Star Wars™ Half Marathon - The Dark Side

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


When you travel to the Walt Disney World® Resort for a runDisney event, participating in the race is only part of your vacation experience. With four Theme Parks, two Water Parks, Disney Springs, and over 20 Resorts to choose from, there is fun for the whole family during a runDisney race weekend.

Plan your Walt Disney World® 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!

Transportation is only provided to and from the host resorts.

Parking is limited at all venues. We strongly encourage the use of event transportation whenever possible.

Please check with the respective resort front desks for race transportation pick up locations.

Directions to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (Expo and Kids Races)
Take I-4 to exit 65 (Osceola Parkway West). Take a left onto Victory Way and park in the main lot. Proceed on foot to the main entrance.

Directions to Epcot® (5K, 10K and Half Marathon)
Take I-4 to exit 67 (Epcot Center Drive) and follow the signs to Epcot®.


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Disney Floral & Gifts

Celebrate runDisney accomplishments with galactic themed surprises and keepsakes.

Specially themed for the Star Wars fan, Disney Floral & Gifts provides a variety of Star Wars and Star Tours themed galactic surprises. You can even build a custom gift for the runner in your life! Shop now at Disney Floral & Gifts Custom Gift Builder or speak with a Dream Maker at 407-WDW-GIFT.

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.

Check out a few of these inspiring runDisney stories:

If you or someone you know has a great runDisney story to tell, share it with us! Please send an email to