The Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend will take place for the fourth time in 2019 at Walt Disney World. This time the theme will be Star Wars Rival Run Weekend. The following races will take place:
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
The races will take place April 4-7, 2019.
If you can’t make it to Walt Disney World the first weekend in April, you can sign up for the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon. You have from January 3 until March 31 to complete 13.1 miles. You’ll receive a finisher medal, as well as a couple of downloads. You do not need to complete the entire race at one time, and you are in charge of keeping track of your progress.
You can also sign up for the runDisney Kessel Run Challenge. With this, you’ll compete in the half marathon at Walt Disney World, as well as the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon.
I haven’t participated in the actual race but I have volunteered for it. Everyone seems to have a wonderful time! Plenty of people dress up, and there are character stops and other fun things along the way. The event benefits Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida.