Star Wars™ Half Marathon - The Dark Side

April 19-22, 2018 – Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida

It is a weekend of galactic fun and fantastic runs during the Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Dark Side - at the Walt Disney World® Resort. You'll be running on Darth Vader's turf with the Emperor's white uniformed stormtroopers cheering you on your way. Darth Vader, the Galactic Empire Sith Lord, has a weekend of powerful surprises in store including spectacular runs, special events, entertainment, and much, much more!

Feel the power of the force with runs for Star Wars™ fans of every age including the Star Wars™ Half Marathon, Star Wars™ 10K, Star War™s 5K, and the runDisney Kids Races. Challenge yourself to the ultimate test with the Star Wars™ Dark Side Challenge combining the Star Wars™ 10K and Half Marathon. It's all part of the Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Dark Side. Choose your alliance! Run for the light side or run for the dark side - and May the Force be with you!

There is no better way to plan your runDisney vacation than through Woodbrey Family Travel. With Cody’s help and experience in running over 20 runDisney races you will be the most prepared to run the best possible race you could hope for. Lets take this journey across the finish line together!

Weekend Events:

runDisney Kids Races and the 19.3-mile Star Wars™ First Order Challenge

Star Wars™ Dark Side Half Marathon

Star Wars™ Dark Side 10K

Star Wars™ Dark Side 5K

runDisney Kids Races presented by GoGo squeeze® Applesauce on the Go - Kids Dashes

runDisney Kids Races presented by GoGo squeeze® Applesauce on the Go - One Mile Run

For additional information and to register for this event, please call Cody at 435-757-0838 or by email at

Star Wars™ Half Marathon — The Dark Side Packages include:

  • Selected Race registration
  • 2-day Magic Your Way® Ticket with Park Hopper®
  • 2-night accommodation at either Disney's All-Star Sports Resort or Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Complementary Ground Transportation*
  • Champion® Short-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women's or Men's Cut for the Half Marathon, 10K and Star Wars™ Dark Side
  • Commemorative Finisher Medal
  • Official Digital Event Guide
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • Personalized bib*(Must register by TBD for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking sign up for friends and family
  • Personalized Half Marathon results website

* Complimentary ground transportation includes: Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation to and from Orlando International Airport and select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels, with complimentary luggage delivery. Disney shuttles buses to the famous Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, runDisney Health & Fitness Expo and to the event races. All bib registrations require a minimum of two nights in either Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort or Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort along with a minimum of a 2-Day Magic Your Way® Ticket with Park Hopper® Option. Make note the bib registration price does not include the cost for neither the room nor tickets. Tickets can be upgraded for more days in the parks and the Disney Dining plan can be added to any package.

** Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and tech shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants who did not participate. Disney reserves the right to refuse the entry into, and/or revoke any registration for, any race for any reason in its sole discretion with refund of any applicable registration fees being the sole remedy of any such refusal and/or revocation.

All Disney names and logos are used with permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement by Disney, express or implied, of any organization, company, or fundraising campaign. Disney does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on this website. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Disney, and agreement with those views may not be implied by use of the Disney names and logos.

Come for a Race, Stay for the Fun!

Celebrate your race accomplishment a with a Disney vacation that's more affordable, more flexible and more relaxing than ever before! Each race weekend travel package offers a variety of hotel options, which include race weekend event transportation service, and access to theme park tickets for savings on select multi-day tickets.

When your family gathers together in a Walt Disney World® Resort or Disneyland® Resort hotels during your race weekend, the imaginative themes, spacious accommodations, fine dining and Disney hospitality will add a unique touch of magic to your trip. It's the perfect way to make a lifetime of happily-ever-after Disney memories!

And there is no better way to plan your runDisney vacation than through Woodbrey Family Travel. In addition to helping you plan an unforgettable vacation, booking through us guarantees you entry into the race even when it sells out.