Themes Announced for 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Races, NEW Typhoon Lagoon Post-Race Event

Katie Francis

Themes Announced for 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Races, NEW Typhoon Lagoon Post-Race Event

runDisney has announced the themes for the 2024 Springtime Surprise races and a new post-race event at Typhoon Lagoon.

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Neverland 5K

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Runners, take flight for the first event of the race weekend with the Neverland 5K! Join favorite characters from Disney Animation’s Peter Pan for a magical 3.1-mile run that will take you toward the “second star to the right and straight on ’til morning” to find the finish line!

Adventure is Out There 10K

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The finish line must be explored! Runners, join the Adventure Is Out There 10K for an exhilarating 6.2-mile race inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Up. Encounter some beloved characters like Russell, Dug, Carl, and even Kevin amidst a course inspired by South American landscapes and a sky of balloons.

Hakuna Matata 10-Miler

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It’s the ‘mane’ event you’ve been waiting for – the Hakuna Matata 10-Miler, an epic running journey inspired by Disney Animation’s The Lion King. From savannas and jungles to Pride Rock and Hakuna Matata Falls, join Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa on this roaring run, where the rhythm of African drums and the spirit of the Circle of Life will guide you to the finish line.

Stitch’s ‘Ohana Challenge

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Up for an out-of-this-world challenge? Say aloha to Stitch’s Ohana Challenge, inspired by Disney Animation’s Lilo & Stitch, where completing all the runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend races—5K, 10K, and 10-Miler—earns you not just bragging rights, but a special medal honoring the magic of togetherness, where no one and no adventure is left behind.

Springtime Surprise Splash

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The new post-race event is the Springtime Surprise Splash at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. It costs $85 per person and will take place at 7:00 p.m. on April 21, 2024.

General registration opens on August 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Virtual Races

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You can also plan to join the runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend fun – virtually! Whether you’re looking for motivation to train for a future runDisney race or get a taste of the magic wherever you run, virtual race events are a great way to reward yourself for staying active! Head over to to learn more about the 2024 Virtual runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend.

Springtime Surprise Registration Dates and Times

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

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  • Katie Francis

    Katie is a lover of all theme parks and an avid reader. Her favorite rides are Spaceship Earth and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. You can find her daydreaming of the Florida sun, and you can reach her at