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Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend - The Dark Side

Discussion in 'Running at WDW' started by HolleBolleGijs, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. HolleBolleGijs

    HolleBolleGijs Well-Known Member

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    I didn't see a thread about this! Anyone participating? I just signed up for the 5k (second 5k, first RunDisney event)!
     
  2. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    dreamfinder Well-Known Member

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    10k reopened today.
     
  4. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    Just announced, The Orchestra plays at F&G that weekend! :happy:

    I'm running the half.
     
  5. dreamfinder

    dreamfinder Well-Known Member

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    10k sold out again
     
  6. psherman42

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    I'm doing the challenge! I haven't gone running since Wine and Dine (oops..thanks Wisconsin winters..I hate treadmill running) so this could be my worst race ever lol. But I'm excited anyway!
     
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  7. Chet Dakota

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    I will be there again this year and will run all three events. This will be the second year that I will have run all three Star Wars races at both DLR and WDW. Excited that the 10k and Half courses will be different from 2016.
     
  8. LizaMarie89

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    I'm running the half! Super excited!
     
  9. Gucci65

    Gucci65 Well-Known Member

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    I have signed up for the 5 and 10. My sister is doing the challenge. Training using Jeff Galloway's method. I really don't like running but promised my sister I would do it with her
     
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    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    Can we expect the same courses used for the W&D 10k and Half?
     
  11. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    I'm running all three this year. Did just the 10k last year. The medals for this year's race are awesome! I'll be jumping into the middle of Galloway's training when I get back from the Princess with an 11 miler that first Sunday I'm home. Oh, joy. :D

    And if I don't kill myself between the Glass Slipper and Dark Side Challenges, I'm probably going to be joining both @Texas84 and @Chet Dakota in Anaheim in January 2018...I really want that Kessel Run medal! It will match the 12 Parsecs magnet on my car. ;)
     
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    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    Is there anyway to merge the SW Dark Side Announced thread with this one? Is that something Steve has to do?

    I agree with @Texas84 - this is a much better thread title.
     
  13. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    This is different. The start for the 10K and half is shown as 'Floridian Way' so I'm guessing a start at the TTC. Both finish at Epcot.

    No description for the half other than start and finish but here is the 10K:

    "The Star Wars 10K is packed with 6.2 miles of running excitement. The thrills begin on Floridian Way where you will head to Disney's Hollywood Studios® running down Hollywood Boulevard past Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts and on to Epcot® where you will complete your journey!"

    SIAP
     
  14. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    Avatar opens in May. Wonder if we get to run through it? :)
     
  15. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    More importantly, how many runners will get picked up by the Balloon Ladies because they forgot about the race and spent too much time exploring Pandora?

    They should have a special soft opening just for us runners Sunday evening. To make up for the lack of after race parties.

    :D
     
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    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    @Texas84,

    There's some nasty weather heading your way. We just got tornado warnings in my part of NW Florida. Stay safe!
     
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  17. LizaMarie89

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    I saw a rumored map for the half marathon that went through AK, HS and ended right outside Epcot. What did you all think of the course last year (I know it was different)
     
  18. Chet Dakota

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    I hated the Half course last year. Not enough Park time, too much parking lot at DAK (the parking lot curve with no end), and the worst of it was the sand/dirt/gravel road through the woods to the finish at ESPN.
     
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    I hated that path through the woods to WWoS. Narrow path, uneven surface with too many things to trip a runner. And then we end up running on gravel? I decided I was going to run on the grass and didn't care what they thought.
     
  20. LizaMarie89

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    oooh let's hope this map is correct and it's better this year - no gravel paths because that sounds miserable.

    But they are predicting the parking lot loop again :( But it also looks like running near a lot of construction? So maybe it is Pandora?

    http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=586539 That's the site.
     
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