Following in the footsteps (no pun intended) of their Virtual Running Shorts series, today runDisney announced that they'll be offering a Star Wars-themed virtual half marathon. As the Disney Parks Blog explains, this virtual event will allow participants to complete the 13.1 race from anywhere and receive a specially designed medal for their accomplishment. Furthermore, the virtual half-marathon will also have a tie into the upcoming Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon at Walt Disney World. Those who compete in both the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon and the Dark Side Half Marathon will earn a Kessel Run Challenge medal.

Registration for the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon is now open and will remain on sale through February 28th. Participants will need to complete their race by March 31st. The Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon will take place at Walt Disney World on April 22nd.

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