New Star Wars Run Disney event announced for 2015

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That’s right, you are always supposed to Let The Wookiee Win. At least at the new runDisney event announced today ! Just as Anonymouse predicted a new event has been added to the runDisney bucket list, Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend. They have added this weekend event to the Disneyland roster, giving each coast 4 different events.

May the Course Be With You

Grab your Light Sabers and join us for a weekend journey to a galaxy far, far away, other wise know as Disneyland on January 15th – 18th. There are various runs, special events, Disney Entertainment, Star Wars Characters and your favorite Disney characters to cheer you on as you Choose your Destiny !

Registrations for the Inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend opens at Noon EDT on June 10th, 2014.

There’s runs for every age, skill level, Jedi Knights and Padawans too. You can choose from the Star Wars Half Marathon, Star Wars 10k, Star Wars 5k and for our littlest Jedis the runDisney Kid’s races. Want to take on the whole galaxy? Combine the Star Wars 10k and Half – Marathon and join us for the Star Wars Rebel Challenge, for an out-of-this-world running adventure.

As Jedi Master Yoda says, “Do or do not. There is no try!” So may the force be strong within you and DO be a part of this inaugural 2015 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend, January 15-18.

Weekend Events Include (courtesy of runDisney):

Star Wars Half Marathon

Sunday, January 18, 2015

5:30 a.m.

Start/Finish: Disneyland® Resort

The Power of the Force meets the Magic of Disney!

Jump into hyperspace and feel the power of the Force during the first-ever Star Wars Half Marathon run at theDisneyland® Resort.  It’s a 13.1 mile intergalactic adventure in the most magical place on Earth. Your course takes you through Disney California Adventure® Park, past Disneyland® Park, and then on to the terrestrial streets of surrounding areas.  Follow the path to the Light Side with your Star Wars favorites cheering you on your galactic journey.   Never underestimate the power of the Dark Side. Darth Vader and the Forces of the Dark Side are not far behind!

The Star Wars Half Marathon Highlights

  • Timed Half Marathon race
  • 13.1-mile course through Disneyland® Resort and the surrounding areas
  • Star Wars Characters, Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters at the Finish Line
  • Race within walking distance when you stay at a Disneyland® Resort Hotel
  • Event transportation included when you stay at select Anaheim Area Hotels

Star Wars Half Marathon Race Participants Receive

  • Commemorative Finisher Medal*
  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women’s or Men’s Cut*
  • Official Digital Event Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register before October 10, 2014 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
  • Personalized results website

To receive the Star Wars Rebel Challenge Finisher Medal, you must register for the Star Wars Rebel Challenge. Registering for the 10K and Half Marathon individually will not make you eligible to receive the Star Wars Rebel 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 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.

Star Wars Rebel Challenge

Saturday, January 17 & Sunday, January 18, 2015

Start/Finish: Disneyland® Resort

The Ultimate Test for a Star Wars rebel!

Welcome to the rebel alliance! Now you can use the Force to amplify your strength and endurance in the ultimate test of your running skills during the Star Wars Rebel Challenge combining the Star Wars 10K on Saturday with the Star WarsHalf Marathon on Sunday. You’ll need all the power of the Force for this 2-day, 19.3-mile run. Rebels who finish both races are awarded the Star Wars Rebel Challenge Finisher Medal in addition to the Half Marathon and 10K Finisher Medals.

You must register for the Star Wars Rebel Challenge to receive the Star Wars Rebel Challenge medal upon completion of both races within the pacing requirements.

Star Wars Rebel Challenge Highlights

  • Two courses through Disneyland® Resort and the surrounding areas totaling 19.3 miles
  • Star Wars Characters, Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters
  • Race within walking distance when you stay at a Disneyland®Resort Hotel
  • Event transportation included when you stay at select Anaheim Area Hotels

Star Wars Rebel Challenge Participants Receive:

  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women’s or Men’s Cut for the Half Marathon, 10K and Star Wars Rebel Challenge*
  • Special Star Wars Rebel Challenge Finisher Medal, along with Star Wars Half Marathon and Star Wars 10K Finisher Medals for completing the Half Marathon and 10K*
  • Official Digital Event Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 10, 2014 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
  • Personalized Half Marathon results website

To receive the Star Wars Rebel Challenge Finisher Medal, you must register for the Star Wars Rebel Challenge. Registering for the 10K and Half Marathon individually will not make you eligible to receive the Star Wars Rebel 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 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.

Star Wars 10K

Saturday, January 17, 2015

5:30 a.m.

Start/Finish: Disneyland® Resort

Feel the power of the Force!

The Star Wars 10K race begins on Disneyland Drive where you’ll pass under the Downtown Disney® District on your way into Disney California Adventure® Park.  There you’ll make your way through all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood Blvd, race down Route 66, and past breathtaking Paradise Bay.  The race will travel down turn-of-the-century Main Street U.S.A., before it makes its way around the Rivers of America. After Disneyland®Park, the race will cut through Downtown Disney® by the Disneyland® Hotel continuing on to the City of Anaheim.  You’ll race through the enchanting, historic neighborhoods of downtown Anaheim, down the Anaheim Center Street Promenade and past Anaheim Ice on your way towards City Hall. Before returning to the Disneyland® Resort, you’ll make your way past the Anaheim GardenWalk and then it’s on to a spectacular finish near Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel.

