Registration opens today for Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend presented by Sierra Nevada

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May the Course be With You as you take part in this all new event coming to Disneyland January 15th – 18th, 2015. Registration opens today, June 10th at Noon Eastern. Not sure what the weekend entails? Here is a rundown of the different events you can choose from. If you are gonna let the Wookiee win, be sure to contact our friends at Destinations in Florida for their discounted rooms in a galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation

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!

Star Wars Rebel Challenge presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation

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 10K presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation

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 5K presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation

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.

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.

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

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

Are you gonna let the Wookie win?  We have discounted rooms at a Disneyland Good Neighbor hotel available for this event.

Be sure to 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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Erin is a lover of all things Disney, especially Disney World.  She is a DVC member, an AP holder, a Mom of two kids she is raising as the next generation of Disney-addicts, and also helps others plan their magical vacations working as a vacation planner for Destinations in Florida, email or call at 832-233-4468, and she can start working on making your vacation magical and stress free.
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