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01-07-2012, 11:01 PM
Tinkerbell Half Marathon Meet Plans

The DIS Disneyland Podcast Team will be hosting a fun DIS Meet the morning of the Tinkerbell Half Marathon to support our own DIS Podcaster (oc_tony) Tony Spittell's run to raise money for Power of 10’s support of Give Kids the World.

All of the Disneyland Podcast Team will be there, plus DISboards owner, Pete Werner and Walter Echols from the DIS Unplugged Orlando Podcast Team.

Just Announced!
If you are at the resort on Thursday night (January, 26), we are sponsoring a 7:00pm party at the Grand Californian to raise additional donations for Give Kids the World!
Appetizers and beverages will be provided.
Guests who make a contribution that night will receive a raffle ticket, to be drawn at our Tinkerbell Half Marathon Meet at Tangaroa Terrace on Sunday!

Please PM Nancy (yellowmickeyponchos) with your RSVP and we will make sure you get a call or text with the Villa room number. Thanks to the wonderful DISer, grizbuzz, who is hosting!


Looking at the race map, we’ve decided to gather for the first part of the meet at 5:30am (before the 5:45am race start) by the fountain between Tortilla Jo’s and House of Blues. Bring any noisemakers, clappers, horns, and banners you want to help encourage the runners as they move through Downtown Disney to mile-marker 4 and out into the streets of Anaheim.

If you would like to make a contribution for Give Kids the World at any part of the meet, we will have raffle tickets handy to give you in return for your donation. Those who brave that hour of the morning to help us cheer will get an additional raffle ticket! We’ll take your name down, as well, just in case you can’t make the final portion of the meet.

Several venues, including La Brea Bakery, will have coffee and warm beverages for sale, so grab one and head over!


As the runners progress through the race, we’ll move our cheering squad down Disneyland Drive and over toward the finish line, to help Tony get through that last mile.
Ideally, we’ll grab a spot on Katella, just west of Disneyland Drive, before the final turn into the Finish Line/Family Reunion area in the Simba parking lot.


Finally, we’ll be reconvening around 11- 11:30am at the Tangaroa Terrace, in the heart of the Disneyland Hotel, for a post-race celebration and the biggest part of our DIS Meet!
This is our favorite new venue for food, atmosphere, and fun and we want to share that with all of you!

At the Tangaroa, we’ll continue giving raffle tickets to those who contribute to Give Kids the World. At 1:00pm, we will have our drawing and you will not want to miss it!

Some of our raffle prizes include: collectible Disney posters, two CARS LAND lanyards from Mickey’s of Glendale, DIS lanyards, and maybe a couple of surprises- like chances to join Tony for a Dining Review or joining in on Disneyland Podcast recording!

In fact, if we collect our goal of $2000, Pete will be giving away a GRAND SURPRISE PRIZE! He promises that the winner WILL travel somewhere!

We hope to see many of you there. Even if you aren't running, your support means a lot to those who are, as well as all of the terminally ill children that are served by Give Kids the World. If you are a DISer running the race, send your ChEAR Squad over to join us, so they will have a fun crowd to hang with!

If you’d like to find out more about our goal and our charity, please check out Tony’s page:


For more on the Power of 10 and Give Kids the World, visit:


If you have questions, send an email to dlpodcast@wdwinfo.com.

01-08-2012, 09:28 AM
Thanks for the info, Nancy! Looking forward to the big meet after the race.

Also don't forget about the WISH meet on Saturday. Any Diser is welcome to join us.

WISH meet on Saturday, 1/28/12 at 4:00 pm and pictures at 4:30 p.m. It is at the fountain in front of the entrance to the Grand Californian at DTD -- we will move to the overhang in case of inclement weather. Hope to see you all there!

Remember that some of the WISHers will also be at the W reunion tent pre and post race.

And if you are cheering and you see one of the WISH runners please give them a big shout out. It means A LOT to you when you are out there to hear a cheer! :thumbsup2


Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

01-08-2012, 10:54 PM
Yeah! Sounds like fun! :cool1: I will be there for the afternoon meet on Sunday. My niece and I are running Sunday morning. We are running as a team. Look for us! Team Imaginrunners is what I think we put down for our team name. Training hasn't been going too well for the both of us so we will be at the back of the pack. :thumbsup2 I donated a few months back but will probably donate some more on the day to help get to the $2,000 goal.

Looking forward to see the DL Podcast team, Pete, and Walter. :banana:

01-09-2012, 01:03 AM
I just updated the first post with info on our new Thursday night Villa meet! Check it out for more info! PM me with your RSVP!

01-14-2012, 08:32 PM
Come on Disneyland folks! Who else is coming?

This is a fabulous opportunity to come out and meet your fellow DISboard members, as well as support what was voted as the BEST CHARITY IN THE USA!

Give Kids the World is an amazing organization that actually carries out and makes possible the dreams that are proposed by the "first contact" organizations like Make A Wish Foundation. Folks dream through them, but it takes the funds and hard work of organizations like GKTW to make it actually happen.

It's also a chance to win some fun prizes!

Join us!

01-15-2012, 01:52 AM
I'll make everything I can!

01-15-2012, 08:48 AM
I'll be at the WISH meet on Saturday afternoon and the Post-Race Victory Meet on Sunday. :tink:

Thanks for organizing the GKTW meets, Nancy! :flower3:

01-24-2012, 07:59 PM
I'll be at the Sunday meet. :goodvibes

Mary Jo
01-25-2012, 09:09 PM
:cheer2: Woot!!! I'll be there on Sunday to cheer Tony and the rest of our DISers on! :dance3:

01-25-2012, 10:08 PM
We are driving down Friday night so will miss the Thursday meet. I hope to attend the post race meet on Sunday. We already donated and I want to see if Tony has his wings on at the end of the race!


01-26-2012, 08:50 AM
I can't wait to meet up Thursday night and Sunday after we run! Thanks for organizing!

01-31-2012, 03:01 PM
Thank you so much for the cheering and a fun meet! :flower3: It was wonderful to meet so many nice Dis'ers. :goodvibes