Only 8 more races and 104.8 more miles to go, plus all the training miles in between! I can now officially cross race number 5 off of my list. My favorite booth at the Tinkerbell expo was the ABC booth. I was able to spin a wheel to win a prize and I won a super cute Pan Am bag! I am now the proud owner of a new race gear bag!!
On Sunday, I woke up at 5:00 a.m. for the race; yes I know that the race started 5:45 a.m.! Thankfully the start and finish line was right outside my hotel! Which was great except for the fact that they decided to test the loud speakers at 1:00 a.m., not great planning on Disney’s end, why couldn’t they test it the night before? It was surprisingly really dark the first 2 miles and the sunrise coming up on Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty’s castle was gorgeous. Having the opportunity to run right down the middle of Main Street made all the miles and sweat in between well worth it. I love this course and it was a refreshing change from the Disneyland Half Marathon course. The course ran through Disneyland, the city of Anaheim and California Adventure. Once inside Disneyland, there were a ton of photo opportunities. I typically do not stop, but this time around I had to stop for all of them! I even stopped to pet a Dalmatian during the race. I have a weakness for Dalmatians and not even a time clock stop me from visiting with this dog. While running I spent some time with The Marathon Show and discussed 13 Going on Crazy! Being a participant in The Inaugural Tinkerbell Half Marathon was an amazing experience. As soon as the race opens for 2013 I am signing up! As always the Disney magic was present from the expo to the race. Disney, truly has the best races under the sun.
Did you run the Tinkerbell Half Marathon this past weekend? If so, please comment below and tell me your opinion on the expo/race especially if you have run in other RunDisney events!