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Kellie Nickerson Wins Inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon at the Disneyland Resort

posted on January 29th, 2012 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World Resort

Kellie Nickerson (1:27:52), from Albuquerque, N.M., crosses the finish line to win the 2012 Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., on Jan. 29, 2012.

Kellie Nickerson – complete with fairy wings and a green tutu – flew away from the field to win the inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon at the Disneyland Resort today. Nickerson traveled from Albuquerque, N.M., to capture her first win at a runDisney race with a finish time of 1:27:52, just ahead of Sharon Wilkinson of Winnetka, Calif., (1:28:18) and Stacy Schafer from Carlsbad, Calif. (1:28:54).

The Tinker Bell Half Marathon, hosted by the city of Anaheim and the Disneyland Resort, led participants on a 13.1-mile trek through Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks, as well as by several Anaheim landmarks. The first-year event featured music, entertainment, Disney characters and costumed runners donning fairy wings and plenty of pixie dust. Finishers received a commemorative Tinker Bell “wings’’ medal.

TV sitcom star Megyn Price (“Rules of Engagement”) and “Goonies,” “Lord of the Rings” and “Rudy” star Sean Astin were among the 12,000-plus registered runners to take part in this morning’s race.

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Erin from RI on January 29th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Way to go Kellie! I love that you did it in full costume and everything! You make a girl proud!


Deanna on January 31st, 2012 at 1:00 am

Congrats to you Kellie!! I am not much of a runner. I never have been, so I really admire those who can run marathon’s, half marathon’s, tri’s, 5ks, you name it. Congrats again and I love your costume 😀