RunDisney posted a picture of the 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon weekend medals today!
Aside from the strap, the medals for the Rebel Challenge and the Half Marathon are the same as last year. However, take a look at that 10K medal!
I absolutely love the x-wing fighter design and I love it much more than the stormtroopers from last year’s medal.
It looks like RunDisney keeps the same medal design for the long distance races for around 5 years before switching to give runners time to earn the medal design.
I love this idea (especially because it gave me the opportunity to earn my Tinker Bell Half medal, which I love), but I’m also glad that one out of the three medals I’ll earn in January will be different.
Just over 2 months until Jason and I run the Rebel Challenge!
…We better start thinking about our costumes…
Edit: I didn’t look too closely, but it looks like the spinner changed for the Rebel Challenge medal. Last year it was Yoda/Vader and this year it is the Rebel Alliance insignia and… something else unknown. This change makes sense, what with RunDisney hosting the Star Wars: The Dark Side half marathon weekend in Florida at Walt Disney World in the spring. They’re bound re-brand the Star Wars Half Marathon as “Star Wars: The Light Side” or something similar for next year.
Edit: StarWars.com posted some beautiful photos of the 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon weekend medals, revealing that the other side of the Rebel Challenge medal spinner features R2-D2.