The 2021 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend has officially become a virtual event. The change was announced by runDisney in a statement that highlights the continued need to pause in-person events that draw large crowds.
Below is the announcement from runDisney:
“During this unusual time, race organizers around the world continue to pause on hosting in-person race events that draw large crowds. As we look to the 2021 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend, we will convert this race to a virtual event, similar to the previous runDisney race weekends this season. In addition, we will reimagine the theming of this race weekend for 2022 and will share more information on that at a later date.”
“While we share our Guests’ disappointment that we will not be taking our final run in the Star Wars Rival Run Weekend together in person, we have based this decision on the unique circumstances of hosting a road race experience on this scale under the current environment.”
Registered runners will have the option of receiving a full refund or converting their existing registration into one for the virtual event. The virtual event will send eligible runners medals for each distance they complete and the option of a race t-shirt.
Runners who previously registered will receive an email outlining their options soon. Click here to read runDisney’s full statement.