The Disney Inspiration Run to Return to Shanghai Disney Resort on April 13-14
With more race options than ever before, the 2019 Spring Disney Inspiration Run promises to be a fun-filled fitness weekend for the whole familyFebruary 12,2019

Shanghai, February 12, 2019 – The Disney Inspiration Run is making an exciting return this year, allowing more participants than ever before to enjoy a fun-filled spring race weekend at Shanghai Disney Resort. Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural event, the 2019 Spring Disney Inspiration Run will be held on April 13 – 14 and will once again feature 3.5km, 5km and 10km routes, as well a brand-new course – the Disney Inspiration Kids Run – which will provide young children with a unique Disney sports experience.

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With the resort set to be transformed by a floral fantasy of brilliant flowers in mid-April, participants will be able to enjoy a signature Disney storytelling environment amid vibrant bursts of spring color. As a part of the resort’s longstanding commitment to helping develop life-long conservation values among local communities, Shanghai Disney Resort will also present a series of interactive environmental and nature-based activities during the two-day event.
The exciting 2019 Spring Disney Inspiration Run will continue to provide people of all ages, including serious runners who want to test their mettle and those who simply want to enjoy the landscape and entertainment at the resort, the opportunity to celebrate health, fitness and active lifestyles. Magical encounters are almost everywhere as beloved Disney characters, including Mickey and his pals, will cheer for runners along the courses to the finish line.


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Photos of 2018 Disney Inspiration Run
 
This year’s courses are specifically designed to provide immersive experiences for participants to enjoy the resort’s natural beauty from start to finish. The 3.5km, 5km and 10km routes will weave throughout the resort, taking participants through different themed lands at Shanghai Disneyland, Disneytown and Wishing Star Park, where they can experience Disney magic, including Character appearances, unique photo opportunities and other special Disney entertainment.
 
  • The 3.5km run will be held on April 13 and will be open to everyone aged five and above (children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the race).
  • The 5km run will be held on April 13 as well and will be open to everyone aged 16 and above.
  • The 10km run will be held on April 14 for participants aged 16 and above and will provide seasoned runners the opportunity to take on the weekend’s biggest endurance challenge.
  • The brand-new Disney Inspiration Kids Run, introduced for the first time this year, will be held on April 13 and allow young guests aged over 2 and under 5 years old as of the race date to experience the spirit of a magical Disney run with an accompanying parent or guardian.
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Photos of 2018 Disney Inspiration Run
 
Participants in the races will be chosen randomly from all eligible submissions. Public pre-registration for the 2019 Spring Disney Inspiration Run will be open from 10:00 on February 18 through 22:00 on February 24. Participants can visit the official website of Disney Inspiration Run (https://run.shanghaidisneyresort.com/) to learn more details about the race weekend and pre-register for the event. The first draw will be held and the selected runners announced on February 25, and participants will need to make their race payment no later than February 28 to secure their spot. Runners will also be able to enjoy a host of other special benefits, including discounted Shanghai Disneyland tickets, special offers on merchandise, discounts on select tickets to the Mandarin production of the Beauty and the Beast musical, and much more.
 
Also new this year, the 2019 Spring Disney Inspiration Run will be launching premier packages that guarantee entry to the 3.5km, 5km or 10km events. These packages will be available for purchase on official website of Disney Inspiration Run from 10:00 on February 18, until all spots are filled. In addition to guaranteed entry, more exclusive surprises await, including the option to bring a family member into the spectator area of the course, a special post-run celebration, and a customized medal with the runner’s name engraved. From February 25 through March 3, or until all spots are filled, guests will also have the opportunity to purchase a special package that includes a run ticket and Shanghai Disneyland admission ticket, or a run ticket, a park ticket and resort hotel stay via official travel trade providers, including Ctrip, Meituan Dianping, Qunar, Yaochufa, Lion Travel and H.I.S.
              
All runners who cross the finish line will also be awarded an exclusive Disney Character-themed medal to celebrate their success. The 3.5km, 5km and 10km run medals will feature Donald, Goofy and Mickey respectively. Young participants crossing the finish line of the Kids Run will also be awarded a colorful medal featuring Mickey and Pluto. Every runner will be able to collect a unique Disney Character-themed T-shirt, and guests are encouraged to join the event with family and friends and dress as their favorite characters!  

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Shanghai Disney Resort today also announced that SKECHERS will continue to be the Presenting Participant for the 2019 Spring Disney Inspiration Run and will continue to offer exclusive promotions and training camp experiences through its online platform, selected retail stores and Disneytown. The brand will also have a strong presence throughout the run and across a variety of diverse platforms including the participant apparel.
 
CITIZEN, which has a previously established corporate alliance with Shanghai Disney Resort as the Official Timepiece of the resort, will become the new long-term sponsor of Disney Inspiration Run, including being the Official Special Participant of this spring’s running event. Kang Shifu will again be the Official Water Sponsor of Disney Inspiration Run. Successful entrants for 3.5km, 5km and 10km races will receive a run package with special souvenirs provided by the sponsors when they pick up their bibs, and the top three male and female winners of the 5km and 10km runs will also receive a CITIZEN watch and a pair of SKECHERS running shoes as part of their prize.
 
Building on the success of the first Disney Inspiration Run in 2018, which received an enthusiastic response from tens of thousands of prospective participants, the 2019 Spring Disney Inspiration Run will allow more runners to experience the resort’s spectacular landscape and legendary entertainment, and explore the various ways spring is celebrated at different locations across the resort.

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