• On Sep 22, 2017
    Stacey from RI 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 am running the 2018 Dark Side Half Marathon. What resorts are the best to stay at (especially for spectators )? What resorts are along the course? Thanks! Stacey

    Hi Stacey!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I'm glad to hear that not only are you running the Star Wars Half Marathon- The Dark Side, but that you'll have some chEARleaders there to help you push through to the end!

    While we won't know the 2018 courses until the Digital Event Guide is released a few weeks prior to the race, our best indicator is to use the 2017 Half Marathon course with the understanding that there is potential it will change. If we look at that, the race began in the back of the Transportation & Ticket Center parking lot, with the closest hotel being Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. After the initial start, there is a lot of road and park running that doesn't really bring you close to any specific Resort hotel until around mile 10. After this point, runners went directly past Walt Disney World Swan Hotel and Disney's BoardWalk Inn. Other Resort hotels that would be in close proximity would also include Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Disney's Beach Club Resort and Disney's Yacht Club Resort. I hope this helps you plan your runcation.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions and May the Force be with you on the running course!

    -Lindsey ºOº
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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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