Jimmy Grabow Wins Disneyland Half Marathon and Motors to New Record

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Jimmy Grabow Wins Disneyland Half Marathon

It’s fitting that Disneyland Half Marathon winner Jimmy Grabow is from a town named Running Springs, Calif., because today he ran through Radiator Springs on his way to setting a new record in the race, finishing in 1:05:29. That’s nearly two minutes faster than the previous mark, set by Paul Ngeny (1:07:24) in 2011! Cindy Lynch, of Cardif, Calif., took home the women’s title, speeding through the finish with a time of 1:24:45. Close behind, Kellie Nickerson (who won the inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon in January) finished in 1:26:29.

Cindy Lynch Takes the Women’s Title at the Disneyland Half Marathon

Grabow and Lynch joined actor Sean Astin and more than 17,000 registered runners sold-out half marathon field included runners ages 14 – 78 from all 50 states and 19 countries. Racers traveled down Route 66 through Cars Land for the first time, also passing through Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks, Angel Stadium and the streets of Anaheim.


  • Congratulations to Cindy Lynch!

  • Congrats to both of you!!
    I was there rooting everyone on with a cowbell just at mile 4 marker!!

  • this was my first half marathon! what a great experience! i just wish i was there to watch him run, approx 5 minutes per mile, WOWza!

  • Way to run it Cindy! You look fabulously happy! Love the gear of course! A natural Minnie if I ever saw one!

  • OMG Jimmy was my old teammate at Long Beach State. How awesome is this! He was one of the top marathoners this year and almost made the Olympics. Glad he presented LB State and Disney.

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