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Inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend - January 15-18, 2015 (Disneyland)

Discussion in 'Running at WDW' started by Ariel484, May 27, 2014.

  1. Ariel484

    Ariel484 Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea how to post Instagram videos, but runDisney posted one this morning with Chewy running in a runDisney bib. The tweet says, "a distance measured in Parsecs" and they make sure to show a number that is something like 6.832342604e-13 ...and those of us that can convert Parsecs to miles (or can Google it...i.e. me) will see that this converts to 13.1 miles.

    http://t.co/2OLx7e64ET

    They also posted a link to a Darth video on Facebook with the hashtag #LetTheWookieeWin and responded to a tweet with the following: "We won't keep you waiting this morning!"

    Might we get an announcement today?! The internet will explode.
     
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    durangojim Well-Known Member

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    I am sooooo psyched for this! I saw some speculation on the net that this might take place out at DL replacing the Tinkerbell race. Whatever it is I am going to try my hardest to go. Can't wait for the announcement!
     
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    Hoping it is in FL (maybe during Star Wars weekends). That would be a cool coast to coast challenge. Star Wars in WDW and Avengers In DL.
     
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    durangojim Well-Known Member

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    Jan 15-18. Must be DL. Can't do it 2015 but 2016 if it's still around!
     
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  5. Ariel484

    Ariel484 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I bet you're right that it's in Disneyland. I was hoping it would be replacing Expedition Everest weekend in WDW (even though the temperature would be SUPER dicey)...with marathon weekend the weekend before this I almost surely won't be able to do it in 2015.
     
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    What is the source for those rumored dates? DL would be a disappointment, this would be perfect if they tied it into Star Wars Weekends at the Studios. Besides, DL just received a new race. #LetTheWookieeWin, that's hilarious.
     
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    Ariel484 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    runDisney's Twitter account:
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    https://twitter.com/runDisney/status/471282564884209666
     
  8. FerretAfros

    FerretAfros Well-Known Member

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    Given the dates, I suspect we'll see a 5K, 10K, and Half (+1 expo-only day Thursday). There's been rumor of a challenge, but I have don't have a ton of faith in that at this point. I would be surprised if there's not at least one Death Star-shaped medal

    The Darth Vader video that they posted on FB was filmed at DL's Tomorrowland Terrace (where they do the Jedi Training Academy), which seems to further support the notion that this race will be at DLR

    That said, I'm disappointed but not surprised by that decision. DLR races need more capacity, but can't be any larger due to course constraints (they're 2/3 the size of WDW's races, with a rabid local fanbase who will jump on anything 'special'), so they need additional race weekends. Star Wars seems like a much better fit for WDW, especially if they could combine it with Star Wars Weekends (though the weather might not be great). As much as I try to like them, the DLR races don't seem as well organized as the WDW ones, and the "scenic" streets of Anaheim are anything but
     
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    durangojim Well-Known Member

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    Confirmed as DL in this pic http://instagram.com/p/ogPP3Non71/
     
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    durangojim Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps this will be tied in to an announcement of a retheming of Tomorrowland at DL into a more Star Wars themed land as was speculated last year. Details were available on Miceage
     
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    Ariel484 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Ariel484 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    So I feel like registration is going to have to be sometime over the next couple of weeks...Princess Half registration begins July 15. I'm guessing this will sell out faster than Avengers did.
     
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    Last year's Tink general registration opened July 9. Given that it's the same weekend, I would expect a similar registration timeline. Then again, with the speed at which these fill up, they can pretty much do it whenever they want and it will be full long before the event
     
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    wow another one, and another "challenge" no doubt.
     
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    And the pricing is still going up ... $195 to start for the Star Wars Half. Gulp.


    Entry Fees and Deadlines*

    Star Wars Half Marathon

    • $195 by July 22, 2014
    • $210 between July 23 and August 19, 2014
    • $225 on or after August 20, 2014
    Star Wars Rebel Challenge

    • $320 by July 22, 2014
    • $345 between July 23 and August 19, 2014
    • $370 on or after August 20, 2014
    Star Wars 10K

    • $105 by July 22, 2014
    • $120 between July 23 and August 19, 2014
    • $135 on or after August 20, 2014
    Star Wars 5K

    • $70 by August 23, 2014
    • $80 on or after August 24, 2014
    runDisney Kids Races

    • $20 by August 23, 2014
    • $25 on or after August 24, 2014
    Star Wars Wookiee Welcome Party

    • $99
    • Under 3 - $0
    ChEAR Squad

    • Bronze - $0
    • Silver - $45
    • Gold - $69
    • Platinum - $99
    • Under 3 - $0
     
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    Ariel484 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    They're inching closer and closer to $200 for a half marathon registration...
     
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    Mad Stitch Well-Known Member

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    I found this interesting.

     
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    Ariel484 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Hmm...good catch. Sounds like the 10K and 5K go through both parks.
     
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    th.jpg
     
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