just revealed the first look at the medals runners will receive for completing runDisney’s Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side races!  Kids ages 13 and younger will have the chance to obtain the BB-9E medal.  All they have to do is finish one of the four races available:

  • 12 months and under – Diaper Dash for crawlers
  • 1-4 years old – 100m dash
  • 5-8 years old – 200m dash
  • 13 years old & under – One Mile Run

For the adult participants, those running the 5k will receive the Executioner Stormtrooper medal.  10k runners will receive the Praetorian Guard medal and those running the Half Marathon will receive the Captain Phasma medal.  For the runners feeling extra bold, those who participate in BOTH the 10k and Half Marathon will receive the Kylo Ren medal!

Normally, the Dark Side Half Marathon is balanced with the Light Side Half Marathon at Disneyland in Anaheim, California each year.  Unfortunately, they had to cancel all Disneyland races this year due to construction. However, runDisney has revealed the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon!  Those who wish to participate virtually can either break up the 13.1 miles or do so in one go around and will earn a Rebel Alliance Pilot medal!  For those that do both the Virtual Half AND the Half Marathon at Walt Disney World will earn the Kessel Run medal!

Is there anyone participating in any of these races?  I’ll be there running the 5k!  Look out for my next article about how my training is going!

Check out pictures of all the medals here:  Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side medals

Also, check out more information on the races here: The Dark Side race information and Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon

runDisney’s Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side races takes place April 19-22, 2018 at Walt Disney World in Orlando.