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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 2018 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend! The Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend creates memories that are sure to last a lifetime. The weekend features 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.

Please click here for information to help you have a great volunteer experience. Information includes general event overviews as well as specific information for volunteer check in and guidelines.

Celebratory Charity

The celebratory charity for Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, an organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancers. With the yearly support of thousands of volunteers, the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend has helped Team In Training® (TNT) raise millions of dollars for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. TNT, the world's largest endurance sports training program, supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by raising funds to aid the organization's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend is its largest fund-raising event. Over $11 million was raised during the 2009 race alone. To learn more, visit www.leukemia.org.

Click here to donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Volunteer Needs


Volunteer Ambassadors 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 3 - Saturday, January 6, 2018
  • runDisney Kids Races presented by GoGo squeeZ® Applesauce on the Go
    Friday, January 5 - Saturday, January 6, 2018
  • Walt Disney World® 5K presented by Cigna
    Thursday, January 4, 2018
  • Walt Disney World® 10K presented by Cigna
    Friday, January 5, 2018
  • Walt Disney World® Half Marathon presented by Cigna
    Saturday, January 6, 2018
  • 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna
    Sunday, January 7, 2018

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 AM and as late as 2:00 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.


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 is now open!

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 2018 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 Ambassador 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 Ambassadors 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

Volunteers who are scheduled at the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon events 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 date.  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)

  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.*
  • Saturday, December 30, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.*

Volunteer Credential Pick-Up (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)

  • Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Noon – 8:00 p.m.*
  • Thursday, January 4, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.*
  • Friday, January 5, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.*
  • Saturday, January 6, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.*

*Hours subject to change

Contact Us

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