Show Your Dark Side in the STAR WARS Half Marathon

For all of my Dark Side Hipsters, the Star Wars Half Marathon is coming to the Walt Disney World Resort April 14-17, 2016. This new Star Wars race will be an intergalactic experience with kids’ races, a 5K and a 10K in addition to the half marathon.

star wars marathonAccording to Disney Parks Blog, this race will feature a unique 13.1-mile course that propels runners through Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and finishes at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side – Highlights

  • Timed Half Marathon race
  • 13.1-mile course through the Walt Disney World® Resort
  • Entertainment on-course
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment
  • Event Weekend Transportation from the Event Host Resorts

Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side – Race Participants Receive

  • Champion®Short-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women’s or Men’s Cut
  • Half Marathon Finisher Medal*
  • Official Digital Event Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register before January 8, 2016 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking signup for friends and family
  • Personalized results website

Runners can also participate in two new challenges:

Kessel Run Challenge A coast-to-coast challenge for those who participate in both Star Wars Half Marathons – The Light Side and The Dark Side earning a commemorative medal inspired by the Millennium Falcon spacecraft.

Star Wars Dark Side Challenge For those who run the 10K and the half marathon at Walt Disney World Resort receive a Death Star-theme medal.

Until next time, May the Force Be with You!


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