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2016 Star Wars™ Half Marathon - The Dark Side

April 14-17, 2016

Feel the power of the force with runs for Star Wars™  fans of every age including the Star Wars Half Marathon, Star Wars 10K, Star Wars 5K, and the runDisney Kids Races. Challenge yourself to the ultimate test with the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge combining the Star Wars™ 10K and Half Marathon. It's all part of the first-ever Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side, April 14-17, 2016. Choose your alliance! Run for the light side or run for the dark side - and May the Force be with you!


Dream Departures Travel is ready once again to help you plan an amazing runDisney weekend experience. Each Runner Package includes your race registration and minimum two-night hotel reservation. We'll also have specially priced theme park tickets so you can enjoy the rest of Walt Disney World® Resort before or after the race . Spectator packages with hotel and specially priced theme park tickets are also available. 


If you'd like to request a quote, please complete our Race Regisration Request.  Race weekend park tickets are now available! Once confirmed, your tickets can be linked to your MyDisneyExperience account. Purchase Now so you'll be ready to make your FastPass+ reservations. Email us with any questions. If you haven't booked your room yet we can help with that as well! 


Looking for a different race? View our other runDisney events HERE.

Race registration rates include all fees
  • Star Wars Dark Side Challenge: $365.00 - SOLD OUT

  • Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side$220.00 - SOLD OUT

  • Star Wars 10K$135.00 - SOLD OUT

  • Star Wars 5K$95.00 - SOLD OUT

An initial hotel deposit of $150 plus your registration fees is required to confirm a race registration.
Important Notes
  • Race Registration Request does not guarantee the ability to purchase a Runner Package. Packages are limited and will sell out.

  • Race registrations are non-refundable, non-transferable and may not be deferred.

  • Each package requires a minimum 2-night stay.  Race registrations are not sold separately. You may extend your stay subject to availability.

  • Limit of 2 race registrations per room.

  • The initial deposit required to confirm your Runner Package is non-refundable. 

  • Final balance on all packages is due on or before February 1, 2016. 


Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side Highlights

  • Entertainment on-course

  • Event Weekend Transportation for Walt Disney World® Resort guests

  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters


Star Wars™ Half Marathon - The Dark Side Participants Receive

  • Champion® Short-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut* (5K receives unisex t-shirt)

  •  Finisher Medal* (5K receives Finisher Medallion)

  • Official Digital Event Guide*

  • iGiftBag

  • Personalized bib (Must register by January 8, 2016 for name to appear on bib)*

  • On-course and post-race refreshments

  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking sign up for friends and family (10K and above races)

  • Personalized results website for Half Marathon



Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees  and initial room deposits are non-refundable.


*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and t-shirt. Finisher medals/ medallions will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that did not participate. 

Disney reserves the right to refuse the entry into, and/or revoke any registration for, any race for any reason in its sole discretion with refund of any applicable registration fees being the sole remedy of any such refusal and/or revocation.



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