The force has awakened at Walt Disney World® Resort as runDisney announces a new addition to its portfolio – “Star Wars Half Marathon – the Dark Side.”
This intergalactic quest through the Walt Disney World Resort blasts off April 14-17, 2016 and channels the Dark Side of the Force. Events include a 5K, 10K, kids’ races and half marathon. There will also be a Star Wars Dark Side Challenge — running the 10K and the half marathon on consecutive days – that offers each finisher a Death Star-themed medal.
Runners who join the Galactic Empire will enjoy a true Star Wars experience, including Dark Side-inspired medals and merchandise throughout the weekend. The Half Marathon will take off at 5am from Epcot winding through Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s, Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Wide World of Sports.
The new race follows the debut of the popular Star Wars-themed race at Disneyland® Resort, which will return in January as the “Star Wars Half Marathon – the Light Side”.
Guests who dare to experience both Star Wars races will have the chance to take on the Kessel Run Challenge — completing the Star Wars half marathon missions on both coasts. Kessel Run Challenge runners can earn a commemorative “Coast to Coast” medal inspired by the Millennium Falcon starship.
Registration for “Star Wars Half Marathon – the Dark Side” opens Sept. 22, 2015 at noon ET. For more info runDisney.com.
Remember, you can book a Magic Your Way® Package NOW with Destinations to Explore and then when registration opens, register for the race at rundisney.com. For a vacation quote contact Julie@destinationstoexplore or fill out this vacation quote request.
Will you be sharing your dark side next April?
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