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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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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Bibs still available for some runDisney Star Wars Dark Side races this weekend

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As of the writing of this blog post, some of the Star Wars Half Marathon - Dark Side races -- the 10K, the half marathon and the First Order Challenge -- still have spots available. Runners should register through Active.com as usual on the runDisney website. Deadlines for Last Chance Registration are 3 p.m. ET on Friday, April 20, for the 10K and the challenge. Runners interested in the half marathon have until noon ET on Saturday, April 21. These deadlines are in place as long as spots remain in the races; they can sell out at any point.
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