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Is The All New runDisney Digital Expo A Hit Or A Miss?

Is The All New runDisney Digital Expo A Hit Or A Miss?
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Many have seen that the runDisney Expo has gotten a lot of attention. New this year, runDisney will be having a Digital Expo. Read on to check out all it has or does not have to offer.


Photo Credit: KtP writer Heather

It is so much fun to visit the most Magical Place on Earth, but imagine running through it! runDisney gives runners of all abilities the opportunity to RUN through Walt Disney World! runDisney races offer a race experience like no other. Runners get Disney magic at every mile, including character sightings and other race entertainment.

runDisney races are among my favorite races! Even though these race may be treated more like a victory lap, they are so much fun! I (Heather) know I can’t wait for my next runDisney race. Check out my latest runDisney race over Marathon Weekend.

The best part of runDisney races? There are different distances so there is a race for almost anyone. They also are welcoming to runners of all levels! You will see runners and walkers out there putting in those Magical Miles.

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Not sure what to pack for your runDisney race-cation? Check out my five must-pack items. Planning on getting in some warm-up or shake-out runs? Check out my where to run guide when visiting Walt Disney World.

I also have made a list of TEN THINGS all runDisney runners should know. You can read that HERE. Want to get that perfect race photo? Read my FIVE tips to get a better race photo at your next runDisney race!

Springtime Surprise

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The Springtime Surprise is set to take place March 31, 2022 – April 3, 2022. The weekend will include a 5K, 10K, and 10 Miler. Register for the challenge and complete all three events to receive a FOURTH medal! Runners are able to participate in these races in-person or virtual.

The Springtime Surprise will be celebrating Yestermorrow. runDisney shares:

“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.

For a full list and details of the Springtime Surprise events click HERE. Want to check out those Springtime Surprise medals? See them all HERE.

Digital Expo

Photo Credit: KtP writer Heather

With the Springtime Surprise Event Guide released, you can see there is a Digital Expo available. A Virtual Expo and Event Guide was listed under the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend, but not this event. Looks like runDisney is experimenting with this Digital Expo.

However, it is not all that I had hoped it would be. Personally, I was hoping it would be a better way for runners (virutal included) to get that race specific merchandise. Disney could do the selling of this merchandise better. People were lined up for hours to get some race specific items.

You can enter booths. However, you are still unable to purchase runDisney merchandise.

In the Digital Expo, there are “booths” you can enter. The Featured Booths are the runDisney Showcase and Make-A-Wish Central & Northern Florida. The runDisney booth offers up race dates, past videos of races, and race results.

The remaining booths include:

  • Advent Health
  • Citizen
  • Dasani
  • Enterprise
  • iTab
  • Jeff Galloway
  • Event Reminders
  • Maps

I was really hopeful that the Digital Expo was going to offer more to virtual runners or runners that can’t make the first day of the Expo. Hopefully, the merchandise shortage at Marathon Weekend was truly a supply chain issue, as it seemed Princess Merchandise lasted much longer into the weekend.

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