On April 17, 2016 I ran the Inaugural RunDisney Star Wars – The Dark Side Half Marathon at Walt Disney World in Florida. After not doing a RunDisney event for two years because they have just got so expensive, being a Star Wars Junkie, this race had me from the announcement.
The race weekend started on Thursday and included Kids Races, 5k, 10k, and the half marathon. Since I only participated in the half marathon, we drove down on Friday and stayed until Monday. When we arrived on Friday, we went to the race expo at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.
We met up with our friends Matthew & Kira at the expo.
The race expo even had Storm troopers marching around the complex.
When we went to leave, the storm troopers started pursuing us. We were able to shake them eventually.
All in all it was the typical RunDisney race expo. After two years of not doing a RunDisney event, I see why. Nothing has been done to change things. Why RunDisney when we attend the expo on the second morning, that all the race merchandise is all sold out and picked over. Yet, when we go on Ebay we see numerous people selling the merchandise at double the price? I know you are all about the money, but how about giving the race participants a chance to buy some of the gear. How about simply selling merchandise to only people with race bibs? How about limiting people to a max of 2 items. It is very disappointing. However we complain about this after every race and yet you do nothing. Please respect your running audience and give everyone a chance to have some race merchandise.
Sorry for the rant be it is very frustrating. Stay tuned soon for the race recap of the Star Wars – The Dark Side Half Marathon.