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A Mighty 2021 runDisney Virtual Series

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Love the runDisney virtual races? We sure do! And we’re so glad to hear they are roaring back into our lives. runDisney announced today that the 2021 virtual races will be Lion King-themed. Here’s what you need to know to get registered.

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A Mighty 2021 runDisney Virtual Series

While I know running a virtual runDisney race is getting old for some (hello, race runDisney cancelations of 2020 and 2021!) the summer runDisney virtual series is always a popular event.

In 2020, pretty much every medal and race was sold out in a matter of minutes.

rundisney virtual race at home 5k space mountain medal

While it’s been a very long year of running virtual races, this news feels like a step forward for the runDisney community.

And we are here for it!

What Is A runDisney Virtual Race?

What is a virtual race and why do you want to run one?

Its a way to stay motivated during the off-season, keep running all summer long, and earn some fun bling while you’re at it.

You don’t have to book an expensive runDisney race weekend to get a little bit of Disney at home!

Though many runners have found ways to run at Disney World and earn those virtual medals on site.

One big advantage to a virtual series: running at your own pace, with no fear of the runDisney balloon ladies or having to set alarms for those dreaded early wake-up calls.

And if you’re looking for ways to make your virtual race feel like the real thing, check out this post for information.

Alex runDisney virtual race summer medals completed Instagram

runDisney Virtual Race Series 2021 Themes

The 2021 themes were just announced!

The 2021 runDisney Virtual Races will be themed after The Lion King, sure to bring a lot of fun to this “Mane Event”.

The Timeless Classic

june lion king medal

The Broadway Phenomenom

broadway lion king medal

The Reimagined Classic

live action lion king medal

The Challenge Medal

challenge lion king medal

Want To Earn The runDisney Lion King Medals?

The official dates are showing April 8, 2021 to August 31, 2021.


Registration opens Thursday, April 8 at 10am ET for all runDisney Virtual Series events on

So who’s in? Who’s ready to runDisney in the 6th annual virtual series?

Time to lace up those runDisney New Balance shoes and get the miles in!

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