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  • On Jan 11, 2022
    Melanie from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’ll be participating in the Race for the Taste event this spring. Will I miss out on the awesome Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration runDisney merch if I’m not there on the first day of the Springtime Surprise? Also, what time should I arrive?

    Hi Melanie! Welcome to planDisney and many thanks for sending me a question on my favorite Walt Disney World Resort topic, runDisney!

    Looks likes you and I will be lacing up our running shoes together in April at The Inaugural Springtime Surprise Race Weekend. I am so thrilled to be participating in the Springtime Surprise Challenge. Maybe our paths will cross for the Race for the Taste 10K event. There is absolutely no comparison to the course entertainment and post-race celebration at any runDisney race weekend.

    I always treat Expo Day at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex as my main activity for the day. I love the energy of my running tribe, enjoying the unique photo opportunities to commemorate and of course, the Run in Character merchandise.

    I will say as of late, if you have some must-have merchandise, like spirit jerseys or Annual Passholder specific, I suggest an early arrival to the Expo. I was highly disappointed in November not snagging the Annual Passholder villains shirt which was sold out in my size by the afternoon of opening day. That said, there will be plenty of shirts, cups, magnetics, etc available for purchase. If you or anyone in your party is an Annual Passholder, do not forget to ask for your discount!

    Here is a link to Expo hours. If you are not arriving on the first day, I do not feel an early arrival is necessary.  Friday opens at noon and Saturday at 11:00 AM. Bonus tip, lately ESPN has featured a specially themed craft beer for race weekends. Purchase the refillable mug, good for beer refill discounts after all races!

    Good luck with your training! Why not train along with some Disney music! Feel free to come back and ask me any runDisney questions, I am here to help!

    Wishing you Magical Miles,
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Meet the Panelist: Cindy, Louisiana

Hey Guys, I'm Cindy (not the one from the castle) but a simple girl from Louisiana. I'm ready to help you navigate all things Walt Disney World Resort. Especially, if you love EPCOT festivals, adult trips, girls weekend getaways and my favorite runDisney weekends. So send me your questions, I'm here to help. Learn More About Cindy

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