Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend

Star-Wars-Half-WDWThe long awaited and much anticipated Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend is debuting at Walt Disney World in April 2016.  This race weekend consists of the Star Wars Half Marathon, Star Wars 10K, Star Wars 5K and Kids Races.  For those that pledge their allegiance to the Empire, there is the Dark Side Challenge for completing the Star Wars Half Marathon and Star Wars 10K.  This is also the second half of the Kessel Run Challenge for those that completed the Star Wars Half Marathon in Disneyland in January.

This race weekend will be taking place April 14-17, 2016 beginning with the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, followed by the races and numerous other fun Disney events!

The following is information on Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend.  Please refer to each individual event for more detailed information.  For all blog posts related to Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend, click here.


Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend Events

Star Wars Half Marathon
Star Wars 10K
Dark Side Challenge
Kessel Run Challenge
Star Wars 5K
Kids Races
Health & Fitness Expo


Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend Event Schedule

Star Wars Dark Side HashtagsThursday, April 14th, 2016
10:00 am – 7:00 pm runDisney Health & Fitness Expo

Friday, April 15th, 2016
6:00 am Star Wars 5K
9:00 am – 7:00 pm runDisney Health & Fitness Expo
11:30 am runDisney Kids Races

Saturday, April 16th, 2016
5:30 am Star Wars 10K
10:30 am – 4:00 pm runDisney Health & Fitness Expo
11:30 am runDisney Kids Races

Sunday, April 17th, 2016
5:00 am Star Wars Half Marathon


General Race Weekend Information

All race participants  MUST attend the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to turn in signed waivers and pick-up race packets.

Click here to print your waiver.
Click here for more information on the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo.

Race-Transportaion-SignAll Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, including Shades of Green and the Swan and Dolphin are Host Hotels for Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend.  Look for signs and runDisney officials for the location of your resort’s transportation.  Transportation times to the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo are as follows:

Thursday, April 14
From Host Resorts to Expo: 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Transportation from Expo to Host Resorts concludes at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 15
From Host Resorts to Expo: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Transportation from Expo to Host Resorts concludes at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 16
From Host Resorts to Expo: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Transportation from Expo to Host Resorts concludes at 4:30 p.m.

Transportation methods and times for the races will vary per day and per hotel, so please refer to each race for times.

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