made on Facebook and various message boards in the past 30ish hours since the bib numbers have been released. “Does a number of 23XX mean I will be in Corral A?” or “Oh No! My bib number is 223XX. Does that mean I will be in the last corral?” While no one knows what system runDisney uses to assign bib numbers or corrals, it seems like one may have nothing to do with the other. I have read countless stories of how someone in the Princess half last year had a really high bib number but ended up in corral A or someone else that ran in the Walt Disney World Half Marathon had a very low bib number but ended up in the last corral.
I am not immune to any of this bib hysteria. I will admit, when I opened up my waiver and saw number 5591, I was relieved. I saw some of my Facebook friends with bibs in the high teens and even twenties. My first thought was—Yes! A low bib number equals a higher probability of an earlier corral! While I knew that a low bib number did not necessarily equal an earlier corral, I still felt like a lower bib number gave me a better chance at an earlier corral. Yes, it is irrational, but I will say it does make me feel a bit better.
So for now ladies, let’s all make a pact to stop obsessing about what corral we will start in and let’s concentrate on the last three weeks of our training. After all, it is the only thing we have control over. None of us will know until the expo at packet pick up what corral we will be in.
A dream is a wish…