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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna

Event Overview

Volunteers are needed on behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the 2019 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend! It's the most magical race weekend on Earth featuring six different events: runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, runDisney Kids Races, Walt Disney World® 5K, Walt Disney World® 10K, Walt Disney World® Half Marathon and Walt Disney World® Marathon.

Celebrated Charity

All event volunteers are assisting on behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World® Resort! As part of the registration process, all participants and volunteers will have the opportunity to make a donation to LLS, an organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancers. runDisney is also thrilled to make an independent donation to LLS in honor of the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend. With the support of thousands of volunteers and participants in LLS's Team In Training program, Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend will help blood cancer patients live better, longer lives.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS)

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 61 chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $550 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Last year alone, LLS made 5.1 million contacts with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals. To learn more, visit www.lls.org.

Volunteer Needs

Volunteer are needed on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for various roles throughout the weekend which features six different events:

  • runDisney Health & Fitness Expo
    Wednesday, January 9 - Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Walt Disney World® 5K presented by Cigna
    Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Walt Disney World® 10K presented by Cigna
    Friday, January 11, 2019
  • runDisney Kids Races presented by GoGo squeeZ® Applesauce on the Go
    Friday, January 11 - Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Walt Disney World® Half Marathon presented by Cigna
    Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna
    Sunday, January 13, 2019

Medical Volunteer Needs

Florida Hospital Celebration Health will be providing complete medical coverage for the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend. We invite you to be a part of the elite medical team that will provide race support for 75,000+ 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 a.m. and as late as 2:00 p.m. 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.


The Volunteer Ambassador 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.


Volunteer registration will open on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 12 p.m. ET.

Volunteer Resources


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 the 2019 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend waivers please click on the appropriate link below:

  • Print a copy of the waiver for ADULTS
  • Print a copy of the waiver for MINORS

Volunteer Dress Code

All Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 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, Half Marathon, or 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.



Volunteer shifts will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. Schedules are always subject to change due to event needs. Although every effort will be made to accommodate your selection, the scheduling office reserves the right to schedule volunteers based on event needs, which includes placing volunteers on a waiting list. You will receive a confirmed volunteer schedule closer to the event.


Volunteer 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. Confirmations will include further information on parking, directions, and other useful information.

Credential Pick-Up

All Volunteers 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, FL during the Early Bird Pick-Up dates. All volunteers must sign a waiver to obtain 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, FL 34747)

  • Wednesday, January 2, 2019 – 4:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.*
  • Saturday, January 5, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.*

Volunteer Credential Pick-Up (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, 700 S. Victory Way, Kissimmee, FL 34747)

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – 12:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.*
  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.*
  • Friday, January 11, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.*
  • Saturday, January 12, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.*

*Hours subject to change

Contact Us

Questions? Call the Volunteer Ambassador Info Line at 407-938-3880 or email volunteer.ambassador.team@disneysports.com.