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runDisney jumps to lightspeed with 2019 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend Races

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The fourth year of Star Wars themed runDisney races at Walt Disney World will be held April 4-7. Guests can participate in an entire weekend of Galactic fun featuring rivalries from the popular galactic saga. Each race has its own theme and it’s own themed medal and runDisney just revealed what the 2019 themes will be.

Each race features a dark side vs. light side rivalry:

  • Star Wars Rival Run 5K | Finn and Captain Phasma
  • Star Wars Rival Run 10K | Han Solo and Boba Fett
  • Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon | Rey and Kylo Ren
  • Star Wars Rival Run Challenge | Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader
  • runDisney Kids Races | BB-8 and BB-9E

If you want to take your running rivalry to the next level of Jedi Mastery, you can complete the runDisney Kessel Run Challenge and fulfill your running destiny when you finish both the Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon at Walt Disney World Resort and the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon. This year’s Virtual Half Marathon theme will feature R2-D2!

Here are some highlights from last year’s Star Wars Half Marathon:

If you’re planning your run, do note that you can choose which side of the Force you will run for. Participants of the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Challenge who register by January 15, 2019, will have the opportunity to choose their side, which will be revealed through the design of their race bib during the event weekend! For those who register after that date, the Force will choose your fate.

Learn more about the Star Wars Rival Run Weekend, including non-race related events, or register for your own race, on the runDisney website.

RunDisney fans, what is your favorite part of a Star Wars half-marathon weekend?