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  • On Jun 3, 2012
    Tracy from CA Asked

    Hi there: I participated in and finished the first Disney Half Marathon and walked/ran the race. I notice in all of the event info for the Tinkerbell half, it only specifies running..are walkers discouraged now from participation? Thanks

    Hi Tracy!  Congratulations on finishing your half!  I also use the run/walk method and love it.  I think it has opened the door for many people (like me) who are way too intimidated at the thought of running for 13.1 miles without a break!

    They absolutely encourage walkers in all Disney races.  I ran/walked the Tinkerbell this January and there were many walkers in the race.  Like all runDisney events, the Tinkerbell will require you to maintain a 16 minute/ mile average.  As you know from your other event, a brisk walk is more than enough to be above that average. 

    I think the term "runner" is just used as a generality, but runDisney encourages all runners, walkers, and run/walkers to enter and have a great time at all of their events!  In fact, their official trainer, Jeff Galloway, pioneered the run/walk method that is so successful and widely used with athletes today. 

    I hope this helps.  Please let me know if you have any other questions leading up to the race!
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Meet the Panelist: Lori, Indiana

I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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