Details announced for the 2022 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort

Nov 03, 2021 in "runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend"

Posted: Wednesday November 3, 2021 2:22pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The inaugural runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort will combine some past runDisney events for a nostalgic four day race weekend in 2022.

The 2022 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend will feature:

  • Expedition Everest 5K (April 1, 2022 - $100) – 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. $100

  • Race for the Taste 10K (April 2, 2022 - $135) – 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. $135

  • The Tower of Terror 10-Miler (April 3, 2022 - $190) – The race will still be a 10-miler, but will be run in the morning instead of at night. $190

Runners who sign up for the $445 Springtime Surprise Challenge, can test their endurance by participating in all three events – 19.3 total miles – and earn a special “challenge’’ medal.

Registration for the Springtime Surprise Weekend begins Dec. 9th at rundisney.com. 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).

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Surferboy5671 day ago

Nice catch. Was hoping for some teaser art, maybe they can tease the distances and themes soon. I am eyeing to run this in person depending on what is announced. EDIT: Anyone here have predictions on what the themes and distances could be?

uncle jimmy2 days ago

Surprise runDisney page update! No theme or race info on the page (very plain), but they did change it over to 2023 race weekend!!!

The Sorcerers AprenticeApr 27, 2022

For anyone who has done the virtual 5k , has anyone else got their medal yet? I’ve gotten the other medals that I’ve ordered but not this one. I haven’t seen any indication it’s been shipped yet. Maybe I’m just being impatient?

DznyGrlSDApr 26, 2022

I got my virtual medal for the ToT 10 miler on Friday!

Surferboy567Apr 21, 2022

As promised, I am beginning to write up the trip report for the 2022 Springtime Surprise. https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/in-progress-a-race-though-yestermorrow-my-first-rundisney-racecation.977208/

draybookApr 09, 2022

Yeah, that's him! I wish I had a video of his wave leaving the starting line. The way he was running and flailing his rams just like Depp was amazing.

OG RunnerApr 08, 2022

Having run in a good amount of Disney races it is impressive to me that he doesn't overheat. I ran the Marathon in January and kept seeing a gentleman dressed up like someone from Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. He had long hear, a long red jacket, (very decorative), and long pants. I saw him around mile 22 or 23 when the temps were getting near 80. I really don't know how they do it.

RteetzApr 08, 2022

I have seen him tons of times especially this past weekend. It really is amazing he can stay in character the whole time.

Figment82Apr 08, 2022

I believe this is the runner you are referring to? https://www.instagram.com/joggingjacksparrow/ I’ve never seen him on the course, but just from the photos and videos, it’s so amazing that he can stay in character and run in costume the whole time!

draybookApr 07, 2022

The Mrs. did better than she thought she would. She placed 3363 overall, not bad for almost no training and no sleep. I was up from 6 am Saturday until 10 am Sunday to make sure she didn't oversleep since we closed the MK Saturday night. Did you guys see the dude running while dressed as Captain Jack? He even flailed his arms while running, just like Jack. That was awesome. I'm going to start training for some mid-level runs so we can complete them as a couple.

OG RunnerApr 04, 2022

Don't really agree.

Figment82Apr 04, 2022

As someone who is a bit of a germaphobe, I totally understand the phone thing! 😂 But I love that about the finish line! There are times during the races, usually towards the end when everyone tends to be a little quieter/focused, when I’ll look and around and just be amazed at how there are so many people who decided to take this personal challenge on and go for it. I bet seeing those continuous waves of accomplishment coming over the final stretch is amazing!

LAKid53Apr 04, 2022

My phone is never sweaty...it stays in my running belt or hydration vest for the race. 😁

DznyGrlSDApr 04, 2022

My absolute favorite job is anything that ends me up in the finish chute. I love being in the finish area as runners of ALL shapes, sizes & abilities finish their races. Edit: the only spot I don't really care for is backdrops. I don't like touching all ya'll sweaty nasty phones after you get done running. I LOVE seeing you pose for photos but your phones are all just...ew ;) I say that with the utmost love and respect for ya'll.