Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend By The Numbers

Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend By The Numbers

Star Wars takes over Disneyland. (Photo: Disney/Ali Nasser)

The inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation takes runners to a galaxy far, far away from January 15-18, 2015 at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend By The Numbers

Finisher medals (runDisney)

The new Star Wars-themed race weekend includes the title Star Wars Half Marathon, Star Wars 10K, Star Wars 5K, runDisney Kids Races and the two-day Star Wars Rebel Challenge, where runners complete the 10K and half-marathon on back-to-back days. All told 23,000 runners are scheduled to take part in the races, with many of them registered for multiple events.

Runners earn finisher medals themed to the franchise, with characters from the movies appearing along the course.

Here’s a look at runDisney’s newest race weekend by the numbers.

Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend By The Numbers

209,000—runners who take part in runDisney events each year

28,950—registrations for the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend

12,200—runners registered for the Star Wars Half Marathon

10,400—runners registered for the Star Wars 10K

5,100—runners registered for the Star Wars 5K

5,200—runners registered for the Star Wars Rebel Challenge, including the 10K and half-marathon

1,250—kids registered for the runDisney Kids Races

122—minutes it took the Star Wars Half Marathon to sell out

83—age of the oldest female runner, Dorothy Ingetti from Arcadia, California

80—age of the oldest male runner, Roy Wright from Tacoma, Washington

80—minutes it took the Star Wars 10K to sell out

79—runners celebrating their birthday at the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend

58.5—percentage of female runners

54—minutes it took for the Star Wars 5K to sell out

53—U.S. states and territories represented including all 50 states, plus Washington D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico. California, Florida, Arizona, and Washington are the most represented.

41.5—percentage of male runners

38—minutes for the runDisney Kids Races to sell out

24—minutes it took the Star Wars Rebel Challenge to sell out

2—theme parks runners go through at the Star Wars Half Marathon presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation: Disneyland and California Adventure

1—debut year of the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend

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Karla Bruning is a race announcer at the TCS New York City Marathon + other major events, TV host for the New York City Triathlon + contributor to Shape, Redbook, Runner's World + other publications. She used to report for Newsweek but spent her free time squeezing in workouts. Now it's her job. She's run 8 marathons, 30 halves, 10 triathlons + open water swims. When she's not running, talking about running or writing about running, she's snuggling her baby, spoiling her dog + compulsively traveling.

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  1. 1

    I’m looking forward to seeing pictures on rD to see the costumes.
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  2. 3

    Those Star Wars races at Disney sound like a really cool way to get your kids involved in running. What a great idea.



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