Here is a look at the race medal from the 2016 Inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon I ran this weekend. It is a two-sided spinner medal.
Side One has Darth Vader.
Side Two has Emporer Palpatine.
If you want your very on medal, the 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend is slatted for April 20-23, 2017.
You can check them out further on my Florida Medal Page.
On Sunday, November 29, 2015, I ran the Space Coast Half Marathon in Cocoa Village, Florida for the third time in as many years. This was my third of five years running this race for the Big Bang Series. The Big Bang Series, is a five year plan, in which they will offer a finisher medal of one of the space shuttles each year, with a three year Milky Way Challenge medal, and a five year Intergalactic Challenge medal if you complete all five years.
The previous two year medals were for Space Shuttles Columbia & Challenger.
This year, the medal recognized the Space Shuttle Discovery. Discovery was NASA’s third shuttle orbiter to launch in August 30, 1984. It flew 39 missions, and is best known for carrying the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit on STS-31 in April 1990. Discovery made 5,830 Earth Orbits, 148 million miles, and spent a total of 365 days in space (1 year).
On Sunday, November 29th I will run the Space Coast Half Marathon near Kennedy Space Center in Cocoa Beach, Florida. This will be the third of five races in their Big Bang Series.
The series started in 2013 and they are offering a different medal each year celebrating each of the five space shuttles. In 2013, we got the Columbia medal and last year we got the Challenger medal. This year is special in that we are able to get two medals. We will get the Discovery medal above, but we will also get a Milky Way Challenge medal for completing the first three legs of the race.
2013 Medal – Columbia
2014 Medal – Challenger
Here are all the medals if you finish all five years.
Finally, here are the race recaps from the previous two year: 2013 Space Coast Half Marathon & 2014 Space Coast Half Marathon.
It’s time for Lift Off!!!! Besides Disney races, this is the ultimate start to a race!
The 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend advanced registration window for Disney Vacation Club members is now open!
Starting at 12 noon ET on Tuesday, April 14, DVC members can begin registering for 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon weekend events. The marathon and its accompanying races will be held January 6 – 10, 2016 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Early event registration is a perk made available to Disney Vacation Club members. Note that there are limits to the number of registrations which will be accepted during the early sign-up period. Popular events often fill-up within hours of the start of early registration.
For a link to the early registration page, visit DVCMember.com and click on Membership Magic then Special Offers.
Information contributed by www.dvcnews.com.
If you were one of the lucky ones to recently get a slot in the RunDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon, you need to start training! The race will be on Saturday, November 7th. My friend Denny over at DizRuns.com has put together an online group training run program for this particular race. If you are new to RunDisney events, or the Wine & Dine Half Marathon, this maybe just what you need for motivation, direction, and encouragement in getting across that finish line in November.
As for the program, Denny is offering a deal to our blog followers. Click on this image above for more details. So if you’re thinking about running this race, and if you’re thinking you’d like to meet some awesome runners and have a specific program in place, I’d encourage you to jump at this opportunity. Click on the image above or this link to be connected.
Good luck in your training and the race!
On Sunday, November 30, 2014, I participated in the Space Coast Half Marathon in Cocoa Village, Florida. This was my second of five years running this race for the Big Bang Series. The Big Bang Series, is a five year plan, in which they will offer a finisher medal of one of the space shuttles each year, with a three year Milky Way Challenge medal, and a five year intergalactic medal if you complete all five years.
Last year the medal was for the Space Shuttle Columbia.
This year, the medal recognized the Space Shuttle Challenger. The medal was very meaningful to me, because as a kid, I grew watching the shuttle program, and was watching the day Challenger exploded shortly after liftoff. The medal has 7 stars on it to represent the lives of the astronauts we lost on that day.
The 2014 Space Coast Half Guide is now available for the 2014 Space Coast Half & Full Marathon on November 30, 2014. I cannot wait to run this for the 2nd year in the Big Bang Series, and get my Space Shuttle Challenger medal!