The 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend takes runners to a galaxy far, far away. OK, it’s actually at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, which will be swarming with Rebel Alliance forces from January 14-17, 2016.
The Star Wars “Light Side” themed race weekend includes the 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 consecutive days. All together 30,000 runners will awaken The Force, with many registered for multiple events.
Here’s a look at runDisney’s galactic race weekend by the numbers.
2016 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend By The Numbers
$1.78 billion—worldwide box office receipts for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to date
$20-$30 million—estimated local economic impact of Disneyland half marathon weekends
261,000—combined miles adult runners will tackle at the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend. That’s 1.36125299e-8 parsecs.
250,000—runners who participate in runDisney events each year
30,000—registrations for the 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend
14,000—runners registered for the Star Wars Half Marathon
10,000—runners registered for the Star Wars 10K
5,000—runners registered for the Star Wars 5K
5,000—runners registered for the Star Wars Rebel Challenge, including the 10K and half-marathon
1,250—kids registered for the runDisney Kids Races
84—age of the oldest Star Wars Half Marathon runner
65—percentage of runners who are from California
58—percentage of female runners
42—percentage of male runners
28—countries represented among runners, topped by the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Brazil, Australia, and Japan
14—age of the youngest Star Wars Half Marathon runner
9—runDisney race weekends in 2016
7—Star Wars films that have been released to date
5—Star Wars films, including continuing episodes and spin-offs, in the Disney pipeline
2—Star Wars-themed race weekends in the runDisney series. The other is the Star Wars Half Marathon “The Dark Side” at Walt Disney World from April 14-17.
2—returning champions who will defend their 2015 Star Wars Half Marathon titles: Nick Arciniaga and Jennifer Berry. They also won the 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon.
1—number of Star Wars movies Disney plans to release each year, ad infinitum
May the course be with you, runners!
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