runDisney Officially Announces Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend For Disney World

star_wars_disney_racesThe rumor mill about this race has been going since before the announcement of the Disneyland Star Wars Races over a year ago.  After Expedition Everest Challenge had it’s final race this past May people assumed it would be to bring in Star Wars Disney World.  Today, runDisney officially announced the addition of the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend- The Dark Side at Disney World!  It will be April 14th-17th, 2016.  The weekend will include a 5k, 10k, half marathon and kids races, including the ever popular challenge.  

runDisney has said that the Disneyland races will focus on the Light Side of the Force and with the Rebel Challenge and the Walt Disney World races will focus on the Dark Side Challenge.  

A special Coast to Coast medal for participating in both races you ask? Well here you go, by participating in both Star Wars Half Marathon events, runners will earn the inaugural Kessel Run Challenge medal, which Star Wars fans know is the ultimate test of skill.

Registration for the East Coast event opens September 22, 2015 at noon ET.  Check out for more info. 


  1. Sam | 26th Aug 15

    It’s on the same weekend as the Boston Marathon, but since I’ll never ever time qualify for it, I’m free that weekend. That means I need to think up two more Star Wars costumes! On the other hand, for those fast enough to run Boston, you could make your own Dopey Challenge by running the Star Wars 5k, 10k and half marathon in Orlando and then flying to Boston for Marathon Monday.

    • Half Crazy Mama | 26th Aug 15

      I am not fast enough for Boston either. Star Wars to Boston would be quite and adventure for sure!!! 🙂

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