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5 Reasons runDisney Needs a Star Wars Race

Not gonna lie.

I was the teeniest bit disappointed when runDisney announced the new The Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend.

Not because the concept isn’t cool. I mean, who doesn’t want to wear giant green Hulk hands and run down Main Street U.S.A. yelling “SMASH THE HALF! SMASH THE HALF!”

I was just hoping that they’d choose a different galaxy where people use lightsabers and blasters and wear honey bun hairdos and speak Yoda.

Because if they did, they could call it the Star Wars Hyperspace Half Marathon Weekend of Epic Intergalactic Awesome (Course for the Force is already taken) and these things could actually happen.

1. Race Bling

5 Reasons runDisney Needs a Star Wars Race | Babble

FINISHER’S MEDALS THE SIZE OF THE DEATH STAR. It’s the ultimate collector’s challenge! There would 4 medals to earn: Skywalker Family 5k, R2-10k, Hyperspace Half, and if you ran all three, you’d complete the Trench Run Challenge and be one with the Force. (Except not dead. Train, you will.)

2. The Force

5 Reasons runDisney Needs a Star Wars Race | Babble

Sensing a disturbance in the Force would finally be a good thing.

3. Hyperspace

5 Reasons runDisney Needs a Star Wars Race | Babble

Running at night, under a canopy of stars, would instantly transport everyone to a galaxy far, far away.

4. Star Tours

5 Reasons runDisney Needs a Star Wars Race | Babble

We would finally get to run past the place where all the adventures continue! The music alone makes the idea of it epic.

5. Race Costumes

5 Reasons runDisney Needs a Star Wars Race | Babble

Star Wars fans don’t mess when it comes to their cosplay. (Bonus points for flannel. And beards!)

 

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Related: runDisney Announces The Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend

Photo credits: Disney Parks, Disney Parks Blog, Lucasfilm, runDisney

One Mom MediaTravelhound Pilar wouldn’t mind being at Walt Disney World eating the ears off a Mickey ice cream bar right about now. But, since she can’t be at her “second home” year round, she curates happy thoughts on Disney Social Media Magic, a virtual springboard where breaking news and other Disneyfied thingamabobs are shared. For more mouse-minded geekery, join Pilar on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram and personal site, One Mom Media.

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