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Star Wars™ Half Marathon - The Dark Side presented by OtterBox

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April 19-April 22, 2018 -  Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida
 
 
 
 
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Registration for Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side presented by OtterBox is now open. Register today!


THE EVENT

Get set for a galactic adventure on the dark side of the Force during a weekend of out-of-this-world runs and fantastic fun during Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side presented by OtterBox at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Captain Phasma, the Dark Enforcer Kylo Ren and the First Order's stormtroopers have plenty of excitement waiting for you, including non-stop thrills on spectacular courses packed with plenty of Star Wars excitement, Disney entertainment and lots of surprises.

It's a Star Wars weekend you won't be able to resist with runs for Star Wars fans of every age, including the
Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon, Star Wars First Order Challenge, Star Wars Dark Side 10K, Star Wars Dark Side 5K and the runDisney Kids Races. Choose your alliance – run for the light or run for the dark. And may the Force be with you!



Sunday, April 22, 2018

5:30 a.m.

Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida Start/Finish: Walt Disney World® Resort

A 13.1-mile run on the dark side with Star Wars Captain Phasma leading the charge!


Captain Phasma, the female captain of the First Order, along with her stormtrooper trainees, has taken command of the Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World® Resort. This half marathon is a run on the dark side with 13.1 miles of thrilling adventure, amazing sights, Disney entertainment and lots of Star Wars fun. Whether you run for the light or run for the dark, you'll feel the Force on this incredible, memory-making run.



Runner poses with Captain Phasma at the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side.
Runners run through Disney's Hollywood Studios during the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side.
3.	Runners dressed as Stormtroopers celebrate with their medals after Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side.

Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon Highlights:

  • 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 Dark Side Half Marathon Participants Receive:

  • Half Marathon Finisher Medal*
  • Champion® Short-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut*
  • Official Digital Event Guide
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by February 9, 2018 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.


*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.


***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, April 21, 2018

5:30 a.m.

Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida Start/Finish: Walt Disney World® Resort

Thrill to a 6.2-mile run through the galaxy!


There's no escaping the fun and excitement of the Star Wars Dark Side 10K, reigned over by the Emperor's loyal Praetorian Guard of protectors. This 6.2-mile course through the Walt Disney World® Resort includes thrilling sights, amazing surprises, Disney entertainment and plenty of Star Wars excitement. Take home a one-of-a-kind Star Wars Dark Side 10K Finisher Medal and shirt! It's a breathtaking run and a perfect course for runners of all levels.



Start line of the Star Wars 10K during Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race weekend.
Runners pose with Darth Maul before the Star Wars 10K during Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race weekend.
3.	Runners pose on Star Wars speeder bikes at the Star Wars 10K during Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race weekend.

Star Wars Dark Side 10K Highlights:

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

Star Wars Dark Side 10K Participants Receive:

  • 10K Finisher Medal
  • Champion® Short-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut*
  • Official Event Guide
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by February 9, 2018 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.




Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida

Saturday, April 21 - Sunday, April 22, 2018

Test the power of the Force in the ultimate challenge!


Sith Lord Darth Vader's grandson, Kylo Ren, is throwing down a challenge of galactic proportions. Put the Force to work for you in this amazing test of strength and endurance that combines the Star Wars Dark Side 10K on Saturday with the Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon on Sunday. Join the dark side and get set for an amazing two-day, 19.3-mile run. Runners who finish both races are awarded the Star Wars First Order Challenge Finisher Medal in addition to the Half Marathon and 10K Finisher Medals.



Runner poses at mile 4 of the Star Wars 10K for the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge during Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race weekend.
2.	Runners cross the finish line of the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side for the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge.
Runner celebrates after Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side with Darth Vader.

Star Wars First Order 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 First Order Challenge Participants Receive:


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

**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, April 20, 2018

5:30 a.m.

Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida Start/Finish: Walt Disney World® Resort

Family fun on a galactic run!


Bring the whole family for a fantastic Star Wars Dark Side 5K adventure through the Walt Disney World® Resort. You'll encounter some of your favorite Star Wars characters along this 3.1-mile run chock full of spectacular sights, lots of surprises, Disney entertainment and plenty of Star Wars fun.



Runners pose with Kylo Ren before the Star Wars 5K during Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race weekend.
Runners pose with Kylo Ren before the Star Wars 5K during Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race weekend.
Runners cross the finish line of the Star Wars 5K during Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race weekend.

Star Wars Dark Side 5K Highlights:

  • 5K course through Walt Disney World® Resort
  • Entertainment on course
  • Event Weekend Transportation from the Event Host Resorts

Star Wars Dark Side 5K Participants Receive:

  • 5K Finisher Medal*
  • 5K Unisex T-shirt*
  • Official Digital Event Guide
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by February 9, 2018 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and 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. 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.


**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, April 21, 2018
Kids Dashes – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Diaper Dash – 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
One Mile Run – 1:00 p.m.


Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida

Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Every child rules the galaxy in the runDisney Kids Races!


It's great fun for runners 13 years and younger at the runDisney Kids Races during the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race weekend. Encourage the young runners in your family to join the excitement and fun and sign up for any of the Kids Dashes or the One Mile Run. There's even a Diaper Dash for the littlest participants. Every child who participates goes home with their own finisher medallion. Parents are allowed to run with their child. Any parents that participate with their child must sign a separate event waiver. Space is limited.
 

Kids run the runDisney Kids Races at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex during Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race weekend.
Kid runner celebrates after running the runDisney Kids Races during Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race weekend
runDisney Kids Races medallion for Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race weekend.

runDisney Kids Races Age Groups:

  • 12 months and under - Diaper Dash for crawlers
  • 1-4 years old - 100m dash
  • 5-8 years old - 200m dash
  • 13 years old & under - One Mile Run

runDisney Kids Races Participants Receive:

  • Finisher medallion*
  • runDisney Kids Races T-shirt*
  • Personalized race bib (Must register by February 9, 2018 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 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.



Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex


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.



Entrance for the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo during the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race weekend.
runDisney Health & Fitness Expo during the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race weekend.
runDisney Health & Fitness Expo during the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race weekend.

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.



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