EVENTS

Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Light Side

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January 12-January 15, 2017 -  Disneyland® Resort, California
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Weekend Schedule

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo

Disneyland® Hotel Exhibit Hall

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday, January 13th, 2017 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 14th, 2017 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Star Wars 5K

Disneyland® Resort
Friday, January 13, 2017
Start Time: 5:30 a.m.

Star Wars 10K

Disneyland® Resort
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Start Time: 5:30 a.m.

runDisney Kids Races presented by GoGo squeeZ® Applesauce on the Go

Downtown Disney® District near ESPN® Zone
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Start Time: 9:00 a.m.

Star Wars Half Marathon

Disneyland® Resort
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Start Time: 5:30 a.m.


Star Wars Rebel Challenge

Disneyland® Resort
Saturday, January 14, 2017 & Sunday, January 15, 2017


ChEAR Squad

Sunday, January 15, 2017



Course

Star Wars™ Half Marathon Course Description

It's the Star Wars™ Half Marathon and the course for this magical half marathon event will take you through Disney California Adventure® Park, celebrating California's storied past and exciting future, and Disneyland® Park, home of Mickey, Minnie, Donald and the whole Disney gang. Then it's on to the scenic streets of the surrounding areas, and then on to the Disneyland® Resort Hotel area for an exciting, intergalactic finish.

Official Event Guide

The Official Event Guide contains all of the information you need for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend.

Virtual Goody Bag

Your virtual goody bag is filled with great offers and special items just for race weekend participants. As the event draws near, be sure to check here for a link to your virtual goody bag.


Event Communications

Event weekend emails will be sent to all participants with information about your event. Event emails will be posted here once they have been sent. Please note, if you are not receiving event communications, it may be due to opting out of any official The Walt Disney Company emails.



Corral and Bib Assignment

  • If a runner is seen without their bib number while running on the course, they will be removed from the course for security and safety reasons.
  • Please remember to fill out the Emergency Medical Information on the back of the bib number.
  • The letter on your bib will determine your assigned corral. Letters are assigned based on proof of time provided for the half marathon or your estimated finishing time. Letters are based on anticipated pace per mile for the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon.
  • No corral changes will be made at the expo.


Waivers

    • Waivers will be provided on line approximately two weeks before the race.
    • You must have your signed waiver and a Photo ID with you to pick up your race packet.
    • A parent or legal guardian must complete and sign the waiver for any participant under 18 years old. No exceptions will be made.


Location: Disneyland® Hotel Exhibit Hall


  • You must pick up your own participant packet (which includes your event-issued bib number and timing device) during regularly scheduled hours. Individuals are not able to pick up participant packets on behalf of others.
  • Download and complete your personalized race waiver on-line (available approximately one month prior to event).
    • Parents or legal guardians must download and complete the personalized race waiver for minors and pick up their packet.
  • Visit the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at Disneyland® Hotel Exhibit Hall to pick up your Race Packet.
  • You must have a valid ID in order to pick up your packet (driver's license, passport, Military ID, Government issued ID.)
  • If you do not have a valid photo ID we cannot issue you your race bib. No exceptions will be made.
  • The payer or registrant may pick up ChEAR Squad packets.


runDisney proof of time guidelines:

If you believe you will finish the Half Marathon in less than 2:45 hours, proof of time is required for start corral placement. Star Wars Rebel Challenge participants should adhere to Half Marathon proof of time requirements. Proof of time is not required for the 5K and 10K races. Please reference the Race Pacing Chart below for finish times and associated pacing per mile. Please note we do not accept self-timed, training, or virtual runs as proof of time.


  • Proof of time must be provided from an officially timed race reflecting results after January 1, 2015 and must be one of the below listed distances. Runners will be placed in the last corral if the appropriate race distance is not submitted for Proof of Time.
    • Half Marathon — 10K, 12K, 15K, 10 Mile, Half Marathon or Marathon
  • A valid proof of time provided at the time of registration must include the following*:
    • Name of Race
    • Distance
    • City
    • State
    • Date
    • Finish time
    • Link to Results

*For example, Walt Disney World Marathon, 26.2, Orlando, FL, 1/13/16, – 3:35


  • For starting corral placement, proof of time must be submitted by the participant for each individual race.
  • If proof of time is not provided by October 11, 2016, data provided is incomplete or cannot be verified, you will be placed in the last start corral.
  • No corral changes will be made after October 11, 2016.
  • Past runDisney races may be used as proof of time, however, they are not automatically input for your race registration.
  • To update the prof of time for a minor, please email disneysports@trackshack.com
  • For any questions regarding proof of time, please email disneysports@trackshack.com
  • Update your proof of time.

