For those of you who’ve had enough of the runDisney madness, I apologize in advance. You may remember my post about getting disenchanted with runDisney a couple of weeks ago in which I bemoaned the fact that runDisney is terrible about keeping new races secret. There ends up being tons of speculation and rumors about the race but nothing with the actual details officially announced until right before registration.
The Disneyland Star Wars race weekend just announced this week is no exception. I first heard solid rumors about this race from a Cast Member at Disneyland when I was there for Tink way back in January who was “100% certain” about the race. Guess she was right. Wonder why it took runDisney over four months to actually announce the race? They waited until everyone registered for the WDW weekend, Avengers and the new Castaway Cay challenge/cruise. Then, less than two weeks before early registration they announced the Star Wars races at Disneyland. I think they’ll be getting a good number of cruise cancellations and WDW weekend illicit bib sales and/or deferrals this year as people shift their plans to make it to the inaugural Star Wars weekend.
There have been rumors of two other race weekends. The first one is the Disneyland Paris race (learn more about that one on Patty’s excellent post). The second rumor (might still just be in the speculation/wish phase) is that there will actually be a second Star Wars weekend series of races at Walt Disney World. Then there could be a third special Coast 2 Coast medal with a Star Wars theme. Can you hear the runDisney cash register going ka-ching?!?!
Now that I’ve gotten over my disappointment over missing the inaugural Star Wars weekend because it’ll be in California and we just can’t afford that airfare right now, I’m going to speculate because it’s kind of fun.
Here’s my speculation totally not based on fact but completely created through various rumors I’ve heard AND my own quite fertile imagination AND my own selfish wishes:
A second Star Wars themed race (maybe the dark side/Empire themed!) at WDW with the same 5k, 10k and Half Marathon schedule and with the Half at night. Maybe maybe maybe even with an afterparty at Hollywood Studios.
The Florida Resident AP blackout dates for the spring of 2014 were April 12-25. For the spring of 2015 they are March 28-April 10. So I’m guessing it will be mid-March 2015, right before the spring break craziness hits.
The last sentence in this snippet from the runDisney website makes me wonder if they are foreshadowing the Dark Side race:Yes, this may just be wishful thinking, but that would be just awesome! So, what do you think? Possible? Probable? Completely unlikely? One thing we can be sure of is that runDisney won’t announce it (if it even exists) until after the DL SW weekend sells out (which will be faster than Han Solo made the Kessel Run!).