Official 2020 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend

  • PrincessV

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    Jul 6, 2006
    As always, I truly do not care about medals when it comes to doing races, so no personal expectations let down here. But as a marketing pro the 5 and 13.1/19.3 on the half and challenge medals hurts my soul a bit. I understand the why behind different colors for each, but it's ugly. And pleasing-to-the-eye should come first in design. Now add in the different font sizes - blech! So unbalanced! I do like the art, though - I'm a big SW ships nerd and Vader on a medal always brings warmth to my cold Sith heart. ;)
     

    Disney at Heart

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    Apr 26, 2014
    I love every medal I’ve ever earned, and I am sure I will be proud to wear/ display these Star Wars medals, too. It is the meaning, not the design that I care about. But, then, that’s just me!
     
  • Chaitali

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    Jan 2, 2011
    Registered Tuesday for the Star Wars 5k!!

    It will be my first run

    2 hours after I registered, my brother tragicaly passed away in a house fire

    I will be running the 5K in his Memory
    I am so sorry for your loss. That is a wonderful idea to run this race in your brother's memory.
     

    Eeyores#1Fan

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    Jan 7, 2004
    Registered Tuesday for the Star Wars 5k!!

    It will be my first run

    2 hours after I registered, my brother tragicaly passed away in a house fire

    I will be running the 5K in his Memory
    Soooo sorry to hear about your loss. I think that's awesome you are running in his Memory.
     

    DurangoJim

    Earning My Ears
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    Oct 6, 2008
    I'm super excited about the Ahsoka/Maul medal. I signed up for the 5k after hearing the theme because I'm a big Ahsoka fan and the medal just confirms that decision for me.
    Us too! My wife and I are huge Ashoka fans. This will be our 2nd run disney race. We did a 10k 5 years ago and hadn’t planned on doing another but the Ashoka themed 5k was too good to pass up. Does anyone know if the course will be in Epcot?
     
  • Chaitali

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    Jan 2, 2011
    Us too! My wife and I are huge Ashoka fans. This will be our 2nd run disney race. We did a 10k 5 years ago and hadn’t planned on doing another but the Ashoka themed 5k was too good to pass up. Does anyone know if the course will be in Epcot?
    No one knows for sure yet. Last year the first 3-4 miles were outside the park, then miles 5 and 6 in Epcot, and finishing in the Epcot parking lot.
     

    1lilspark

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    Apr 7, 2016
    Us too! My wife and I are huge Ashoka fans. This will be our 2nd run disney race. We did a 10k 5 years ago and hadn’t planned on doing another but the Ashoka themed 5k was too good to pass up. Does anyone know if the course will be in Epcot?
    Courses for this race more then likely will be the same or similar to 2019 wine and dine depending on Epcot construction
     

    disneygirlsng

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    Jul 16, 2017
    I just hope they fix the start line for the 5K, that was awful!! That walk is one thing if you're doing a half/full (Princess and Marathon weekend), but for a 5K that was totally unnecessary. Registered 1.6 miles on my phone for the walk from the bus drop off to the corrals.
     

    jpakstis

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    Dec 3, 2018
    umm, and a medal now!
    Now you do but up until the early 80s only the winners got them. The rest got to eat a bowl of beef stew in the Prudential Center parking garage.

    it’s funny how much things have changed. Looking at old Boston Marathon photos and everyone running in heavy sweatpants and sweatshirts.
     

    Sleepless Knight

    Jedi Knight Seeking His Jedi Princess
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    May 15, 2008
    I LOOOOOVE all the medals!!! Kinda surprised to see so much negative. I would have liked the falcon medal, but I still really like this one!! Can't wait to get them alllll!

    ETA: I think this link shows the best quality pics of them. I liked them a whole lot more once I saw these pics compared to the first ones I saw.
    That improves my take on these medals for the most part. Sometimes I wish runDisney would do a better job with the reveal.
    Kessel lost its luster for some when they got rid of DL races anyways. Its more of a money grab than much else at this time. It is still the falcon on the medal after all.
    Honestly, I really hope that they are only offering Kessel Run right now as a placeholder until Disneyland races return. Otherwise, I think they should drop Kessel Run. And I say this as someone who has registered now for 2 virtual Kessel Run races.
    I had also read that the design for the Kessel Challenge medal was going to change quite a while ago, so I was expecting it to be different than it has been.
    I expected a new medal because of the 5th anniversary thing, but I did not expect a redesign that major.
    I really want a Jar Jar medal now.

    I’m not shocked at the Kessel Design - at least it will vary my husband’s medal display for his Star Wars medals some.
    I'm starting to actually really like the new Kessel Run medal, but I really understand why some dislike it. If I did not have the original version of the Kessel Run medal, I might not be very happy either.
    Registered Tuesday for the Star Wars 5k!!

    It will be my first run

    2 hours after I registered, my brother tragicaly passed away in a house fire

    I will be running the 5K in his Memory
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of you brother. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find a measure of peace and comfort during this incredibly difficult time and joy in the memories you shared with your brother and a knowledge that death is a comma, not a period.
     

    rteetz

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    Feb 20, 2013
    Emh for December and January have switched from morning to evenings for Hollywood studios. I wonder if they will do this half marathon morning giving more time for runners to get through Hollywood studios before it opens
    This is purely due to Rise of the Resistance at this time.
     



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