• On Jan 14, 2017
    Indah from United Kingdom Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi I'm hoping to do the Star Wars HM in April 2017 where can I find the information regarding the course? And can my family watch for free? We have accidentally already booked our vacation when I found out this is on!

    Hi Indah!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. What a wonderful surprise to find out that your trip is during Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend- The Dark Side at Walt Disney World!

    Registration is now open for this race weekend, but I would not delay in registering as the events are popular and tend to sell out rather quickly and I'd hate for you to be disappointed after mentally committing yourself to take on the challenge! This can be done by visiting the Registration tab. 

    Depending on which race you choose, there are a couple different options for your family. Traditionally for the 5K and 10K distances, spectators are able to view their runner at the start and finish line, but not along the course. This is subject to change with each race though so I'd continue to visit the Spectator tab to see if additional information is posted as the weekend approaches.

    For the Half Marathon distance there are several different points your family is able to watch and support you! Course information will be posted closer to the event as well, but to keep up with the latest information I'd recommend signing up for the runDisney email notifications. This way you'll get an email when course information is posted and you and your family can figure out what works best for y'all!

    Your family may potentially be interested in checking out the ChEAR Squad Package, also under the Spectator tab. As a member of the ChEAR Squad they'll receive designated seating near the finish, hot and cold beverages, a private restroom and some awesome ChEAR Squad swag! This is sold for $49 per person and while it is not a necessity, it is a nice luxury!

    Please let me know if you need any more help!


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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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