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Run to The Dark Side at the Disney’s New Running Challenge

The Walt Disney World Resort has given both running enthusiasts and Disney fans years to run among its most beloved characters. 

Now they are introducing a whole new onslaught of characters to run among, The Stars Wars cast and crew. 

Yes, get excited, you can know get together with your closest friends and act out scenes from your favorite movies.

We’re not saying that the princesses and Goofy’s off the world need to move out the way, but these races are meant to take you to a galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars Dark Side Challenge

The races will be held in a similar format to the Disney Princess, Goofy and Marvel road races.

The Challenge will run from April 14th through the 17th and include a 5K, 10K, half marathon and kids races.

If you complete the 10K and half marathon you will conquer the Challenge. The races were run in January 2015 at Disneyland – The Light Side - and their success helped solidify their addition to the Florida race line up.

Storm troopers will cheer you on along with all of your friends and family.

Stop by the special events and performances that will take place over race weekend.

Race Swag

There are a number of reasons people run Disney races. Whether it’s to stay fit, run a new PR (personal record) or to complete a 50 state challenge there is one thing that most races come with, RACE SWAG!

If you register before January 8, 2016 your name will appear on your race bib.

Any runner can attest to the euphoric feeling when they complete a race, getting that hard earned medal is something to show off.

The shirts you get with your registration are going to be something that you aren’t likely to toss and the finisher’s medals will hang proudly around your neck for the rest of your race.

Every race finisher will receive a finisher’s medal.

What to Wear

Remember that this race is being held in April, which means warmer weather.

The humidity won’t in full effect yet, but you may want to dump the storm troopers costume if your plan is to run a sub-1: 30 half marathon – unless you’ve been training in it for the last 16 weeks.

You can always wear your favorite Star Wars gear at the pre-race dinner.

Get your custom race drift ordered in time and save the race shirt for the day after the race.

Short sleeve or tank top style tops are recommended, as are light sabers – just make sure you don’t battle other runners during the race.

The half marathon will begin at 5:00am so you can expect cooler temperatures and mostly pre-sunrise conditions.

 Registration begins on September 22, 2015 and prices range from $15-$330.

May the Force be with you!

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