Race Recap: Inaugural Tinkerbell 1/2 Marathon

by This is Carrie on February 10, 2012

Not sure if I’ve made this clear before, but the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon is one of my favorite races of the year.  RunDisney has proven time and time again that they know how to run a fun and organized race. That’s why when they announced the new Tinkerbell 1/2 Marathon at Disneyland, I couldn’t wait to sign up.

Even more important than training for a runDisney race is planning the costume for the race.  In fact, for the Tinkerbell race, if you weren’t dressed up in some way, you were definitely the odd (wo)man out.  Kelly and I figured there would be a million and one fairies out on the course so we went a different direction: Captain Hook and Peter Pan.  After taking scissors to a green running shirt and a glue gun to an old running visor, I had the perfect “Peter Pan” details to add to my green sparkle running skirt and Sparkle Sleeves.

I spent the race chasing Captain Hook (she’s pretty darn fast) through the streets of Disneyland, downtown Anaheim and finally through California Adventure, hi five-ing fans, bands and cheerleaders along the way (because that’s what you do in a Tinkerbell race when you’re dressed up like Peter Pan).

Along the way, I think I perfected my “Peter Pan pose”

I crossed the finish line at 1:51:58 which didn’t make the Tinkerbell Half Marathon my fastest race, but it was definitely one of the “funnest”.

I even met a few “Peters” by the end of the race.

Eventually, I caught up with Captain Hook and got to use the Nerf dagger I had been carrying with me for the last 13.1 miles in a finish line sword fight.

the stats:

Time: 1:51:58

197th out of 9286 women runners

47th in my division of 1,717


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February 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I love that the Tink race recaps keep on coming! You were so cute in your Peter Pan costume and I love the sword fight picture!

Susan C February 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Congratulations on a “fun” finish.

Rachel February 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Love the costume! Looks like a super fun race to be a part of. Of course no run is complete without your garmin…I have the same one!

Danielle February 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm

What a fun 1/2 marathon! I’ve only done one before (the Helvetia Half in Oregon, which has some major hills) but loved it! Do you run through your pregnancies? I slacked off this time and am missing the running big time! I need to just get out there and hold my belly while running or something! Even if it’s just for a couple of miles. :)

liZ evans February 11, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Oh my goodness!!! I can’t even tell you how jealous I am???? I just ran a half in Utah and have another in a few weeks but oh how I wish I ran this race. I”ve never done a Disney race and am dying to… It looks so fun! And you did very well!!!

Rebekah February 13, 2012 at 11:38 am

Love it! Tinker Bell was my first Disney race, and it was just so much fun. I can’t wait to do another! Love your Hook and Peter Pan costumes–my favorite of the day was a girl who passed me dressed as Rufio from Hook.

Briana August 23, 2012 at 2:14 am

I think came in right behind you! My boyfriend and I ran as Peter and Wendy. He finished at like 1:36:00 or something crazy. Anyway, here’s our pic: http://t.co/x67gJFIq congrats on your awesome finish! We’re currently preparing for the Disneyland half! Are you running it again?

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