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Commemorative Merchandise for runDisney Events in Early 2013

Steven Miller

by , Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Walt Disney World Resort


The first part of 2013 is an exciting time for runDisney fans with two months of races at Disney Parks. I recently gave you a look at new Dooney & Bourke and Vinylmation items we created for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna. A few readers asked about additional items for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland Resort in mid-January and Disney’s Princess Half Marathon at Walt Disney World Resort in February. Here is a look at a few popular items that guests will find at the Expos for these events.

The Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend takes place on January 18-20, 2013, in California. We are releasing two pins for this weekend including a limited release logo pin for the half marathon, and a limited edition pin for the Never Land Family Fun Run 5K. Similar to the Walt Disney World Marathon, there will be three Dooney & Bourke handbags featuring a previously introduced Tinker Bell silhouette pattern. New this year, the team has attached a commemorative leather hangtag for this weekend’s event.

Fans attending Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend in Florida on February 22-24, 2013, will find three pins including a limited release logo pin, a limited edition pin that resembles the medal for this race, and a limited edition pin for the Mickey and Minnie Mouse Royal Family 5K. Like the Tinker Bell Half Marathon, three Dooney & Bourke handbags will also be released with a commemorative 2013 leather hangtag.

I was happy to see that several readers enjoyed the Vinylmation mini-medals. The Walt Disney World Marathon was the first time we offered a separate accessory item for a Vinylmation figure (I hope to see a figure decorated with all of the mini-medals one day). Look for the three-inch Mickey Mouse figure in California during the Tinker Bell Half Marathon along with a mini-medal accessory sold separately. In February, there will be a mini-medal for Disney’s Princess Half Marathon.

With all this talk of running, maybe I should start training for a future race.


  • I love the Vinylmation Princess medal but I was REALLY hoping that it was a full sized necklace! Do you know if there will be any Disney-produced jewelry specific to the event?

  • I have the same question as Sarah but about Princess. The pictures on the preorder site are not the same as the ones here, well for the letter carrier/cross body bag. I ordered it based on how I thought it was going to be based on the picture next to where I paid for it. I am concerned I won’t like the new one since it was not what I ordered.

  • similar to Tracey, I’m hoping for all same items to be available for Disneyland’s 10K over Labor Day.

  • I would like to know why the photo of the D&B Tink purses has changed. I pre-ordered expecting a certain style and now I see that I will be be getting something else.

  • I’ve looked through the blogs but couldn’t find the answer to….is the runDisney Expo only open to participants?
    Sorry for the double posts 🙂

    • @Donyale – The Dooney & Bourke bags will be released at the Expo. You don’t have to be a participant to attend or purchase the bags at the Expo. They will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis that weekend. If any bags are remaining after that weekend, they would be sold at select Disneyland Resort locations, yet they won’t have the commemorative leather tag.

      I’m unsure if they will be available starting the Monday after the Expo (more than likely within that week depending on quantities remaining). I would check big locations like World of Disney at Downtown Disney District.

  • Are the D&B bags available to non participants beginning Friday the 18th? Or only after the Marathon Weekend. And do know when and where we may able to find them on Monday if there are any available? Thanks!

  • Do you know if they are going to have a mini coast-to-coast medal? I want my Mickey to have the same medals as me.

    • @Gretchen – I’ve not seen a mini coast-to-coast medal. Sorry. Congrats on that accomplishment as it’s a great medal!

  • Do we know if the Large tote bag from last years Princess Half marathon are somehow available? I am going to the Princess Half this year but like the bag shape of last year better than this year.

    • @Stephanie – That tote is no longer available at Disney Parks. There are no plans at this time to reorder it. Sorry. 🙁

  • Will the Dooney and Bourke bags be available after the marathon at the parks for people who didn’t participate but still want one?

    • @Caleigh – If any quantities are remaining after the Marathon Weekend, the bags would be available but they wouldn’t feature the leather hangtag.

  • Is there a way to find out the measurements of the bags? I’m interested in pre-ordering but I’d like to know the exact sizes first. I’m specifically interested in the Tinkerbell ones. Thank you!

    • @Laura – The development team provided me with these measurements for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon bags:

      15” across
      9 ¾” top to bottom
      6” base

      Letter carrier:
      8 ¼” across
      9” top to bottom
      2” base

      6” across
      4” top to bottom
      1 ½” base

  • I am so excited cant wait to get my rundisney vinalmation and Tinkerbell min-medale for it 🙂

  • Where can we buy the tinkerbell bags? Is it at the Tinkerbell marathon expo?

    • @Riona – The Tinker Bell bags will be released at Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend Expo starting on Friday, January 18 at Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall. The Expo will open at 11:00 a.m. that day.

  • Are the D&B bags available for prepurchase by participants? I heard they were for the marathon and hope it’s the same for the rest of the events. Are the pins and vinylmation available for prepurchase? Thanks.

    • @George – Yes, the Dooney & Bourke bags are available for pre-purchase when particpants register for the marathons (at least, I found links to such a thing on the runDisney site). Additional quanitites of the bags would be released at the marathon Expo for each event. Under each of the registration links, look for “Commemorative Items.”

      Unfortunately the pins and Vinylmation items are not available for pre-order at this time.

  • Hi Steve. Would you know if there will be similar items for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler?

    • @Tracey – I’ll have to do some checking with the development and runDisney teams.

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