New runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend Information

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While at Walt Disney World you will walk quite a bit each day. For some people, that just isn’t enough. That is why runDisney is so popular. Whether you are a casual runner or you love to try to be at the top of the Leader Board, you will have the run of your life at Walt Disney World. Running through Walt Disney World with characters cheering you on will encourage you, even if it’s your first race! Sarah Harris has released new information on the Springtime Surprise Weekend, which will take place March 31 through April 3, 2022. Here’s the latest from Disney Parks Blog:

We’re about four months from the debut of our new runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend and I’m excited to share details about the “surprise’’ part of this unique event, whose theme will change each year. 

This inaugural event borrows from some all-time favorite runDisney events and combines them with exciting new twists and turns for a totally unique experience.

When March 31-April 3, 2022 rolls around, runners will embark on a nostalgic four-day race weekend that will have them reliving wonderful past runDisney memories while creating new ones during the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary celebration.

Collage of logos for the Expedition Everest 5K, Race for the Taste 10K, The Tower of Terror 10-Miler and the 2022 Springtime Surprise Weekend

The inaugural Springtime Surprise Weekend will feature: 

  • Expedition Everest 5K (April 1, 2022) – The race will once again feature a nighttime 5K combined with a scavenger hunt, but this time the hunt will be conducted during the 5K.
  • Race for the Taste 10K (April 2, 2022) – The event will mirror the 10K from the past, but now the race will celebrate the newest attraction at Walt Disney World Resort, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT.
  • The Tower of Terror 10-Miler (April 3, 2022) – The race will still be a 10-miler, but will be run in the morning instead of at night.

Runners who sign up for the Springtime Surprise Challenge, can test their endurance by participating in all three events – 19.3 total miles – and earn a special “challenge’’ medal while perhaps also reminiscing throughout the weekend.

And if you’re in the mood for more relaxation, there will also be a sunrise yoga event in front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park to kick off the weekend, similar to the recently announced yoga event that leads off the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend in Feb. 2022.

runDisney statue

Registration for the Springtime Surprise Weekend begins Dec. 9th at The runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend is the last in the 2021-2022 race season following the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend (Nov. 4-7), the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend (Jan. 5-9, 2022), and the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend (Feb. 24-27, 2022). To sign up for a race or to get more information about runDisney events, visit

For more magical details about the runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend, stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog and @runDisney social channels! 

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.