New Tinker Bell Half Marathon Slated for Disneyland (CA)

2012 race weekend at Disneyland Resort is fifth runDisney event ‰ÛÒ and
second showcasing women‰Ûªs health, fitness and active lifestyles

Tinker Bell Half Marathon, hosted by the City of Anaheim and Disneyland
Resort, will take runners on a 13.1-mile trek through the Disneyland
and Disney California Adventure theme parks and pass by several City of
Anaheim landmarks. The course will be filled with music, entertainment,
Disney characters, runners in colorful Tinker Bell costumes and, of
course, pixie dust, and will finish at Disneyland. Runners will receive a new Tinker Bell ‰ÛÏwings‰Ûª‰Ûª medal.

‰ÛÏWe‰Ûªre proud to be the home of
the inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend,‰Ûª‰Ûª said Anaheim Mayor
Tom Tait. ‰ÛÏIt is events like this that give a city heart and character.
I‰Ûªm happy to welcome the thousands of runners and their friends and
families to Anaheim.‰Ûª‰Ûª

As with the four current runDisney
signature events, the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend, Jan. 27-29,
2012, will feature a variety of activities, including the Neverland
Family Fun Run 5K. There will also be a health and fitness expo
featuring the latest running merchandise, products, apparel and guest
speakers ‰ÛÒ all tailored for women ‰ÛÒ creating
a weekend of camaraderie and wellness, plus a pinch of Tinker Bell‰Ûªs
trademark sassiness and sense of adventure.

‰ÛÏ ‰Û÷Women runners‰Ûª and ‰Û÷half marathons‰Ûª
are part of a growing and popular trend within the running world ‰ÛÒ and
that‰Ûªs evident by the rapid success of our Princess Half Marathon at
Walt Disney World,‰Ûª‰Ûª said Kathleen Duran, Disney Sports Endurance
Manager. ‰ÛÏThis new Tinker Bell event at Disneyland embraces that trend
and provides thousands of women another unique opportunity to spread
their fairy wings and showcase women‰Ûªs fitness, health and an active
lifestyle in a relaxed, fun and family vacation environment.‰Ûª‰Ûª

Megyn Price, star of the hit CBS sitcom
Rules of Engagement, attended the announcement along with Disney
California Adventure and Guest Services Vice President Mary Niven and
Mayor Tom Tait. Price was the first person to sign up to run the
inaugural race.

‰ÛÏThe idea of bringing my family to
Disney and running a half marathon with thousands of other women was
really appealing for me,‰Û said Price. ‰ÛÏBeing active and healthy is
important for women, so I think the whole weekend is going to be a fun
and unique experience for me and my family.‰Û

With the inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend, Disneyland Resort will be hosting two of runDisney‰Ûªs
five signature events. Disneyland currently hosts the Disneyland Half
Marathon during Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 2-4 in 2011). In all, more than 10,000
runners are expected to participate in the inaugural Tinker Bell event,
making it one of the nation‰Ûªs largest endurance races geared toward

Registration for the first-ever Tinker
Bell Half Marathon Weekend is open. Registration is currently $120 for
the half marathon ($130 after June 12, 2011, and $140 after Sept. 11,
2011)and $50 for the 5K event. A portion of the registration fees will
be donated to the Anaheim Community Foundation. Runners can register for
the Tinker Bell event and any other runDisney race online at

About runDisney
is a series of half marathon and marathon events that provide runners
unique opportunities to run through Disney theme parks. Race
participants earn Disney-themed medals, experience legendary Disney
entertainment and guest service and ultimately celebrate their
accomplishments with a Disney vacation. The original event in the
series, the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by CIGNA, takes
place in January ‰ÛÒ followed at Walt Disney World Resort by the Disney
Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Lady Foot Locker in February
and the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon in September. Disneyland
hosts the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend in January and the
Disneyland Half Marathon in September during Labor Day Weekend. More
than 100,000 running enthusiasts participate in runDisney events each year. For more information, visit

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