2020 Olympic Trial Qualifier Wins Female Division of 3rd Annual Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon at Walt Disney World Resort

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Vanilson Neves of Sao Paulo, Brazil, won the Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon in 1:09:55 and 2020 Olympic Trial qualifier Brittany Charboneau of Denver won the women's division in 1:21:39. Earlier this year Charboneau also won the female division in both the Disney Enchanted Princess 10K and the Walt Disney World Half Marathon. More than 43,000 runners participated in the weekend's events, which included a 5K, 10K, half marathon, and kid's races.
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2017 Star Wars – The Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend, Part 2: 10K and Half Marathon

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Kim Scharoff and Tom Troost continue their coverage of the Star Wars – The Dark Side Half Marathon weekend events as they describe their successful completion of the Dark Side Challenge – the 10K and Half Marathon races. Saturday, April 22 – Dark Side 10K The 2016 Star Wars Dark Side races at Walt Disney … Continue reading "2017 Star Wars – The Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend, Part 2: 10K and Half Marathon"
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2017 Star Wars – The Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend, Part 1: Expo and 5K

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Lee and I did not attend any of the events of this year’s Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side weekend, so I prevailed upon friends to blog about the race weekend instead. Kim Scharoff and Molly and Tom Troost collaborated on notes and photos, and Kim wrote Part 1. A big thank you … Continue reading "2017 Star Wars – The Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend, Part 1: Expo and 5K"
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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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2017 Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – Part 1, Expo

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For the third year Lee and I participated in the 10K and half marathon races at Disneyland’s Star Wars Half Marathon. Or Star Wars Half Marathon – the Light Side as they now call it, to distinguish it from the Star Wars Half Marathon – the Dark Side at Walt Disney World. 🙂 Unlike previous … Continue reading "2017 Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – Part 1, Expo"
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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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2016 WDW Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – Part 3 – The Food

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What’s a Disney race weekend without the opportunity to enjoy a little food? And some adult beverages, too. 🙂 One of the things I was looking forward to on this trip was the opportunity to sample foods from the food booths at Epcot’s Flower and Garden (aka mini Food and Wine) Festival. Lee and I … Continue reading "2016 WDW Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – Part 3 – The Food"
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