Shanghai Disneyland Disney Inspiration Run – Spring 2019

Shanghai Disney Resort’s Disney Inspiration Run returns April 13 – 14, 2019. The resort-wide races now have more places for participants, a refreshed application process, and a new race for young children.

Applications are open from 10am on February 18 until 10pm on February 24, 2019 (China Standard Time).

The event includes 3.5K, 5K and 10K routes through Shanghai Disneyland park, Disneytown, and areas around Wishing Star Lake. The new Disney Inspiration Kids Run allows young guests aged 2-4 years old to take a short run with an accompanying parent or guardian.

All the races include plenty of Disney magic with immersive experiences and cheering Disney characters along the routes. Runners and supporters are also encouraged to wear their own Disney character-inspired outfits.

The first Inspiration Run last September was a huge hit, with thousands of applicants. This year, to meet demand, Shanghai Disneyland has increased the number of participants and introduced two types of runners’ packages. The Premier Package guarantees applicants a place in either the 3.5K, 5K or 10K route. Meanwhile, the Regular Registration Package is cheaper, but a lottery system is used to select the successful applications. Check out all the details below.

2019 Spring Disney Inspiration Run Races

The 2019 Spring Disney Inspiration Run has four races, the 3.5K, 5K and 10K routes, and the new Disney Inspiration Kids Run.

The 3.5K, 5K and 10K races weave through the resort, taking runners through the different themed lands of Shanghai Disneyland, as well as Disneytown and Wishing Star Park. Participants can look forward to Character appearances, unique photo opportunities and lots of Disney entertainment along the way.

All racers will receive a special Disney medal and a commemorative t-shirt.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

3.5K Run

  • Time: 8am – 9:15am
  • Regular price: 339 RMB ($50 USD)
  • Runners: Aged five and above (children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Available places: 3,700
  • Includes exclusive Donald medal and t-shirt

5K Run

  • Time: 8am – 9:15am
  • Regular price: 419 RMB ($62 USD)
  • Runners: Aged 16 and above
  • Available places: 3,700
  • Includes exclusive Goofy medal and t-shirt

Disney Inspiration Kids Run

  • Time: Mulitple races from 10am – 4pm
  • Price: 160 RMB for both a child and an adult ($24 USD)
  • Runners: 2 – 4 years old with an accompanying parent or guardian.
  • Available places: 600
  • Includes kids medal and a t-shirt featuring Mickey and Pluto

Sunday, April 14, 2019

10K Race

  • Time: 8am – 9:45am
  • Regular Price: 419 RMB ($62 USD)
  • Runners: Aged 16 and above
  • Available places: 7,000
  • Includes exclusive Mickey medal and t-shirt

The price only includes entry to the park for the race. If you plan to spend the day in the park, you can purchase a discounted ticket.

How to Apply for the 2019 Spring Disney Inspiration Run

There are two packages types for applicants this year.

The Regular Registration package enters applicants into a lottery, which randomly selects which runners will participate. If successful, runners have a few days to pay their fee and confirm their place. The price varies from 169RMB – 419RMB ($25 USD – $62 USD).

The Disney Inspiration Run Premier Package guarantees applicants a place in their chosen race and costs 1,599 RMB ($235 USD).

Regular Registration – 3.5K, 5K, 10K, and kids races

  1. Runners register on the official website (available in English or Chinese)
  2. Public pre-registration opens from 10am on February 18 until 10pm on February 24 (China Standard Time)
  3. The draw will take place, and successful applicants emailed on February 25
  4. Winning participants must make their race payment no later than February 28 to secure their spot
  5. Participants will also be able to purchase discounted Shanghai Disneyland tickets, merchandise, and tickets to the Mandarin production of the Beauty and the Beast when completing payment.

Premier Package – 3.5K, 5K, 10K

  1. Runners register on the official website
  2. Registration opens from 10am on February 18 until all spots are filled (China Standard Time)
  3. Payment is required upon application – the fee is always 1,599RMB ($235 USD) no matter which race guests select.

As well as the guaranteed entry, Premier Package runners can bring a family member into the spectator area of the course, enjoy a special post-run celebration, and will receive a customised medal with their name engraved.

For the application process terms and conditions visit the Shanghai Disneyland website.


As well as the t-shirts and medals runners receive at the finish line, Shanghai Disneyland will be releasing other exclusive items, including a Chip & Dale t-shirt, and a limited-edition Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto and Goofy pin. Hopefully, some photos will be released soon!

Information and images are from the Shanghai Disneyland media release and website.



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  1. Diana

    Hi three, Are there races in fall 2019? If I click on the link I receive a warning ‘this is not a private site, do not enter’.
    Kind regard Diana

  2. Matt Jones

    Hi Diana. There’s no news yet on whether there’s a run in the fall. Last year there was one in September. Have you signed up to the email list? We email explorers when events are announced.

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