runDisney Offers Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon

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The Disney Parks Blog announced yesterday that there will be new runDisney Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon event! I’m so excited about this!  If you register between now and February 28th at runDisney.com you can participate in the event and earn a special Star Wars-themed medal.  You can also register from Jan. 3-Jan. 6 at the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo in Walt Disney World.

What I absolutely love about this is that you can do it from your home town. You don’t need to go to the parks to participate!  If you are international, you can also participate in the virtual challenge!

“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.”

If you want to run at the parks there is an amazing tie in event called The Kessel Run.

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“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.”

According to the registration page here are the rates and what they come with.

“runDisney Kessel Run Challenge – $69

AMENITIES:

• Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon Medal, runDisney Kessel Run Challenge Medal and Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race entitlements

• Downloadable Race Bib for Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon

• Star Wars-themed keepsake”

Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon -$59

AMENITIES

• Commemorative Star Wars Finisher Medal

• Downloadable Race Bib

• Downloadable Finisher Certificate

During the registration you can also donate money to the Starlight Children’s Foundation for Star Wars: Force for Change! runDisney will also be making an independent donation to the Starlight Children’s Foundation “in honor of the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon.”  The Starlight Children’s Foundation helps hospitalized children and their families around the world.

You get to participate in something a lot of people want to do, but might not be able to afford the trip to do, and make a difference for children at the same time!

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I am so excited about this and I am planning on signing up. Please join me and together we can rule the galaxy!

What do you think? Will you participate? Comment and let us know!


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