runDisney Cancels 2020 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend Races

As circumstances continue to change rapidly around the world due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend has just been canceled. Due to runDisney races requiring local medical professionals and first responders being present to monitor and treat runners, this cancellation will free up those resources for more critical needs that may arise.

The 2020 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend was set to take place 4/16/20 – 4/19/20.

Race participants who purchased their registrations on will receive a refund for their race registration.

Star Wars Rival Run Weekend:
Runners registered for the 2020 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort will receive a refund back to their original form of payment for the following:

  • Race registration (Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Rival Run Challenge)
  • Commemorative merchandise
  • ChEAR Squad
  • Processing fee

Guests who’ve already received a partial refund will receive their remaining balance to a Disney gift card.

Refund Timing:
Refunds from runDisney can be expected to be processed in four to six weeks. If you haven’t received your refund after six weeks, please visit the “contact us” section on

Alternate booking methods:
Runners who’ve booked through a charity or tour operator should reach out directly to that organization.

On-sale dates:
On-sale dates for future runDisney races will be adjusted and more information will be shared soon.