Registration Opens for Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland Resort

Registration is now open for runDisney’s second annual Tinker Bell Half Marathon held January 18-20, 2013 at Disneyland Resort; nearly 20,000 runners are expected to sign up for the women-focused weekend of events centered on health, fitness and active lifestyles.  Continue reading for more details from runDisney’s press release.

From runDisney’s Press Release

Anaheim, CA — 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 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.

In addition, runners completing the Tinker Bell Half Marathon are eligible for the special Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal.  Participants who complete a runDisney half marathon or marathon at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort in the same calendar year receive an additional medal commemorating the achievement.

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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.