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runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend 2023 Race Themes Revealed

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The runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend race themes for 2023 have been revealed! The event “celebrates the power of friendship and the magic of Pixar with the Pixar Pals”. General registration opens later this month, with Club runDisney Gold & Platinum Registration opening August 16, 2022 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time.

Read below for all the details from the Disney Parks Blog!

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Get ready to reach for the sky and grab your rootinest, tootinest crew! We’re not toying around as the runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend returns to Walt Disney World Resort for its second year, April 13-16, 2023. The final event in the 2022-2023 runDisney race season celebrates the power of friendship and the magic of Pixar with the Pixar Pals. Racers are encouraged to celebrate the running buddies that keep them going, the support systems that cheer from the sidelines, and the iconic characters that lift each other up time and time again.

The 2023 event sees the return of the 10-Miler distance and runDisney Springtime Surprise Challenge for completing all weekend races as well as runDisney Springtime Surprise Yoga. Today we are excited to share the individual race themes! Take a look:

Disney Pixar Cars 5K

You are SPEED. Whether you’re aiming for a leisurely jog or a personal record, get ready to speed through the lanes of this 3.1 mile course with Lightning McQueen, Mater, and all their friends.

Disney Pixar Monsters 10K

It’s time to get those scary feet ready! Canisters at each mile marker get fuller and fuller as racers take a step in the ‘fright’ direction through a 6.2 mile course with Mike, Sulley, and all their friends from the world of Monstropolis.

Disney Pixar Toy Story 10 Miler

Saddle up for a 10-mile event! Racers set out on the adventure of a lifetime with Buzz, Woody, Bo Peep, and more, as they push themselves to infinity and … the finish line!

runDisney Springtime Surprise Challenge

Just keep running … just keep running! Racers with the perseverance to complete all three weekend events are awarded for finishing the runDisney Springtime Surprise Challenge, complete with a medal featuring Nemo and his friends from all over the big blue world.

Not able to join us at Walt Disney World Resort in April? Join us virtually and run on a course of your choosing! From 3.1 to 19.3 miles, add a little character to your at-home race adventure. Learn more about Virtual runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend events here.

Runners wanting to join this year’s event should mark their calendars for the following registration dates and times:

runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort

  • General Registration | August 23, 2022 at 10 a.m. ET

Virtual runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend

  • General Registration | August 26, 2022 at 10 a.m. ET

Get ready to celebrate the magic of Pixar along with some of your favorite Disney Pixar Pals during the 2023 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend!