From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Sarah Harris
Calling all runDisney explorers! Grab your best adventuring crew and get ready to celebrate the spirit of togetherness at Walt Disney World Resort for the final race weekend of the 2023-2024 season, the 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend. Taking place April 18-21, 2024, the spring weekend sees the return of event favorites such as the 10-Miler distance and early morning yoga as well as an all-new event, the runDisney Springtime Surprise Splash!
Get ready to lace up your running shoes and embrace the adventure as we share a first look at the event finisher medals that will be waiting for participants at the finish line:
Take flight for the first event of the race weekend with the Neverland 5K! Join favorite characters from Disney Animation’s “Peter Pan” for a magical 3.1-mile run that will take you toward the “second star to the right and straight on ’til morning” to find the finish line and this beautiful finisher medal.
The finish line must be explored as you set out on an exhilarating 6.2-mile race inspired by Disney and Pixar’s “Up” for the Adventure Is Out There 10K. Encounter some beloved characters like Russell, Dug, Carl, and even Kevin as you earn this finisher medal.
It’s the ‘mane’ event for the weekend – the Hakuna Matata 10-Miler, an epic running journey inspired by Disney Animation’s “The Lion King.” Join Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa on this roaring run, where the spirit of the Circle of Life will guide you to the finish line to pick up this finisher medal.
Up for an out-of-this-world challenge? Say aloha to Stitch’s ‘Ohana Challenge, inspired by Disney Animation’s “Lilo & Stitch,” where completing all the runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend races—5K, 10K, and 10-Miler—earns you not just bragging rights, but this special finisher medal.
For even more event weekend adventure, start things off with a little pre-race stretch at runDisney Springtime Surprise Yoga, returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It’s a star-studded early morning that’s perfect for balancing your mind, body and spirit ahead of a run-filled weekend. Limited spots remain so head to runDisney.com to reserve your mat.
End your race weekend with a SPLASH and dive into an evening of celebration and thrills during the all-new runDisney Springtime Surprise Splash at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. After a weekend full of magical miles, enjoy favorite water attractions (at night!) with shorter wait times, delicious sips and eats and more – a splashing way to end your race weekend! Learn more about the new event here.
Did you know you can also join the runDisney Springtime Surprise fun, virtually? Bring the magic home and run on a course of your choosing during the Virtual 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend. From 3.1 to 19.3 miles, explore one-of-a-kind race options for a runDisney adventure, wherever you are!
Get ready to embrace the adventure during the 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend! Which medal are you most excited to earn? Let us know on social using hashtag #SpringtimeSurprise.
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