runDisney’s Springtime Surprise Weekend is coming back in 2024 for it’s third year and it’s bringing new themes for it’s 5K, 10K, 10 Miles, and 19.3 Miles races!
If you’re a fan of the Peter Pan, Up!, Lion King, or Lilo & Stitch movies, then you won’t want to miss out on this race weekend. Club runDisney Gold & Platinum members will be able to register early on August 15th, 2023 at 10 a.m. eastern time on the runDisney.com website. General registration opens August 22nd, 2023 at 10 a.m. eastern time. Disney fans also have the option to register for the virtual races starting on August 25th, 2023 at 10:00 AM eastern time if you won’t make it to Walt Disney World in 2024 for the in-person races.
This year’s Springtime Surprise Weekend will feature the following themes: Neverland for the 5k (3.1 mile) event, Adventure is Out There for the 10k (6.2 mile) event, Hakuna Matata for the 10-miler event, and all of them combined for the 10.5k (19.3 mile) Stitch’s ‘Ohana Challenge event.
April 19, 2024
Start Time: 5:00 AM Eastern Time
Location: Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
August 22, 2023 – February 19, 2024
Beginning February 20, 2024
Embark on the Neverland 5K, a journey through Peter Pan and Tinker Bell’s world, featuring pirate ships, mermaid lagoons, and Lost Boys’ hideouts. Keep an eye out for Captain Hook and Mr. Smee as you experience this magical run that will take you toward the “second star to the right and straight on ’til morning” where you never have to grow up!
Join the Adventure Is Out There 10K––a thrilling race inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Up. Encounter beloved characters like Russell, Dug, Carl and even Kevin amidst lush landscapes inspired by South America and a sky filled with colorful balloons! Don’t miss this exciting journey to the finish line.
Embrace the wild and leave your worries at the starting line with the Hakuna Matata 10-Miler, a journey celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Lion King. From savannas and jungles to Pride Rock and Hakuna Matata Falls, join Simba, Timon and Pumbaa on a run where the spirit of the circle of life will guide you to the finish line.
Say aloha to Stitch’s ‘Ohana Challenge, inspired by Lilo & Stitch. Complete all runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend races—5K, 10K and 10-Miler—to earn not just bragging rights, but a special medal honoring the magic of togetherness. In this event, no person and no adventure is left behind!
Complete the 5K, 10K and 10-Miler races on pace and earn:
Neverland 5K Medal
Adventure Is Out There 10K Medal
Hakuna Matata 10-Miler Medal
Stitch’s ‘Ohana Challenge Medal
That’s a grand total of 4 medals in one weekend! You’ll need to register for the Stitch’s ‘Ohana Challenge —which includes all three races—to be eligible for the challenge medal.
5K, 10K and 10-Mile Course Through Walt Disney World Resort
runDisney’s Springtime Surprise Weekend events sold out pretty quickly last year, so be sure to set a reminder if you’re looking forward to running through Walt Disney World with your favorite Disney characters next year.
So whether you’re a Disney fan or just looking for a fun race weekend, be sure to register for Springtime Surprise Weekend 2024.
What are your thoughts on these themes? Will you be registering for Springtime Surprise Weekend 2024? Let us know in the comments below!
Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.