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Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend presented by PANDORA® Jewelry

Event Overview

You can fly, you can fly, you can fly! The Disneyland® Resort and the City of Anaheim, California are happy to celebrate the 6th Annual Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend! This event will welcome thousands of runners to the Disneyland® Resort and the City of Anaheim May 11-14, 2017.

Volunteers are needed for the race weekend celebratory charity at the 2017 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend events including the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend Expo, the Never Land 5K, the Tinker Bell 10K, the runDisney Kids Races presented by GoGo squeeZ® Applesauce on the Go, and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon. Assistance is needed in the following areas: athlete registration, gEAR bag distribution, start area, water stops, finish line and family reunion area.

Volunteer Needs


Volunteers are needed on behalf of MOMS Orange County for various roles throughout the weekend including:

  • Expo & Packet Pick-Up
    Thursday, May 11 – Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • Never Land 5K
    Friday, May 12, 2017
  • Tinker Bell 10K
    Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • runDisney Kids Races presented by GoGo squeeZ® Applesauce on the Go
    Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • Tinker Bell Half Marathon
    Sunday, May 14, 2017

Medical Volunteer Needs

Celebration Health will be providing complete medical coverage for all Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend races, including the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Kids Races. We invite you to be part of the elite medical team that will provide pre- and post-race support for 30,000+ runners. We need State Certified/Licensed MDs, DOs, PAs, DPMs, ARNPs, RNs, ATCs, PTs, LMTs, PMs and EMTs to volunteer their time at the event. We also welcome students of these professions to apply. Members of the medical team must be willing and able to volunteer from as early as 3:00 a.m. until as late as 11:00 a.m.. To request an application or for more information, please visit www.thesportsmedicineteam.org.


  • All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.

Volunteers under 18 years of age must have parental/legal guardian consent and must present a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Volunteers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the minimum age of 14 are not allowed to volunteer or accompany you, NO EXCEPTIONS. You will be told on event day that your services cannot be utilized if you have anyone under the minimum age with you. This is for the safety of your child, all volunteers and participants.

Team Leader Opportunities

Team Leaders are needed to oversee specific volunteer locations, act as volunteer leaders, and must be a minimum age of 18 years old. Leadership experience and previous runDisney volunteer experience are preferred. Must be positive, work well with others, communicate, take direction, and be able to lead a team. Team Leaders are required to attend Team Leader Training midweek in the weeks prior to race weekend and commit to two Team Leader shifts per weekend. To be considered as a Team Leader, you must be registered as a volunteer for Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend.

Team Leader Applications will be available in February 2017.

Event Recognized Group Opportunities

Celebrate Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend with family and friends! Event Recognized Groups will be selected on a LOTTERY basis. Please review the eligibility requirements. If your organization can meet and commit to all requirements, please have ONE representative complete the Group Application and submit it to DL.runDisney.Volunteers@disney.com by Monday, January 30, 2017. If selected, your group representative will receive a response by Monday, February 6, 2017 with further instructions. Once group members are registered, no substitutions or add-ons will be accepted after Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Absolutely NO event day substitutions, add-ons or walk-ups will be accepted.

Event Recognized Group Eligibility

  • All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.
  • Event Recognized Groups must consist of a minimum of 50 volunteers.
  • Student groups must have a faculty advisor representative (age 21 or over) register the group and be present on the event day for the entire assigned volunteer shift. Each student group must have at least two (2) members of their group (at least one adult age 21 or older), attend Team Leader Training prior to the event, as well as provide one adult (age 21 or over) volunteer per every 15 student volunteers.
  • 95% of the registered group members MUST sign-in, sign-out and complete the entire assigned shift in order for the group members to be eligible for appreciation.
  • Each Event Recognized Group must have at least two (2) members of the group (at least one adult age 21 or older) attend Team Leader Training prior to the event.

Event Recognized Group Applications


Individual Volunteer Registration for 2017 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend will open Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

Volunteer Resources


All volunteers must sign a waiver. Anyone age 18 or older must complete a waiver. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian complete a waiver. All minors must be accompanied by a parent, chaperone, or guardian registered for the same event, no exceptions.

Volunteer Dress Code

All Volunteers are expected to wear clothing appropriate to the Disney style, providing for appropriate covering of body parts and no offensive graphics. For all scheduled shifts please wear comfortable neutral colored shorts or pants (khakis preferred, nice jeans are allowed) and comfortable closed toe shoes. Costumes will not be permitted as acceptable Volunteer attire. Open toed shoes and flip flops are not permitted.

Security Guidelines

In an effort to provide athletes, spectators, volunteers, and staff with the safest environment, listed below are security guidelines.  Thank you for taking time to review and understand all initiatives.  Additional guidelines may be instituted at any time and your flexibility is appreciated.  

  • All volunteers will be required to present photo identification upon checking in for their shifts in order to volunteer.
  • Volunteers must wear the proper credentials and have his/her photo identification available at all times.
  • All bags, parcels, and carry packs will be searched.
  • All volunteers must go through the bag check route, with or without bags.
  • NO FOLDING CHAIRS. Volunteers are not allowed to bring folding chairs with them.
  • Weapons are not permitted at any time on Disneyland® Resort property

Please keep personal items to a minimum and leave valuables at home. Facilities are not available to store personal items. runDisney and the Disneyland® Resort are not responsible for any lost items.



Volunteer shifts will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. Schedules are always subject to change due to event needs. Although every effort will be made to accommodate your selection, the scheduling office reserves the right to schedule volunteers based on event needs. You will receive a confirmed volunteer schedule closer to the event.


A confirmed volunteer schedule will be emailed prior to the event. Due to the nature of the event, schedules are subject to change. All volunteers are required to comply with the Volunteer Code of Conduct and sign a Waiver and Permission Form.


The Disneyland® Resort understands that, in the true spirit of volunteerism, you volunteer your time and services to make an impact for the community without expecting anything in return. All appreciation is subject to change and is posted on each event's registration and scheduling request page when individual volunteer registration opens for that event.

Volunteer appreciation is based on the following requirements:

  • Individual Volunteers:  Each individual volunteer must check-in, check-out, and complete two assigned volunteer shifts Tuesday – Saturday OR one assigned volunteer shift on Sunday, to be eligible for appreciation.
  • Event Recognized Group Volunteers:  Event Recognized Groups of 50 or more must check-in, check-out, and complete one assigned volunteer shift Tuesday – Sunday, to be eligible for appreciation.
  • Team Leaders:  Event selected Team Leaders must complete a minimum of two volunteer shifts, as well as attend Team Leader Training prior to the event, to be eligible for appreciation.

Contact Us

For events at the Disneyland® Resort, please email DL.runDisney.Volunteers@disney.com.