Walt Disney World Star Wars Half Marathon 2016 Opens

Star Wars Half Marathon 2016 The Dark Side Registration Opens

The Star Wars Half Marathon start at Disneyland (Photo: runDisney)

Registration for the Star Wars Half Marathon 2016—The Dark Side opens Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 12 p.m. Eastern. The race will storm Walt Disney World in Florida from April 14-17, 2016. The race weekend follows the original Star Wars Half Marathon—The Light Side at Disneyland in California from January 14-17, 2016.

Star Wars Half Marathon 2016 Dark Side Registration Opens

Light Side or Dark Side? (Photo: runDisney)

The new Star Wars Half Marathon 2016 Weekend will include a 5K, 10K, Kids Races, multi-day race challenges, and a three-day runDisney Health & Fitness Expo.

Runners who complete the inaugural Star Wars Dark Side Challenge, by running the 10K and half marathon on consecutive days, will earn a Death Star-themed medal. Runners must register for the challenge and not each race individually.

And if you complete both Star Wars Half Marathons at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, also known as the Kessel Run Challenge? Fans take home a Millennium Falcon starship “Coast-to-Coast” medal.

The Star Wars Half Marathon will get a new 13.1-mile course through Walt Disney World. Runners will fly through Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and finish at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

The Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon—The Light Side is sold out, but entries may still available through charity and tour groups.

Star Wars Half Marathon 2016—The Dark Side Entry Fees

Star Wars Half Marathon
Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Epcot

Star Wars Dark Side Challenge
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Epcot
Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Epcot

Star Wars 10K
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Epcot

Star Wars 5K
Friday, April 15, 2016 at Epcot

runDisney Kids Races
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
$15 Dashes
$30 One Mile Run

For more information or to register, visit runDisney.com.

As a member of the media, Disney sometimes provides me with complimentary attendance at runDisney events. But as always, all opinions are purely my own. I really do believe in being honest about my experiences. For more information read my Disclosure Policy.

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Karla Bruning


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.


09 2015

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    So tempting . . .
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