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As runners prepare for the return of in-person runDisney races THIS weekend, runDisney has shared some new info about what the Springtime Surprise will be! Read on for all the details.
Springtime Surprise Weekend
We have known that runDisney was planning a new spring race weekend. This weekend is set to take place March 31, 2022- April 3, 2022.
Runners were starting to wonder when runDisney would drop the details as registration dates were removed from the website. We don’t have to wait any longer!
Springtime Surprise Registration Dates
Mark your calendars! Springtime Surprise registration dates are here!
Club runDisney Gold and Platinum will be first to register beginning December 7,2021 at 10 AM EST. General Registration will begin December 9, 2021 at 10 AM EST.
Want to do these events virtually? runDisney is still offering a virtual option. Registration for virtual events begins December 14, 2021 at 10 AM EST.
Springtime Surprise Events
We finally know what the Springtime Surprise Events will be! Some of our favorites will be returning!
“What better way to celebrate Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary than with a run down memory lane. During the inaugural 2022 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend you’ll wind your way through Walt Disney World Resort on some familiar fan-favorite courses, including Expedition Everest 5K, Race for the Taste 10K and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 10-Miler—with some new twists and turns.“
Yoga will return in front of Cinderella Castle! Princes and Princesses will get to enjoy this for the first time during Princess Half Marathon Weekend.
However, keep in mind that event transportation will not be provided to Sunrise Yoga for Princess Weekend. I wonder if they will change that for this springtime race weekend?
Expedition Everest 5K
This 5K course is inspired by the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park fan-favorite event. Even more exciting is this event will be a nighttime run and scavenger hunt!
This event will take place on March 31, 2022. It also has a 10 PM Eastern Time start time! I love nighttime races in Disney World!
Race for the Taste 10K
Don’t worry if you are doing the challenge. runDisney is giving you a day to recoup for your next event!
The 10K will take place on April 2, 2022 at 5 AM. Here runners will see a “Ratatouille”-inspired course.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10- Miler
This race used to be a nighttime race, and it was my first runDisney race! I am sad to see this race move to a morning event, but runners will still be in for a treat. The 10-Miler takes place on April 3, 2022 at 5 AM Eastern Time.
Runners will “enter an early morning dimension with 10 miles of not-so-terrifying terrain that takes you through the magic of Walt Disney World Resort.“
Springtime Surprise Challenge
Want even more medal? Complete all three running events and receive four medals! runDisney shares:
Put your endurance on display to achieve the greatest reward of the first-of-its-kind 2022 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend as you take on all 3 running events: the 5K, 10K and 10-Miler—for a total of 19.3 magical miles!
Participants will need to register for the runDisney Springtime Surprise Challenge, which includes all 3 races, in order to receive the inaugural runDisney Springtime Surprise Challenge medal.