After a wild weekend of activity at Walt Disney World that culminated with the full marathon on Jan. 12, the festivities have moved to the West Coast and Disneyland for the 2014 Tinkerbell Half Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 19.
This 13.1-mile race features an eclectic mix of hardcore runners trying to condition their bodies for much longer races and casual athletes just there to work out and enjoy the scenery.
No matter which category these marathoners fall into, the joy and happiness associated with Disneyland and the characters that will adorn the route will have every athlete and spectator grinning ear to ear.
Here is all the vital information for Sunday’s main event, a map to track where runners will be competing and full results.
*All stats and information via RunDisney.com.
Where: Disneyland Resort and the City of Anaheim
When: Sunday, Jan. 19 at 5 a.m. ET
Watch: Not nationally televised
Breaking Down the Route and Course (via HalfMarathons.net)
Running 13.1 miles is not what most consider an ideal way to spend a Sunday morning, but even casual fans can get behind the idea of competing for a career-best time in the middle of a place as magical as Disneyland.
Starting in the Disney California Adventure Park, runners will be joined by spectators and volunteers showing support, but it could be the characters that adorn the course during these annual races that make it so unique.
Who doesn’t want to grab a much-needed cup of water from Donald Duck?
After making their way through the heart of the park, the athletes will move on to Paradise Bay before making their way past Tinkerbell’s house in the Pixie Hollow portion of the grounds. Once past that point, runners will make their way through the historical streets of Anaheim.
Competitors will return to Disneyland through the GardenWalk and the race will culminate as the runners make their way to Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.
Not only is this event a great warm-up for those athletes trying to build a tolerance for long-distance running, but it’s also a great way to keep in shape and a great excuse to spend time in one of the most magical places on earth.
Let’s take a look at the results:
|2014 Tinkerbell Half Marathon - Men's Results|
|1||Andrew O'Bannon||Lake Forest, CA||30||1:16:34.48||+0:00|
|2||Mike Rusiewski||La Habra Heights, CA||50||1:21:20.08||+4:45.60|
|3||Matthew Toth||Chicago, IL||31||1:23:00.70||+6:26.22|
|4||Jesse Aston||Pleasant Hill, CA||21||1:23:09.27||+6:34.79|
|5||Spencer Kelley||Moonpark, CA||25||1:25:01.54||+8:27.06|
|6||Kris Prezor||Chandler, AZ||35||1:25:20.19||+8:45.71|
|7||Josh Leskar||San Francisco, CA||25||1:25:46.51||+9:12.03|
|8||Michael Basurto||Los Angeles, CA||18||1:27:37.39||+11:02.91|
|9||F. Thomas Fisher||San Diego, CA||33||1:27:53.61||+11:19.13|
|10||Wesley Smith||Reseda, CA||42||1:29:00.81||+12:26.33|
|2014 Tinkerbell Half Marathon - Women's Results|
|1||Melissa Hernandez||Oxnard, CA||29||1:25:39.81||+0:00|
|2||Alyssa Mathe||Durham, NC||30||1:27:26.73||+1:46.92|
|3||Kellie Nickerson||Albuquerque, NM||27||1:28:57.05||+3:17.24|
|4||Kimberley Smith||Victorville, CA||41||1:29:30.02||+3:50.21|
|5||Lauren Reasoner||Sahuarita, AZ||29||1:29:58.94||+4:19.13|
|6||Beth Woodward||Orrville, OH||38||1:30:22.81||+4:43|
|7||Emily Joller||Folsom, CA||31||1:30:44.73||+5:04.92|
|8||Edith Martinez||Brea, CA||46||1:31:21.54||+5:41.73|
|9||Alison White||Venice, CA||33||1:33:08.68||+7:28.87|
|10||Diane Randazzo||Vancouver, Canada||24||1:33:47.81||+8:08|
*All results via RunDisney.com.