The 2019 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend Themes Announced


2019 will mark the 4th anniversary for Star Wars race weekends at the Walt Disney World Resort. You can join the Empire/First Order or the Rebellion/Resistance from April 4-7, 2019!

The theme for the next runDisney Star Wars event is “epic rivalries.”

Here are the rivalries announced for the Star Wars Rival Run Weekend:

  • 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

Runners can also participate in the  runDisney Kessel Run Challenge where they can complete both the  Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon and the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon.

The Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon is a fantastic way to add to your experience or join in even if you can’t attend the physical race. You do it at your own pace and in your own home town! This year, the medal is R2-D2!

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The 5k is very friendly to kids and adults of most fitness levels. I’m not skinny and I’m not an in shape runner, but I did it. I saw people of all different levels and physical handicaps participate and have fun.

Participants who register for the Star Wars Weekend races by January 15, 2019 will have the opportunity to choose which side they want to run for–the light or the dark. That selection will be reflected on the race bib design.

If you don’t register by then the “Force will choose your fate” and you will be assigned the light side or the dark side.

Where can I register?

You can register by visiting runDisney or contacting your travel agent. We recommend Academy Travel, as they can offer runDisney packages for you. You can check the ones for the Star Wars races, or other runDisney events and sign up HERE.

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