Did you know that you can run races at Disney World?
Disney offers races several times a year through a division called runDisney. With runDisney, guests can participate in things like the Princess Half Marathon (which is themed after the Disney princesses, of course), the flagship Marathon Weekend (with a theme that changes each year — the 2023 theme is the 90s), the Wine & Dine race weekend, and more. One of the events runDisney offers is the Springtime Surprise Weekend, and now, we know the themes for the 2023 Springtime Surprise race weekend!
The Springtime Surprise Weekend is returning for its second year next April from the 13th through the 16th. The 2023 Springtime Surprise Weekend theme is…Pixar Pals!
There are three races: a 5K, 10K, 10-miler, and a challenge, so let’s take a look at the individual race’s themes. The theme for the 5K is going to be Cars. The 5K will take place on April 14th.
For the 10K, the theme will be Monsters, Inc. Disney shared that there will energy canisters like the ones seen in the movies at each mile marker that get fuller and fuller as the runners complete the race. The 10K is scheduled for the morning of April 15th.
The final race is the 10-miler, which is on April 15th. The 10-miler race’s theme will be all about Toy Story.
And finally, runners who sign up for and complete all three of the weekend’s events will receive the challenge medal, which is Finding Nemo-themed!
If you’re not able to make it in person, there will also be virtual events that you can sign up for, as well. General registration opens for the Springtime Surprise Weekend on August 23rd, 2022 at 10AM ET. Virtual race general registration opens on August 26th, 2022 also at 10AM ET. The Springtime Surprise Weekend also offers Springtime Surprise Yoga, which is a yoga class at one of the Disney parks! For this event, the yoga will be taking place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on April 13th at 5AM. Registration for this event will open along with the other races.
During the runDisney events, it’s common to encounter unique character meet-and-greet opportunities that are not usually available in the parks and many of the runners choose to dress up along with the race’s theme.
Registration usually fills up very quickly for these events, so if you’re interested in running one of these races, be sure to mark down the registration information and be online right when registration goes live on that date. We’re always on the lookout for more Disney news, so make sure to stay tuned to AllEars for the latest!
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