So, I know I’m a couple days late on getting this blog post out. However, on Monday, runDisney revealed their medal line-up for the 2017 Star Wars (Light Side) Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland. I got to not only see 2 of the medals I’ll be earning, but I got to see Colton’s first medalion. Let’s take a look…
First up is the medallion for the Kids Races. It’s an interesting picture because we have R2-D2 and Yoda holding the medallion up. However, it’s R5-D4 on the medallion itself. Who is R5-D4?
In Star Wars IV: A New Hope, R5-D4 is the droid that Luke and Uncle Owen almost went home with. However, he blew a fuse and R2-D2 replaced him. The rest is Star Was history.
The Star Wars 5K Medal is a little harder to make out. I can’t tell what ship is at the top of the medal. Yoda is kind of covering the ship up. I’m assuming it’s a ship that’s part of the Rebel Alliance. I can’t help but wonder if it’s a ship we’ll see in Rogue One. Hmmmm.
As has been the case, the Star Wars 10K medal takes the prize as the coolest medal of the bunch. I’m super excited to be earning this BB8 medal in January! Seriously…how cool is this medal?!!!!
Last up is the Star Wars Half Marathon Medal. This one has classic Han Solo and Princess Leia.
So, for the past two years, this is what the Star Wars Half Marathon medal looked like (pictured here with the medal the design came from). Since it was kind of a vague reference, I’m really happy to have a little more familiar medal in 2017.
One medal that was missing is the 2017 Star Wars Rebel Challenge Medal. Pictured above was the 2016 Rebel Challenge medal (with the Star Wars Half Marathon medal).
Here is the Rebel Challenge medal from the 2015 Star Wars Half Marathon medal (with the Star Wars Half Marathon medal). As you can see, there wasn’t too much that was different. I’d kind of love a different design for 2017. However, if the half marathon medal is any indication, it probably won’t change much.
What do you guys think? Do you like the new medals? Which is your favorite? Are you like me and love the Star Wars 10K medal best?