Jan 8, 2025

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend with the Tesori Family Foundation

Champions for Inclusion

$21,648Raised of $35,000

Our Mission

We are a community bound by a profound purpose: to make a significant, lasting impact on the neurodiverse community. Our dedication transcends personal achievements, focusing on creating opportunities and support in sport and recreation, education, and career development for those with neurodiversity.

In sports, we strive to make the excitement of participation and the camaraderie of community sports accessible to everyone, including neurodiverse individuals. Through inclusive events, we aim to provide a nurturing environment where everyone can thrive, celebrating the joy and social, physical well-being that comes from engagement in sports.

Education is pivotal in our mission, as we work to unlock the potential within the neurodiverse community. We support educational initiatives that cater to diverse learning styles, funding programs that equip educators to meet these unique needs and develop learning materials that are both accessible and engaging.

Career development is also a cornerstone of our efforts. We advocate for pathways to meaningful employment for neurodiverse individuals, partnering with organizations to promote a diverse workforce that values the unique perspectives and talents of every individual.

Every step we take, every race we run, is a step towards a more inclusive future. We are not just participants in a race; we are advocates for change, working towards a world where opportunities in sport, education, and career are accessible and equitable for all. Join us in this journey, and let's make every step count towards a brighter, more inclusive future.

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Overview

Welcome to the thrilling experience of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend! This event is more than just a race; it's a celebration of determination, Disney magic, and the power of community. As we gear up for a weekend of unforgettable memories and personal achievements, we also seize the chance to impact lives positively. Every mile run is a step towards supporting a meaningful cause, making each race distance not only a challenge to conquer but also an opportunity to contribute to something greater. Below are the details on the fundraising commitments associated with each race distance:

  • *sold out* Walt Disney World 5K: $200 fundraising commitment
  • *sold out* Walt Disney World 10K: $250 fundraising commitment
  • *sold out* Walt Disney World Half Marathon: $300 fundraising commitment
  • *sold out* Walt Disney World Full Marathon: $300 fundraising commitment
  • *sold out* Goofy Challenge (Half & Full Marathon): $750 fundraising commitment
  • *sold out* Dopey Challenge (5K, 10K, Half, & Full Marathon): $1,000 fundraising commitment

Is the race you wanted to run sold out? Don't worry! Click here to join our waitlist and explore opportunities to participate through our program.

It's important to note that these fundraising totals are separate from and do not include the cost of race registration. These contributions are more than just numbers; they're a reflection of our collective effort to support and uplift those in need through our passion for running and community spirit. Let's lace up our sneakers, set our fundraising goals, and embark on this journey together, where every step forward is a step toward making a difference. Get ready to run, fundraise, and experience the magic of Disney, all while contributing to a cause that transforms lives!


WDW Marathon Race Registration and Donation Information

For each race, participants will cover the cost of registration plus a tax-deductible donation per race. Your initial donation not only marks the start of your fundraising journey but also directly contributes to your individual fundraising total. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Walt Disney World 5K: $112 for registration + $50 donation
  • Walt Disney World 10K: $155 for registration + $50 donation
  • Walt Disney World Half Marathon: $224 for registration + $50 donation
  • Walt Disney World Full Marathon: $224 for registration + $50 donation
  • Goofy Challenge (Half and Full Marathon): $442 for registration + $100 donation
  • Dopey Challenge (5K, 10K, Half and Full Marathon): $688 for registration + $200 donation

This approach guarantees that every dollar donated by your supporters is aimed at enriching lives, aligning with our collective goal of making a significant impact. By investing in your registration and initial donation, you're laying the groundwork for a fundraising campaign where every contribution directly advances our mission. Please note, while race fees secure your participation, only the initial donation is counted towards your fundraising achievements.

Benefits of Joining the Marathon Weekend

Participating with us not only secures your entry into the race but also provides you with a host of benefits designed to enhance your runDisney experience:

  • Guaranteed Race Entry: Secure your spot in the race without worry.
  • Personal Fundraising Page: We provide the tools to help you reach your fundraising goals effortlessly.
  • Team Network: Gain access to a supportive community offering motivation and encouragement every step of the way.
  • runDisney Perks: Enjoy all the exclusive benefits that come with participating in a runDisney event.
  • Expert Racecation Planning: Benefit from advice and services from seasoned runDisney experts.
  • Custom Training Information: Receive tailored training guides and insider advice to ensure a successful and enjoyable event experience.

Registration & Fundraising Details

Upon reaching half of your fundraising target, you'll receive the link to officially register for your chosen event. This benchmark needs to be reached 45 days before the expo starts. Should the halfway mark of fundraising not be met by this time, the bib, along with all fees and fundraising amounts, will be forfeited.

Participant Flexibility

We understand that life can happen. While donations are non-refundable to ensure the integrity of our commitment, race registrations are transferable. If you find yourself unable to participate, you may transfer your spot to another runner or allow us to allocate it to someone on our waitlist, ensuring your contribution still forwards our cause.