Tinker Bell Half Marathon Preparations!

May is an exciting month for the Runs in Tutus team because we’re all in Disneyland for the RunDisney Tinker Bell half marathon.  We ran the Princess Half in February, so we’re eligible for the pink coast to coast medal!

In some not so magical news, I got a horrible case of pneumonia and I am on running restrictions until end of June. This means no coast to coast medal for me. #unmagical.

One benefit of being sick for over a month was that I had plenty of time to prepare some magical accessories for our team.  Here are a few of the magical extras we put together for this trip.

1. Luggage tags: I used these adorable chipboard tags from Joann’s to make luggage tags. Love my wing girls!

IMG_3386.2015-05-10_0057272. Body jewelry, bracelets and tattoos: No Runs in Tutus race trip is complete without a million body jewels, plastic bracelets, and temporary tattoos. Party City has a great selection of magical accessories.

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3.  Pixieworthy Fashion: I Found this gem at that store for 15 year-olds called Wet Seal. Picked it up for 10 bucks and wore it to the expo.


4. Room Decorations: To add a little extra magic to our hotel experience, we brought our own fairy decorations from Party City!


5. Totebags: Last but not least our signature handmade tote bags for park time. We found the sparkly green bags for $1.00 at Joann’s. The straps were too short, so we bought extra bags and sew master Melanie used the extra bags to make longer straps. The bow on the front is from hot topic, and the rest of the details are simply hot glued ribbon. Shout out to Melanie for handling all that hot glue by herself. We usually make the bags as a team, but pneumonia kept me out of the game for this round of bags.


We’ve had a blast so far at the Tinker Bell Health and Fitness Expo and a visit to the park! Look out for our recap posts coming soon. Here’s a little sneak peek of some of our experiences so far, including Expo photo booths and the epic adventure that is the virtual New Balance queue. Tinker Bell RunDisney shoes were acquired and WORTH IT.  You can follow our tinkhalf adventures on Instragram and Twitter for some live updates from the weekend. We’ll be back in touch soon!


May the pixie dust be with you all!


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