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Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side Weekend
 

Star Wars™ Half Marathon - The Dark Side

The Event

It is a weekend of galactic fun and fantastic runs during the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side - at the Walt Disney World® Resort. You'll be running on Darth Vader's turf with the Emperor's white uniformed stormtroopers cheering you on your way. Darth Vader, the Galactic Empire Sith Lord, has a weekend of powerful surprises in store including spectacular runs, special events, entertainment, and much, much more!


Feel the power of the force with runs for Star Wars fans of every age including the Star Wars Half Marathon, Star Wars 10K, Star Wars 5K, and the runDisney Kids Races. Challenge yourself to the ultimate test with the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge combining the Star Wars 10K and Half Marathon. It's all part of the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side, April 20-23, 2017. Choose your alliance! Run for the light side or run for the dark side - 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 the Star Wars™ Half Marathon - The Dark Side Weekend will open soon!  Please scroll down for event information and to secure your Race Bibs now!
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.
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For additional registration information, please call 609-848-9573, or contact us by email

Star Wars™  Half Marathon - The Dark Side

Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side Weekend

Sunday, April 23, 2017
5:00 a.m.
Start: Floridian Way
Finish: Epcot®
The Power of Darth Vader Meets the Magic of Disney!
Star Wars' most legendary villain, Darth Vader, the Galactic Empire's Sith Lord, reigns over the Star Wars Half Marathon – Dark Side at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Feel the force on this 13.1 mile thrilling adventure.
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:
  • Champion®Short-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut
  • Half Marathon Finisher Medal*
  • Official Digital Event Guide*
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register before January 17, 2017 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

Dates, times and prices 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 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.

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.

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.

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™ 10K

Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side Weekend

Saturday, April 22, 2017
5:30 a.m.
Start: Floridian Way
Finish: Epcot®
May the Force be With You!
The Star Wars 10K is packed with 6.2 miles of running excitement. The thrills begin on Floridian Way where you will head to Disney's Hollywood Studios® running down Hollywood Boulevard past Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts and on to Epcot® where you will complete your journey!
Star Wars™10K 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:
  • Champion® Short-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut*
  • 10K Finisher medal
  • Official Event Guide*
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by January 17, 2017 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
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.
 

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.

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.

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.
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

Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side Weekend

Friday, April 21, 2017
6:00 a.m.
Start/Finish: Epcot®
Galactic runs and family fun!
Now the entire family can thrill to the excitement of a Star Wars 5K run under the watchful eyes of Darth Vader and his stormtroopers! Star War fans (age 5 or older) are invited to take part in all the racing fun on a thrilling course winding through World Showcase and then Future World and on to the finish.
Star Wars™ 5K Highlights:

  • Entertainment on-course
  • Event Weekend Transportation from the Event Host Resorts
 
Race participants in the Star Wars™ 5K Receive:
  • 5K Unisex T-shirt*
  • 5K Finisher medallion*
  • Official Event Guide
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by January 17, 2017 for name to appear on bib)
  • On-course and post-race refreshments

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.


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.
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

Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side Weekend

Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, 2017
The Ultimate Darth Vader Challenge!

Darth Vader throws down a challenge of galactic proportions in the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge. Put the force to work for you in this ultimate test of your strength and endurance that combines the Star Wars 10K on Saturday with the Star Wars Half Marathon on Sunday. Choose your alliance – run for the light or run for the dark – then get set for an amazing 2-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:
  • Champion® Short-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut for the Half Marathon, 10K and Star Wars Dark Side Challenge*
  • 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**
  • Official Event Guide
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by January 17, 2017 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

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.
* 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. 

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.
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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