Announcing the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series

It's time to lace up your running shoes this summer with runDisney! For the first time ever, you can experience a small taste of a runDisney race from home through a series of virtual races that will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The all-new runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series launches this summer and includes three 5Ks that you complete from whatever course you choose – through your neighborhood, on the treadmill, etc. Participants receive a uniquely designed finisher medal for each 5K completed plus a challenge medal for finishing all three virtual 5Ks.

Whether a runDisney veteran or a beginner looking to take the first step, 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, Disneyland and our inaugural event at Disneyland Paris.

These virtual races are inspired by the one and only Mickey Mouse. Each finisher medal will spotlight one of Mickey's iconic staples – yellow shoes, red pants and white gloves. Runners taking on the challenge of all three virtual runs will earn a special medal that features Mickey sporting his complete ensemble.

Virtual races are becoming more and more popular in the running world with the ease of participating from anywhere. As runDisney continues to grow, we will look for more opportunities to stay connected with our runners as well as introduce a healthy and active lifestyle to new audiences.

Register here for the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series. Share your virtual running experience this summer with us using the hashtag #runDisneyShorts.