runDisney Perfect Pixie

Get ready to discover your inner pixie! The 2014 Tinker Bell 10k and Half Marathon is closer than the second star to the right and straight on till morning! I absolutely love runDisney and simply can’t get enough of runDisney events. There is a secret, okay well maybe not so secret club in the runDisney community called “Legacy Runners”.
Legacy Runner
Each runDisney events honors participants who have participated in every race for that specific event since its inauguration. Due to logistics and when I started participating in runDisney events there are not too many runDisney events where I can be considered a “Legacy Runner” despite running the event for numerous years. Luckily for me I was able to jump on the “Legacy Runner” bandwagon with the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend and the Dumbo Double Dare Weekend, both in Disneyland. If you had not guessed already I live on the West Coast, which makes participating in Disney races the easiest to travel to and more affordable.

 

Tinker Bell and Periwinkle

 

What is in it for a “Legacy Runner” one might wonder. Well in addition to the personal sense of accomplishment, aka Runner’s High!, runners receive special recognition throughout the race weekend. This includes your name in the official race guide for that specific event, your name is announced when you cross the finish line, special race bibs, coral placement, and you receive a special lanyard for your medal. If all of this was not enough some events have even given out sashes with statements that include, “Perfect Princess” or “Perfectly Goofy”! The fifth anniversary of the Princess Half Marathon also gave “Perfect Princesses” tiaras as well! Runners who completed 20 years of running the Walt Disney World Marathon received all of those cool extras, as well as a commemorative ring as well! I don’t know about you, but I am beyond excited to see what runDisney has up their running sleeves of those “Perfect Pixies” in 2016!!

 

Take a look back a my journey to becoming a Perfect Pixie! If this does not get you excited and ready to soar through Disneyland, a fun activity after the race is to visit Tinker Bell and her fairy friends at Pixie Hollow in Disneyland with all of your medals from race weekend!

 

2013 Tinker Bell Race Recap Part One and Part Two
2012 Tinker Bell Race Recap
2012 Tinker Bell Expo Recap
QOTD: Are you a runDisney “Legacy Runner”? If yes, in which event? Are you also a Perfect Pixie?

 

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9 thoughts on “runDisney Perfect Pixie

  1. Oh man! I totally missed the boat on being a perfect pixie for Tink (skipped 2013 due to pregnancy – boo!) and probably can’t do it for Dumbo since I’m moving to the East Coast for the year! Hmm. My only shot is Tink 10K now (if they do it for the 10K, that is!) I will live vicariously through your perfection 🙂

    • I’m sure down the road runDisney will have another race and you will have your chance again! Best of luck on your move back East.

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    • Dumbo Double Dare is a different weekend and I have my fingers crossed that the Dumbo race series will be around for many years to come!

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