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runDisney announces new registration dates for 2019 races at Walt Disney World

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Earlier this spring, runDisney put its registration on hold for 2019 events, saying it would be introducing a new process. That meant that all those registration dates that devoted runners had planned their schedules around being in front of a computer or on a device would change, too. We finally have the new registration dates. … Continue reading "runDisney announces new registration dates for 2019 races at Walt Disney World"
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runDisney announces 2019 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend at Walt Disney World

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This year was the last year for runDisney's Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend - The Dark Side at Walt Disney World. And, presumably, 2017 was the last year for Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend - The Light Side at Disneyland. runDisney has just announced that in 2019 it will host Star Wars Rival Run Weekend at Walt Disney World. Runners will be able to choose which side of the Force they will run for during the race weekend. The dates have been moved up from the third weekend in April to April 4 through 7.
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Registration open now for new runDisney Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon

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Registration is open now for the new runDisney Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon. "Virtual race" refers to a race that can be run in any location, even as part of another actual race. There is no limit on the number of participants in the new virtual race, although there still is a deadline to register: February 28. Runners and walkers can sign up and start running the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon now. The deadline for completion is March 31. Participants are allowed to break up their 13.1 miles over multiple days or run it all at once. As with all runDisney half marathons, runners must be 14 years of age, and everyone must sign waivers online during the registration process. In this case, they must be 14 by March 31.The registration fee for the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon is $59 and it includes a Star Wars finisher medal and a downloadable race bib and finisher certificate.
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The Force is Strong! runDisney Star Wars Headed to WDW

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Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side Weekend, April 14 - 17. This new race weekend will include kids' races, a 5K and a 10K in addition to the half marathon, plus a variety of Star Wars experiences, medals, events and merchandise inspired by a galaxy far, far away. Among its many features will be a unique 13.1-mile course that sends runners through Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios and finishes at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. There will also be a Star Wars Dark Side Challenge -- running the 10K and the half marathon on consecutive days that offers each finisher a Death Star-themed medal. Jedi and Sith Lords who dare to experience Star Wars races on both coasts will have the chance to take on the Kessel Run Challenge. Kessel Run Challenge runners can earn a commemorative "Coast to Coast'' medal inspired by the Millennium Falcon starship.
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The Power of the Force: California Native Celebrates Victory at Star Wars Half Marathon — The Light Side

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More than 17,000 California runners were part of the 35,000 participants that joined the Rebel Alliances at Disneyland Resort in the third annual Star Wars Half Marathon - The Light Side. The race weekend featured several intergalactic family-friendly events, including a three-day runDisney Health and Fitness Expo, runDisney Kids Races, the Star Wars 5K, the Star Wars 10K and the Star Wars Half Marathon - The Light Side. Adam Roach of Pebble Beach, Calif., conquered the galaxy in the Star Wars Half Marathon on Sunday, crossing the finish line at 1:10:31. Jennifer Brill, 27, of Washington D.C., was the female winner on Sunday with a time of 1:24:15. Many half marathon runners will be on their way to Florida in April for the Star Wars - The Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend, in their quest to complete the Kessel Run Challenge.
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April 2017 Walt Disney World Bits and Bites

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Feature Article This article appeared in the March 28, 2017 Issue #914 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) Editor's Note: This story/information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all current rates, information and other details before planning your trip. = = = = = = = = = = = = … Continue reading "April 2017 Walt Disney World Bits and Bites"
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April 2016 Walt Disney World Bits and Bites

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Feature Article This article appeared in the March 29, 2016 Issue #862 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) Editor's Note: This story/information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all current rates, information and other details before planning your trip. = = = = = = = = = = = = … Continue reading "April 2016 Walt Disney World Bits and Bites"
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2017 Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – Part 3, Half Marathon

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Sunday – January 15, Star Wars Half Marathon We’d scheduled a wakeup call for 4:00 – but we never got it. Fortunately Lee is a “belt-and-suspenders” guy and had also set the alarm on his iPhone, so we were still up at 4:00. Since we knew from the day before that security wasn’t going to … Continue reading "2017 Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – Part 3, Half Marathon"
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2016 WDW Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – Part 2

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Sunday, April 17 – Half Marathon The half marathon was scheduled to start at 5:00, rather than the usual 5:30. Even though we knew that, the alarm going off at 2:15 was still a shock. The buses started running at 2:30, but we were driving, … Continue reading "2016 WDW Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – Part 2"
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2016 WDW Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – Part 1

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… But really, it was only last summer that runDisney announced a new Star Wars Half Marathon weekend to be held in Florida in April, 2016. But this one would have a Dark Side theme. All of the usual races: Kids Races, 5K, 10K, half marathon, … Continue reading "2016 WDW Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – Part 1"
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