Magic of Pixar Takes Centerstage in 2023 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend; Registration Now Open

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – (August 22, 2022) – Runners nationwide can register for the 2023 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend. The race weekend will be held April 13-16, 2023, at Walt Disney World Resort. The race weekend theme will be a treat for fans of Disney and Pixar as runners will feel the magic of Pixar along courses inspired by some of the most iconic characters.

The four-day runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend features a new theme annually. This year, it will spotlight fan-favorite Pixar characters from Cars, Monsters, Inc., and Toy Story during events ranging from a 5K to a 19.3-mile multiple race challenge.

The 2023 Springtime Surprise Weekend will feature:

  • runDisney Springtime Surprise Yoga (April 13) – Happening for the first time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Disney Pixar Cars 5K (April 14)
  • Disney Pixar Monsters 10K (April 15)
  • Disney Pixar Toy Story 10-Miler (April 16)

Runners can test their stamina in the runDisney Springtime Surprise Challenge by participating in all three races for a total of 19.3 miles. Participants will even earn three individual race medals plus a special Finding Nemo-themed medal for completing the “challenge.”

Additionally, registration opened August 26, 2022, for Virtual races. Whether running in a hometown park with friends or charting their own course, Virtual Race participants can experience the runDisney magic from anywhere. Once runners complete their race, they earn the same magical medals as those participating at Walt Disney World.

The 2023 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend is the last in the 2022-2023 race season following the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend (Nov. 3-6, 2022), The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend (Jan. 4-8, 2023) and the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend (Feb. 23-26, 2023).

Runners can register for both the in-person races and virtual races at