Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Registration now open for Expedition Everest Challenge 2013



WOW! I haven't even finished my training for the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and now we're already talking about Expedition Everest Challenge? Holy smokes! No rest for the weary, and now that this running thing has me hooked, this event in the runDisney series is a definite not miss!

Are you ready to face the Yeti? All the details are below and links are provided for a quick registration!  Good luck!

Expedition Everest Challenge
Saturday, May 4, 2013
10:00 p.m.
Start/Finish: Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Take a run on the wild side and uncover the mystery of the clues!

Take a run on the wild side during the Expedition Everest Challenge, a thrill-packed, timed endurance event that combines a 5K adventure run through Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park with the challenge of a scavenger hunt. Your nighttime adventure starts in base camp where you'll begin a journey along an obstacle strewn course. Then get set for all the excitement of a scavenger hunt in the spectacular setting of Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Complete the challenge and escape with a special edition Compass finisher medal.

Double the adventure and fun and run as a two-person Trek team! Teams can be all male, all female, coed, military or mother/daughter.

Expedition Everest Challenge Highlights
  • 5K trek with obstacles
  • Clues to solve before you reach the summit
  • Course through Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park at Night
  • Disney Entertainment on-course and at the post-race celebration
  • Event Weekend Transportation from the Event Host Resorts
Expedition Everest Challenge Participants Receive
  • Champion
  • ® Unisex Short-Sleeved Tech Shirt
  • Personalized race bib (register before March 8, 2013)
  • ChronoTrack B-Tag Timed Event with live runner tracking sign up for family and friends
  • Expedition Everest Challenge Finisher Medal
  • Post-race refreshments
  • Admission to a special post-race party inside Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Individual Registration (REGISTER HERE)
  • $110 between December 11 – January 29, 2013
  • $120 between January 30 – March 20, 2013
  • $130 between March 21 – May 4, 2013
Team Registration (REGISTER HERE)
  • $220 between December 11 – January 29, 2013
  • $240 between January 30 – March 20, 2013
  • $260 between March 21 – May 4, 2013
Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time.

* Participants must attend Packet Pick-Up at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to receive their race packet, bib, and tech shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that did not participate.

Expedition Everest Challenge Family Edition - NEW THIS YEAR!
Saturday, May 4, 2013
11:00 a.m.
Start/Finish: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Registration Cost: $20.00 per person (minimum of 2, maximum of 6)
(REGISTER HERE)

An adventure for the whole family!

New this year - Take a trek through ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex with your family and friends during the Expedition Everest Challenge Family Edition. Adventurers ages 4 and up can join forces to run a short distance and then complete a scavenger hunt to earn a special finisher medallion!

Expedition Everest Challenge Family Edition Requirements
  • Ages 4 and up, must include one individual age 18 or older
  • Up to 6 people per roster for a team
  • No less than 2 people per group
Expedition Everest Challenge Family Edition Participants Receive
  • Unisex Short-Sleeved T-Shirt (Adult and Kids sizes)*
  • Personalized race bib (register before March 8, 2013)*
  • Expedition Everest Challenge Family Edition Finisher Medallion*
  • iGiftbag
  • Post-race refreshments

runDisney Kids Races
Saturday, May 4, 2013
11:00 a.m.
Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Registration Cost: $20.00 (ages 4-10) (REGISTER HERE)

Every little adventurer goes home a winner!

Here's a chance for even the youngest adventurers to participate in fun-filled races designed for kids 4-10 years old. Activities include running, climbing, and searching – just like mom and dad! And every child who participates in the runDisney Kids Races goes home a winner with their very own finisher medallion! Encourage your young adventurers to join the fun. Reserve early - space is limited.

runDisney Kids Race Participants Receive
  • run
  • Disney Kids Races T-shirt*
  • Finisher medallion*
  • Personalized bib (must register by March 8, 2013 for name to appear on bib)*
  • Post-race refreshments
Dates, times and prices subject to change. Some runDisney Kids Races categories may fill up before others. Races are subject to capacity limits and can close at any time before the percentage can be updated.

* Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to receive their race packet, bib, and t-shirt. Finisher medallions will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants that did not participate.

Pre-Race Picnic
Saturday, May 4, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Cost: $18.00 per person (BUY TICKETS HERE)

Fuel up for your big adventure!

Prepare for your night race at base camp with a picnic geared to fuel you past the Yeti! Or satisfy your hunger after conquering the Expedition Everest Challenge Family Edition and runDisney Kids Races. Join us at base camp at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for good food and a good time!

Pre-Race Picnic
  • 1 Sandwich item (Chicken Sandwich, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Hot Dog, Hamburger or Veggie Wrap)
  • Chips or Fruit
  • Cookie
  • Water, Juice or Soda
The picnic is subject to capacity limits so there are a limited number of picnic tickets available. Picnic tickets are non-refundable and must be picked up at Packet Pick-Up.

Expedition Everest Challenge Post-Race Party
Saturday, May 4, 2013
11:00 p.m.
Start/Finish: Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Come party the night away with the Yeti!

You've earned it – the right to party with the Yeti at Expedition Everest (if you dare go on his mountain)! Plus entry into the Kali River Rapids® Attraction, DINOSAUR, and DinoLand U.S.A.® area. It's all part of an Exclusive Post-Race Party at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park for participants in the Expedition Everest Challenge. The entry fee for registered participants includes entrance into this exclusive event.

For friends and family not participating in the event, a separate party ticket to enter Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park for the Post-Race Party is needed. You can buy additional party tickets for your friends and family.* Guests will need a hard ticket to enter. Annual passes will not provide admission to the party. The party is subject to capacity limits so there are a limited number of party tickets available. Party tickets are non-refundable and must be picked up at Packet Pick-Up.

The entry fee for registered participants includes entrance into an exclusive Post-Race Party at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Attractions open for this party include Kali River Rapids® Attraction, DINOSAUR, Dinoland U.S.A.® Area, and the Expedition Everest Attraction*.

Additional Party Tickets: (BUY TICKETS HERE)
  • Adults (Age 10 and up):
    • $49 on or before March 20, 2013
    • $59 on or after March 21, 2013
  • Children (Ages 3 - 9):
    • $25 on or before March 20, 2013
    • $30 on or after March 21, 2013
  • Children 2 and under - Ticket not required
Limited quantities may be available for sale during Packet Pick Up at the Solutions counter.

* To enter the Post-Race Party, Guests will need to purchase a hard ticket to enter. Annual passes will not provide admission to the party. The party is subject to capacity limits so there are a limited number of party tickets available. Party tickets are non-refundable and must be picked up at Packet Pick-Up. Attractions subject to availability.