runDisney is currently rolling out emails announcing that the Star Wars Rival Run for 2021 is transitioning to a virtual race.
Interestingly, this same email also shares that this will be the final time that this race weekend has this theming. The races will be reimagined for 2022, with more details on that to be shared at a later date.
If you registered through runDisney.com, you will have the option of receiving a full refund for the race back to your original form of payment. If you are registered with a U.S. mailing address, youmay convert your existing registration to the new virtual event that can be completed from home, a local running track or favorite running trail.
If you select to participate in the virtual race, you will receive a medal for each distance you complete and the option of a race shirt, in addition to the satisfaction of completing the race you’ve trained for. You will receive an email today with instructions on how to make your registration selection before December 18, 2020.
If you’ve booked through a charity or tour operator, please reach out directly to that organization. If you’ve booked through the Walt Disney Travel Company, you may call them at 407-939-4786 (407-939-IRUN) for available options.
Options for runners are set out in this chart:
While I’m a bit surprised that the announcement is being made so early, I had expected this news at some point.
Will you be opting for the virtual or the refund? What theming would you love to see for this weekend in 2022?