runDisney for Charity: 2020 Disney Princess Half Marathon

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My company, Park and Preston Travel, had the opportunity to work with several charities and their runners during the 2018-2019 race season. runDisney was trying out a new program for the charities and enlisted our help. Well, long story short, the program turned out to not be in the best interest for the Charity or the Charity Runner… so it only lasted for one season.

However, because of this, we developed some strong relationships with charities and we want to do whatever we can to support them as well as support the runners who want to raise funds!

I’ve taken some time to get all of the charity information together in one place!

How to Pick a Charity

It’s easy to take a look at the numbers and make a decision that way, but my biggest advice would be to pick a charity that holds a special place in your heart! Who do you WANT to run for? What story do you have to tell? How do you want to make a difference?

When to Decide on a Charity

The sooner, the better! You definitely want to have enough time to fundraise to make the biggest impact. Some people will sign up at the last minute in order to have access to a race registration that has sold out, and if that’s the case for you then it is time to hit the ground running! (ha! see what I did there?!)

You can also fundraise for a charity after you have your race registration. Most charities have the option to fundraise without securing your race registration through them – definitely reach out to see if that is an option for you!

Booking Your Charity Race Package

Each charity will have access to a limited number of discounted rooms that are only available to charity runners. If that’s something you would like to take advantage of – we support that decision completely! Unfortunately, we cannot book those rooms for you – but we can still work together. Definitely reach out and we can figure out the best package to fit your needs.


2020 Disney Princess Half Marathon Charity List

Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Fight childhood cancer and achieve your athletic goals by joining Team Lemon, ALSF’s charity racing team! As a Team Lemon member you’ll get a personal fundraising coach and a race training coach to help you meet your fundraising and athletic goals. Join Team Lemon by signing up for one of our exclusive race slots or registering for a race on your own.

  • Fairy Tale Challenge – $1,800
  • Half Marathon – $1,000
  • 10K – $900
  • 5K – $675

American Association for Cancer Research
*Preferred Charity Partner*

Team up with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Runners for Research at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida to celebrate the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend! Runners of all ages will enjoy courses through the Most Magical Place on Earth while raising funds for lifesaving cancer research.

  • Fairy Tale Challenge – $1,450
  • Half Marathon – $1,000
  • 10K – $800
  • 5K – $500

American Cancer Society
*Preferred Charity Partner*

Trade in your glass slippers for a pair of running shoes and join us at Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

This event is perfect for both first-time runners and seasoned endurance athletes. Run through Walt Disney World® before the park opens to guests! Along the way, you’ll enjoy entertainment, costumes, and your favorite Disney characters cheering you on. Make your miles more meaningful and more magical by running with Team DetermiNation!

  • Fairy Tale Challenge – $2,000
  • Half Marathon – $1,500
  • 10K – $1,000
  • 5K – $750

Autism Speaks
*Preferred Charity Partner*

Running with Autism Speaks will provide you an exciting, memorable and fulfilling experience where you can help enhance lives today while accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow for those on the autism spectrum.

  • Fairy Tale Challenge – $1,400
  • Half Marathon – $900
  • 10K – $500
  • 5K – $500

If you’re looking for even more miles for your event weekend, we are now offering a 5K add-on to the 10K, half marathon or challenge! For an additional fundraising of $250, you can add a 5K to any race weekend event for more miles and more medals!


Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida

Go the extra mile for kids in Osceola County by joining Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida’s Team Club Kid at the 2020 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend! To participate as a member of Team Club Kid, we ask that you raise the Minimum Fundraising Goal for your run by January 1, 2020. All proceeds support the youth who are served at Osceola County Clubs.

  • Fairy Tale Challenge – $1,400
  • Half Marathon – $800
  • 10K – $700
  • 5K – $500

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
*Preferred Charity Partner*
*Celebrated Charity, Presenting Sponsor*

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is the celebrated charity of the 2020 Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend. Funds raised by Miracle Makers support CMN Hospitals’ operations. For every dollar supporting our operating budget, we are able to turn it into $10 in donations to our local member hospitals that use the funds where they’re needed most.

  • Fairy Tale Challenge – $1,200
  • Half Marathon – $1,000
  • 10K – $900
  • 5K – $800
  • Fundraising Only – $250

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
*Preferred Charity Partner*

Join TeamFORCE for the 2020 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend February 20 – 23, 2020 – Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida. As a runner for TeamFORCE, you will be running to help those affected by hereditary cancer. Your support will help FORCE ensure that no one faces hereditary cancer alone.

  • Fairy Tale Challenge – $345
  • Half Marathon – $199
  • 10K – $125
  • 5K – $85
  • $500 if this is the first bib you have registered for on TeamFORCE
  • $400 if you are a returning TeamFORCE & a participant in good standing
  • $200 if this is an additional bib for the 2019/2020 runDisney Race Season

Girls on the Run Central Florida
*Preferred Charity Partner*

Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Meeting twice a week in small teams, we teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.