Pacing Requirements

  • 16 minute per mile pace for all athletes in the Star Wars Half Marathon, Star Wars 10K and the Star Wars 5K
  • Half Marathon and 10K are timed events using the ChronoTrack B-tag timing system.
  • The Star Wars 5K is NOT a timed event but in order to receive a finisher medal, participants must maintain a 16 minute per mile pace requirement.
  • Runners unable to maintain the pace may be picked up at any point along the course and transported to the course pick-up tent.
  • A training pace of 15-minute per mile pace is recommended to allow for photo and restroom breaks.
  • Pace Cyclists will be on the course indicating when runners are behind pace by placing flags at each mile marker according to the official pace time. If you reach a mile marker with a flag, please note you are behind the required 16-minute per mile pace and can be picked up at any time and transported to the course pick up tent.


To help you calculate your anticipated finish time, please use the following Race Pacing Chart:


Race Pacing Chart
Pace/Mile
Half Marathon
6:00
1:19:00
6:30
1:25:00
7:00
1:32:00
7:30
1:38:00
8:00
1:45:00
8:30
1:51:00
9:00
1:58:00
9:30
2:04:00
10:00
2:11:00
10:30
2:18:00
11:00
2:24:00
11:30
2:31:00
12:00
2:37:00
12:30
2:44:00
13:00
2:50:00
13:30
2:57:00
14:00
3:03:00
14:30
3:10:00
15:00
3:17:00
15:30
3:23:00
16:00
3:30:00



gEAR Bag Check

gEAR Bag Check is available for the Half Marathon, 10K and 5K.


  • A clear plastic gEAR bag will be issued to you at Packet Pick-Up to be used for gEAR Bag Check service. No other bag will be accepted.
  • A numbered gEAR bag check sticker will be given to you at Packet Pick-Up. Place the sticker in the clearly defined area on your clear plastic bag prior to arriving at gEAR Bag Check.
  • At race completion, your race number will be used to verify your bag when you pick it up.
  • Valuable items should not be checked.
  • The Event Staff is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen items.


Safety

Safety Reminders

  • All runners, Guests, costumes, and bags are subject to screening prior to entering the event staging areas.
  • Weapons of any kind, or objects that appear to be actual weapons, including toy guns, are not allowed for any participants.
    • See Costume guidelines for examples of acceptable toy accessories.
  • For everyone's safety, electric vehicles, baby joggers, strollers, baby carriers, baby backpacks, skates, scooters, bicycles, skateboards, canes, crutches, walkers, walking sticks, and animals of any kind are prohibited from the course. Violators will be removed from the course and transported to the finish line area.
  • Headphones are discouraged due to audio messages that are placed throughout the course to ensure runner safety.
  • runDisney can offer human guides to assist registered participants with disabilities. Please contact rundisney@disneysports.com, no later than 90 days in advance of the event.
  • Any children under the race age requirement will not be permitted in corrals, on course, or in runner-only areas. Unregistered individuals will be denied entry into race corrals. Only registered athletes are permitted in runner only areas.

The guidelines for flags at a runDisney race area as follows:


For the safety of all of the spectators and runners, the following items will be prohibited from the start/finish staging areas and the race courses.

  • Flags of any kind that are larger than 3' x 5' regardless of how flag is intended to be carried.
  • Flag poles cannot be longer than 4 feet or have a diameter of more than 4 inches.
    • Pole can be made of wood, plastic, and/or PVC. Poles made of metal are not allowed.
  • Only poles with rounded or flat ends are allowed.
    • No decorative or sharp ends will be allowed.
  • Flag harnesses will be permitted if the participant bib is not covered and the harness does not pose a safety hazard.


