2017 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series Details and Free Printables

It’s that time of the year again! It’s time to talk about virtual running!  Last year we participated in the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts series and it was a blast!  It was a great way to stay motivated to train during the warm summer months.   We were so excited when runDisney made the announcement that races would be back again this year with a Pluto theme.

Here are some more details about the races:

  1. Runners need to register in advance with runDisney. The races cost $40.00 each or $142.00 for the challenge.
  2. There are 4 opportunities to earn the Pluto themed race bling.
  • Virtual run #1 (June 1-June 30)
  • Virtual run #2 (July 1- July 31)
  • Virtual run #3 (August 1- August 31)
  • The Virtual Running Shorts Challenge: This registration option is a commitment to run all 3 virtual 5ks within the time frames listed above. Finishers receive all the virtual 5k medals AND a special finishers medal for completing the challenge. Challenge participants also receive a free Coolcore towel.
  1. You can print a race bib for each of the virtual runs from the runDisney website on the event page for the virtual shorts under the “runner information” tab.
  2. Poof of run is not required to meet the completion requirements for the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts events. Simply go out for a 5k between the allotted dates and earn that virtual bling. You can visit the runDisney website on the event page for virtual run after completing your virtual run and enter your time to receive a complimentary printable finisher’s certificate.
  3. The Virtual Running Shorts series benefits the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando charity. RunDisney is encouraging participants to complete 1k of the series with your pet! If you registered for the entire series by April 30, runDisney will send a dog tag and a collapsible dog bowl for your furry friend.
  4. While the race registration does not include a t-shirt, you can purchase commemorative race items on the runDisney website. There is a commemorative sticker, hat, and jacket.

All three of us at Runs in Tutus are participating in the Virtual Running Shorts Challenge. As we did last year, our plan is to make the virtual races as magical as possible (we are already thinking about our race costumes). We will be sharing our virtual run experiences on Instragram and we would love to get social with the virtual races and run at the same time as some of our friends.  We thought it would be fun if we got some of our readers and Team tutu friends together (virtually) to run the virtual races at the same time. We ran virtually with some friends last year and it was a blast!  Here are the days we plan on completing each of the 5ks:

If you are registered for any of the Virtual Running Shorts and would like to join us for some Team tutu virtual fun, grab your running shoes and join us on June 17, July 2 and/or August 6. You can share your team tutu pics Instagram by using #runsintutus. Even if you can’t join us on the same day we are running we would love to see how you completed your virtual 5k!

And finally…For some extra magic – Here is a set of free printable stickers and mile markers inspired by the Virtual Running Shorts Series.   For the stickers, simply download the file, print, cut, and stick to your planner or training log using glue or an adhesive of your choice! You can also try printing onto Avery Sticker Paper. You can print out the mile markers and use them as photo stops on your race course!

Free printable stickers!!

Download the stickers here: Free stickers

Download mile markers here: Mile 1 Mile 2 Mile 3

Can’t wait to “see” all our virtual friends on the course!

  • Christine