runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend

Mid-April 2024

runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend

It’s a weekend of fun running during the runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort. Runners celebrate friendship and the magic of Pixar during the 2023 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend! Guests are able to run along courses inspired by some of your favorite Pixar Pals It’s an epic race event featuring some of your favorite characters with distances geared for all skill levels. You won’t want to miss your chance to be a part of this unique adventure as you journey to the finish line to earn one-of-a-kind medals!

Guests will be able to celebrate their love of Pixar stories of every age including the Disney Pixar Cars 5K, Disney Pixar Monsters 10K and the Disney Pixar Toy Story 10-Miler. Guests looking for a bigger challenge can participate in the runDisney Springtime Surprise Challenge combining all THREE races, the Disney Pixar Cars 5K, Disney Pixar Monsters 10K and Disney Pixar Toy Story 10-Miler.

The following is info for the 2023 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend. Details for the 2024 event will be shared when released. 

2023 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend Information

Weekend Events Fees and Discounts Race Information Spectator Information

runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend Events

Weekend events will include:

  • Disney Pixar Toy Story 10-Miler
  • Disney Pixar Monsters 10K
  • Disney Pixar Cars 5K
  • runDisney Springtime Surprise Challenge
  • runDisney Springtime Surprise Yoga
  • Springtime Surprise Weekend – Virtual Option
  • Health & Fitness Expo

runDisney’s Health & Fitness Expo

Thursday, April 13, 2023 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 14, 2023 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 15, 2023 11:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

This is a one stop for everything happening during race weekend. The Expo will host seminars on training, racing, and nutrition, featuring speakers and panelists from the world of running. While picking up your official race number and packet, check out the newest Official runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon Merchandise, as well as the latest in apparel and fitness equipment.

Disney Pixar Cars 5K

Friday, April 14, 2023
Time: 5:00 a.m.
Start/Finish: ECOT Parking Lot

On your marks… get set… KACHOW! Whether you’re taking to the track for a leisurely jog or speeding for a personal record, you’ll have a blast as you race through the 3.1-mile course celebrating Lightning McQueen, Mater and all their friends.

Disney Pixar Monsters 10K

Saturday, April 15, 2023
Time: 5:00 a.m.
Start/Finish: EPCOT Parking Lot

Load up laugh canisters as you race through a 6.2-mile course crammed with comic relief courtesy of Mike, Sulley and all their friends from Monstropolis.

Disney Pixar Toy Story 10-Miler

Sunday, April 16, 2023
Time: 5:00 a.m.
Start/Finish: EPCOT Parking Lot

Race to the finish line on a toy-rific adventure with Buzz, Woody, Bo Peep and more of your favorite Toy Story characters. This 10-mile run takes you through EPCOT… and to infinity and beyond!

runDisney Springtime Surprise Challenge

Friday, April 14, Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, 2023
Start/Finish: EPCOT Parking Lot
Time: 5:00 a.m.

Get Ready for a Fin-tastic Challenge! Keep on swimming—to the finish line of 3 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend events: Disney Pixar Cars 5K, Disney Pixar Monsters 10K and Disney Pixar Toy Story 10-Miler—for a total of 19.3 magical miles!

Participants must register for the runDisney Springtime Surprise Challenge, which includes all 3 races, in order to receive the runDisney Springtime Surprise Challenge medal, plus all 3 event medals.

runDisney Springtime Surprise Yoga

Thursday, April 13, 2023
Start/Finish: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Time: 5:00 a.m.

Balance your mind, body and spirit to begin a run- and fun-filled weekend. Greet the day in a brand new way with an uplifting yoga event! And this year, you’ll feel like a movie star because for the first time ever you’ll be saying “Namaste” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

2023 Fees

Registration Fees

Runners should register early to get the best price! Keep in mind that runDisney events sell out rather quickly, often on the day registration is opened.

Disney Pixar Toy Story 10-Miler

Registration fee varies based on the date of purchase:

  • August 23, 2022 – February 20, 2023: $207.87
  • February 21, 2023: $218.53

Disney Pixar Monsters 10K

Registration fee varies based on the date of purchase:

  • August 23, 2022 – February 20, 2023: $146.04
  • February 21, 2023: $156.70

Disney Pixar Cars 5K

Registration fee varies based on the date of purchase:

  • August 23, 2022 – February 20, 2023: $103.40
  • February 21, 2023: $114.06

runDisney Springtime Surprise Challenge

Registration fee varies based on the date of purchase:

  • August 23, 2022 – February 20, 2023: $479.70
  • February 21, 2023: $490.36

runDisney Springtime Surprise Yoga

  • $109


Early Registration Opportunities

Select early registration opportunities are available one week prior to official registration opening date for each race weekend. These are for Club runDisney Gold and Platinum members.

Race Information

Cancellation & Transfer Policy

Entry fees for the 2023 runDisney Springtime Sruprise Weekend events are non-refundable.


Disney Pixar Toy Story 10-Miler
To compete, you must be 12 years of age or older.

Disney Pixar Monsters 10K
To compete, you must be 10 years of age or older.

