P.S. The bib looks nice, what is the meaning of wave 1 & 3?
Alex hing, I would say 99.9% of all full and half marathons in North America give medals (blings) to all finishers. Very honest, some runners only run for the blings. The Disneyland bling is one of the biggest. You know what corral means right? Wave is the order inside a corral. So wave 1 stand in the front of a corral, 2 behind 1, 3 behind 2.........etc. But runners don't care, they stand anywhere inside their own corral. This year I was misplaced in Corral F (Wave 3) which according to time and pacing is belongs to the walking groups. The 1st year I was in Corral C, last year in Corral D. Disney always misplace the runners. Last year there was a sub 1:30 runner placed in Corral F and a sub 4 runner placed in Corral B!!!!
Is it running at night or day time? I don't understand why the openning scene is in dark.
The start time was 6am, it was still dark at that time in LA. We had to be in the corral by 4:30am. I had to get up at 2:45am!!!!!! Most marathons in North America are like this with either a 5am or 6am start.
There were actually 3 opening scenes. Corral A to C started at 6am, then Corral D and E moved up to the front and started at 6:10am followed by Corral F and G which started at 6:20am. But there was only one clock (gun) time, so if someone came in 3:15 on the clock, it didn't really reflect his real time.