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It is a weekend of galactic fun and fantastic runs during the Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Dark Side – at the Walt Disney World® Resort. You’ll be running on Darth Vader’s turf with the Emperor’s white uniformed stormtroopers cheering you on your way. Darth Vader, the Galactic Empire Sith Lord, has a weekend of powerful surprises in store including spectacular runs, special events, entertainment, and much, much more!

Feel the power of the force with runs for Star Wars™ fans of every age including the Star Wars™ Half Marathon, Star Wars™ 10K, Star Wars™ 5K, and the runDisney Kids Races. Challenge yourself to the ultimate test with the Star Wars™ Dark Side Challenge combining the Star Wars™ 10K and Half Marathon. It’s all part of the Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Dark Side, April 20-23, 2017. Choose your alliance! Run for the light side or run for the dark side – and May the Force be with you!

Galactic runs and family fun!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Now the entire family can thrill to the excitement of a Star Wars™ 5K run under the watchful eyes of Darth Vader and his stormtroopers! Star Wars™ fans (age 5 or older) are invited to take part in all the racing fun on a thrilling course winding through World Showcase and then Future World and on to the finish.

What’s Included?

  • 5K Unisex T-shirt*
  • NEW 5K Finisher medallion*
  • Official Event Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by November 15, 2016 for name to appear on bib)
  • On-course and post-race refreshments

May the Force be With You!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Star Wars™ 10K is packed with 6.2 miles of running excitement. The thrills begin on Floridian Way where you will head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® running down Hollywood Boulevard past Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts and on to EPCOT® where you will complete your journey!

What’s Included?

  • Champion Short-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women’s or Men’s Cut* View Size Chart
  • 10K Finisher Medal*
  • Official Event Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register before January 17, 2017 for name to appear on bib) *
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking signup for friends and family
  • Personalized results website

The Power of Darth Vader Meets
the Magic of Disney!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Star Wars™ most legendary villain, Darth Vader, the Galactic Empire’s Sith Lord, reigns over the first-ever Star Wars™ Half Marathon – Dark Side at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Feel the force on this 13.1 mile thrilling adventure.

What’s Included?

  • Champion Short-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women’s or Men’s Cut* – View Size Chart
  • Commemorative Finisher Medal
  • Official Event Guide*
  • iGiftbag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by January 17, 2017 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking sign up for friends and family
  • Personalized results website

The Ultimate Darth Vader Challenge!

Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, 2017

Darth Vader throws down a challenge of galactic proportions in the Star Wars™ Dark Side Challenge. Put the force to work for you in this ultimate test of your strength and endurance that combines the Star Wars™ 10K on Saturday with the Star Wars™ Half Marathon on Sunday. Choose your alliance – run for the light or run for the dark – then get set for an amazing 2-day, 19.3 mile-run. Runners who finish both races are awarded the Star Wars™ Dark Side Challenge Finisher Medal in addition to the Half Marathon and 10K Finisher Medals.

What’s Included?

  • Champion Short-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women’s or Men’s Cut* View Size Chart
  • Special Star Wars Dark Side Challenge Finisher Medal, along with Star Wars Half Marathon and Star Wars 10K Finisher Medals for completing the Half Marathon and 10K
  • Official Event Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by January 17, 2017 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed races, with live runner tracking signup for friends and family for both events
  • Personalized results website
  • Registration to selected race
  • 2-night hotel accommodation at selected Walt Disney World® Resort based on room occupancy
  • 2-Day MYW ticket with Park Hopper Option (upgrades available)
  • 1-Day FUN Card, which includes admission to (1) of the following:
    • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon – Water Park
    • Disney’s Blizzard Beach – Water Park
    • Disney’s Fantasia Gardens – Miniature Golf
    • Disney’s Winter Summerland – Miniature Golf
  • FREE GIFT! Official 2017 Star Wars™ Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend pin for all runners!
  • Complimentary transportation to all sporting events
  • Complimentary airport transfers courtesy of Disney’s Magical Express (available only at MCO)
  • All applicable taxes and processing fees

Hotel Accommodations

Disney's All-Star Sports Resort

Get in the game at this Resort hotel that salutes the world of competitive sports, including baseball, basketball, football, surfing and tennis. Go the distance and don’t be afraid to celebrate your inner fan amid sporty décor starring some of your favorite Disney characters. Hang out and catch some rays at the surfboard motif pool, grab a bite to eat in the End Zone food court, or watch a movie under the stars poolside on select nights!

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

A tropical paradise built around 45-acre Barefoot Bay, this Resort hotel brings the Islands to you with swaying palm trees, white-sand beaches and colonial architecture. Six villages—Trinidad North, Trinidad South, Martinique, Barbados, Aruba and Jamaica—host colorful Guest rooms, some pirate-themed! Enjoy “island hopping” (or pool hopping) as you explore 200 lushly landscaped acres, or simply find a hammock and soak up the sun.

Pricing

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort 

 QuadTripleDoubleSingle
Star Wars™ 5k$459$489$529$699
Star Wars™ 10k$499$529$569$739
Star Wars™ Half Marathon $579$609$649$819
Dark Side Challenge$739$769$809$979
Spectator$379$409$449$619

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

 QuadTripleDoubleSingle
Star Wars™ 5k$509$539$609$859
Star Wars™ 10k$549$579$649$899
Star Wars™ Half Marathon $629$659$729$979
Dark Side Challenge$789$819$889$1,139
Spectator$429$459$529$779

IMPORTANT


Booking, Payment & Additional Information

The above packages are quoted per person based on hotel, race category and room occupancy selected. All prices include taxes and fees. Hotel upgrades, ticket upgrades, and dining plan options are available upon request for any of the packages listed.

Cancellation Policy

For all bookings a 50% non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Remaining balance is due no later than December 15th, 2016. Packages paid in full are non-refundable, race registrations cannot be cancelled or deferred. Theme-park admission included in the package is non-transferable and valid 14 days from first use. Unused tickets expire by December 31st, 2017 and no full or partial refund will be issued for unused visits. Additional nights can be added to the package at an additional cost. Any modifications to an existing booking less than 45 days prior to arrival will incur a change fee of $60.00 USD per applicable package.

Annual Pass Holders

Annual Pass holders will be able to use their tickets towards renewal of their pass any time between January 1st, 2017 and December 31st, 2017. Alternatively, if the ticket goes unused during the event, you may also request a refund equal to the value of the ticket within the package. Proof of a valid WDW Annual Pass over the event dates is required at time of booking.

Register Now!

Please fill out the form below and one of our runDisney Marathon Coordinators will be sure to respond to your registration request quickly!

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