Yesterday was my first day back at work after being in Disney for 11 days. I was catching up on everything from work and then I was noticing Facebook posts were popping up about Star Wars and a new race that was coming up. My phone was also dinging tweets with clues from runDisney. Sure enough by lunch time the announcement was made that there would be a race on January 15 in Disneyland for Star Wars with a 5K, 10K half marathon and kid races.
Registration Opens June 10 at noon. I bet it sells out in record time.
This is the second race in a month that runDisney has announced that I will not be able to attend. I am very bummed about this. I will be running my first Dopey challenge the weekend before in Walt Disney World. I already have plans to stay in Florida from Wednesday to Wednesday. I can’t hop on a plane and fly out West to do the Star Wars races. I do have a job and I would like to keep it! My husband will also kill me if I sign up for a race out West the following weekend.
Just a few weeks ago they announced the Castaway Cay Challenge which is the 5K run while sailing on the Disney Dream. This now presents an issue for those who have registered for the Castaway Cay Challenge and who want to do the Star Wars race because the ship doesn’t return until January 15th.
I think it is great that Disney finally offered the race that everyone has been waiting for, but I wish it was taking place in Walt Disney World in May during Star Wars weekend.