It’s time for runDisney to get the Disney100 treatment with an all-new virtual event series coming this summer. Last week, Disney offered a sneak peek at a new theme for this virtual challenge, The Disney100 Challenge. Today, we are super excited to share more details about the events, medals, and general information as runDisney pays tribute to the evolution of Mickey Mouse throughout 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:Disney Parks Blog
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.
If you are new to the runDisney Virtual events, here are some of the basics. You can have your own magical run through a course of your choosing — whether it be your neighborhood, local trails, or any scenic area you enjoy — and earn runDisney medals for your efforts! Continue your runDisney journey, or start a new obsession with friends and family by joining in on this fantastic Disney event from your own home.
Registration for the 2023 runDisney Virtual Series opens April 25, 2023. Head to runDisney.com for more event details!
Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.
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