Friday, September 16, 2016

Registration Alert: Tinker Bell Half Marathon Opens Tuesday!

If you are a Disney Vacation Club member of Annual Passholder, you've already been given advance access to register for Disney's Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland.  For the rest of us, registration opens next Tuesday at Noon Eastern Time!
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Few things get me more excited when I open my email than a message from runDisney and I really love this race weekend (I've done it four times).  RunDisney will typically refresh designs (including medals) after anniversary years.  To get everyone up to speed, May 2016 marked the 5th anniversary of the Tinker Bell Half Marathon, so next year we can likely expect a refresh.  (Note that the 5th anniversary for the Pixie Dust challenge will not be until 2019.)  Judging by the above announcement, the refresh looks really cute - LOVE the colors and vibe!
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Like any runDisney event, this one isn't cheap.  My trip is about to get even pricier because with the announcement of 5k medals now being made in metal, I'm going to have to add that one to my weekend along with the Pixie Dust Challenge.  This will be my first time running the Neverland 5k, but I've completed the Pixie Dust twice.  The first couple of years of the Tink Half saw super quick fill times, but last year was very reasonable (by runDisney standards).  Like many races lately, expect the 10k to fill first.  Good luck to everyone planning to register and hope to see you next May flying to the finish!

Are you planning to run the Tinker Bell Half Marathon?
What is your favorite race distance?

8 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! I cant wait for Tuesday! Thank you for the post

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    1. Aw you're welcome! I'm excited too and maybe I'll see you flying through Disneyland!

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  2. I ran one Disney race, the WDW half marathon, and I'm glad I did it. But those kind of races aren't for me--I much prefer smaller races with less hoopla. I would love to do the Disneyland half tho, because I'd feel more "balanced"...lol

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    1. Totally agree with you there - I really prefer smaller races and tend to avoid the big ones ... except when it comes to runDisney. Those are just magical experiences for me :) You should definitely put Disneyland on your list one day!

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  3. I also got that email but I will not be doing that again any time soon. It is always a fun wkend though. And that's great that the 5k medals are actual medals now but stinks that the prices will go up.

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    1. It's so hard to take a year off once you get going! I'm excited to see what the 5k medals looks like. Maybe it will convince you to make a triumphant return to Tink :)

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  4. Bibs purchased for all 3 races!! Ready for another great Pixie Dust Challenge!

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    1. Woo hoo! Perfect Pixie status in tact! I can't wait to see what the medal designs look like!

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