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2018 Star Wars™ Half Marathon - The Dark Side

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 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 Half Marathon – The Dark Side, Star Wars Dark Side Challenge, Star Wars 10K, Star Wars 5K and the runDisney Kids Races. Register starting May 23, 2017 and be a part of the excitement during Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side, April 19-22, 2018. Choose your alliance – run for the light or run for the dark. And may the Force be with you!
Weekend events will include:
  • Star Wars  Half Marathon - The Dark Side
  • Star Wars  Dark Side Challenge
  • Star Wars  10K
  • Star Wars  5K
  • runDisney Kids Races presented by GoGo squeeZ® Applesauce on the Go
  • runDisney Health & Fitness Expo
Registration for Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side weekend is now open!
Race Registration Fees
Star Wars  Half Marathon - The Dark Side $185
Star Wars  10K $120
Star Wars 5K $80
Star Wars  Dark Side Challenge (2 races) $330
*$200 deposit for minimum 2-night hotel stay and 2-day park ticket is required.  Only one deposit required per room - up to four guests/participants per room. Participants MUST be packaged with a room/ticket. Race registrations cannot be sold as a standalone purchase. Runners can select multiple races.
Click here to register
For additional registration information, please call 609-848-9573, or contact us by email

Star Wars  Half Marathon - The Dark Side

Sunday, April 22, 2018
5:30 a.m.
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 Half Marathon – The Dark Side 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.
Star Wars  Half Marathon - The Dark Side Highlights:
  • Timed Half Marathon race
  • 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  Half Marathon - The Dark Side Race 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 before January 16, 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.
© Disney and © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
Upgraded Theme Park Tickets and Resort Stay Are Available Upon Request.
Registration(s) purchased are non-refundable and non-transferable.
*$200 deposit for minimum 2-night hotel stay and 2-day park ticket is required.  Only one deposit required per room - up to four guests/participants per room. Participants MUST be packaged with a room/ticket. Race registrations cannot be sold as a standalone purchase. Runners can select multiple races.
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Star Wars 10K

Saturday, April 21, 2018
5:30 a.m.
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 10K. 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 10K Finisher Medal and shirt! It's a breathtaking run and a perfect course for runners of all levels.
Star Wars10K Highlights:
  • Timed 10K race
  • 10K course through the Walt Disney World® Resort
  • Entertainment on-course
  • Event Weekend Transportation from the Event Host Resorts
Star Wars 10K Race 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 January 16, 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. Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
*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.
© Disney and © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
Upgraded Theme Park Tickets and Resort Stay Are Available Upon Request.
Registration(s) purchased are non-refundable and non-transferable.
*$200 deposit for minimum 2-night hotel stay and 2-day park ticket is required.  Only one deposit required per room - up to four guests/participants per room. Participants MUST be packaged with a room/ticket. Race registrations cannot be sold as a standalone purchase. Runners can select multiple races.
Click here to register
 

Star Wars 5K

Friday, April 20, 2018
6:00 a.m.
Start/Finish: Walt Disney World® Resort
Family fun on a galactic run!
Bring the whole family for a fantastic Star Wars 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.
Star Wars 5K Highlights:

  • 5K course through Walt Disney World® Resort
  • Entertainment on course
  • Event Weekend Transportation from the Event Host Resorts
Race participants in the Star Wars 5K Receive:
  • 5K Finisher Medal*
  • 5K Unisex T-shirt*
  • Official Digital Event Guide
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by January 16, 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. Entry fees 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.
© Disney and © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
Upgraded Theme Park Tickets and Resort Stay Are Available Upon Request.
Registration(s) purchased are non-refundable and non-transferable.
*$200 deposit for minimum 2-night hotel stay and 2-day park ticket is required.  Only one deposit required per room - up to four guests/participants per room. Participants MUST be packaged with a room/ticket. Race registrations cannot be sold as a standalone purchase. Runners can select multiple races.
Click here to register
 

Star Wars  Dark Side Challenge

Saturday, April 21 and 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 10K on Saturday with the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side 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 Dark Side Challenge Finisher Medal in addition to the Half Marathon and 10K Finisher Medals.

Star Wars  Dark Side 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  Dark Side Challenge Race Participants Receive:
  • Special Star Wars Dark Side Challenge Finisher Medal, along with Star Wars Half Marathon and Star Wars 10K Finisher Medals for completing the Half Marathon and 10K*
  • Champion® Short-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut for the Half Marathon,
  • 10K and Star Wars Dark Side Challenge
  • Official Digital Event Guide
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by January 16, 2018 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 Dark Side Challenge Finisher Medal, you must register for the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge. Registering for the 10K and Half Marathon individually will not make you eligible to receive the Star Wars Dark Side 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.
© Disney and © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
Upgraded Theme Park Tickets and Resort Stay Are Available Upon Request.
Registration(s) purchased are non-refundable and non-transferable.
*$200 deposit for minimum 2-night hotel stay and 2-day park ticket is required.  Only one deposit required per room - up to four guests/participants per room. Participants MUST be packaged with a room/ticket. Race registrations cannot be sold as a standalone purchase. Runners can select multiple races.
Click here to register
 

 

Academy Travel is a participating runDisney Travel Provider

Why book with a runDisney Travel provider?
There are many benefits to booking your Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend trip with one of the Travel Providers participating in the runDisney Travel Provider Program:
  • Personalized guest service and communication from our Participating Travel providers.
  • Guaranteed and specially-priced Runner Packages, even if races sell out.
  • Specially-priced Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel rates.
  • Specially-priced Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Park Tickets.
  • Ability to pay for your Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend vacation over time.
  • Ease of mind – leave the travel planning to the experts so you can focus on your training!

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