Celebrate Disney100 Featuring Mickey Through the Years During the 2023 runDisney Virtual Series

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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 runDisney medal
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 runDisney Medal
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 runDisney medal
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.

Disney100 Challenge runDisney medal
Disney100 Challenge

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.

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