Runners Can Fly Through a New Challenge at the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend

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The world’s most beloved fairy is offering runners a new adventure during the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland Resort in 2015.

The inaugural Pixie Dust Challenge, designed for runners with a pinch of Tinker Bell’s own sense of adventure, gives runners the thrill of running the Tinker Bell 10K and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon. Runners who complete the challenge will receive a specially-designed, fairy-themed medal.

Registration for the Pixie Dust Challenge and all other events for the May 7-10 race weekend begins Tuesday, August 12 at 12 pm EST/9 am PST at www.rundisney.com. The event is expected to sell out quickly. Earlier this year, the Tinker Bell Half Marathon sold out in less than two days after it opened for general registration. More than 30,000 runners took part in the women-focused weekend of events centered on health, fitness and active lifestyles.

In 2015, the race weekend will again be anchored by the 13.1-mile half marathon through Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park 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 costumes.

The race weekend also features fun for the whole family, including the Never Land 5K on Friday, May 8, and the runDisney Kids Races on Saturday, May 9. Additional elements include:

  • There will be a runDisney Health and Fitness Expo Thursday through Saturday (May 7-9) showcasing the latest running merchandise, as well as guest speakers – all geared toward women. The expo is free and open to the public.
  • Runners and their families can also attend the Pasta in the Park Party inside Disney California Adventure Park to “carb up” for the next morning’s races.  Families and friends can enjoy ChEAR Squad amenities to help them cheer on the runners.
  • Any participant who completes both the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon in May will earn a special pink version of the runDisney Coast to Coast Race Challenge Medal. The coveted medal features the likeness of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse with a pink overlay and lanyard.

The Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend is one of four runDisney race weekends scheduled for 2015 at the Disneyland Resort, doubling the number of races held in 2013.

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