runDisney Opens Registration for Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon and the runDisney Kessel Run Challenge

Today runDisney opened registration for the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon and the runDisney Kessel Run Challenge. This virtual race lets runners race from their own backyards as a part of the runDisney races.

The runDisney website describes them this way:

Race through the galaxy on a course of your choosing for the inaugural Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon! Whether you break up your 13.1 miles over multiple days or rack up the mileage all at once, runners will earn a one-of-a-kind, Star Wars-themed medal for their accomplishment. Don’t miss out on this Star Wars adventure like no other.

Plus, you can enhance your Star Wars race journey by participating in both the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon at home and the Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon taking place on April 22, 2018 at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. Those who take on this ultimate Star Wars challenge will earn the coveted runDisney Kessel Run Challenge medal!

For the runDisney Kessel Run Challenge runners must already be registered for the Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon or Star Wars First Order Challenge. Both the Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon and Star Wars First Order Challenge have pacing requirements that must be met in order to receive a Kessel Run Challenge medal.

Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon

Registration Dates: January 3 – February 28, 2018

Completion Timeframe: January 3 – March 31, 2018

Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon Highlights:

  • 13.1 mile run on course of runner’s choosing
  • Share your experiences at #StarWarsVirtualHalf

Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon Participants Receive:

  • Commemorative Star Wars Finisher Medal*
  • Downloadable Race Bib
  • Downloadable Finisher Certificate

runDisney Kessel Run Challenge

Registration Dates: January 3 – February 28, 2018

Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon
Completion Timeframe: January 3 – March 31, 2018

Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon
April 22, 2018 at Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida


runDisney Kessel Run Challenge Participants Receive:

  • Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon Medal, runDisney Kessel Run Challenge Medal* and Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race entitlements
  • Downloadable Race Bib for Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon
  • Star Wars-themed keepsake

runDisney Kessel Run Challenge Important Details:

  • Kessel Run Challenge participants will receive their Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon medal and Star Wars-themed keepsake at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo during the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race weekend.
  • Upon completion of the Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon within the pacing requirements, participants will be awarded the coveted Kessel Run Challenge medal in addition to their Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon medal.

As with all runDisney events, most of the details are subject to change. All the fine print and more specifics can be found on the runDisney website here. What do you think of these new runDisney opportunities? Will you be participating?

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