EVENTS

Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Light Side

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January 11-January 14, 2018 -  Disneyland® Resort, California
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Registration for the 2018 Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Light Side will open on March 14, 2017! Sign up for an email reminder today!


THE EVENT

Choose your Destiny!  There's a run for Jedi Knights and Padawans of every age and skill level including the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side, Star Wars 10K and Star Wars 5K, and the runDisney Kids Races.  Put yourself to the ultimate test and join the Star Wars Rebel Challenge combining the Star Wars 10K and Half Marathon for an out of this world running adventure.  As Jedi Master Yoda says, "Do or do not. There is no try!" So DO be a part of the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side race event, January 11-14, 2018.


Sunday, January 14, 2018


The power of the Force meets the magic of Disney!


Jump into hyperspace and feel the power of the Force during the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side run at the Disneyland® Resort.  It’s a 13.1-mile intergalactic adventure in the most magical place on Earth. Your course takes you through Disney California Adventure® Park, Disneyland® Park, and on the terrestrial streets of the surrounding areas.  Follow the path to the Light Side.   Never underestimate the power of the dark side. Darth Vader and the Forces of the dark side are not far behind!



Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side start line.
Runner poses with BB-8 during Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side.
Runners cross the finish line during Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side.

Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side Highlights:

  • Timed Half Marathon race
  • 13.1-mile course through Disneyland® Resort and the surrounding areas
  • Entertainment on course
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters at the Finish Line
  • Race within walking distance when you stay at a Disneyland® Resort Hotel
  • Event transportation included when you stay at select Anaheim Area Hotels

Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side Participants Receive:

  • Commemorative Finisher Medal*
  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut
  • Official Digital Event Guide
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register before October 12, 2017 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
  • Runner's World Trial Subscription**

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.

** Each subscription consists of a total of three (3) printed issues. Only individuals residing in the United States are eligible for the subscription. To receive the subscription, individuals residing in the United States must opt-in to receive promotional marketing offers from Rodale, Inc. This offer is subject to change termination without notice. This offer is non-transferable, there is no offer substitution, and there is no cash redemption for the value of the subscription. Restrictions apply.

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, January 13, 2018


Feel the power of the Force!


The Star Wars 10K race begins on Disneyland Drive where you'll race through the Disneyland® Resort on a 6.2-mile course with a spectacular finish!



Family of runners pose with Chewbacca during Star Wars 10K at Disneyland Resort.
Runners cross the finish line of the Star Wars 10K at Disneyland Resort.
Star Wars 10K medals at Disneyland Resort.

Star Wars 10K Highlights:

  • Timed 10K race
  • 10K course through the Disneyland® Resort and the surrounding city streets
  • Entertainment on course
  • Race within walking distance when you stay at a Disneyland® Resort Hotel
  • Event transportation included when you stay at select Anaheim Area Hotels

Star Wars 10K Participants Receive:

  • 10K Finisher Medal
  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut
  • Official Digital Event Guide*
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 12, 2017 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
  • Runner's World Trial Subscription**

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.

** Each subscription consists of a total of three (3) printed issues. Only individuals residing in the United States are eligible for the subscription. To receive the subscription, individuals residing in the United States must opt-in to receive promotional marketing offers from Rodale, Inc. This offer is subject to change termination without notice. This offer is non-transferable, there is no offer substitution, and there is no cash redemption for the value of the subscription. Restrictions apply.

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, January 13, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018


The ultimate test for a Star Wars rebel!


Welcome to the rebel alliance! Now you can use the Force to amplify your strength and endurance in the ultimate test of your running skills during the Star Wars Rebel Challenge combining the Star Wars 10K on Saturday with the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side on Sunday. You'll need all the power of the Force for this 2-day, 19.3-mile run. Rebels who finish both races are awarded the Star Wars Rebel Challenge Finisher Medal in addition to the Half Marathon and 10K Finisher Medals.


You must register for the Star Wars Rebel Challenge to receive the Star Wars Rebel Challenge medal upon completion of both races within the pacing requirements.


Running through Disneyland Park during Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side at Disneyland Resort.
Runner dressed as BB-8 poses with R2-D2 during Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side at Disneyland Resort.
Runner dressed as Luke Skywalker crosses the finish line at Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side at Disneyland Resort.