Star Wars 10K Race Highlights

  • Timed 10K race
  • 10K course through the Disneyland® Resort
  • Star Wars Characters, Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
  • Race within walking distance when you stay at a Disneyland® Resort Hotel
  • Event transportation included when you stay at select Anaheim Area Hotels

Star Wars 10K Race Participants Receive:

  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women’s or Men’s Cut**
  • 10K Finisher medal
  • Official Digital Event Guide**
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 10, 2014 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

To receive the Star Wars Rebel Challenge Finisher Medal, you must register for the Star Wars Rebel Challenge.  Registering for the 10K and Half Marathon individually will not make you eligible to receive the Star Wars Rebel 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 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.

Star Wars 5K

Friday, January 16, 2015

5:30 a.m.

Start/Finish: Disneyland® Resort

Make it a Jedi Adventure!

Make it a Jedi event and bring out the whole gang Friday morning for the Star Wars 5K. May the force be with you as you make your way through the thrilling Disney California Adventure® Park, followed by a run along magical Main Street U.S.A. and past Star Tours in Disneyland® Park. It’s an intergalactic adventure for adults, teens, and tweens.

Star Wars 5K Run Highlights

  • 5K course through the Disneyland® Resort
  • Star Wars Characters, Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
  • Race within walking distance when you stay at a Disneyland® Resort Hotel
  • Event transportation included when you stay at select Anaheim Area Hotels

Star Wars 5K Run Participants Receive:

  • 5K Unisex T-shirt*
  • 5K Finisher medallion*
  • Official Digital Event Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 10, 2014 for name to appear on bib)*
  • 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. 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 during the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants.

runDisney Kids Races

Saturday, January 17, 2015  

Location: Simba Parking Lot near Downtown Disney® District

Jedi training for the tiniest Padawans!

It’s never too early to start your Jedi training! Every child eight and younger is invited to join the fun and participate in the runDisney Kids Races during the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend. Encourage your child to be a part of the excitement and sign up for any of the Kids Dashes. There’s even a Diaper Dash for crawlers! Space is limited. Each participant goes home a winner with a Finisher Medallion to remember all the magic.

Parents are allowed to run with their children, but only registered children will receive a finisher medallion. The event will follow a rolling start beginning with the 100m dash followed by the 200m, 400m and Diaper Dash.

runDisney Kids Races Age Groups

  • 12 months and under – Diaper Dash for crawlers
  • 1-3 years old – 100m dash
  • 4-6 years old – 200m dash
  • 7-8 years old – 400m dash

runDisney Kids Races Participants Receive

  • runDisney Kids Races T-shirt*
  • Kids Race Finisher medallion*
  • Personalized race bib (Must register by October 10, 2014 for name to appear on bib)*
  • Post-race refreshments

Dates, times and prices subject to change. Some Kids Races event categories may fill up before others. 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.

Star Wars Wookiee Welcome Party

Thursday, January 15, 2015

9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Location: Disneyland® Park

Kick off your Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend with your fellow Jedi’s at the Star WarsWookiee Welcome Party!

The Star Wars Wookiee Welcome Party features:

  • Private Party in Tommorrowland
  • Character Meet & Greets with Star Wars Characters and Classic Disney Characters in Star Wars Outfits
  • Entertainment
  • Dessert Reception
  • Select Attractions open including Space Mountain and Star Tours – The Adventures Continues, Astro Orbitor, and Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster*

*attractions subject to change

Dates, times and prices subject to change. Welcome Party subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Tickets are non-refundable, non-deferrable, and non-transferable.

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo

Thursday, January 15
Friday, January 16
Saturday, January 17

Location: Disneyland® Hotel Exhibit Hall

One-stop headquarters for all your Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend needs!

Headquarters for everything you need to prepare for race weekend is at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo in theDisneyland® Hotel Exhibit Hall. All runners must attend the Expo for race bib and packet pick-up. During this three-day Expo celebration, you’ll also be able to check out the latest Merchandise, and get a sneak peek at the latest in fitness apparel, footwear, sunglasses, high-tech gadgets, and nutritional products.

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo Highlights

  • Packet Pick-Up (see Event Detail page for more info)
  • Official Race Merchandise
  • Latest in apparel and fitness equipment
  • High-tech gadgets and nutritional products
  • Speaker Series

Exhibitor Information

If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, please visit our runDisney Expo page.

Official Race Merchandise

A variety of Official Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend merchandise will be available for purchase at the Expo.

All event information is subject to change.

Are you gonna let the Wookie win?  Join our Chip and Co RunDisney Addict Facebook page and tell us all about it. We also have discounted rooms for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon weekend and Tower Of Terror 10K.

 Email me (or call me at 832-233-4468) and I would love to help you plan your trip to run at the Walt Disney World Marathon. At Destinations in Florida, as an Earmark agency we make it our job to make your vacation worry free. Contact me today and I can get started as your free personal travel assistant.

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