Tinkerbell Half Marathon

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Today, I recieved the following email from runDisney:

Runners Get Second Chance to Earn Their “Fairy Wings’’ at Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland Resort

Registration opens today for the second annual event Jan. 18-20, 2013; nearly 20,000 runners expected to sign up for the women-focused weekend of events centered on health, fitness and active lifestyles

ANAHEIM, Ca. (June 12, 2012) — Starting today, runners interested in earning their ‘fairy wings’’ can sign up for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland Resort in January.

Registration is open at www.runDisney.com for runners interested in the weekend of events aimed at health, fitness and active lifestyles for women and girls. The second annual runDisney race weekend, scheduled for Jan. 18-20, will again be anchored by the 13.1-mile half marathon through Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park – including the new Cars Land – and the streets of Anaheim. The half marathon course will include music, entertainment and Disney characters at various junctures as well as runners in colorful Tinker Bell costumes. Runners who finish the half marathon will receive a Tinker Bell medal with its own set of wings.

The race weekend, hosted by Disneyland Resort and the City of Anaheim, features a variety of events, including The Never Land Family Fun 5K and the runDisney Kids’ races on Saturday (Jan. 19), and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon on Sunday (Jan. 20). There will also be a health and fitness expo Friday and Saturday (Jan. 18-19) showcasing the latest running merchandise, as well as guest speakers – all geared toward women.

The Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend is one of two women-focused event weekends in the runDisney series along with Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend, which takes place every spring at Walt Disney World Resort. Both event weekends are among the largest women-specific events in the country.

For those of you considering running this – I highly reccomend it! Last year, I had an absolute blast. Here are some pics from the weekend:

Here is a great one from the start line – I was lucky enough to snag a spot in Corral A which is a very cool place to be in a race where Corrals A and B are ALL women! I was a long way into the race before any men passed me!

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Pre Race excitement!

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I got to meet up with Jeff Galloway the day before the race – how cool is that? We even got to run through the park together.

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Finally, how much better can this medal be – it is so awesome. One of my favs for sure.

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I am still debating signing up for this race. I am running Goofy this year so it may not be in the cards for me. Are you going?

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4 thoughts on “Tinkerbell Half Marathon

  1. This looks like such a fun race! I can’t swing it this time around, but maybe 2014. And good luck with your Goofy challenge! Don’t you get three medals for completing it? (not that racing is all about bling…;)

  2. This was such a fun race!! I agree – I think the medal is one of my faves! I wish I could do it again, but it doesn’t look like it will work out timing-wise.

  3. I don’t think I’m going to be running it. I’m doing the DL Half and Dopey Challenge this year, which is adding up pretty quick (and my mom said running’s a cheap hobby..I wish!). If only Tinkerbell were closer to Minnesota…

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