Day Two of the RunDisney Star Wars First Order Challenge brings the Dark Side Half Marathon. On Day One, I did the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge 10K. On Sunday, April 22, 2018, I ran in the RunDisney Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon.
We stayed at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort for this trip.
When we arrived on Friday, our first stop was the Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports. They were ready for us!
Since I was doing the Kessel Run Challenge of half marathons for both the Light & Dark Side, I got the coveted wrist band.
At the expo I got to meet up with my “running mentor” Jeff Galloway. He even signed my race bib!
Yesterday on the Star Wars site, they revealed the 2017 RunDisney Star Wars Half Marathon – Dark Side medals. This event takes place at Walt Disney World in Florida in April 2017. I am so excited I signed up for the Dark Side Challenge, which means I will run the 10k & Half Marathon in back to back days, thus earning me three medals. I will end up with a StormTrooper for the 10K, a Kylo Ren for the Half Marathon, and a Death Star for the Dark Side Challenge!
2017 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – Dark Side Collection
2017 Star Wars Dark Side Kids Races Medal
2017 Star Wars Dark Side 5K Medal
2017 Star Wars Dark Side 10K Medal
2017 Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon Medal
2017 Star Wars Dark Side Challenge Medal for completing the 10k & Half Marathon
Kessel Run (awarded to those who run the Light Side and Dark Side Half Marathons in CA & FL)
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.
To see my post on the recap of the race expo, go here.
The race weekend consisted of Kid’s Races, 5k, 10k, and the half marathon. There were also two challenge events. There was the Dark Side Challenge which was accomplished if you completed the 10k and half marathon events. There was also the Kessler Challenge. This was the biggie. It was for those runners that completed both the challenges for the Star Wars – The Light Side at Disneyland and the Star Wars – The Dark Side at Walt Disney World. I only ran the half marathon so that will be the remainder of this recap.
If you are running in the RunDisney Star Wars – The Dark Side Half Marathon, click here to find your bib information.
Here are the corral assignments:
Half Marathon Corral Assignments
Dark Side Challenge Corral Assignments