OH BOY! Our most magical virtual event series makes its exciting return this summer for the 2023 runDisney Virtual Series. Last week, we gave a sneak peek at both the theme and medal reveal for this virtual event’s challenge, The Disney100 Challenge. Today, we are excited to share with you the event’s full theme and finisher medals as we gear up to celebrate Mickey Through the Years!
During a year filled with our biggest celebration yet, Disney’s 100th anniversary, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join in the festivities. This summer, we invite you to gather your friends and family to run one of three unique 5Ks or go the extra mile and take on the challenge by completing all three! Take a look at the individual event themes for our summertime virtual event tradition, now in its eighth year running:
Steamboat Willie 5K
Kicking off the runDisney Virtual Series is a throwback tribute to Mickey Mouse’s debut role in 1928. Whistle your way through 3.1 miles during the Steamboat Willie 5K!
Sorcerer’s Apprentice 5K
Conjure up some magic during your virtual miles! The Sorcerer’s Apprentice 5K pays tribute to Mickey Mouse’s most magical role in the Disney animated classic, “Fantasia.”
Runaway Railway 5K
Hang onto your sneakers as you zip away on a zany virtual race adventure! The Runaway Railway 5K is inspired by the exciting attraction starring both Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.
Go the extra mile this summer and take on the Disney100 Challenge by completing all three 5K events! Challenge participants can look forward to earning this extra-special finisher medal featuring the mice that started it all – Mickey and Minnie! This year’s medal comes with some hidden magic – pop off the front part of the medal to reveal a magnet you can use to showcase your achievement on your fridge, office whiteboard or location of your choice, AND still have a keepsake medal for your wall.
New to the runDisney Virtual events? Have your own magical run through a course of your choosing: your neighborhood, local trails or even a scenic path on your next vacation. From runDisney enthusiasts to beginning runners looking to stretch their skills, these virtual races are great ways to introduce your friends and family to running and jumpstart training for upcoming runDisney race events.
Registration for the 2023 runDisney Virtual Series opens April 25, 2023. Head to runDisney.com for more event details! Which medal are you excited to earn? Share with us on social using #runDisneyVirtual.
Please let your U.K. fans in on this! I would love to run for Mickey!
Can Canadians take part in these virtual events & get the medals? I don’t mind having to pay extra for the shipping!
What are the specifications for the runDisney virtual series?
Replying to “Candy”: The event name is “Virtual Series”. They don’t take place in any of the parks. There is only one race that happens in DL and thats the DL Half Marathon Weekend. The rest are in WDW, which is clearly stated everytime they post about them. Every event has a virtual option. This is the only “virtual only” event.
What time does general registration open online?
I wish these events clearly stated the park location in the name. Disneyland vs. Walt Disney World. It takes a good 5 minutes of searching to find the park location, only to realize it’s not available near me. Please offer more in person runDisney events rather than virtual events.
Any chance you’ve re-established participants outside the US?
I wish these events came with a shirt or a virtual expo! I’d pay extra for sure.
Confirming all the medals are the hard metal material like all other runDisney medals?
what time does it start to check in on april 25, 2023
hello the 5k Disney 100 can be done by residents of Puerto Rico?
I’M SO EXCITED! I L♥VE THE THEME!
L♥VE THE THEME!!