Star Wars 10k Recap- Part 1 of the runDisney Rebel Challenge

I had ran the Star Wars 5k the day before.  I had a lot of fun running that race, so I was excited to see what was in store for the runDisney Star Wars 10k.  It was part 1 of earning the Rebel Challenge medal (part 2 was running the half marathon the next day).  The race started at 5:30am.  I dressed up as R2D2 in my INKnBURN shirt and tech tube and paired it with a blue Sparkle Athletic skirt.  

IMG_6699I always love the Star Wars music, so hearing that before the race and starting off the corrals was fun.  

FullSizeRenderC3P0 and R2D2 joined Rudy and Carissa, the race announcers, on stage.  Darth Vader was up there briefly in the beginning…which sounds like it created a problem later on.

FullSizeRenderThe course was a really well done 10k Disneyland course.  I expected most of the same characters as the 5k course, plus a few more.  I was apparently mistaken.  Chewbacca was out again, but his line was at least a half hour wait.  I figured Darth Vader would be out in Tomorrowland, but there was no one in Tomorrowland.  I was a little confused.  I stopped quickly for a castle selfie.

FullSizeRenderOnce we exited the park we ran through the backstage area and over to California Adventure.  Over there was Boba Fett who had a really long line, but I stopped because I had plenty of time to spare.  

FullSizeRenderRight before we exited out of the park by Paradise Pier there were some random Jedis so I stopped for a pic there as well.

FullSizeRenderAnd that was it…no Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger or Star Wars Mickey and Minnie like at the Wookiee party that I thought we might get to see.  Here is what I later found out about Darth.  He WAS out, but not until corral C and after.  Apparently he didn’t get from the starting area to Tomorrowland fast enough for corral A and B and that is why I didn’t get to see him.  Big bummer.  Oh well.  The medal is awesome.


Did you run the Star Wars 10k?


  1. Fire-runner | 20th Jan 15

    Never understood the stopping for pictures. Was it more about the characters and pictures for you or time and running.

    • Half Crazy Mama | 20th Jan 15

      I run a lot of races. When I run Chicago Marathon or NYC Half or races like that I run for time. When I run Disney it is the whole experience of it. More people are dressed in costumes than not. The characters are there for fun pictures. You pay more money to run a Disney race for the whole experience of it, so why not have fun doing it? The characters are only during the first few miles that are inside the parks, the rest of the miles are out on surface streets, so it isn’t like I am stopping for pictures every 5 minutes. I’m still running a half marathon, marathon, 10k or whatever the race is 🙂

    • Heather | 24th Jan 15

      I don understand NOT stopping for characters & pictures during a Disney rave! That’s the whole point. I can run 10ks orange half’s anywhere, but if I’m doing them at Disney, it’s for the fun & to meet characters.

  2. KellPow | 20th Jan 15

    I bet starting with the Star Wars music would be epic! Maybe something to consider adding to my running playlist…

    • Half Crazy Mama | 20th Jan 15

      Oh that’s a good idea! I never thought to add it to my playlist!!! 🙂

  3. Tricia Vaughn | 20th Jan 15

    Love your Runfit! So Cute!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 20th Jan 15

      Thank you 🙂

  4. Jennifer LE (@runningwithpugs) | 20th Jan 15

    The Star Wars music would have given me goosebumps and such a burst of adrenaline! So fun! I didn’t get to run it this year, but maybe in 2016…

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