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Thank the Maker! runDisney Announces Star Wars Races in Disneyland

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 5K, 10K and a Half! Do the 10K and Half and be awarded the Rebel Challenge medal.  Yeeeessssssss!!!

Star Wars Half 10K 5K

Remember that time I reported “confirmations” of a Star Wars runDisney race from a Disneyland cast member?  She also said we would see an Avengers race coming- and you know what happened there.  She sounded pretty credible.  And confident.

People scoffed.

runDisney denied.

Well, it looks like she was right.

runDisney just broke the news. The races will be held in Disneyland over the Martin Luther King, Jr weekend.

You know… right after I run Goofy.  Gulp.

Details, details…ooohhh… but I’ll get my Coast to Coast, right?

By the way- you are welcome.  My original plan was to forgo Marathon weekend in the hopes that this news would come out.  I knew- just knew!– that as soon as I signed up for something as insane as running a marathon runDisney would decide to run Star Wars in place of Tinker Bell.  I may have to reconsider Goofy – I have to be honest here.  Star Wars trumps the Goofy races in my world hands down.  And if it comes down to money, well, I might have to push a WDW trip back a year.  Thank goodness for deferments!

Time to work on my proof of time NOW, how about you?

UPDATED:  from the runDisney Blog.

Our newest race weekend comes to Disneyland® Resort, January 15-18, 2015! In addition to the Half Marathon, the event will include a 10K, 5K, Kids Races, Wookiee Welcome Party and an Expo. Wield your lightsabers in the Rebel Challenge and you’ll be rewarded for completing both the Half Marathon and the 10K.

Sign up for the runDisney email to be notified when registration opens at Noon ET on Tuesday, June 10. May the Course be with you!


Thank the Maker- have our Star Wars races, y’all!  You know I’m excited!  How about you?  Will you make plans to run the Star Wars in less than 12 parsecs?

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Julie Anderson

Wednesday 28th of May 2014

I too was being laughed at when I was said this was happening. Then I posted that I had a very good feeling about this on Monday and still was told that this race was not going to happen, I laughed :) 4:45am Tuesday morning happened and the news started making its way. I am just laughing cuz obviously the course was strong with us :) ok so we had really good sources ;)


Tuesday 27th of May 2014

So what are we wearing? :)


Tuesday 27th of May 2014

Patty, you know I'm beyond excited about this race! I'm so excited that I know that the Star Wars Half Marathon and Rebel Challenge will replace the Disneyland Half Marathon and Dumbo Double Dare for next year. I'm thrilled to have more options out here at Disneyland! Now I've got to find the race registration money somewhere so I can register on June 10th.

By the way, I LOVE the graphic about proof of time! May the Force be with You!

@Disney_Bride /

Tuesday 27th of May 2014

If this race was in FL and during a different month, then maybe. But I'm not a Star Wars fan - so not tempted in the least.

Lauren @ Lauren's Glass Slipper

Tuesday 27th of May 2014

I want to go SOOOOO bad but the hubs and I already are signed up for Dopey with some friends. Maybe 2016! :0) Have a blast if you do decide to go!!