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Star Wars™ Half Marathon - The Dark Side

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Dare to defy Darth Vader himself in this first-ever Star Wars Half Marathon weekend event.

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Star Wars™ Half Marathon - The Dark Side

Use the Force to push through your own resistance and achieve a stellar personal breakthrough.

On Sunday, Star Wars' most legendary villain—Darth Vader himself—will reign over the first-ever Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Will you accept the challenge?

Face the Galactic Empire's Sith Lord—and your own dark fears—at 5:00 AM on the fields of Epcot. Feel the Force, and the enchantment of Disney, as you encounter powerful surprises, on-course entertainment—and a magical finale fit for a Naboo queen.

It’s all part of a weekend of fantastic races and intergalactic fun for Star Wars fans of all ages—at Walt Disney World Resort!

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Star Wars™ Dark Side Challenge

Challenge yourself to the ultimate test with the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge—combining the Star Wars 10K and the Star Wars Half Marathon!

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Star Wars™ 10K

Star Wars fans will delight in 6.2 miles of excitement running through Future World, World Showcase, Disney's Hollywood Studios and on to the ESPN Wide World of Sports for a 10K finisher celebration..

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Star Wars™ 5K

Now the entire family can thrill to a Star Wars 5K run—through World Showcase and Future World at Epcot—and be cheered on by storm troopers and even Darth Vader himself!

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runDisney Kids Races

From One Mile Run to the Diaper Dash, there's fun (and Finisher Medals) for Star Wars fans of every age at the New Balance Track & Field Complex!

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Capture Race Memories Forever

Purchase Memory Maker and get unlimited downloads of all your PhotoPass photos, including those taken during runDisney events.


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