I ran my 3rd Tinker Bell Half Marathon and I fall more in love with this race every year. I dressed up as the INKnBURN version of Tinker Bell with lightup wings. If any of you have seen the Tinker Bell movie and remember her making her clothes out of some leafs than you will understand why I thought the INKnBURN leaf shirt was perfect for this costume.
The race started at 5:00am which was quite early. There were fireworks during the Star Spangled Banner in grand runDisney fashion. There wasn’t any during the race start though. We set out making a loop around some of the outside streets around Disneyland before entering the parks.
First up was California Adventure and I found the Incredibles.
Next we ran through Hollywood. Here is a selfie while running 🙂
We made our way over to Cars Land and I snapped a quick pic with Radiator Springs Racers in the background.
The World of Color fountains were lit up over in the Paradise Pier area and were so pretty in the dark hours of the early morning. I love the Mickey Sun Wheel.
We headed over to Disneyland and right there on Main Street I found Tink! I thought this picture was funny because it looks like Captain Hook and Smee are plotting against me or something.
I found my homeboy Peter Pan and Wendy over in Fantasyland. It was super cute because the Lost Boys were there riding around on the carousel.
Running towards Small World at the back of Fantasyland I found Cinderella.
And right next to Cinderella was Rapunzel and Flynn.
Small World was still all lit up Christmas style and was beautiful.
We made some loops around various parts of the park and through backstage area and worked our way over to Frontierland where I found Big Al. P.S. After all these years I am STILL bummed that Country Bear Jamboree is gone from Disneyland.
Over in New Orleans Square Jack Sparrow was there with a really short line!
I loved the course because most of the first 6ish miles were in the parks. The lines for characters were super short (at least when I passed them they were). I have ran all 3 Tinker Bell Half Marathons and have an even better time every year.
The crowd support at runDisney races can’t be beat. I felt great running during this race even after running the Dopey Challenge the weekend before and I also ran the Tink 10k the day before this race. I had a BLAST!
Here is my 3rd pair of wings 🙂