• Orlando,
    United States
  • April
  • 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

Jodie Bayardo

Cocoa, Florida, United States
6 9
"May the force be with you!"
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Jodie Bayardo's thoughts:

As a Florida local, I have the good fortune of running many Disney races and the Star Wars Half is a solid option. I recommend it for any Disney fan, but especially for a Star Wars junkie. The medal is, to this day, one of my favorites, and the shirts are great too. The expo is straight forward, and well run. There is no confusion as to where you need to go and there are plenty of staff members and volunteers on hand to answer any questions you may have. The expo is a great opportunity to take some character photos and grab some merch. These items often sell out and are not available at the finish line, so if you like something, grab it while you can!
Race morning is extremely early, but transportation can be confusing and traffic will be heavy so give yourself PLENTY of time to get there and settled in your corral. There are characters at the start line too, so you'll want extra time to snap a few more pics. The course is flat, but I wouldn't call it fast. This race is full of first timers and large groups. It is extremely congested. Disney is not a race that you plan to PR. You pay dearly to run it, so enjoy running through the parks and take advantage of character photo stops. The finish lines are really wonderful and well produced. You feel like you are breaking the tape even if you ran a 5 hour half! The medals are GORGEOUS and Disney is extremely well run and organized. Photos are easy to access with your race bib and the My Disney Experience app but they are NOT free- so invest in a photo pass if race photos are important to you.

I would highly recommend this race for first timers, families, friend groups, and anyone who loves Star Wars!! It's a lot of fun to take your time, relax, and soak it all in :)

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