As many of you know, there’s recently been an awakening in the Force. runDisney enthusiasts from the outer rim will soon enter a galaxy we like to call the Disneyland Resort. The Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend is set to take place January 14–17, 2016, and I can tell you this much ─ this year’s merchandise is out of this world.
The vintage-style design and logos of this year’s collection include subtle nods to X-wing fighters and classic Star Wars characters. In some cases, the patterns even seem to play a trick of the eye, creating what could be a certain villainous character. Not only that, but the throwback color palette is sure to hit home with Star Wars fans everywhere, as well as the occasional use of Aurebesh.
Look for the art to appear in a variety of formats and styles on short- and long-sleeve T-shirts, a ladies tank, hoodies, hat, magnets and performance jackets. If you’re curious as to what the team has so cleverly emblazoned on the back of the jackets … The Force is Strong With Me, of course.
Have you chosen to take on the Star Wars Rebel Challenge? No matter where your loyalties lie, the Rebel Alliance has certainly left their mark on this line of long and short sleeve T-shirts, pants magnet and hat, with art inspired by several notable figures, as well as a clever use of X-wing fighter pilot helmet.
Whether you choose to participate in one or all of the races taking place, look for an entire collection dedicated to the weekend event, including “I Did It” 5K and 10K T-shirts, an event logo T-shirt, performance T-shirt and jacket, tumbler, water bottle and mug, stem glass and backpack.
Many of you may have already pre-ordered your pins – they’re quite the fan favorite ─ but I have more to share. Debuting during the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend will be an event logo pin, and a Star Wars Rebel Challenge pin with a special spinner that features the Rebel Alliance logo on one side and R2-D2 on the other.
Wondering about Dooney & Bourke? I think you’ll find this eye-catching collection worth running for. Look for this year’s design to appear on a satchel, pouchette and letter carrier.
Finally, keep an eye out for specially created runDisney apparel, souvenirs and drinkware, Vinylmation, plush, Coast to Coast Race Challenge offerings and more.
I wish you all the best of luck as you make the jump to lightspeed and travel through hyperspace. May the course … and Force … be with you all!