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runDisney’s Head-Turning Medals for 2024 Springtime Surprise Races Include Stitch, Lion King

Sarah Harris

by , Disney Sports Social Community Manager

Calling all runDisney explorers! Grab your best adventuring crew and get ready to celebrate the spirit of togetherness at Walt Disney World Resort for the final race weekend of the 2023-2024 season, the 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend. Taking place April 18-21, 2024, the spring weekend sees the return of event favorites such as the 10-Miler distance and early morning yoga as well as an all-new event, the runDisney Springtime Surprise Splash!

Get ready to lace up your running shoes and embrace the adventure as we share a first look at the event finisher medals that will be waiting for participants at the finish line:

Neverland 5K finisher medal for the 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend

Neverland 5K

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 and this beautiful finisher medal.

Adventure is Out There 10k finisher medal for the 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend

Adventure is Out There 10K

The finish line must be explored as you set out on an exhilarating 6.2-mile race inspired by Disney and Pixar’s “Up” for the Adventure Is Out There 10K.  Encounter some beloved characters like Russell, Dug, Carl, and even Kevin as you earn this finisher medal.

Hakuna Matata 10-Miler finisher medal for the 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend

Hakuna Matata 10-Miler

It’s the ‘mane’ event for the weekend – the Hakuna Matata 10-Miler, an epic running journey inspired by Disney Animation’s “The Lion King.” Join Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa on this roaring run, where the spirit of the Circle of Life will guide you to the finish line to pick up this finisher medal.

Stitch’s ‘Ohana Challenge finisher medal for the 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend

Stitch’s ‘Ohana Challenge

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 this special finisher medal.

Guests doing runDisney Springtime Surprise Yoga at Walt Disney World

For even more event weekend adventure, start things off with a little pre-race stretch at runDisney Springtime Surprise Yoga, returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It’s a star-studded early morning that’s perfect for balancing your mind, body and spirit ahead of a run-filled weekend. Limited spots remain so head to to reserve your mat.

End your race weekend with a SPLASH and dive into an evening of celebration and thrills during the all-new runDisney Springtime Surprise Splash at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. After a weekend full of magical miles, enjoy favorite water attractions (at night!) with shorter wait times, delicious sips and eats and more – a splashing way to end your race weekend! Learn more about the new event here.

Kids running in a Virtual runDisney race in a park

Did you know you can also join the runDisney Springtime Surprise fun, virtually? Bring the magic home and run on a course of your choosing during the Virtual 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend. From 3.1 to 19.3 miles, explore one-of-a-kind race options for a runDisney adventure, wherever you are!

Get ready to embrace the adventure during the 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend! Which medal are you most excited to earn? Let us know on social using hashtag #SpringtimeSurprise.


  • Very nice

  • No Fairy Merryweather WAY!! I have always wanted to splash and cool off after a runDisney race, but to do it at night is mind blowing!! Being from Denver I can’t wait for any pool time…especially in April. Can’t wait to see you all there!!