Planning on running in the Star Wars Half Marathon — The Dark Side this coming weekend? Of course, getting out and being active alongside fellow Star Wars fans is beneficial. However, a big part of the fun is also collecting the commemorative products available for the event, and the items lined up for the 2017 half marathon have been announced.
Find out more from Mary Myers, event product developer, courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog:
“Guests will feel the power of the dark side with this year’s assortment [laughs],” exclaimed Mary. “I loved building off the success of last year’s inaugural race merchandise. We brought back fan favorites like car magnets and pins that look like miniature medals from the races. New this year is an overall event weekend shirt that has a silver chrome treatment used on the lettering and graphics. It really makes the shirt shine like stars from a galaxy far, far away.”
In this year’s assortment, Mary included some of the most iconic Star Wars characters including Darth Vader, stormtroopers, or Kylo Ren. Select items are available for guests participating in the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side, Star Wars 10K, Star Wars 5K, and the runDisney Kids Races.
Guests will also find event merchandise for those participating in the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge (combining the Star Wars 10K and Half Marathon), or the Kessel Run Challenge for runners who ran both the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side and the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side.
Finally, we are releasing three new Dooney & Bourke handbags created especially for this event. The combination of the red and black Star Wars character graphics is stunning to see in person. Two of the handbags will include a commemorative logo hangtag.
Look for these and other commemorative products during the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The Expo will be open during the following times:
- Thursday, April 20 – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, April 21 – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 22 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.