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No Trench Run Necessary: runDisney Reveals 2019 Star Wars Medals

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It’s an iconic scene: Luke Skywalker and Han Solo walk down the aisle to Princess Leia, standing ready to place medals around the pilots’ respective necks in recognition for their heroics at the “Battle of Yavin.”

Thankfully, you don’t have to make it through Star Wars: A New Hope’s trench-run to earn a medal. All you have to do is run, or walk (and register).

This morning, StarWars.com revealed the cadre of medals available to participants on this year’s schedule of virtual and actual runs.

StarWars.com reported:

Luke Skywalker could feel the conflict within Darth Vader, but Emperor Palpatine hoped that instead of saving his father, the two would become bitter rivals. In April, runDisney celebrates the competitive spirit of these and other

Star Wars characters at the Star Wars Rival Run Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, when you can challenge yourself or a friend to go the distance and snag one (or more!) of the covetable finisher medals.

For closer views, check out the full article. And also be sure to check out the full schedule at the runDisney website.

#Truth: Seeing the R2D2 medal has me very excited for my virtual half marathon. JB

A verson of this report also appeared on DSNYNewscast.com.



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John Bishop

A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for BostonBruins.com prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.
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