Keep the Magic Close – These new 2020 runDisney Virtual Races are Parks Attraction Inspired!

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To all who run these happy RACES, WELCOME! The 5th birthday of the runDisney virtual races is coming up and to celebrate, runDisney is giving Disney Parks fans a party favor! Taking place June 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020, is the next installment of races, which were voted on at D23 by the Parks fans themselves. The celebratory attractions chosen for the summer’s runDisney virtual challenge are Space Mountain, Mad Tea Party, and The Haunted Mansion!

If you’ve never experienced a runDisney virtual race or done any at-home virtual racing for yourself, it’s a piece of cake! You’ll choose your own racing location like a gym, local trail, sidewalk or even a treadmill. Bringing the magic to your sneakers, the virtual 5ks have a lot of support from runners looking to jumpstart their training, keep the magic at home, and to celebrate a run with family and friends. Several running buddies from one town will often sign up together and informally hold a fun run together! Because isn’t Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland more fun with a friend?

How to Sign up for the runDisney Virtual Races

Previous virtual challenges have featured Marvel Superheroes such as Captain Marvel or Ironman and several Star Wars characters we love, but these little theme parks inspired running shorts are topping our list!  Keep in mind that they are at home, not in the Parks, so you won’t have a fitness Expo to attend or commemorative items to buy, but you sure will love the shiny souvenirs you’ll earn. You can sign up for one race, or all three to complete the runDisney Virtual Challenge, which includes all three months, and earns you a fourth medal! That’s right, more bling!  Registration is opening soon, according to, so stay close, foolish mortals. There are no windows and no doors to let you escape the craving for these medals!

runDisney Virtual June 5K | Mad Tea Party

runDisney Virtual 5K series - mad tea party
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runDisney Virtual July 5K | Space Mountain

runDisney Virtual 5K series - space mountain
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runDisney Virtual August 5K | Haunted Mansion

rundisney haunted mansion 5k
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2020 runDisney Virtual 5K series
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Check out runDisney’s Facebook post, which shared their recent blog post and shared the big news! You can see the small icons depicting Space Mountain, the Sconce from Haunted Mansion, Cinderella Castle and a Hatter Teacup… that’s your tip-off for the Attractions based runs! If a reader clicked the post, they would be directed to the runDisney blog.

Disney Parks Based Merchandise

Parks-based merchandise and events have been all the rage lately, and I’m glad to see it. While there are a ton of Disney fans in general, Parks fans haven’t been catered to very much. With the advent of the Minnie Mouse: The Main Attraction series and these runDisney virtual races, we’re fit to be tied.

When you’re finished racing through your home streets with this runDisney virtual 5k series, ready your suitcase to try a big race through the Disney Parks! Call Academy Travel at 609-978-0740. Academy Travel is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and has been designated as a Diamond EarMarked Travel Agency specializing in Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney Vacations and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa.

Which race theme are you most excited about? Leave us a comment below!

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