Disneyland’s TinkerBell Half Marathon Weekend

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NeverLand 5K. Let's do this thing!

NeverLand 5K. Let’s do this thing!

During the TinkerBell Half Marathon Weekend, there are two races, the TinkerBell Half and the NeverLand 5k. I did the NeverLand 5k.

AM. Not PM.

AM. Not PM.

At 5am.

So basically, I did something I said I would never do unless someone was chasing me with a knife, at an hour I’m really not acquainted with. Especially from the front end.

Rum would have been nice...

Rum would have been nice…

And it was super duper fun!

Waiting to start!

Waiting to start!

While we were waiting, there were Pirates to taunt us. And to start the race! Fireworks! (Bet the people who live in the area LOVE the 5am fireworks!)

The NeverLand 5k is a fun run. It’s just over three miles, much of it behind the scenes of Disneyland. Most people were in costume and many walked. There were lots of characters to have your picture taken with, although the lines were too long for me to want to stand, freezing, to wait my turn.

Because people, 5am in Los Angeles in January is freaking cold!

RUM!

RUM!

We did stop and get our pictures taken with several of the parade floats that were out though! It was amazing to being able to stand and take in their splendor for a minute. They are beautiful and highly detailed. When you see them in the parade, there is so much going on that you don’t really get to appreciate them.

Pixar Play Parade Float

Pixar Play Parade Float

Christmas Parade Float

Christmas Parade Float


SECRET TUNNEL!!

SECRET TUNNEL!!

But most amazing was being able to see, at long last the fabled “back stage” of Disneyland. We ran through tunnels and down roads I had only heard rumors of. We got to smell the stables. We ran passed offices and buildings that are the unseen heart of the Magic Kingdom and instead of exposing the wizard as as a fraud, it only made it more special.

Sun coming up over California Adventures

Sun coming up over California Adventures

Next year, for my 45th birthday, I will be doing the NeverLand 5k and the TinkerBell half marathon. Who wants to join me?

5K Medallion!

5K Medallion!

And lastly, I had to take a picture of this tshirt. These girls were running for their sister who had chemo the day before and wasn’t up for it.

Cancer Free Land Please!

Cancer Free Land Please!

Author: Mona Darling
Mona Darling spent close to twenty years as an A-list professional dominatrix before becoming a D-list mommy blogger. After spending many years traveling the world being told that she is fabulous, she now spends her days being told she doesn’t drive fast enough by her five-year-old son. She is also a sex positive life coach and enjoys helping people live a full and happy life embracing all their quirks and fetishes. She also helps couples strengthen their relationships by learning about and understand each others quirks and fetishes.

2 Comments

  1. JustHeather
    January 24, 2013 at 4:01 am

    That run sounds like fun, even at 5am! If I were closer, I’d join in!!!

  2. QueerieBradshaw
    QueerieBradshawReply
    January 27, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Cancer Free Land please!

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