Next April, runDisney will host the Star Wars Rival Run Weekend at Walt Disney World. Now, the Disney Parks Blog has announced the specific themes for each of 2019 race weekend events, which will each feature a “light side” and “dark side” character from the saga.

  • As mentioned, next year’s Star Wars Rival Run Weekend races will celebrate some of the epic rivalries from the Star Wars franchise.
  • Thus, the themes for each event and challenges are as follows:
    • 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
  • Continuing the theme, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Challenge runners who register by January 15th, 2019 will be able to choose a side and have their selection represented on the race bibs.
  • Speaking of challenges, those participating in both the Rival Run Half Marathon and the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon can take sign-up for the runDisney Kessel Run Challenge.
  • The Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon theme will feature the loveable and iconic droid R2-D2.
  • runDisney’s Star Wars Rival Run Weekend will take place April 4th through the 7th at Walt Disney World.


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