What Is A runDisney Virtual Race?

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runDisney Virtual Race

Hi there Chip and Co fans! Today I’m here to talk to you about runDisney Virtual Races. With my next Walt Disney World vacation just around the corner, I knew I needed to start getting in shape to be able to tackle the parks each day without being exhausted. Did you know that that the AVERAGE guest can easily walk 10 miles a day? So with that in mind, I decided to sign up for my first runDisney Virtual Race. I’ve learned a lot and I wanted to share!

As part of a runDisney Virtual Race, you can register to walk, jog or run the virtual race on your own time in the location of your choosing and receive a fancy medal for your efforts once it’s completed. This means you can participate in your neighborhood, at the park, or even on a treadmill at the gym. You can complete your race in any intervals or pace within the completion timeframe designated for each race.

Runners track their own times, and completion is based on the honor system. So no cheating! Once you complete your run, you’ll visit the finisher website to submit your results and download the certificate.

You will receive your medals in the mail within 30 days of the completing the virtual race. Medals will be shipped to the physical address you provided at the time of registration.

The event I chose is the 2018 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Summer Series celebrating Disney•Pixar’s The Incredibles 2!

This is a Virtual Running Shorts Series. There is a Virtual 5K event that you can choose to participate in June, July, or August. Or you can choose to do all 3, which crazy me has done! If you chose to participate in only one month the cost is $40, if you choose the whole series the cost is $142.

So now you’re thinking what do I get for all of this? Beyond the pride and sense of accomplishment of achieving a great healthy goal you’ll also receive the following:

Individual 5K Participants Receive:

  • Commemorative Finisher Medal
  • Magnet Frame
  • Downloadable Race Bib
  • Downloadable Finisher Certificate

Series Participants Receive:

  • Commemorative Series Finisher Medal* in addition to the June, July and August Finisher Medals
  • Magnet Frame
  • Resistance Band*
  • Hot/Cold Gel Pack*
  • Downloadable Race Bib
  • Downloadable Finisher Certificate

*You must register for the Virtual Running Shorts Series in order to receive the Series medal, resistance band, and hot/cold gel pack.

If you are more ambitious you can tackle the 2019 Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon. You can choose to run the 13.1 miles all at once or break up the required mileage for shorter runs, all while earning a Star Wars-themed finisher medal. For those of you who want to take on the ultimate Star Wars running challenge, complete both the 2019 Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon and the 2019 Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon at Walt Disney World to earn the Kessel Run Challenge medal. Registration opens on August 28, 2018!

Ready to join me on this virtual runDisney Virtual Race journey? Click HERE to start your registration!

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