Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Light Side

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January 11-January 14, 2018 -  Disneyland® Resort, California


When you travel to the Disneyland® Resort for a runDisney event, participating in the race is only part of your vacation experience. With Disneyland® Park, the original Disney Theme Park, and Disney California Adventure®, with the newly opened Grizzly Peak, Cars Land and nighttime water spectacular World of Color, there is fun for the whole family during a runDisney race weekend.

Plan your Disneyland® Resort Vacation today!

Training with Jeff Galloway

International Marathon trainer and author, Jeff Galloway, has led thousands of runners across the finish line, while reducing their chance of injury to almost zero with his proven training programs. Find the Jeff Galloway program that works best for you!

If you're staying at a Disneyland® Resort Hotel you are within walking distance to all race weekend events.

If you're staying at a select Disneyland® Anaheim Area Hotel, complimentary Anaheim Transportation Network shuttles will depart every 20 minutes to the Disneyland® Resort Esplanade Shuttle Drop-Off area throughout the weekend during scheduled Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side events. You will receive a receipt from your driver the first time you board the shuttle. Please save this ticket for use over the entire Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side.

Guests not staying at an Anaheim Area Hotel will need to provide their own transportation to the Disneyland® Resort for the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side events. Standard parking fees apply.

All event information is subject to change.


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Celebrate the achievements of your Jedi!

Rebellious achievements deserve wondrous rewards! Star Wars Rebels Adventure provides an exclusive in-room celebration, lightspeed from the galaxy straight to your hotel room!

Shop now at Disney Floral & Gifts or speak with a Dream Maker at (714) 781-GIFT or (714) 781-4438.

Why Do You Run?

If you're running in an upcoming runDisney race event and have a really compelling story, we want to hear it. Have you overcome an enormous obstacle or hardship? Do you have a remarkable weight-loss story? Are you running on behalf of someone else who is facing incredible odds?

At runDisney, we understand that runners have a variety of motivations for running in a race and how it's often those motivations that inspire you to reach the finish line when the road stretches long and the hour stretches even longer. We think your incredible story deserves to be told and we'd love to help spread the word across our social channels, on the Disney Parks Blog or with local or national news media.

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