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 Team Sparkle 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.
197th out of 9286 women runners
47th in my division of 1,717