UPDATE: Medals arrive in time for Disney’s Springtime Surprise Weekend following delay concerns

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — UPDATE: The medals for participating in Disney’s Springtime Surprise Weekend will be waiting for runners at the finish line after all.

Walt Disney World officials confirmed with Channel 9 Wednesday afternoon that the medals have arrived.

Disney had previously notified runners that the medals may not arrive on time due to “global supply chains.”

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Due to recent global supply chains, event medals may not arrive from the supplier in time for the event, Disney said.

“Although we have been working to resolve this matter, we cannot guarantee at this time the medals will be available at the finish line,” Disney said. “We understand that receiving a race medal is a special moment that epitomizes the hard work and dedication you’ve shown while training for the event.”

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Should medals not arrive by race day, they will be awarded to participants in “the most timely fashion possible.”

Runners who have registered for the event have been provided with a way to confirm their mailing address through their runDisney account.

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Springtime Surprise Weekend includes three races: the Expedition Everest 5K nighttime run at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the “Ratatouille”-themed Race for the Taste 10K through Walt Disney World and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler, also through Walt Disney World. All three are sold out.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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