• On Mar 30, 2018
    Katie from CT 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.

    Hello! I will be a spectator for the Dark Side 1/2 Marathon on 4/22/18. Can we stand at any of the mile markers, even if they are inside a park? Will the runDisney transportation get us there? Any other tips for spectators?

    Hi Katie,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    ChEARing on our favorite runDisney athletes is always fun, and of course even Captain Phasma's First Order stormtrooper trainees need friends to root for them to run.

    The runDisney website publishes the Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side event information, including the race course and Spectator Viewpoint details in the digital event guide. Spectator Viewpoint options include the race start at Magic Kingdom which you can get to via the Rapunzel Parking Lot, and the race finish at Epcot which you can get to via the Imagine Parking Lot. runDisney transportation can get you from the host resorts to the race start area or finish line area.

    In my experience as a runDisney spectator, the finish line area is always the most fun spot to watch all the excitement. There is so much action, energy, and enthusiasm all around. You can use the runner tracking service to monitor a runner's pace via text message updates throughout the race to get an idea of when the runner will finish.

    You can also explore purchasing the chEAR Squad package that provides Reserved Finish Line ChEAR Zone seating.

    Another tip to share is to visit the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex where you can make signs supporting your runner.

    So bring on your shout-out voice and make enough noise to hear across the galaxy because there's lots of spectator fun ahead for you!

    Enjoy your Disney!

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Meet the Panelist: Jerry, Pennsylvania

The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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