Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2015 By The Numbers

Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2015 By The Numbers

Runners at the Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland. (Photo: runDisney)

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The Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2015 Weekend presented by PANDORA Jewelry from May 7-10 at Disneyland in California wraps up on Mother’s Day with the title event, a 13.1-mile tour of the Happiest Place on Earth and the streets of Anaheim.

The women’s focused running festival includes the title half-marathon, Tinker Bell 10K, Never Land 5K, Pixie Dust Challenge, and runDisney Kids Races.

Here’s a look at every fairy’s favorite race by the numbers.

Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2015 By The Numbers

Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2015 By The Numbers

The start of the Tinker Bell 10K. (runDisney)

257,600 combined miles runners will tackle throughout the weekend

32,050 total race registrants for the 2015 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend presented by PANDORA Jewelry

16,000 participants in the Tinker Bell Half Marathon presented by PANDORA Jewelry

13,700 women running the Tinker Bell Half Marathon, nearly 1,000 more than women who started the Boston Marathon this year

12,800 runners participating in their first runDisney race during the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend

10,000 participants in the Tinker Bell 10K presented by PANDORA Jewelry

5,000 participants in the inaugural Pixie Dust Challenge

4,550 participants in the Never Land 5K presented by PANDORA Jewelry

TInker Bell Half Marathon 2015 By The Numbers

Tinker Bell (runDisney)

3,860 participants who are registered to complete the Coast to Coast Challenge this year, running the Tinker Bell Half Marathon and a marathon or half-marathon at Walt Disney World in Florida in the same year

3,360 runners completing their first half marathon at Tinker Bell

1,500 participants in the runDisney Kids Races

360 participants competing in the Military Division: 105 from the Air Force; 105 from the Army; 105 from the Navy; 30 from the Marine Corps; 20 from the Coast Guard

87 percentage of female participants

84 age of the oldest female participant running the half marathon (from Seguin, Texas)

50 states represented, plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands

13 percentage of male participants

rank of the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend among the largest women’s races, behind only the Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco and Disney Princess Half Marathon

number of times I’ve run the Tinker Bell Half Marathon; read about it here: Race Report: Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland and Tinker Bell Half Marathon Slideshow

As a member of the running media, Disney sometimes provides me with complimentary attendance at runDisney events. But as always, all opinions are purely my own. For more information read my Disclosure Policy.

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Karla Bruning


Karla Bruning is a race announcer at the TCS New York City Marathon + other major events, TV host for the New York City Triathlon + contributor to Shape, Redbook, Runner's World + other publications. She used to report for Newsweek but spent her free time squeezing in workouts. Now it's her job. She's run 8 marathons, 30 halves, 10 triathlons + open water swims. When she's not running, talking about running or writing about running, she's snuggling her baby, spoiling her dog + compulsively traveling.


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