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runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend

April 18-21, 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.

Weekend Events Fees and Discounts Race Information Spectator Information

2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend Events

Weekend events will include:

  • Hakuna Matata 10-Miler
  • Adventure is Out There 10K
  • Neverland 5K
  • Stitch’s ‘Ohana Challenge
  • runDisney Springtime Surprise Yoga
  • Springtime Surprise Weekend – Virtual Option
  • runDisney Springtime Surprise Splash
  • Health & Fitness Expo

runDisney’s Health & Fitness Expo

Thursday, April 18, 2024 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 19, 2024 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 20, 2024 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.

Neverland 5K

Friday, April 119, 2024
Time: 5:00 a.m.
Start/Finish: Walt Disney World

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!

Adventure is Out There 10K

Saturday, April 20, 2024
Time: 5:00 a.m.
Start/Finish: Walt Disney World

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.

Hakuna Matata 10-Miler

Sunday, April 21, 2024
Time: 5:00 a.m.
Start/Finish: Walt Disney World

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.

Stitch’s ‘Ohana Challenge

Friday, April 19, Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, 2024
Start/Finish: EPCOT Parking Lot
Time: 5:00 a.m.

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!

Participants must register for the Stitch’s ‘Ohana Challenge, which includes all 3 races, in order to receive the Challenge medal, plus all 3 event medals.

runDisney Springtime Surprise Yoga

Thursday, April 18, 2024
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.

runDisney Springtime Surprise Splash

Sunday, April 21, 2024
Start/Finish: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Splash into fun–after the park closes. Enjoy an evening of celebration and thrills with a ticket to runDisney Springtime Surprise Splash at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon!

2024 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.

Hakuna Matata 10-Miler

Registration fee varies based on the date of purchase:

  • August 22, 2023 – February 19, 2024: $212.00
  • Beginning February 20, 2024: $222.00

Adventure is Out There 10K

Registration fee varies based on the date of purchase:

  • August 22, 2023 – February 19, 2024: $150.99
  • Beginning February 20, 2024: $160.99

Neverland 5K

Registration fee varies based on the date of purchase:

  • August 22, 2023 – February 19, 2024: $107.99
  • Beginning February 20, 2024: $117.99

Stitch’s ‘Ohana Challenge

Registration fee varies based on the date of purchase:

  • August 22, 2023 – February 19, 2024: $485.00
  • Beginning February 20, 2024: $495.00

runDisney Springtime Surprise Yoga

  • 111.93

runDisney Springtime Surprise Splash

  • 85.00

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 2024 runDisney Springtime Sruprise Weekend events are non-refundable.


To compete, you must be 12 years of age or older.

To compete, you must be 10 years of age or older.

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

To compete, you must be 12 years of age or older.

Pacing Requirements

All athletes entering the 10-Miler, 10K, or the 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 is required for starting group placement if you claim you will finish a marathon in less than 4 hours and 30 minutes (4:30); a half marathon in less than 2 hours and 15 minutes (2:15); or a 10-miler in less than 1 hour and 30 minutes (1:30). Otherwise, proof of time is not required.

Disney does not accept self-timed, training or virtual runs as proof of time. Proof of time must be provided by the participant for each individual race from an officially timed 10K, 12K, 15K, 10-Mile, Half Marathon or Marathon race reflecting results within the last two (2) years.

Past runDisney races may be used as proof of time. Participants will be placed in the last start group if the required proof of time is not submitted. If you submit a proof of time from a race distance other than a Half Marathon, an industry standard calculation will be applied to equate your time.

If proof of time is not provided at least 13 weeks before the first race of the runDisney event, or if the data provided is incomplete or cannot be verified, you will be placed in the last start group. No start group changes will be made after such date.


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.
  • Participants 14 and older may not wear costume masks of any kind.
  • Participants 13 and younger may wear costume masks, however, the participant’s eyes must be visible, and the mask may not cover the participant’s entire face.
  • Participants who dress like characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests except as expressly requested and authorized by runDisney.
  • Costumes may not drag on the ground.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another participant.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Layered costumes that could conceal prohibited items are not permitted.
  • Costume props including, without limitation, those that surround the entire body, are inflatable or physically connect multiple participants to each other are not permitted.
  • Tutus, transparent wings and hats/headwear are permitted; however, they may not cover the participant’s face.
  • Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
  • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts and hats are acceptable.

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 MyDisneyPhotoPass.com (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.

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