runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series is Back for the Summer

Aubrey Gravante

by , Public Relations Director, Disney Parks

We have some paws-worthy news – the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series returns this summer featuring our top dog Pluto!

Whether you’re a runDisney enthusiast or a beginner looking to hit the ground running, virtual races are a great way to not only introduce your friends and family to running but also a way to jumpstart your training for upcoming races at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris.

<em>run</em>Disney Virtual Running Shorts Series is Back for the Summer

Our second year of Virtual Races will go on sale Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The series includes three 5Ks you can complete from whichever course you choose, whether that’s through your neighborhood, on the treadmill or at your local park. Participants will receive a uniquely designed finisher medal for each 5K completed plus a challenge medal for completing all three virtual 5Ks.

<em>run</em>Disney Virtual Running Shorts Series is Back for the Summer

Our celebratory charity will be Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, who is celebrating 80 years of saving pets in Central Florida. For updates and medal releases, follow runDisney on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Share your excitement using the hashtag #runDisneyShorts. To learn more about runDisney events, please visit


  • When will the new medals be released?

  • Hey!
    Just wanting to know, can I participate all the way from Australia?

  • when can we register for this year? I want to do all four

  • Do you have to sign up for all three at ONCE to receive the “challengers medal?” And how come it’s so much for all three, $142? It’s cheaper to buy them separately if it’s only $39 each.

  • Does anyone remember what the charity was for last years virtual run?

  • I’m very interested! I’m registered to do my first Disney run in November. This would be a great way to continue training.

  • stephanie arevalo on February 21, 2017 at 5:34 pm
    according to the FAQ –
    Each virtual race costs $39 to enter. Cost for the entire series is $142

  • Is there a way to find out now how much all three would be? And how much one would be. Thank you!

  • Very interested to try….

  • So excited that the proceeds benefit the Pet Alliance! Paws in the Park is my dog’s favorite day of the year and they do so much in the Orlando community beyond the shelter that they run. I think my Dodger will just have to go out for a few of these runs with me. 🙂

  • This is the first time I hear about this and it looks interesting! But I do not know the requirements. Can I participate even from Mexico?

  • So excited for this!!!

  • It would be so cool if there was a signup for our canine pals to run this with us! I would sign my fur baby up for that, especially since it benefits Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

  • I hope if the same packages are offered as last year, the cup will be of nicer quality! Was so disappointed it wasn’t a Tervis like the other runDisney cups I’ve seen. It was an incredibly cheap cup for a high premium.

  • I’m looking forward to doing this. I’m training for my first Rundisney in January 2018, can’t think of a better way to train.

  • I did this last year and actually wasn’t planning to participate again, but thanks to your commitment to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, I WILL be! Thank you for helping the animals!

  • Will there be T-shirts available for the Virtual races or just The Finisher medals?!

  • So excited for this! I can’t wait to be able to actually do a live Disney race! Love the virtual races! Thanks!

  • As someone who regularly volunteers at Pet Alliance and adopted a dog from them last year, I love this!! I hope each of the medals celebrates a different Disney Dog!

  • I’m so excited to sign up for my first virtual series! Will there be early registration for passholders?

  • Would you please explain what a “celebratory” charity means? Thanks so much!

  • Are the medals different this year or the same?

    • They will be different than the Mickey series!

  • So very excited for this!

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