On Thursday, May 18, 2017 Disney Vacation Club members can get a four day head start on registration select events in the April 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side hosted at Walt Disney World Resort. The early registration period begins at 12 noon Eastern / 9am Pacific. Those who miss out on the early registation will have to wait until Monday, May 22 at 8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific.
The Star Wars Half Marthon - The Dark Side runs from April 19-22 2018. Events planned for the weekend include the Half Marthon, Star Wars 10K, Dark Side Challenge, Star Wars 5K and runDisney Kids Races. Early registration may not be offered for all events.
Early registration capacity is typically very limited with popular events filling up within minutes of the booking start. A registration link should be posted to DVCMember.com at noon on May 18th. To access, log into the member website and visit the "Member Benefits & More" page. Limiting the Benefit Type to "Special Offers" should make it easier to find details on the runDisney perk.
They keep this up, they'll be registering for next year's race before this year's is run.
Due to being in the middle of a kitchen remodel and funds being very tight, I might have to miss the '17 race.
Apparently I could have waited since as of today, 6/9, only the 10K is sold out. Much different then the first year when the entire weekend sold out in less then an hour or two.