RunDisney's First Virtual Race Was Magical

This summer, RunDisney debuted their first ever virtual race, RunDisney's Virtual Running Shorts Series (try saying that five times in a row). Consisting of three 5k races and the choice to complete all three or a single event, RunDisney's Virtual Running Shorts Series began May 15th and ran until June 30th. Each 5k event lasted a total of 2 weeks each, giving runners plenty of time to complete at their own pace.

Virtual runs are a flexible way to choose when you run, where you run and for how long. For those who are not ready for a full RunDisney race at the parks - or who live too far to visit - the RunDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series gave beginner to advanced runners the perfect opportunity to participate in a one-of-a-kind event. I signed up for all three 5k events, receiving an extra Series Finisher medal and drink tumbler. 

The RunDisney Shorts medals were huge! With each consisting of it's own unique design, the extra Series Finisher medal included features from all three 5k medals to create one magical Mickey Mouse. I especially liked how 'Summer 2016' marked the top of the Series Finisher medal, commemorating a specific time period.

My favorite part of RunDisney's Virtual Running Shorts Series was having flexibility. My first RunDisney race, the 2016 Princess Half Marathon Weekend's Enchanted 10k, was back in February. Since then, I have been dying to participate in another RunDisney race before the 2017 Princess Half Marathon Weekend - read all about my collaboration with Autism Speaks for the 2017 race here. This virtual race gave me the chance to indulge in RunDisney excitement without breaking the bank to fly to a Walt Disney park. 


The 2016 RunDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series may be over, however there are many RunDisney races coming up at Walt Disney World and Walt Disney Land. View all of the fun events here!


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