New Lion King Themed runDisney Race Registration Opening April 8th



Lion King runDisney Race Registration Opening April 8th

Disney is hosting another round of exciting 5K running events, with the newest runDisney race registration opening on April 8th, 2021. Disney’s newest iteration of ruDisney is going completely virtual, and features 3 Lion King Themed 5k races to choose from, with an option to enter in all races

How Can I Participate In The runDisney Races?

Participants can register starting tomorrow, April 8th, by signing up at the runDisney website. Guests can choose to register for just one 5K event, with a cost of $40; or they can register for all three races for $145. Registration will open on Thursday April 8, beginning at 10:00 AM ET.

Who Is Eligible To Participate?

This series of races are only available to U.S. participants with U.S. mailing addresses where they can receive their commemorative completion medals. We’ve added details below on the new medals being offered for each race.

What Races Are Being Offered?

The newly-announced races consist of three separate 5K races that offer three special commemorative medals, with an option to enter all three where participants receive some extra goodies in their mailbox. The three 5k races that are being offered are:

The Timeless Classic – $40

Completion Timeframe: June 1 – August 31, 2021

Unleash your inner lion or lioness over the course of 3.1 miles. Your effort will earn you a commemorative medal celebrating the 1994 animated classic, featuring a playful young Simba!

– runDisney Website

Timeless Classic Virtual 5K Participants Receive:

  • Commemorative Finisher Medal (Simba with a Flower Mane)
  • Downloadable Race Bib
  • Downloadable Finisher Certificate

The Broadway Phenomenon – $40

Completion Timeframe: June 1 – August 31, 2021

Run, walk or dance your way through this 5K and be the envy of the pride when you earn this show-stopping medal, inspired by the long-running, award-winning musical.

– runDisney Website

Broadway Phenomenon Virtual 5K Participants Receive:

  • Commemorative Finisher Medal (Lion Headdress from Broadway)
  • Downloadable Race Bib
  • Downloadable Finisher Certificate

The Reimagined Classic – $40

Completion Timeframe: June 1 – August 31, 2021

Journey 3.1 miles through your local savanna and celebrate the circle of life that surrounds you. Your reward? An intricately designed medal featuring an iconic scene from the 2019 film, which brought treasured characters to life in a whole new way.

– runDisney Website

Reimagined Classic Virtual 5K Participants Receive:

  • Commemorative Finisher Medal (Rafiki Holding Simba)
  • Downloadable Race Bib
  • Downloadable Finisher Certificate
runDisney Virtual Challenge 5K Medal

runDisney Virtual Challenge – $145

Completion Timeframe: June 1 – August 31, 2021

The runDisney Virtual Challenge includes all 3 Virtual 5K events. Complete them all and earn 3 finisher medals plus a bonus Challenge medal! This one-of-a-kind medal features Rafiki’s Ancient Tree painting of Simba, complete with the red baobab marking across his mane!

Please note: you must register for the runDisney Virtual Challenge to be eligible for the Challenge medal.

– runDisney Website

runDisney Virtual Challenge Participants Receive:

  • 4 Commemorative Finisher Medals
    • (The Timeless Classic, The Broadway Phenomenon, The Reimagined Classic and Challenge)
  • runDisney Virtual Series Keepsake
  • Downloadable The Timeless Classic Race Bib
  • Downloadable The Broadway Phenomenon Race Bib
  • Downloadable The Reimagined Classic Race Bib
  • Downloadable Finisher Certificate

Those who register will not only receive the medal of their choosing, but also a themed bib, and a kit that allows racers to create their own starting and finishing lines as well as mile markers.

Those who enter in, and complete, all three races will also receive a special challenge medal. This medal features the drawing of Simba done by Rafiki in the Disney Classic movie, The Lion King. 

With all the exciting prices that runDisney is offering this year for the virtual races, it is sure to be a race to fill out the registration forms. Be sure to register as soon as possible on April 8 for the newest Lion King runDisney virtual 5K. Will you be signing up this year? Let us know below which medal you’ll choose if you do.

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Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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