If you're a Disney fanatic who also enjoys a satisfying workout, then you've undoubtedly considered running one of the the company's famous half-marathons, marathons, 10K, or 5K races. But participating in these runs isn't easy — historically, it means making your way to one of the Disney theme parks, paying for the race fee, then paying the $100+ price for a park ticket. But on Jan. 3, Disney made an announcement that will make Disney races more accessible to the masses. Introducing . . . the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon!
Just like a traditional Disney race, the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon offers perks — like a special, themed finisher's medal — to participants.
But unlike standard races, this half-marathon can be completed anywhere; from your own neighborhood streets to your treadmill. Heck, you could complete your run while watching the Star Wars movies if you wanted! And the virtual half also allows participants to break up the 13.1 mile race length into as many segments as they want, so long as they complete the full distance. runDisney's website describes the experience as an adventure fit for the most passionate Star Wars fan:
"Race through the galaxy on a course of your choosing for the inaugural Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon! Whether you break up your 13.1 miles over multiple days or rack up the mileage all at once, runners will earn a one-of-a-kind, Star Wars-themed medal for their accomplishment. Don't miss out on this Star Wars adventure like no other."
Registration for the virtual race is open between now and Feb. 28, and the completion time frame for the run is Jan. 3 – March 31. You can definitely run 13.1 miles by the end of March, even without traditional planning! While themed costumes aren't required for this particular Disney race, we certainly wouldn't blame you for dressing up to run, even if you're doing it at home!