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Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Event Overview

Here's your chance to join the Disney princesses in a "dream come true" weekend of majestic runs in the most magical place on earth. It's all happening during the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend and girls and women of all ages are invited to join the royal celebration! There'll be special magical course surprises, special Princess events, and a fun-filled party after the event to celebrate your run. Plus you'll take home an exclusive Finisher Medal celebrating Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Best of all, your favorite Disney Princesses will cheer you on your way!



Designated Charity

Since 1983, it has been the mission of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to save and improve the lives of children. Founded by Marie Osmond, John Schneider, Mick Shannon and Joe Lake, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has grown from 22 supported hospitals to over 170 hospitals in 2014.  Over the past 30 years, CMNH has raised more than $4.7 billion dollars to support children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada.     When a donation is given to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals it stay in the community, ensuring that every dollar donated is helping local kids.  Donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals go to support research and training of medical personnel, equipment purchases, payment for uncompensated care all while supporting their corporate mission to care for children.    Every day Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals work to save and improve the lives of kids in your community. Over 10 million children a year are helped at a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital – that is 62 children that enter a CMNH facility every minute — that’s more than one child every second. Regardless of the challenges that these children face, the doors of Children’s Miracle Network Hospital are always open.  Learn more about this charity at: www.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org.



Volunteer Needs

Needs

Sports Enthusiast volunteers are needed on behalf of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals for various roles throughout the weekend which features four different events:

  • Health & Fitness Expo
    Thursday, February 19 - Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Disney’s Kids’ Races
    Friday, February 20 - Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Disney Royal Family 5K presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospital
    Friday, February 20, 2015
  • Disney Princess Enchanted 10K presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
    Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
    Sunday, February 22, 2015

Medical Volunteer Needs

Florida Hospital Celebration Health will be providing complete medical coverage for the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend.  We invite you to be a part of the elite medical team that will provide race support for 48,000+ runners.  We need volunteers that are state certified/licensed MDs, DOs, PAs, DPMs, ARNPs, RNs, ATCs, PTs, PMs and EMTs to volunteer their time.  Hours vary by day/assignment. You should be available as early as 3:00 AM and as late as 12:00 PM. You must also be able to stay for the duration of your assigned schedule.   To request an application or for more information, please call our Medical Volunteer Hotline at 407-303-4053.



Eligibility

The Sports Enthusiast Program does have minimum age requirements to participate as a volunteer. Volunteers for all events must be at least 14 years of age. Volunteers under 18 years of age must have parental/legal guardian consent and must present a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Volunteers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Remember that children under the minimum age are not allowed to volunteer or accompany you. You will be told on the event day that your services cannot be utilized if you have children with you. This is for the safety of your child and everyone else involved.



Registration

Volunteer registration will open a few months prior to the event.



Volunteer Resources

Waivers


Note that there are separate waivers for adults and minors. Anyone age 18 or older must complete an adult waiver. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian complete a waiver for a minor. To print a copy of 2015 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend waiver please click on the appropriate link below:



Volunteer Dress Code

All Sports Enthusiast Volunteers are expected to wear clothing appropriate to the family friendly Disney style, providing for appropriate covering of body parts and no offensive graphics. For scheduled shifts which take place during the Expo or Kids Races, please wear comfortable, neutral colored, appropriate length shorts or pants (khakis preferred, no jeans please) and comfortable closed toe shoes. For scheduled shifts which take place at the 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon races, please wear comfortable closed toe shoes.


Security Guidelines

In an effort to provide athletes, spectators, volunteers, and staff with the safest environment, listed below are security guidelines.  Thank you for taking time to review and understand all initiatives.  Additional guidelines may be instituted at any time and your flexibility is appreciated.  

  • All volunteers will be required to present photo identification upon checking in for their shifts in order to volunteer.
  • Volunteers must wear the proper credentials and have his/her photo identification available at all times.
  • All bags, parcels, and carry packs are subject to search.
  • Please keep personal items to a minimum and leave valuables at home.  Facilities are not available to store personal items.
  • All necessary personal items must be carried in a clear bag. You may not place a non-clear bag, parcel or carry pack inside a clear bag.
  • All volunteers must go through the bag check route, with or without bags.
  • NO FOLDING CHAIRS. Volunteers are not allowed to bring folding chairs with them.


Scheduling

Schedules

Here's your chance to join the Disney princesses in a "dream come true" weekend of majestic runs in the most magical place on earth. It's all happening during the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend and girls and women of all ages are invited to join the royal celebration! There'll be special magical course surprises, special Princess events, and a fun-filled party after the event to celebrate your run. Plus you'll take home an exclusive Finisher Medal celebrating Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Best of all, your favorite Disney Princesses will cheer you on your way!

Confirmations

Sports Enthusiasts will receive confirmation of the shifts for which they have been scheduled.  Confirmations will be mailed approximately 30 days prior to the event or emailed after that time. Confirmation will include further information on parking, directions, and other useful information.


Credential Pick Up

Sports Enthusiast who are scheduled at the Half Marathon event MUST pick up their Volunteer Credentials at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on one of the scheduled days listed below or at the Disney Sports Building, 3281 Sherberth Rd, Kissimmee, during the Early Bird Pick Up dates.  All volunteers must sign a waiver to obtain your credentials and participate. If you are picking up a credential for another volunteer, please print the waiver and have it signed in advance by the participant. Volunteers under 18 years of age must have a waiver signed by a parent/legal guardian.

Early Bird Credential Pick up (Disney Sports Building, 3281 Sherberth Rd, Kissimmee)

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015         4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 15, 2015                   12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Volunteer Credential Pick Up (ESPN Wide World of Sports)

  • Thursday, February 19, 2015             10:00 AM  – 8:00 PM
  • Friday, February 20, 2015                   9:00 AM  – 7:00 PM  
  • Saturday, February 21, 2015               9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

*Hours subject to change



Appreciation

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, runDisney’s Kids’ Races, Disney Princess 5K, and Disney Princess Enchanted 10K

As a Sports Enthusiast for the 2015 runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, Disney’s Kids’ Races, Disney Princess 5K, and Disney Princess Enchanted 10K, you will receive one commemorative piece of apparel for the event (apparel sizes are not guaranteed), and one snack per shift (snacks are typically provided at the start of your shift.  If you have special dietary needs, please plan accordingly.) Volunteer for any of the events included in the Annual Sports Enthusiasts Calendar, and you will receive one point for each hour of service completed.  For every sixteen (16) points accumulated, you will receive a complimentary Walt Disney World® One Day One Park theme park ticket which entitles you to one visit to any of the following WALT DISNEY WORLD® Theme Parks: Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Theme park tickets will be distributed by mail within sixty days upon earning of every sixteen points. 



Disney Princess Half Marathon Appreciation

As a Sports Enthusiast for the 2015 Disney Princess Half Marathon, you will receive one commemorative piece of apparel for the event (apparel sizes are not guaranteed), and one snack per shift (snacks are typically provided at the start of your shift.  If you have special dietary needs, please plan accordingly.) Upon the completion of your shift, you will receive a WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort 1 Day (1 Theme Park) ticket that entitles you to one (1) day of admission to your choice of one of the following theme parks: Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.


Contact Us

Questions?  Call the Sports Enthusiast Info Line at 407-938-3880 or email wdw.sports.enthusiast@disneysports.com.