Please review the appropriate park rules for further details:



While runners are welcome to take pictures, selfie sticks are prohibited in any runner and spectator areas at runDisney events.


Costumes

Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests. All participants and their Guests may dress as their favorite character, but must follow these guidelines as determined solely by Disney.

  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Guests who dress like Characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • For runDisney participants ages 13 and under:
    • Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.
  • For runDisney participants ages 14 and older:
    • Layered costumes, that could conceal prohibited items, are not permitted (e.g. Jedi robes).
    • Costume props, including those that surround the entire body (e.g. Death Star, UP House) are not permitted.
    • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g. full-length Princess dresses)
    • Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
    • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.
    • Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
    • Guests may not wear masks of any kind.

Please note that while costumed attire may be worn during runDisney events, Guests 14 and older are not permitted to wear costumed attire in the theme parks. As a result, Guests may need to change their attire prior to visiting the parks after participating in a runDisney race.


Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, a race or any race related event/activity unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.


Please consider not bringing unnecessary bags with you on race day. All items will be inspected. Items, costumes, and props in violation of safety requirements will be denied entry.

Weather

The race will be held rain or shine. If there is lightning in the area, the race will either have a delayed start or, depending on the intensity of the weather, be cancelled. The determination will be made by the Event Management staff.


As a reminder, the registration fees are non-refundable.


Celebratory Charity

The Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend benefits the Discovery Science Cube Orange County .


The Discovery Science Cube Orange County serves as the program-development, marketing and fundraising arm for hands-on science learning museums in Orange County and Los Angeles. Established in 1989, the original non-profit Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, now renamed Discovery Cube Orange County, continues to inspire and educate millions of young minds through engaging science based programs and exhibits. In 2012, the Cube was named one of the ten "Most Trusted Brands" in Orange County and in 2013 was awarded the National Medal of Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


In November 2014, Discovery Cube Los Angeles, offering an exhibit and program mix unique to Los Angeles, opened in the Hansen Dam Recreational Area of the San Fernando Valley.



Awards

Star Wars Half Marathon

The following Half Marathon awards will be presented on-site at the Awards Ceremony at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Please note, overall awards are based on Gun Time, while the Masters and age group award winners are based on net time.

  • Top 3 Overall Female Finishers
  • Top 3 Overall Male Finishers
  • Top 3 Overall Female Wheelchair Finishers (push rim only)
  • Top 3 Overall Male Wheelchair Finishers (push rim only)
  • Overall Female Masters Champion
  • Overall Male Masters Champion

Military & Individual Age Group Awards

Military and Age Group awards listed below for the Star Wars Half Marathon will be distributed by mail after the event. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Because of the number of people who participate in each event, it can often take several minutes to cross the start line. In the interest of fairness, Military and age group award winners will be based on Net Time. Masters (40 and over) who place in the overall division will receive that overall award only. Please note that a runner will not receive two awards for the same race result.

  • Top 5 Female Military Finishers
  • Top 5 Male Military Finishers

 

The top five male and female runners will receive awards in the following age groups:


 

14-17

30-34

45-49

60-64

75-79

18-24

35-39

50-54

65-69

80+

25-29

40-44

55-59

70-74

 



Star Wars 10K

10K awards will be distributed by mail after the event. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Because of the number of people who participate in each event, it can often take several minutes to cross the start line. In the interest of fairness, Military and age group award winners will be based on Net Time. Masters (40 and over) who place in the overall division will receive that overall award only. Please note that a runner will not receive two awards for the same race result.


  • Top 3 Overall Female Finishers
  • Top 3 Overall Male Finishers
  • Top 3 Overall Female Wheelchair Finishers (push rim only)
  • Top 3 Overall Male Wheelchair Finishers (push rim only)
  • Overall Female Masters Champion
  • Overall Male Masters Champion
  • Top 3 Female Military Finishers
  • Top 3 Male Military Finishers

 

The top three male and female runners will receive awards in the following age groups:

10-13 25-29 40-44 55-59 70-74
14-17 30-34 45-49 60-64 75-79
18-24 35-39 50-54 65-69 80+

An individual runner will not receive two awards for the same race result.


All event information is subject to change.



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