Star Wars Rebel Challenge Highlights:

  • Two courses through Disneyland® Resort and the surrounding areas totaling 19.3 miles
  • Entertainment on course
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters
  • Race within walking distance when you stay at a Disneyland® Resort Hotel
  • Event transportation included when you stay at select Anaheim Area Hotels

Star Wars Rebel Challenge Participants Receive:

  • Special Star Wars Rebel Challenge Finisher Medal, along with Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side and Star Wars 10K Finisher Medals for completing the Half Marathon and 10K*
  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut for the Half Marathon, 10K and Star Wars Rebel Challenge*
  • Official Digital Event Guide
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 12, 2017 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
  • Runner's World Trial Subscription**

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

** Each subscription consists of a total of three (3) printed issues. Only individuals residing in the United States are eligible for the subscription. To receive the subscription, individuals residing in the United States must opt-in to receive promotional marketing offers from Rodale, Inc. This offer is subject to change termination without notice. This offer is non-transferable, there is no offer substitution, and there is no cash redemption for the value of the subscription. Restrictions apply.

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.



Friday, January 12, 2018


Make it a Jedi adventure!


Make it a Jedi event and bring out the whole gang Friday morning for the Star Wars 5K. May the Force be with you as you make your way through the Disneyland® Resort. It's an intergalactic adventure for adults, teens, and children over the age of 5.



Runner dressed as a droid crosses the finish line during the Star Wars 5K at Disneyland Resort.
Runner dressed as Rey at the finish line of the Star Wars 5K at Disneyland Resort.
Group of runners celebrate after the Star Wars 5K at Disneyland Resort.

Star Wars 5K Highlights:

  • 5K course through the Disneyland® Resort
  • Entertainment on course
  • Race within walking distance when you stay at a Disneyland® Resort Hotel
  • Event transportation included when you stay at select Anaheim Area Hotels

Star Wars 5K Participants Receive:

  • 5K Finisher Medal*
  • 5K Unisex T-shirt*
  • Official Digital Event Guide
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 12, 2017 for name to appear on bib)*
  • Post-race refreshments
  • Runner's World Trial Subscription**

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 runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and t-shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers during the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants.

** Each subscription consists of a total of three (3) printed issues. Only individuals residing in the United States are eligible for the subscription. To receive the subscription, individuals residing in the United States must opt-in to receive promotional marketing offers from Rodale, Inc. This offer is subject to change termination without notice. This offer is non-transferable, there is no offer substitution, and there is no cash redemption for the value of the subscription. Restrictions apply.

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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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Jedi training for the tiniest Padawans!


It's never too early to start your Jedi training! Every child eight and younger is invited to join the fun and participate in the runDisney Kids Races during the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side race weekend. Encourage your child to be a part of the excitement and sign up for any of the Kids Dashes. There's even a Diaper Dash for crawlers! Space is limited. Each participant goes home a winner with a Finisher Medallion to remember all the magic.

Parents are allowed to run with their children, but only registered children will receive a finisher medallion. The event will follow a rolling start beginning with the 100m dash followed by the 200m, 400m and Diaper Dash.

Kids race through the runDisney Kids Races during Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side race event.
runDisney Kids Races medallions at the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side race event.
Running the runDisney Kids Races during the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side race event.

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

runDisney Kids Races Participants Receive:

  • Finisher Medallion*
  • runDisney Kids Races T-shirt*
  • Personalized race bib (Must register by October 12, 2017 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.



Thursday, January 11, 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018


Location: Disneyland® Hotel Exhibit Hall


One-stop headquarters for all your race weekend needs!


Headquarters for everything you need to prepare for race weekend is at the Expo. All runners must attend the Expo for race number, shirt & gEAR bag pick-up. During the Expo celebration, you’ll be able to check out the latest in Official runDisney Race Weekend Merchandise, and get a sneak peek at the latest in fitness apparel, footwear, sunglasses, high tech gadgets, and nutritional products.



runDisney Health & Fitness Expo Highlights:

  • Race number, shirt & gEAR bag pick-up
  • Official runDisney Merchandise
  • Latest in apparel, fitness equipment, high tech gadgets and nutritional products


Exhibitor Information
If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor at one of our runDisney Health & Fitness Expo events, please contact wdw.sports.marathon.expo@disneysports.com.



All event information is subject to change.



Are you looking to enhance your race weekend experience? Then upgrade to the Light Side Lounge, a VIP experience created to take the hustle out of your race preparation and calm your inner Force.


This experience will provide guests with a personalized race check-in process, as well as access to exclusive shopping, dining and entertainment offerings. Stay tuned, full package details and race weekend registration opportunities are coming soon!


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