Disney Pixar Cars 5K
To compete, you must be 5 years of age or older. Each participant must be able to complete the 5K on their own.

runDisney Springtime Surprise Challenge
To compete, you must be 12 years of age or older.

Pacing Requirements

All athletes entering the Disney Pixar Toy Story 10-Miler, Disney Pixar Monsters 10K, or the Disney Pixar Cars 5K, must maintain a 16-minute per mile pace throughout the race. Anyone not able to maintain the respective paces may be picked up and transported to the finish. You may be picked up at any point along the course and transported for not maintaining pace. It is suggested that you train at a 15-minute per mile pace.

Proof of Time

Proof of time must be provided from a certified race reflecting results between January 1, 2019, and January 3, 2023 and must be one of the below listed distances. Runners will be placed in the last corral if the appropriate race distance is not submitted for Proof of Time.

    • 10-Miler Proof of Time: Results for a 10K, 15K, 10-Mile, Half Marathon or Marathon

A valid proof of time provided at the time of registration must include the following:

    • Name of Race
    • Distance
    • City
    • State
    • Date
    • Finish time
    • Link to Results

For example, Walt Disney World Half Marathon,13.1 miles, Orlando, FL, January 8, 2022, 2:15:30

Keep in mind that If proof of time is not provided by January 3, 2023, or information is is incomplete or cannot be verified, you will be placed in the last start corral. Also keep in mind that no corral changes will be made after January 3, 2023.


Waivers for the race will be provided online approximately two weeks before the race. You must have your signed waiver and a Photo ID with you to pick up your race packet. A parent or legal guardian must complete and sign the waiver for any participant under 18 years old. No exceptions will be made.

Packet Pick-Up

runDisney Springtime Surprise Runners can pick up their packet at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. You must pick up your own participant packet (which includes an event-issued bib number and timing device) during regularly scheduled hours. Individuals will no longer be able to pick up participant packets on behalf of others. Download and complete your personalized race waiver on-line (available approximately two weeks prior to event). Parents or legal guardians must download and complete the personalized race waiver for minors and pick up their packet. You must have a valid ID in order to pick up your packet (driver’s license, passport, Military ID, Government issued ID.) If you do not have a valid photo ID we cannot issue you your race bib. No exceptions will be made


Guests may dress as their favorite character during the races, but must follow these guidelines:

  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Guests who dress like characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • For runDisney participants ages 13 and under:
    • Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.
  • For runDisney participants ages 14 and older:
    • Layered costumes, that could conceal prohibited items, are not permitted (e.g. Jedi robes).
    • Costume props, including those that surround the entire body (e.g. Death Star, UP House) are not permitted.
    • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g. full-length Princess dresses)
    • Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
    • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.
    • Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
    • Guests may not wear masks of any kind.

Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, a race or any race related event/activity unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.

Please note that while costumed attire may be worn during runDisney events, Guests 14 and older are not permitted to wear costumed attire in the theme parks. As a result, Guests may need to change their attire prior to visiting the parks after participating in a runDisney race.


  • The race will be held rain or shine. If there is lightning in the area, the race will either have a delayed start or, depending on the intensity of the weather, be canceled.
  • For everyone’s safety, baby joggers, strollers, baby carriers, baby backpacks, inline skates, motorized scooters, bicycles, skateboards, canes, crutches, walkers, walking sticks and animals of any kind are prohibited from the course. Violators will be removed from the course and transported to the finish line area.
  • Headphones are discouraged due to audio messages that are placed throughout the course to ensure runners safety.

Race Photos

Disney PhotoPass Photographers will be on the course and at the finish line taking your photos during the race. To make sure that your photos show up, make sure your bib is in view on the front of your shirt! Race photos will be available to view at (select Walt Disney World). If you are on the My Disney Experience app, the photos should appear within 24 hours of the event. To link your photos, you will need to enter the 11-digit RaceID followed by your 5-digit bib number. If your bib number is less than 5 digits, you will need to add zeros at the beginning of your bib number to complete the 16-digit code.


Overall Half Marathon male (top 3), female (top 3), wheelchair (top male and female – push rim only), and female and male Military winners will receive their awards at the Awards Ceremony.

Spectator Information

Spectators help runners by motivating them during their training and cheering them on during their runs. As a spectator, you play a huge part in the success of your runner.

Viewing Your Runner

You can always view your runner in a number of different areas along the 10-Miler course.

Finish Line Viewing

Spectators can see their runners again at the Finish Line. There will be a limited number of complimentary seats along the Finish Line available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Runner Tracking

Family and friends will be able to track participants with live online runner tracking for the 10-Miler and 10K. Participants will have the opportunity to send split times via email and text messaging by registering for this service on the event website approximately one week before the event. You can also sign up for runner tracking at the Expo.

Race Parking

Parking at EPCOT is free before 7:00 a.m. If you arrive afterward, you will be charged the daily parking fee. Athletes and spectators should plan on arriving at EPCOT by 4:00 a.m. on the 10-miler race morning. Road closures will occur due to the race. Please note there will be no parking at the Magic Kingdom for these events.

Keep in mind that transportation is only provided to and from the host resorts and that parking is limited at all venues. We strongly encourage the use of event transportation whenever possible.

For more information or to register, visit Disney’s official web site opens in new window.