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runDisney offering a Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon themed race

Starting January 3 – February 28, you can register for the new virtual race at runDisney.com or at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo during Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, January 3-6. Complete 13.1 miles in your neighborhood, on a treadmill or wherever you enjoy running by March 31 to earn your one-of-a-kind Star Wars hardware.  

Info found on Disney Parks Blog

"This new virtual run experience also includes the 2018 runDisney Kessel Run Challenge, offering runners the chance to earn a special challenge medal for completing both the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon from home and the Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon on April 22 at Walt Disney World Resort."


Remember just a few months ago runDisney announced for 2018 there was not going to be any Marathons or half marathons in the Disneyland Resort area.  Lots of running enthusiasts were quite upset with this decision.  This new virtual half marathon comes at the perfect time for those Disneyland runners.  I believe this might just be the first time runDisney has offered a virtual half marathon race.

For the past two years I’ve participated in runDisney virtual running shorts 5k races ( you can find my article here and also here).  I’ve never participated in a half marathon but this sounds like a great way to start since I could go at my own pace.  The cost for this virtual race is $59 and is non refundable.  Your medal will be mailed to you several weeks after the end of race (March 31st).  International racers will need to pay an additional fee for shipping.  The medal is quite impressive.

For more info on this runDisney Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon and other events visit runDisney.com

What do you think of runDisney offering this virtual half marathon race?