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Upcoming runDisney Registration Dates (Including a Virtual event)
Whether you’re an avid runner, run occasionally, or just like to walk, runDisney events are incredibly fun! Years ago, I signed up for my first runDisney event (the Disneyland 5K), to motivate myself to get out running. If Disney is involved, you better believe I’m motivated! I think part of the reason why runDisney events are so popular is because the running paths go through the Disney Parks, have character photo opps, a fitness expo where you can find Disney merchandise, and can be done either running or walking. Coming this fall to Walt Disney World is a runDisney event that’s not to be missed: Wine & Dine half marathon weekend. Two of my favorite things: running, and the Food & Wine Festival!
Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
For the Wine & Dine Half Marathon weekend, you can enjoy the running events in the morning, and the Food & Wine Festival events during the afternoon. For running opportunities, you can register for:
- Half Marathon
- Two Course Challenge (which is both the 10K and half marathon, you get a bonus medal for doing both)
- Kids Races (ages 13 and under)
Registration for these opportunities will be March 20th at 9am PT/12 noon ET. Registration for Annual Passholders has already begun. Be sure to keep checking the Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend page for updates and to sign-up.
Virtual Running Shorts
If you aren’t planning on travelling for a runDisney event, the virtual running shorts that happen each summer is a perfect way to easily and affordably join in the Disney fun! runDisney recently announced that the Virtual Running Shorts series this year will be celebrating Pixar! In the image above, you can see the medals you can get. The red Incredibles 2 logo is the medal you can receive if you partake in all three 5K’s (June, July, and August). It is a series of 3 5K runs (one in June, one in July, one in August). You can either do the runs individually, or you can sign-up for all three and get a bonus medal for completing the whole series. You can register for:
- June 5K
- July 5K
- August 5K
- Or all three combined!
A registration date has not yet been announced, but based on past dates it is guessed to be April 10th. Stay tuned for updates on the Virtual Running Shorts!
Which runDisney events are you participating in this year?