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Star Wars Half Marathon: Join the Dark Side at Walt Disney World

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ETA: ?It’s on the runDisney website now!

If you missed out on any runDisney events that are already sold out, INCLUDING the Disneyland Star Wars Half, you are in luck! ?To better help you register for ALL the races, I am partnering with an agency that has bibs available for these events. ?

Disneyland Star Wars, Avengers Half, and Tinker Bell weekends are still available. ?And you WILL be able to register for the Walt Disney World Star Wars race before the official registration dates open. ?Huzzah!

You can get in touch with Sarah by emailing her through this link: ?please let her know that Patty at My No-Guilt Life sent you.


We all wondered what would replace Expedition Everest when it was announced 2015 would be the last year.

Something had to replace it, right?

Being so close to May the 4th we all suspected something… dark… would be coming.

While probably not the normal reaction to Storm Troopers: ?squeeeeee!!!!

runDisney announced the new race weekend kicking off in April of 2016. ?Star Wars goes coast to coast with a new challenge asking you to embrace the dark side.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL (Aug. 25, 2015) ? runDisney is summoning the Force today to announce another Star Wars-inspired intergalactic journey, this time to the dark side.

The ?Star Wars Half Marathon ? the Dark Side? enters the galaxy April 14-17, 2016, at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and pays homage to the dark side forces of the Star Wars universe. This new race follows the debut of the popular Star Wars-themed race at Disneyland Resort, which will return in January as the ?Star Wars Half Marathon ? the Light Side?.

?Ever since we launched the Star Wars race at Disneyland Resort, runners have been clamoring for more, so we?re thrilled to bring the Star Wars franchise together with the runDisney brand to Walt Disney World Resort,?? said Maribeth Bisienere, senior vice president of Disney Sports Enterprises. ?If the inaugural Star Wars race at Disneyland Resort is any indication, this new running adventure to the dark side is sure to be the out-of-this-world experience that runners have come to expect at runDisney events.??

The new Star Wars race at Walt Disney World Resort will be a journey of personal achievement all its own, involving kids? races, a 5K and a 10K in addition to the half marathon, plus a variety of Star Wars experiences, medals, events and merchandise inspired by a galaxy far, far away. Among its many features will be 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. There will also be a Star Wars Dark Side Challenge ? running the 10K and the half marathon on consecutive days ? that offers each finisher a Death Star-themed medal.

Jedi and Sith Lords who dare to experience both Star Wars races will have the chance to take on the Kessel Run Challenge ? completing the Star Wars half marathon missions on both coasts. Kessel Run Challenge runners can earn a commemorative ?Coast to Coast? medal inspired by the Millennium Falcon starship. Race registration opens Sept. 22 at

The addition of this second Star Wars race continues the recent wave of significant growth and popularity of runDisney events domestically and internationally. This is the second new runDisney race announced for 2016, joining the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend (Sept. 23-25 at Disneyland Paris), and the fourth addition to the runDisney series in the last two years (Star Wars Half Marathon at Disneyland Jan. 2015 and Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend Nov. 2014).

Each year more than 200,000 runners sign up for runDisney events, which often sell out in record time.

?We are committed to creating extraordinary experiences and events that appeal to runners of all ages and attract even more fans of our various brands and franchises to the sport of running, creating opportunities for them to live a healthier and more active lifestyle,?? said Bisienere.

Are you in? ?You know I am!?

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Erika Whitney

Wednesday 26th of August 2015

Wouldn't you love it if the SW C2C medal had a tiny Death Star in the sky? :)


Wednesday 26th of August 2015

They will be epic!

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Tuesday 25th of August 2015

[…] Most exciting for me (since I’m doing the West Coast version this year) there will be a special Star Wars themed Coast to Coast!  Learn more about this awesome Kessel Run Challenge on my fellow Jedi-in-training’s blog My No Guilt Life. […]


Tuesday 25th of August 2015

Ok this makes me very happy!!! But geez Disney, just take all of my money!!

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Tuesday 25th of August 2015

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Tuesday 25th of August 2015

I'm not in cause I can't afford it but in 2 years when I'm gearing up to turn the big 40 I've decided I'm gonna get my coast to coast and I think this definitely trumps Princess/Tink! So if you do it in 2017 I'll be there with ya!

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