Final Expedition Everest Challenge Registration Opens

Registration for Final Expedition Everest Challenge Opens

Yeti! (runDisney)

This is it, runDisney fans: your last chance to run the Expedition Everest Challenge at Walt Disney World in Florida. Registration for the May 1-2, 2015 race weekend opens Tuesday, December 16 at 12 pm ET. After that, runDisney will bid namaste to the Yeti’s signature event.

Final Expedition Everest Challenge Registration Opens

Cargo net crawl (runDisney)

The Expedition Everest Challenge is a mash-up of a 5K obstacle run and scavenger hunt through Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park starting at 10 p.m. Themed to the Expedition Everest roller coaster and its mythical (or real?) Himalayan Yeti, runners complete about five miles total between the 5K and scavenger hunt.

Runners earn a compass medal for running the 5K with three obstacles—often a tire run, cargo net crawl, and hay bale jump—then solving a series of clues around the park to complete the scavenger hunt. Participants can compete as individuals or in teams that complete the race together.

Registration for Final Expedition Everest Challenge Opens

The compass medal

Where are they running to? A late-night post-race party inside Animal Kingdom, of course, with entertainment and wait-free rides like Expedition Everest, Kali River Rapids, and DINOSAUR, which go until 2:30 a.m. Race registration includes entrance to the party. Friends and family can buy party tickets to join you too.

I’ve never run this one, but it’s long been on my list. That medal might be the best one in the entire runDisney collection. Maybe this will finally be the year…

Expedition Everest Challenge Registration Fees

Individual Registration

  • $125 between December 16 – December 30, 2014
  • $140 between December 31, 2014 – January 20, 2015
  • $155 between January 21 – May 1, 2015

Team Registration

  • $240 between December 16 – December 30, 2014
  • $265 between December 31, 2014 – January 20, 2015
  • $290 between January 21 – May 1, 2015

Expedition Everest Post-Race Party Tickets

Adults (Ages 10 and up):

  • $49 between December 16, 2014 – March 23, 2015
  • $59 between March 24 – May 1, 2015

Children (Ages 3 – 9):

  • $25 between December 16, 2014 – March 23, 2015
  • $30 between March 24 – May 1, 2015

For more information or to register, visit runDisney.com.

As a member of the running media, Disney has in the past given me race entries, hotel, and park tickets for runDisney events. All opinions and posts are purely my own and are, frankly, honest. Read my Disclosure Policy.

Karla Bruning

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Karla Bruning is a race announcer at the TCS New York City Marathon + other major events, TV host for the New York City Triathlon + contributor to Shape, Redbook, Runner's World + other publications. She used to report for Newsweek but spent her free time squeezing in workouts. Now it's her job. She's run 8 marathons, 30 halves, 10 triathlons + open water swims. When she's not running, talking about running or writing about running, she's snuggling her baby, spoiling her dog + compulsively traveling.

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  1. 1

    This is a hard one for me to say no to. I always wanted to try it, it’s the last time ever AND it’s my birthday weekend! BUT, I will be strong, I will say no, because I have to…and I’m going to WDW in June. Oh well. Farewell Expedition Everest Challenge!

  2. Tia #
    3

    It’s already sold out… :-(

  3. 5

    Hi Karla, just catching back up on your blog. Looks like you’ve been doing well as always.
    This looks like a really fun race. I’ve always loved the medals! And finally it gives people a good excuse for why there are rug burns on their knees 😉

  4. Sarah Leland #
    7

    Do you know how many people they allow to register? My son and I got in as a team but I am wondering how big the crowd will be. Thanks!



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