runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon at Walt Disney World Announced

Earlier today runDisney announced what the galaxy had long been waiting for: Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side at Walt Disney World in April 2016.

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In addition to the half marathon, there will be kids races, a 5K, a 10K and of course - a challenge! The Dark Side Challenge will have its own Death Star themed medal that will be awarded to runners after completing both the 10K and half marathons. If you partake in the Kessel Run Challenge - you're getting a Coast-to-Coast Millennium Falcon themed medal!

Important dates:

Registration opens September 22, 2015 to the general public. I'm still checking on DVC and AP early registration dates. Proof of time is due January 19, 2016. That's plenty of time to train hard and PR a local race!

Below is the schedule of events and registration prices:

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Saturday, April 16, 2016

Star Wars 5K $75
Epcot®
Friday, April 15, 2016

Star Wars 10K $110
Start: Epcot®
Finish: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Saturday, April 16, 2016

runDisney Kids Races $15 (dashes), $30 (1mile Run)
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Star Wars Half Marathon $199
Start: Epcot®
Finish: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Star Wars Dark Side Challenge $330
Walt Disney World® Resort
Saturday, April 16 - Sunday, April 17, 2016

Who's in?