Is a Popular runDisney Event Returning to Walt Disney World?


The Expedition Everest Challenge was an extremely popular runDisney event that took place in Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World. The Challenge combined an obstacle course, 5k, and scavenger hunt to make it an extra exciting event. In addition, The Challenge took place at night and you could even compete on two-person teams.

After the race, a giant Post-Race Party was held at Animal Kingdom for all Expedition Everest Challenge contestants and their friends and families. Included in the Post-Race Party was your chance to ride Kail River Rapids, DINOSAUR, and Expedition Everest. The party was complimentary for registered contestants of the Challenge but friends and family of runners not registered for the event were required to purchase a separate ticket.

Well, now it look like the Expedition Everest may be coming back! Yesterday runDisney on Instagram posted the following:

Run like the Yeti is chasing you… #runDisney

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The Expedition Everest Challenge was last ran in May of 2015. There is no indication on what time of the year the race will be held in the future and when we can expect to see it again. Stay tuned as we will let you know as soon as the details are officially confirmed by Disney.

I never had a chance to participate in this race before but it looks incredible! How fun would it be to run around Animal Kingdom at night especially with Pandora – The Wold of Avatar being open?!

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