runDisney Virtual Shorts - An *Incredible* Year 3

Ariel484

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Dec 27, 2011
Thanks - this makes me feel a lot better. I really want to stay with my group through the 5k & 10k for the pictures and because they are a lot of fun.
I think you'll be good as long as 1.) they don't change the way they've been doing it, and 2.) you start in an early-ish corral. :)

I definitely understand the concern. The picture lines can get pretty long, ESPECIALLY at the 5K.
 

Keels

The Official Keels of RunDisney
Joined
Feb 27, 2008
Agreed. The slowest official Dopey participant in 2016 finished in 15:49:19 or an overall average pace of 18:32 min/mile for all 4 events combined.

This person's stats were:
5K - 26:07 min/mile (1:21:02)
10K - 22:44 min/mile (2:20:49)
HM - 18:51 min/mile (4:07:19)
M - 18:20 min/mile (8:00:09)
Dang. Puts a lot in perspective for me ... started one corral ahead of me and took 40-65 minutes longer than me in every race. And here I was freaking out about getting swept.

#DumbKeels

EDIT: Nevermind. Corral Jumpers are my least-favorite people on the planet. I don't feel so dumb now.
 
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DopeyBadger

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Oct 15, 2015
Dang. Puts a lot in perspective for me ... started one corral ahead of me and took 40-65 minutes longer than me in every race. And here I was freaking out about getting swept.

#DumbKeels

EDIT: Nevermind. Corral Jumpers are my least-favorite people on the planet. I don't feel so dumb now.
Yep, Bib assignment =X Difference between Net Time and Clock Time for a person normally in their corral. Only possible legit solution was a corral re-assignment at the expo based on new POT that moved this person up significantly, but the internet says this is doubtful. Oh well.
 

Keels

The Official Keels of RunDisney
Joined
Feb 27, 2008
Yep, Bib assignment =X Difference between Net Time and Clock Time for a person normally in their corral. Only possible legit solution was a corral re-assignment at the expo based on new POT that moved this person up significantly, but the internet says this is doubtful. Oh well.
Yup. A quick perusal of pictures shows this runner's corral letter conveniently obscured by running attire in every race. Lucky them ...

AND #NOMATH!!!!!!
 

kniquy

DIS Veteran
Joined
Dec 15, 2014
So when do they expect to open up registration for the virtual series. I don't want to miss it this time so a little reminder in my calendar would be helpful.

It seems like this would be a great way to get the whole family involved - I might have to hold the medals hostage until they all complete it -- motivation!!
 

Punchie

Earning My Ears
Joined
Nov 7, 2009
I plan on giving this a go when it opens up. I don't remember seeing anything on their site earlier this year about virtual races when I was looking at events.

I haven't run in earnest since I was in the military, and I would like to see what I'm capable of after 15 years.
 

Ariel484

DIS Veteran
Joined
Dec 27, 2011
No updates yet...here's their FAQ section. Keep in mind that Active.com processing fees will be added to the prices listed below (an additional 6.5-7%).

Virtual Running Shorts Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How do I sign up?
A: Online registration will be available starting Spring 2017.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: Each virtual race costs $39 to enter. Cost for the entire series is $142.

When will I receive my prize(s)?
A: Runners will receive a Disney-themed Finisher's Medal for each race completed within 30 days of their final race.
 
  • disneyscotland

    Earning My Ears
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    May 16, 2007
    I don't suppose anyone can remember from last year whether this was open to runners from outwith the US ie will they send medals to runners who live abroad?

    Despite my username, I am now based in Australia so getting over to WDW regularly for races isn't really an option. Although I am targeting the WDW half in 2018.
     
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    Tasmen

    Crazy Cat Lady
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    Oct 25, 2006
    So going to participate this coming year. Found out about this far too late this current year.
     
  • darienne8187

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    Feb 2, 2017
    I just recently moved and unfortunatley my race bibs that i printed from this virtual race last year got ruined....is there any link for them still out there? I would really like to reprint them
     

    Calfan

    DIS Veteran
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    Aug 31, 2009
    I was vaguely aware of this last year. Definitely thinking about signing up this year. I've done two rD half marathons and am signed up for two more (2017 Tink and Disneyland) plus the Rebel Challenge for the 2018 SWLS. My family is signed up for the 10k at SWLS. I'm thinking of signing us all up for the virtual running series so they can get some training in.
     

    cavepig

    DIS Veteran
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    Apr 7, 2001
    Excited for Pluto! I wonder if the entire series will include the cup again or something else? We display our Mickey cup from last year.

    I just recently moved and unfortunatley my race bibs that i printed from this virtual race last year got ruined....is there any link for them still out there? I would really like to reprint them
    I googled and fount them, scroll down on this blog and she has them all posted http://post50rx.com/2016/05/on-with-show-rundisney-virtual-running.html
     

    croach

    DIS Veteran
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    Jun 5, 2002
    Was there ever any conclusion on what Disney was actually contributing to the charity? I see that the charity this year benefits animals and that might get me interested in doing the series. I mean I guess I could just make a donation on my own but combining it with Disney would be fun.
     

    roxymama

    DIS Veteran
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    Feb 26, 2015
    So what are we thinking the medals will be? 4 different dogs/pets? Or different Pluto body parts (collar, ears, a bone?), or a doghouse?
    Think there will be a different fab five character each year?

    Anyone want to make any guesses?
     


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