2018 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series Details and Free Printables

Greetings, Team Tutu! We’ve had a crazy few months around here. Our spring was full of races, travel, and Disney magic. We are thankful for a short break from race travel and looking forward to spending the summer recapping some of our adventures and sharing some costume tips. We are also excited for the summer because it means it’s time to talk about virtual running!  We have participated in the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts series for the past 2 years and it has been a blast!  The virtual running shorts series is 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 an Incredibles theme!  The medals look amazing and they have us super excited about release of  the Incredibles 2 movie!  Here is a closeup of the bling from the runDisney Instagram:

Now, on to the race details, dahlings (Hope you read that in your best Edna Mode voice):

  • Runners need to register in advance on the runDisney website.
  • The races cost $40.00 each or $142.00 for the challenge.
  • There are 4 opportunities to earn the Incredibles themed race bling featuring Elastagirl, Mr. Incredible and Violet, and Jack Jack and Dash. 
  1. Virtual run #1 (June 1-June 30)
  2. Virtual run #2 (July 1- July 31)
  3. Virtual run #3  (August 1- August 31)
  4. 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.
  • 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. 
  • Each race offers a printable race bib available for download on the runDisney website under the “runner info” tab on the event page for the virtual shorts.
  • All races include a commemorative magnet frame and a finisher’s certificate. Challenge participants also receive a free hot/cold gel pack.
  • The Virtual Running Shorts series benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida.

Our plans for the Virtual Running Shorts series:

We 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 our 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  2 years and it was so much fun! It was the next best thing to joining our running buddies in real life.  Here are the days we plan on completing each of the 5ks:

If you are registered for any of the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts and would like to join us for some Team Tutu virtual fun, grab your running shoes and join us on June 10, July 8 and/or August 5. 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 print out the mile markers and use them as photo stops on your race course!

Click here to download the stickers: Stickers download link

Click here to download the mile markers: Mile 1 Mile 2 Mile 3







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

– Christine


  1. I wish I had participated this year but I was still recovering from my last injury