January 15, 2015

Star Wars Half Marathon weekend starts today!

The expo starts bright and early today for the inaugural Star Wars weekend of racing including the Rebel Challenge.  While we will not be in Anaheim to run these races, we will surely be following closely on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to see all the photos and enjoy all the posts by the runners. And if one member of this household knew about the Star Wars races and medals, there just might have been a new runner in my house!

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Here are some of the details for those of you lucky enough to be participating this weekend:

runDisney race expo:  We love everything about these race expos, well, except for the crowds!  There will be plenty of vendors trying to separate you from the money in your wallet so plan ahead as to how you will and won't spend your hard earned dollars!  Be sure to bring your signed waiver to make packet pickup go a little easier.   The expo is also your opportunity to pick up the latest New Balance runDisney style shoes, this year a little retro Mickey and Minnie!

Thursday, January 15 – 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, January 16 – 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 17 – 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Disneyland® Hotel Exhibit Hall

Race details: Some of you will be running just one of the races listed below, and if you are running the Rebel Challenge, you have the Saturday and Sunday double and then will receive that additional medal for completing the challenge.  If you add the 5k, this gives you the trifecta for the weekend and 4 beautiful medals to add to your collection.

Star Wars 5k
Friday, January 16, 2015
5:30 a.m.
Start/Finish: Disneyland® Resort

Star Wars 10k

Saturday, January 17, 2015
5:30 a.m.
Start/Finish: Disneyland® Resort

Star Wars Half Marathon

Sunday, January 18, 2015
5:30 a.m.
Start/Finish: Disneyland® Resort

Kids Races:

Saturday, January 17, 2015
9:00 a.m.  
Location: Simba Parking Lot near Paradise Pier® Hotel

If you are doing the Rebel Challenge that includes both the 10k and half race, you'll get some extra medals! 

The official event guide is available for download here.

The i-Gift Bag is available for viewing here.

Last minute tips:  If you are traveling by plane, be sure to bring all your race day gear in your carry on bag. Bring an extra pair of shoes for walking around the parks or if you are doing two races or more. Printable packing list is available here for those a little behind!  Most of all bring a smile and some confidence.  It will be a fun race weekend and we can't wait to cheer you all on from afar!

17 comments:

  1. I'm very excited to follow along with this one at home too. I would love to be earning the medals because I think the star wars theme is perfect. Someday...

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    1. Like you John, this is a race weekend we would like to do. But we have Princess and Tink on our race calendars this year so this was out of the question.

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  2. So want to run this one too! It will be another weekend of being glued to social media lol!

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    1. This would be a perfect race to do with your boys when they are older!

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  3. I'm very excited to follow everybody along on Social Media! Two weekends of a row of runDisney fun = lots of Social Media stalking. :)

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    1. Right? It is fun to virtually follow the Disney race weekends!

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  4. After running this past wkend I cannot think about another race challenge for awhile...haha. Though it looks like a fun wkend. Can't wait to be going out in May. -L

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    1. Lacey are you doing Princess this year? We will also be at Tink

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  5. OMG, my boys would die to be at this race...may have to put this on the bucket list. We are all about Star Wars in this house!

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    1. Add it to the list Sue. Yes, Star Wars races were a perfect addition since runDisney does Tink and Princess for the ladies!

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  6. I am so pumped!! I wish I could head down now to the Expo but sadly I have to work since I just got back from Dopey. However, i will go down tomorrow afternoon!

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    1. Have fun Juliana. We saw comments on twitter that the expo was crazy today!

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  7. So fun. Never been to Disney Land.

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    1. I like DL better than WDW because you can walk to everything. It is nice not having to ride buses everywhere!

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  8. I love DL too! It's so nice being able to walk to and from every where. This race isn't exactly on my bucketlist because there are several other RunDisney races ahead of this one.

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    1. I think Tom would be more interested in this race weekend than me, but I would like to do all the runDisney races at some point.

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  9. I'm here at Disneyland and the weather is gorgeous! One of these days we'll be at a rD event at the same time!

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