Registration is now open for the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series featuring our favorite “pet” Pluto! From beginners to advanced, we invite runners of every level to participate in one or more of these fun 5K summer runs. Earn some serious doggy bling whether you choose to run around the neighborhood, on a treadmill or even through the dog park with your favorite four-legged friend. Plus, it’s a great way to train for your next runDisney race or experience the excitement…all from your own backyard!

Wanna know more? Here are the details on how you can earn these adorable Pluto-inspired medals. There are three individual race windows, each with a different commemorative finisher medal spotlighting elements of Mickey’s No. 1 pup. Run all three of the 5K races within the completion timeframe and you’ll also receive a Virtual Running Shorts Series Finisher Medal plus a Coolcore towel to beat the heat. PLUS, if you register for the Virtual Running Shorts Series by April 30, 2017 you can also receive a commemorative dog tag for your favorite pet and a collapsible bowl!

Information on Virtual Running Shorts Series:

Virtual Running Shorts 5K – June
The first medal of the series centers around Pluto’s dog tag and collar with a playful yellow lanyard.

Virtual Running Shorts 5K – July
For July’s 5K race, the medal highlights Pluto’s dog bowl with every dog’s favorite chew toy featured throughout the lanyard and on the medal.

Virtual Running Shorts 5K – August
For the final virtual 5K of the summer, take home this medal inspired by this playful pup’s dog house.

Best of all, if you run all three 5K distances within the allotted timeframe, you can also earn this Virtual Running Shorts Series Finisher Medal, which combines all of the fun Pluto-themed elements from the individual medals.

Our celebratory charity will be Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, who is celebrating 80 years of saving pets in Central Florida. For updates and medal releases, follow runDisney on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Share your excitement using the hashtag #runDisneyShorts. To learn more about runDisney events, please visit

*You must register for the Virtual Running Shorts Series to receive the Running Shorts Pluto Series Medal and Coolcore towel in addition to the three individual race medals.