And you wonder why I’m jumping for joy?
The 2014 runDisney Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend is scheduled at the Disneyland Resort January 16-19, 2014. And amazing news y’all…not only is there a Never Land Family Fun Run 5K, Kid’s Races and Tinker Bell Half Marathon but now there is a Tinker Bell 10K Race on Half Marathon Weekend!
2014 will be the third year that Disneyland Resort will be hosting Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend. I actually ran the Tinker Bell Half Marathon this past January. Well, I can’t actually say I ran the whole race because I had knee issues, but I did complete the 13.1 miles! I dressed up as Peter Pan for the race, which made the experience even more magical! It was so much fun!
I may be a little biased because Disneyland is literally fifteen minutes from my house, and I love that a huge event like this is super close! Plus, I get to see all of my runDisney race friends!
But anyway, enough about me….
A 10K race is a great distance (6.2 miles) which is between the 5K (3.1 miles) and the Half Marathon (13.1 miles). So if you are ready to run more than a 5K but you aren’t quite sure you want to do a half marathon, the 10K is the perfect distance for the new and/or beginning runner! Or if you just don’t want to run a Half Marathon and want the full runDisney experience!
“We’re excited to add the popular 10K distance to Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend,” said Faron Kelley, director of marketing, Disney Sports. “Tinker Bell 10K expands an already exciting series of events, and adds more opportunities for our passionate runners on the west coast, especially those new runners who are stepping up to the 10K distance.”
Tinker Bell 10K finishers will receive a new, specially-designed, fairy-themed medal. runDisney events always have the coolest and most awesome medals, so I can’t wait to see the medal that they have designed for the Tinker Bell 10K.
The Important Details about Registering for the runDisney 2014 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend Events:
*Registration for 2014 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend opens July 9, 2013 at 12 pm EST/9 am PST at runDisney.com. All of these races will SELL OUT FAST! So make your decision now whether or not you are going to do the race, and be ready to register when registration opens!
*EARLY Registration for Disney Vacation Club (DVC) and Annual Passholders will begin this Friday, July 5, 2013.
Tinker Bell Half Marathon (5:00am, Sunday, January 19, 2014)
- $175 by August 13, 2013
- $190 between August 14 and October 15, 2013
- $205 on or after October 16, 2013
Tinker Bell 10K (6:00am, Saturday, January 18, 2014)
- $95 by August 13, 2013
- $110 between August 14 and October 15, 2013
- $125 on or after October 16, 2013
Never Land Family Fun Run 5K (5:45am, Friday, January 19, 2014)
- $70 per participant
runDisney Kids Races (9:00am, Saturday, January 18, 2014)
- Dashes : $20 per child
Special in 2014, a pink edition of the Coast to Coast Race Challenge medal can be earned by running the 2014 Tinker Bell Half Marathon in January and the 2014 Disney Princess Half Marathon in February, FIVE (5) weeks later. Those who complete this combo of races will receive this newly created medal only at the 2014 Disney Princess Half Marathon.
But really, it’s about the awesome photos at runDisney Races, right?
You run through both of the parks and there are amazing photo opportunities!
And The bling!
But now the question really isn’t about whether or not you are going to register for the runDisney Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend races?
But what are you going to wear? Are you going to dress up and wear a Disney-themed costume?