2017 Training Stats

Miles Completed = 29.01
(Run/Walked = 29.01, Biked = 0.0, Elliptical = 0.0)


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

2013 Tinker Bell Half Marathon

As I mentioned in my 2013 Never Land 5K report I got all my packets and goody bags on Friday and there were no issues and it was quick and easy.

I will say that the Expo was disappointing for me this year.  Last year there was a good selection of sizes and shapes for official shirts and merchandise and this year it seemed much smaller and less original which I wasn't expecting.  I still wish they'd realize that not all participants are 5'2" and 105 pounds, but I say this almost every time.
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Tinker Bell Half Bib (after the race)
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Tinker Bell Tech Shirt (men's cut long sleeve)
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Tinker Bell Drawstring Bag (fun bag)
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Tinker Bell Commemorative Pin 
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Tinker Bell Vinyl Medal
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Tinker Bell Half Commemorative Necklace
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Tinker Bell Half Car Magnet

This race started very, very early in the morning.  I got in my corral and had a good time chatting with a Cast Member from Disneyland.  Of course I had to defend Walt Disney World as I was told our Cast Members weren't as friendly or personable as the Disneyland Cast Members.

As we were getting ready to go I was right next to the stage.  Figured I'd need as much extra time as I could get.
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Announcers and Daisy Duck Before the Race Starts

And we were off.  One thing I absolutely love about this race is that I got to go down Main Street in the dark.  I'm not fast enough to ever get to do that in Walt Disney World so for me it was a great treat.
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The Castle
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On the Road with California Adventure in the Background
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Nearing the End

This is a fun race.  The participants are very friendly, there are lots of wings and costumes to see and I just really enjoyed myself even though I still wasn't at 100% health-wise.
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Finisher Photo 1

Since I had completed the Walt Disney World Half Marathon the week before this completed my Coast to Coast for 2013 and I received that medal at this race!
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Finisher Photo 2 (what is it with me and closed eyes in finisher photos?)
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Tinker Bell Half Medal (Tinker Bells Spins)
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Tinker Bell Half Lanyard 
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Coast to Coast Medal 
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Coast to Coast Lanyard

After the race I was in World of Disney and they had the I Did It shirts on sale so I figured I'd pick one up since I hardly bought anything at the Expo.
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I Did It Shirt - Front
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I Did It Shirt - Back

This is a great race and I highly recommend it.  The course is not the same as the Disneyland Half so you do get a different experience.  It's also a good time to visit in terms of weather as it typically isn't as hot as Labor Day Weekend.


Sarah said...

I ran the Tinkerbell Half Marathon as the first half to my Coast to Coast Medal. I will earn my second half of my Coast to Coast medal and ultimately my Coast to Coast Medal Saturday night as I run the Wine and Dine Half Marathon! I am RIDICULOUSLY excited!


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