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runDisney Virtual Series Honors Different Versions of “The Lion King” with Medals

The next runDisney virtual series is celebrating the timeless nature of The Lion King. Each 5K honors a different version of the story: the original animated classic, the Broadway musical, and the reimagined “live-action” film.

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The first of the three virtual 5Ks is The Timeless Classic. The medal features the animated young Simba with his mane of red feathers around him.

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The Broadway Phenomenon medal features the grown-up Simba headdress.

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The Reimagined Classic features Rafiki lifting baby Simba up into the air.

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Finally, those who register for the Virtual Challenge for all three races will get all the 5K medals plus a challenge medal featuring Rafiki’s drawing of Simba.

Registration opens Thursday, April 8 at 10:00 AM ET on runDisney.com. Registration for a single 5K is $40, while registration for all three races is $145. Registration includes the medal, a downloadable themed bib, and an at-home tool kit including a starting line, finishing line, and mile markers.

Which virtual The Lion King race will you be running? Let us know in the comments.

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