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Star Wars Race Weekend April 21-23, 2017

May the force be with the many runners of the Star Wars race weekend events happening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios April 21st through the 23rd 2017.

Starting with the Star Wars 5k on Friday April 21st at 6:00am, families will race through Epcot. Even the youngest runners can participate in the dashes at 11am, Friday and 1 mile race at 12:30pm on Saturday, hosted at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Saturday April 22nd kicks off with the Star Wars 10k, racing through Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot starting at 5:30am.

Then on Sunday April 23rd the Half Marathon, starts at 5:30am at the Magic Kingdom parking lot, ending at Epcot.

For those wanting even more – race participants can complete the Ultimate Darth Vadar Challenge by completing the 10k on Saturday and the ½ marathon on Sunday.

Run for the light or run for the dark, but choose your course wisely. For more information about this and other runDisney races, go to the registration website at

Congratulations to the many runners this weekend!

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