runDisney’s 6th Annual Tinker Bell Half Marathon Winner Flies to Victory

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New Hampshire Native Kate Farrell Flies to Victory at the 6th Annual Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend presented by PANDORA Jewelry

2017 runDisney Tink Half winnerKate Farrell of Windham, New Hampshire won the 6th annual Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend presented by PANDORA Jewelry. A long-time runner and cross country veteran, Farrell channeled her inner pixie power to fly past the competition with a winning time of 1:23:27. Audrey Urlacher of Boise, Idaho took second place with a time of 1:25:38 and Kellie Nickerson of Albuquerque, New Mexico finished in third, clocking in at 1:26:39.

“A runDisney race has been on my bucket list since I was little. I started running with my mom when I was nine and I ran high school and college cross country,” stated Farrell. “…One of the reasons I really love runDisney is the community of people that run road races. Everyone is so supportive…I’m just really grateful for running and the people around me, like my mom and dad.”

The 6th annual Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend is one of four races held at Disneyland Resort and features the only half marathon in the runDisney series without a repeat winner. Approximately 690 runners participating in this year’s race have run all six years.

Over the race weekend, moms and fellow runners celebrated Mother’s Day by earning their wings in the Tinker Bell-inspired half marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids Races. Runners also enjoyed experiencing the latest in fitness apparel, high-tech gadgets and nutritional products at runDisney Health & Fitness Expo.

The Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend is the fifth race in runDisney’s nine-race series that encompasses Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris.

In August, runners can go to “infinity and beyond” in the Pixar-inspired Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna, August 31-September 3.

Starting in June, runners can train for upcoming races through the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series. The virtual race series invites runners to join one of three 5Ks available throughout the summer by running through their neighborhood, on a treadmill or at a local park. Runners must complete the 3.1 miles within the specific month to receive a uniquely designed medal inspired by the series’ honorary host, Pluto.