For those training for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation, you might be at that point in your training where you are asking yourself, “Why am I doing this?” Well today I can show you one reason, the latest edition of amazing runDisney finisher medals.
For the first time I am excited to reveal the inaugural finisher medals for Star Wars race weekend, January 15-18 at Disneyland Resort. This is not a Jedi mind trick. These ARE the medals you’re looking for…
Star Wars 5K finishers will receive a colorful medallion featuring everyone’s favorite protocol droid, C-3P0. The Star Wars 10K medal is
pentagon hexagon shaped and prominently features a Stormtrooper.
The Star Wars Half Marathon medal may test your Star Wars knowledge. Those familiar with Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope will recognize that the medal is influenced by the Medal of Bravery presented to Battle of Yavin heroes Luke Skywalker and Han Solo.
For those taking on the Rebel Challenge and running the Star Wars 10K on Saturday and the Star Wars Half Marathon on Sunday, you will take home a third medal to acknowledge your accomplishment. The Rebel Challenge medal features a spinner medallion highlighting the good and evil in the galaxy: Darth Vader representing the dark side of the Force and Yoda representing the light side of the Force.
As Yoda, the legendary Jedi Master would say, “Do or do not. There is no try.” If you do you will claim your inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend medals at the finish line.
May the Force be with you.
A limited number of registrations for Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend remain open through groups and charities. For more information on this and other race weekends, visit runDisney.com.
These look pretty cool. Makes me almost-ALMOST- wish I was running. Although I do think the the 10K medal is a hexagon instead of a pentagon. I love the spinner on the half!
I’m excited! I will be earning all of these except for Artoo. I’m especially thrilled that the half finishers are getting Alliance Medals of Bravery!
Jaime is correct: the 10k medal is a hexagon, not a pentagon. However, Jaime, the spinner is for the Rebel Challenge (10k plus half marathon).
Thanks, Jaime and Mike – good catch!
Why no inaugural on the half marathon medal? It seems to be on all the other distances.
Robin you are right about ‘inaugural’ not being on the medal but it is on the ribbon.
Super bummed about no inaugural on the half medal. 🙁
(Especially since they are so beautiful)