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Run Towards Disney Springs with Special Offers for runDisney Athletes All Weekend Long

Kelsey Noland

by , Digital Integration Manager, Disney Experiences

It’s almost race weekend again at Walt Disney World Resort as we gear up for the Star Wars Rival Run Weekend presented by Otterbox! If you’re a seasoned runDisney fan or first-timer, Disney Springs is the best spot to start your big weekend—and with complimentary transportation directly from the expo, it’s so easy to get here! All you have to bring is your race bib or medal to unlock savings and offers just for you April 4-7, 2019.

Not sure where to start? No problem! If you’re a diehard Star Wars fan, here are a few you won’t want to miss:

Kipling: Save 25% off one full price item including their special edition capsule collection inspired by a galaxy far, far away; Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company: Save 20% off your purchase* plus complimentary ripple art featuring the race logo (*exclusions apply); Spiltsville Luxury Lanes: Save 20% off food and non-alcoholic beverages including bowling (perfect for a little friendly competition.); Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers: Save 10% off your purchase (Ask a team member about the Darth Vader statue covered in Swarovski Crystals!) UGG: Save 10% off your purchase including their collection of Star Wars personalization patches.

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company ripple art featuring the race logo

Speaking of personalization, the Marketplace is the ultimate destination filled with merchandise to commemorate your race victory.  New this year at Disney’s Days of Christmas are Star Wars personalized ear hats—pair them with a light or dark side ornament to add to this year’s Christmas tree. Across the way at The Art of Disney, you can purchase a specialty character sketch from one of our talented Disney artists or even a custom medal frame design to show off your new bling. Looking to carry the magic with you on your cell phone? Swing by D-Tech on Demand at Marketplace Co-Op for complimentary personalization with a purchase of a phone case or MagicBand.

R2-D2 and BB-8 Ear Hats

Other can’t miss spots include our new Mac and Cheese Food Truck at Exposition Park serving up 5 gourmet cheesy dishes perfect for a pre-race meal. I recommend the Lobster and Shrimp Mac and Cheese but you can’t go wrong! (Hours vary each day. Check the schedule here.) After you’re done carbing up, step into The VOID—Hyper-Reality Experience and recover Imperial intelligence vital to the Rebellion at Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. (Purchase tickets here.)

There are over 60 special discounts and offers for runDisney race participants to take advantage of this weekend. Be sure to stop by the Disney Springs booth at the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo and pick up a guide to see the whole list or look for it in your virtual goody bag. Good luck to all our race participants this weekend!