The 2016 Run Disney Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland started with an expo on Thursday 14th January, with a great collection of event merchandise available. The range included tank tops, t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, jackets, pants, headbands, hats, and a necklace (alongside other merchandise like collectible pins and mugs). Designs included general event designs, and also specific designs commemorating the Half Marathon and the Rebel Challenge. I very much prefer this year’s designs over the apparel available for last year’s event – personally, I felt both the garment colours and print designs were better for this year.
This was my very first Run Disney event, so I was unprepared for just how busy and frantic the merchandise shopping was! I arrived early to line up, so it was exciting to be amongst the first to get our hands on the new apparel. This year’s Star Wars event at Disneyland was ‘Rebel’ themed, so I enjoyed seeing the strong use of ‘Rebel’ orange and X-Wing helmets – and Princess Leia of course. I went home with the event necklace and women’s Rebel Challenge t-shirt – I’ll have reviews posted soon, along with the shirts included with race entry (not pictured below, as they were not for sale separately).
Here’s my gallery of photos of apparel at the merchandise booth – some are women’s, some men’s/unisex.
Outside of the main Run Disney event merchandise booth, there were a few other stands with licensed/inspired Star Wars apparel. My favourites were the tops at the New Balance booth – with ‘Rebel Runner’ and ‘Run Fast You Will’ designs.