Further underscoring the massive popularity of runDisney events, especially on the West Coast, the Tinker Bell Half Marathon sold out less than two days after it opened for general registration.
The third edition Tinker Bell Half Marathon, to be held Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at the city of Anaheim and Disneyland Resort, will involve more than 15,000 runners racing through a character-filled 13.1-mile course through Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks, as well as by several Anaheim landmarks. Finishers will receive a commemorative Tinker Bell “wings” medal.
A very limited number of registrations are still available for the half marathon through charity and travel groups. Runners can get more information on these opportunities by visiting www.rundisney.com. Also, runners can still register for other Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend events, including the new Tinker Bell 10K, Never Land Family Fun Run 5K and Kids Races.
The Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend is scheduled for Jan. 16-19. The new Disney Fairies-themed 10K is Saturday, January 18, giving runners another option to experience the popularity of a runDisney event. Tinker Bell 10K finishers will receive a new, specially-designed, fairy-themed medal.
Along with the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort, the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend is one of two women-focused runDisney events. Both races are among the largest women-specific running events in the country and focus on healthy, active lifestyles for women and girls.
About runDisney: runDisney is a series of seven event weekends providing runners unique opportunities to run various distances through Disney theme parks. Race participants earn Disney-themed medals, experience legendary Disney entertainment and guest service and ultimately celebrate their accomplishments with a Disney vacation. The original event in the series, the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna, takes place in January followed by the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend in February, Expedition Everest Challenge in May, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler in October and the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend in November. Disneyland hosts the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend in January and the Disneyland Half Marathon in September during Labor Day Weekend. More than 125,000 running enthusiasts participate in runDisney events each year. For more information, visit www.runDisney.com and follow on Facebook (runDisney) and Twitter @runDisney.