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”.
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.
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!
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?