Gingerbread Run This Saturday

Hear ye, hear ye! The Sixth Annual Gingerbread Run 5K Presented by Aaron’s at Give Kids The World Village is this Saturday, November 8! Assisted by the King, Queen and Knights of the Roundtable, the 5K race will start and finish at the castle at Medieval Times.

gingerbread runThe race invites the public inside the whimsical 70-acre “storybook” resort to meet the families they help support. The professionally timed race will lead participants on a 3.1 mile path through the Village, past the Castle of Miracles and Ol’ Elmer the snoring tree, through magical bubbles and past the CANDY LAND game where sweet treats will be doled out by Queen Frostine and Princess Lolly.

If you can’t make it to the Gingerbread Run in person, you can still run “virtually” from anywhere in the world.

Murphy and Reme kissing with Rugby

Rugby and Reme give Murphy send hugs and good wishes to everyone who will be at the Gingerbread Run!

Participation cost is:

Adults: $30 (All participants will receive an event T-shirt, a 2014 Collectible Gingerbread Run medal, goody bag and refreshments)
Juniors 3-12: $15 with paid adult
Virtual Runners: $45 (All virtual runners will receive an event T-shirt and a 2014 Collectible Gingerbread Run medal)
As a special bonus, participants have the option of buying a $10 subscription through the Orlando Sentinel newspaper. For running and also giving through this link, participants get 52 weeks of Thursday through Sunday papers home delivery, and 100% of the proceeds go directly to Give Kids the World Village!
Thanks to all the sponsors, especially travel and tourism friends at Medieval Times, Nickelodeon Suites and Resorts, Last Minute Travel Club, and Holiday Inn Club Vacations.

Dream Big 5K at SeaWorld for The Dawn Brancheau Foundation

Saturday, April 21, SeaWorld welcomes the 2nd annual Dream Big 5K Fun Run to support the Dawn Brancheau Foundation. Families, individuals, and youth runners will run a scenic 3.1 miles through the park. A special Family Fun Walk route is also planned where strollers are welcome. Prizes will be awarded for the first 3 male, female and youth runners.

Following the event, participants are invited to participate in community service projects at Central Florida Children’s Home, Edgewood Children’s Ranch, Give Kids the World and Orange County Animal Services, each an organization supported by the foundation.

Participants are also invited to help “Pack the Pick-Ups” by donating food items, individually-packaged lunch snacks, toiletries, dog treats and dog toys to enhance the community service projects.