EVENTS

Star Wars™ Half Marathon - The Dark Side

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April 20-April 23, 2017 -  Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida
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THE EVENT

It is a weekend of galactic fun and fantastic runs during the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side - at the Walt Disney World® Resort. You'll be running on Darth Vader's turf with the Emperor's white uniformed stormtroopers cheering you on your way. Darth Vader, the Galactic Empire Sith Lord, has a weekend of powerful surprises in store including spectacular runs, special events, entertainment, and much, much more!


Feel the power of the force with runs for Star Wars fans of every age including the Star Wars Half Marathon, Star Wars 10K, Star Wars 5K, and the runDisney Kids Races. Challenge yourself to the ultimate test with the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge combining the Star Wars 10K and Half Marathon. It's all part of the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side, April 20-23, 2017. Choose your alliance! Run for the light side or run for the dark side - and May the Force be with you!


Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Power of Darth Vader Meets the Magic of Disney!


Star Wars' most legendary villain, Darth Vader, the Galactic Empire's Sith Lord, reigns over the first-ever Star Wars Half Marathon – Dark Side at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Feel the force on this 13.1 mile thrilling adventure.



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 TBD 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

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated.


* Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and tech shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers during the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants.


Disney reserves the right to refuse the entry into, and/or revoke any registration for, any race for any reason in its sole discretion with refund of any applicable registration fees being the sole remedy of any such refusal and/or revocation.


To receive the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge Finisher Medal, you must register for the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge. Registering for the 10K and Half Marathon individually will not make you eligible to receive the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge Finisher Medal.



Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Ultimate Darth Vader Challenge!


Darth Vader throws down a challenge of galactic proportions in the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge. Put the force to work for you in this ultimate test of your strength and endurance that combines the Star Wars 10K on Saturday with the Star Wars Half Marathon on Sunday. Choose your alliance – run for the light or run for the dark – then get set for an amazing 2-day, 19.3 mile-run. Runners who finish both races are awarded the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge Finisher Medal in addition to the Half Marathon and 10K Finisher Medals.



Star Wars Dark Side Challenge Highlights

  • Two courses through the Walt Disney World® Resort totaling 19.3 miles
  • Entertainment on-course
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters
  • Event Weekend Transportation from the Event Host Resorts

Star Wars Dark Side Challenge Participants Receive

  • Champion® Short-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut for the Half Marathon, 10K and Star Wars Dark Side Challenge*
  • Special Star Wars Dark Side Challenge Finisher Medal, along with Star Wars Half Marathon and Star Wars 10K Finisher Medals for completing the Half Marathon and 10K**
  • Official Event Guide
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by TBD for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed races, with live runner tracking signup for friends and family
  • Personalized Half Marathon results website

To receive the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge Finisher Medal, you must register for the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge. Registering for the 10K and Half Marathon individually will not make you eligible to receive the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge Finisher Medal.

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

* Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and tech shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers during the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants.

Disney reserves the right to refuse the entry into, and/or revoke any registration for, any race for any reason in its sole discretion with refund of any applicable registration fees being the sole remedy of any such refusal and/or revocation.



Saturday, April 22, 2017

May the Force be With You!


The Star Wars 10K is packed with 6.2 miles of running excitement. The thrills begin at Epcot® where you'll wind your way through Future World and World Showcase, then on to Disney's Hollywood Studios® running down Hollywood Blvd and on to the ESPN Wide World of Sports for an exciting Star Wars 10K finisher celebration.



Star Wars 10K Race Highlights

  • Timed 10K race
  • 10K course through the Walt Disney World® Resort
  • Entertainment on-course
  • Event Weekend Transportation from the Event Host Resorts

Star Wars 10K Race Participants Receive:

  • Champion® Short-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut*
  • 10K Finisher medal
  • Official Event Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by TBD 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

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and tech shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers during the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants.


Disney reserves the right to refuse the entry into, and/or revoke any registration for, any race for any reason in its sole discretion with refund of any applicable registration fees being the sole remedy of any such refusal and/or revocation.


To receive the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge Finisher Medal, you must register for the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge. Registering for the 10K and Half Marathon individually will not make you eligible to receive the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge Finisher Medal.



Friday, April 21, 2017

Galactic runs and family fun!


Now the entire family can thrill to the excitement of a Star Wars 5K run under the watchful eyes of Darth Vader and his stormtroopers! Star War fans (age 5 or older) are invited to take part in all the racing fun on a thrilling course winding through World Showcase and then Future World and on to the finish.



Star Wars 5K Highlights

  • Entertainment on-course
  • Event Weekend Transportation from the Event Host Resorts

Star Wars 5K Participants Receive

  • 5K Unisex T-shirt*
  • 5K Finisher medallion*
  • Official Event Guide
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by TBD for name to appear on bib)
  • On-course and post-race refreshments

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registrations are non-refundable.


* Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants who did not participate.


Disney reserves the right to refuse the entry into, and/or revoke any registration for, any race for any reason in its sole discretion with refund of any applicable registration fees being the sole remedy of any such refusal and/or revocation.



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

Friday, April 21, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017

A galaxy of fun for the youngest runners!


There's fun for runners of every age during the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side. Children 13 and under are invited to participate in the runDisney Kids Races. Encourage your youngsters to join the fun and sign up for any of the Kids' Dashes or the One Mile Run. There's even a Diaper Dash for crawlers! Every child who participates goes home with their own Finisher Medal. Parents are welcome to run with their child; parents participating with their child must sign a separate event waiver. Space is limited.

runDisney Kids Races Age Groups

  • 12 months and under - Diaper Dash for crawlers
  • 1-3 years old - 100m dash
  • 4-6 years old - 200m dash
  • 7-8 years old - 400m dash
  • One Mile Run - Open to all children 13 years old & under

runDisney Kids Races Participants Receive

  • runDisney Kids Races T-shirt*
  • Kids Race Finisher medallion*
  • Personalized race bib (Must register by TBD for name to appear on bib)*
  • Post-race refreshments

Dates, times and prices subject to change. Some Kids Races event categories may fill up before others. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and t-shirt. Finisher medallions will be distributed to finishers at the conclusion of the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants.


Disney reserves the right to refuse the entry into, and/or revoke any registration for, any race for any reason in its sole discretion with refund of any applicable registration fees being the sole remedy of any such refusal and/or revocation.



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