  • Fairy Tale Challenge – $1,025
  • Half Marathon – $700
  • 10K – $500

Girl Power 2 Cure

2020 will be the 9th year Team GP2C will be part of the magical Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. This weekend is filled with great events, camaraderie and hope. We would love to have you join us for this amazing weekend to support all the girls and boys affected by Rett Syndrome.

  • Fairy Tale Challenge – starting at $1,400
  • Half Marathon – starting at $825
  • 10K – starting at $625
  • 5K – starting at $600

Give Kids the World

When given the opportunity to have a wish granted, more than half of children will choose a trip to Central Florida. Fulfilling these wishes simply would not be possible without the unwavering support of Walt Disney World®.

Disney has been a supporter of Give Kids The World Village since the beginning, and continues to keep the magic alive nearly 30 years later. Each family member is treated to three-day park hopper tickets, valid at the four beloved Disney Parks. However, Disney doesn’t stop there. When families visit the theme parks, Disney provides wish families with complimentary photos of their visit and complimentary parking, strollers and wheelchairs. In addition, Disney Cast Member volunteers are frequently found serving meals and creating smiles at nightly entertainment activities throughout the year. Mickey Mouse and his friends even visit the Village twice a week for one-on-one time with GKTW families.

  • Fairy Tale Challenge – $250 + $1,500
  • Half Marathon – $200 + $1,000
  • 10K – $150 + $750
  • 5K – $100 + $500

Kellsie’s Hope Foundation

We hope you can join Kellsie’s Krew for the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend February 20, 2020 through February 23, 2020. By joining Kellsie’s Krew, you are helping the Kellsie’s Hope Foundation fulfill its mission to provide hope to children and families battling cancer. Through your participation and generous fundraising efforts, Kellsie’s Hope is able to fund cancer research, promote childhood-cancer awareness, and provide much needed distraction to children suffering from this devastating disease. With your help we can continue to provide these wonderful children with comfort today and hope for their future.

  • Fairy Tale Challenge – $850
  • Half Marathon – $700
  • 10K – $600
  • 5K – $500

Muscular Dystrophy Association

With MDA Team Momentum, every mile you run or walk and every dollar you raise will help fund research for muscular dystrophy, provide care and empower families with services and support in hometowns across America.

Whether you’re a new walker or runner or an experienced athlete, you’ll be surrounded by inspiring coaches, teammates, mentors and volunteers who will become life-long friends as you train together for full or half marathons.

Fundraising levels not available online.


Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome

Come join the fun and excitement of Walt Disney World® Resort to explore the magical fun!

It’s an enchanting occasion for princesses and princes of all ages, featuring events for all skill levels, coveted regal medals and Disney entertainment! Meet some of your favorite Disney Princesses, pose for photos and make your way to the finish that ends happily ever after!

You will be cheered on by fellow RODS athletes throughout the race, be invited to a wonderful celebration at our tent with great snacks and have a chance to meet other RODS athletes at the RODS tent at the finish line area.

  • Fairy Tale Challenge – $350 + $1,500
  • Half Marathon – $205 + $900
  • 10K – $127 + $700
  • 5K – $87 + $600

Sephardic Bikur Holim

Sephardic Bikur Holim is a non profit mental health and social service agency dedicated to caring for people in need with compassion, discretion, and respect. We provide for the health, sustenance, support, and well-being of children and adults, the infirm and the disadvantaged through an ever-expanding spectrum of services, programs and resources. At Sephardic Bikur Holim, our goal is to invest in families and individuals with strength and self-esteem so that they can rise with dignity to their utmost potential.

Details for Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend are unavailable online.


Sophie & Madigan’s Playground

Sophie and Madigan’s Playground is thrilled to be a participating charity group for the 2020 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend.

As a Running for Sophie and Madigan team member, not only will you be running for the memory of Sophie and Madigan, but you will be helping fundraise to provide opportunities for children and their families to PLAY, LEARN, and CREATE lifelong memories together.

  • Fairy Tale Challenge – $50 + $850
  • Half Marathon – $50 + $700
  • 10K – $50 + $600
  • 5K – $50 + $450

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitals
*Preferred Charity Partner*

As a St. Jude Hero, you’ll raise funds for the kids of St. Jude while you train for your race. The dollars that Heroes raise help to ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

  • Fairy Tale Challenge – $2,500
  • Half Marathon – $2,000
  • 10K – $1,250
  • 5K – $750

The fundraising for St Jude also includes a Two-Night Disney Hotel stay!


Teaching and Learning Collaborative

Did you know that as early as Grade 3, girls are deciding whether or not they are good at math and science? Engaging our youngest learners in rich experiences is essential and it’s one of the main reasons we participate in the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend!

  • Fairy Tale Challenge – $785 (two pi and a half!)
  • Half Marathon – $417 (pi and a half!)
  • 10K – $314 (pi)
  • 5K – $314 (pi)

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