It was as if a million voices cried out in pain at once when runDisney cancelled Disneyland race weekends. Including the Star Wars Light Side weekend. runDisney Star Wars Light Side was one of the best races held each year. What would happen to the folks looking for that coveted Kessel Run Challenge medal? runDisney heard you and came up with a solution. Here’s how you can sign up to earn your Kessel Run Challenge Medal in 2019 – changes to the Star Wars Races announced.
Star Wars fans: runDisney is making sure that you can continue your quest to earn the Kessel Run Challenge medal. The first half must be completed as a Star Wars virtual race, but hey, it’s better than nothing!
And you can sign up now for the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon and Kessel Run Challenge through Park and Preston Travel.
Earn Your Kessel Run Challenge Medal | Star Wars Races
Registration Dates: NOW through Park and Preston Travel
Rule the galaxy from your own backyard! The Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon lets you run at your own pace, on your own course! This virtual race is the perfect way to get experience running the half marathon distance or train for an upcoming runDisney race from home—on a treadmill, in your neighborhood or any course you choose!
Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon Highlights:
- 13.1 mile run on course of runner’s choosing
- Share your experiences at #StarWarsVirtualHalf
Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon Participants Receive:
- Commemorative Star Wars Finisher Medal*
- Downloadable Race Bib
- Downloadable Finisher Certificate
Register With Park and Preston Travel Now
If you are signed up for the runDisney Star Wars Rival Run next April, you can claim your Kessel Run Challenge medal!
Run the Virtual Star Wars half marathon with runDisney and you’ll be eligible upon completing of the Rival Run Half. Light or Dark Side: it doesn’t matter. Both are eligible.
The Star Wars virtual races are not open for registration to the public just yet, but if you book a package for the Rival Run weekend through Park and Preston, we can also offer early registration to the Kessel Run Challange. Just to be clear: we cannot sell just the virtual race entry.
*YOU MUST BOOK A PACKAGE WITH PARK AND PRESTON FOR RIVAL RUN WEEKEND TO BE ELIGIBLE.*
Kessel Run Challenge Star Wars Race Costs
You can register for the Kessel Run and Star Wars virtual Half Marathon for $69.
You can register for just the virtual half for $59.
The same rules for the challenge are in place from last year.
In order to participate in the runDisney Kessel Run Challenge, runners must be registered for the Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon or Star Wars Rival Run Challenge PLUS the runDisney Kessel Run Challenge.
The Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon and Star Wars Rival Run are subject to eligibility requirements and capacity limits. runDisney Kessel Run Challenge participants must complete the Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon within the pacing requirements in order to receive their Kessel Run Challenge medal.
runDisney Star Wars Kessel Run Challenge Important Details:
- Kessel Run Challenge participants will receive their Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon medal and Star Wars-themed keepsake at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo during the Star Wars Rival Run race weekend.
- Upon completion of the Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon within the pacing requirements, participants will be awarded the coveted Kessel Run Challenge medal in addition to their Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon medal.
The Star Wars Rival Run weekend is not open for public registration yet- but we can help you with that! As a travel provider specializing in the runDisney races, we have access to early registration. And you know I’m happy to assist in securing your bib so you can runDisney. email@example.com
How To Watch the Star Wars Movies In Order
If you’re loving the idea of running a Star Wars race, but have no idea where a Star Wars is, or who a Star Wars is, or why a Star Wars is… (H/T to my Avengers: Infinity War spoiler fans who get this one) we’ve got some help for you.
You have a full year to prepare for the runDisney Star Wars races. And earning that Star Wars Half Virtual medal is always more fun when you do it on a treadmill with a great movie as a distraction. Getting in these Star Wars movies in order during a Star Wars movie marathon shouldn’t be too hard!
And while you can’t run while watching this one, I’m going to give a shout out to the Kid-Friendly Solo: A Star Wars Story opening this week. Here’s why I feel like this one is family friendly and fun for the whole family of Star Wars lovers.
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)