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My runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Experience

I admit to being a runDisney addict. I did my first runDisney race in 2007, which was the Walt Disney World Half Marathon. I completed my first full marathon this year at Disney World, which was an experience in itself.  Now I will be participating my first virtual run conducted by runDisney.

When the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts series was announced, I was interested. However, I had just registered for the 2017 Walt Disney World Half Marathon. Each of the three races are $39 and the challenge (the three medals plus a challenge medal was $142). Let me take a second to address the medal. I am one for race bling. When I saw the picture of the medal being offered, I knew my medal rack needed this new addition.

runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Yellow Shoes Medal

runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Yellow Shoes Medal  – Photo credit: runDisney

So, do I allow runDisney to have access to my bank account…again? Well of course, it is runDisney! However, I just decided to do the first race due to how my bank account was set up.

The first race in the three race series is called Yellow Shoes.   The completion timeframe is May 15 – June 1, 2016. runDisney does not require proof of completion for the races. The medal would be mailed about thirty days after June 1st.  A digital race bib was posted on Virtual Running Shorts Experience Facebook page. I was able to add my name using an App suggested by others.

Race Bib

Race Bib

Since I am a runDisney addict, why not treat this race like the others held on Disney property.   The customary #FlatElantrice picture was taken.

#FlatElantrice

#FlatElantrice

The course I chose was a good one because there was one character stop and a volunteer.

Darth Vader made an appearance!!

Darth Vader made an appearance!!

 

Darth Vader agreed to a selfie!

Darth Vader agreed to a selfie!

 

Thanks for the motivation!!

Thanks for the motivation!!

I felt very special for the force and the support.

RD4

 

This virtual running series does give those who are unable to participate in a runDisney race on Disney property the opportunity to do one at home in their own time. This is also a good way to motive one to train (me) for future races or to inspire someone to start running. You can still register for the Yellow Shoes race until May 31st. The second race in the series is called Red Pants and the third one, White Glove.

RD5

 

If you are participating, leave in the comments which race or races you are doing.  Happy Running!!

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13 Comments

  1. Yay E! You inspire me 🙂 I love the way you got into it, and your support team! I will be running mine this week.

  2. We’re doing all 3 – hubby, the kindergartener and I all signed up! Still trying to figure out how to add names to our bibs, though…

    • Take a picture of the app on your phone, use an app to place text on it, and then print. That is what I did per comments I read.

  3. I just signed up for my first half marathon ever: Wine and Dine. I will use these as practice. My 10 year old wants to join me on the first one! I’ve started training for the half and realize how difficult it is to run.

  4. I so love the way you got into it! I wanted to sign up for the whole family but doesn’t have the resources for all three of us. So I just signed up for my little one. Figured this will motivate her. Anyway, I love your bib too and wonder which app you used? Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    • Thank you for reading. You and your little one will have fun. I used the Photo Grid App. In the App you can download the Waltograhiou font.

  5. As soon as I saw the Virtual Short Series I knew I was going to do it. I signed up for the whole series the split second I found out about it. I LOVE Disney but have never been to Disney world and only started running this year. Am excited to say I finished the Yellow Shoes this morning! Can’t wait to add the medal to my now growing medal hanger. Good luck!!

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