runDisney announces Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend
by Leah Zanolla
May 27, 2014
After dropping some hints on social media this morning, runDisney
has announced a brand-new race - the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at the Disneyland Resort
. Sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Corporation, the inaugural race will take place January 15-18, 2015, just a few short days after the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
held January 7-11. The new event will consist not only of the half marathon, but will also include a 10K, 5K, Kids Races, Wookiee Welcome Party and an Expo. Like other runDisney events, there will be a special prize for completing more than one of the races. The Rebel Challenge will reward runners who take on both the Half Marathon and the 10K.
This is the third new race runDisney has announced this year. Back in February, the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon
Weekend was planned for November 14-16, 2014. Just a couple of weeks ago, news was released about the Castaway Cay Challenge
, a special medal for guests who do one of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend races, plus the Castaway Cay 5K during a cruise on the Disney Dream.
Registration for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend opens at noon EST on June 10, 2014. Detailed information about the event can be found here
. As the runDisney site says, "May the Course be with you!"