runDisney for Charity: Wine & Dine 2019

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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.

2019 Wine & Dine 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.

  • 5K: $550
  • 10K: $750
  • Half: $1,000
  • Challenge: $1,650
  • Fundraising Only: Available

American Association for Cancer Research
*Preferred Partner Charity*

Team up with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Runners for Research at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida to celebrate the magical 10th Anniversary Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend! Runners of all ages will enjoy magical courses through the Happiest Place on Earth while raising funds for lifesaving cancer research.

  • 5K: $650
  • 10K: $850
  • Half: $1,200
  • Challenge: $1,750
  • Fundraising Only: Available

American Cancer Society
*Preferred Partner Charity*

The American Cancer Society DetermiNation program will help you achieve your personal race goals and change the course of cancer forever. With access to training resources, an unparalleled community of support, and inspiration every step of the way, the American Cancer Society will help you finish your upcoming race and together we can achieve a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer.

  • 5K: $750
  • 10K: $1000
  • Half: $1,500
  • Challenge: $2,000
  • Fundraising Only: Available

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

It’s a fabulous weekend with some of your favorite Disney characters! We’re serving up a delectable race menu for participants of all ages and skill levels, plus a challenge for those craving two courses.

Fundraising levels not available online.

Autism Speaks
*Preferred Partner Charity*

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.

  • 5K: $550
  • 10K: $750
  • 10K + 5K: $750
  • Half: $900
  • Half + 5K: $1,150
  • Challenge: $1,400
  • Challenge + 5K: $1,650
  • Fundraising Only: TBD

Dragon Master Foundation

Team Fired Up has spots available for the 10th Anniversary Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, and you can join us for the Disney Fall Feast 5K, Disney Wine & Dine 10K, Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon, or Disney Two Course Challenge! We want to empower brain cancer researchers to collaborate more effectively, and further, to encourage that collaboration to find a path to the cure. By joining our fundraising team, you can make that happen!

  • 5K: $500
  • 10K: $550
  • Half Marathon: $700
  • Challenge: $850

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
*Preferred Partner Charity*

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.

  • 5K: $85
  • 10K: $127
  • Half Marathon: $195
  • Challenge: $332

They do things a little differently. Your fundraising starts at $500 for your first year, $400 for returning years, $200 per additional bib

Kellsie’s Hope Foundation

We hope you can join Kellsie’s Krew for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend on October 31, 2019 through November 3, 2019. 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.

  • 5K: $500
  • 10K: $600
  • Half Marathon: $700
  • Challenge: $800

National Down Syndrome Society
*Preferred Partner Charity*

With your commitment to participate in the 2019 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, you will be helping to support and share our mission of being the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.

  • 5K: $500
  • 10K: $600
  • Half Marathon: $800
  • Challenge: $1,200

Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome

Come join the fun and excitement of Walt Disney World® Resort! Race for RODS and bring an orphan with Down syndrome to their forever family!  Each race isn’t just a race, it is the chance to make a lasting change in the life of a child! Join the cause, do more than just race, make a difference today!

  • 5K: $85 + $600
  • 10K: $127 + $700
  • Half Marathon: $195 + $700
  • Challenge: $332+ $1,500

Ronald McDonald House Charities

  • 5K: $90 + $650
  • 10K: $135 + $750
  • Half: $215 + $850
  • Challenge: $345 + $1,000

Save the Children

Join Team Save the Children for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, FL! It’s a fabulous weekend with some of your favorite Disney characters! We’re serving up a delectable race menu for participants of all ages and skill levels, plus a challenge for those craving two courses. Enjoy a cornucopia of Disney entertainment at the races, and later, live it up at an after-hours Post-Race Party—exclusively for runners and their Guests!

  • 5K: $500
  • 10K: $750
  • Half: $1,000
  • Challenge: $1,250

Sparrow’s Nest

You’ll be joining a community of over 250 Team Sparrow Runners. Our mission is to run for those who can’t, all in the name of generously supporting Hudson Valley families who are dealing with cancer. Together, we’ve been able to raise over $1,000,000 since 2015!  But we’re more than just a group of individuals with similar goals. We’re a family, looking out for each other, supporting our neighbors, and building long-lasting friendships.

  • 5K: $500
  • 10K: $600

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

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.

  • 5K: $750
  • 10K: $1,250
  • Half: $2,000
  • Challenge: $2,500
  • ** Challenge w/ Hotel Stay and Park Ticket: $3,000

Teaching and Learning Collaborative

  • 5K: $314
  • 10K: $314
  • Half: $471
  • Challenge: $785

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