California > Disney Tinker Bell Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Anaheim, CA • Sunday, January 19, 2014 • Course Map
Designed especially for women runners of all ages -- moms, daughters, aunts, wives, sisters, nieces, grandmothers and granddaughters -- Disney's Tinker Bell Half Marathon & Never Land Family Fun Run 5K makes its 3rd annual running on in 2014, along a course that takes runners through the heart of Anaheim's Disneyland Park and where every runner who crosses the Fairy Finish line will earn their "wings" with a Tinker Bell-themed race finisher medal.
The race organizers at Disney add that it's a race especially for "fairies and princesses," so expect plenty of runners to come out for the race dressed out as their favorite Disney princess character. If fields at the growing list of other runDisney races -- which now include six events ranging from January's Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend to the Disneyland Half Marathon in September and the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon in November -- are any indication, this will no doubt be a well-attended big race with thousands of runners, spectators and volunteers.
Runners start the race off with a really early starting time -- 5:00 AM -- on Disneyland Drive along the western edge of the park, near the Paradise Pier Hotel and the section of the park known as "Downtown Disney." From there, the course heads first on a loop around the roads that wind around the edges of the park, along Disneyland Drive north to Ball Road, where runners head east and then turn right again onto Harbor Boulevard. They follow Harbor Boulevard south all the way down to the entrance to the park just south of Manchester Avenue, and then turn right into the park.
Here's where the race really gets going, of course, as runners turn off the main road and head into the Disneyland park itself. The route takes runners past a string of the park's most well-known and beloved attractions, from Toon Town, Fantasyland and the Matterhorn to Space Mountain, Sleeping Beauty's Castle and a run down Main Street U.S.A. The race will also take runners right past Tinker Bell's own Pixie Hollow, past Tom Sawyer's Island and Frontierland, and then run west through the shops and restaurants of Downtown Disney on the way back out of the park and onto Magic Way and Walnut Street.
The next stretch of the race -- which lasts for about the next seven miles -- takes runners out of the Disneyland resort and onto the streets of Anaheim. Runners will follow Walnut Street north to Ball Road, where they'll turn right and head east to Disneyland Drive once again and turn left.
That will take runners north all the way to West Broadway, where they'll turn right and head east toward Anaheim's City Hall. Next, they'll make their way back down Harbor Boulevard toward Disneyland, making a loop around Anaheim Boulevard, Lewis Way and Disney Drive before heading back into the park a second time.
The last couple of miles of the race take runners through the southern end of the park, where they'll run through the Disney California Adventure Park, the Grizzly River Run ride and Paradise Bay. The last mile takes them along Disney Way back to Disneyland Drive and Katella Avenue, and in to the Fairy Finish line in the Simba Parking Lot.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in Southern California, just over 25 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, Anaheim typically sees its coldest and wettest weather of the year in January, a month when temperatures here have been recorded as low as 42 degrees (in 2004) and as high as 79 degrees (in 2001).
||Day of Race
||Rain: 2.47 in.
||Snow: 0 in.
See the race route map for the Disney Tinker Bell Half Marathon
$175 for the half marathon, if registered by August 13, 2013
$190 between Aug. 14 - October 15
$205 on Oct. 16 and after
To reserve your spot in the winter 2014 running of Anaheim's Disney Tinker Bell Half Marathon, visit the event website.
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