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Event Overview

Expedition Everest Challenge, a race adventure with some bite, is coming Saturday, May 2, 2015 to Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

Just after sunset, individuals and teams of two will brave the mysteries of a thrilling 5K trek held in the shadows of the Forbidden Mountain. Teams will have to overcome treacherous obstacles lying in their path and then scavenge for clues to aid in their journey. But beware of the Yeti, the abominable snowman that guards the Forbidden Mountain! Escape from the clutches of the Yeti and celebrate conquering this Everest with an exclusive after-hours party at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

Sports Enthusiast positions are available for Friday, May 1, 2015 and Saturday, May 2, 2015. Positions are available for packet pick up, course monitors, water stations, start/finish line, refreshments and much more!

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

Designated Charity

The International Snow Leopard Trust (ISLT) uses a combination of approaches that focus on partnering with communities in snow leopard habitats. As the organization builds community partnerships they use science and research to determine key snow leopard habitats, assess wildlife-human conflict levels, and identify potential resources for conservation programs. Once the ISLT has this information they can prioritize the areas where they will work. High priority areas include key snow leopard habitats, with a history of conflict between predators and the communities, and potential resources to sustain a community-based conservation program. For more information, please visit www.snowleopard.org.


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Sports Enthusiasts for the 2015 Expedition EverestTM Challenge must be at least 14 years of age to volunteer. Sports Enthusiasts under 18 years of age must have parental/guardian consent. Remember that children under the eligible age cannot accompany you. You will be told on the event day that your services cannot be utilized. This is for the safety of your child and everyone else involved.


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 and will include further information on times, parking location, and other details.


Sports Enthusiast shifts and activities will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. 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 confirmation packet closer to the event. Please refrain from requesting schedule changes until you receive your confirmation. Schedules are subject to change.


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 court appointed guardian complete a waiver for a minor. To print a copy of the 2015 Expedition EverestTM Challenge waivers please click on the appropriate link below:


As a Sports Enthusiast for the 2015 Expedition Everest Challenge, you will receive one commemorative piece of apparel for the event (sizes are not guaranteed) and one snack per shift (snacks are 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. This ticket 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. Tickets will be mailed within sixty (60) days.

Contact Us

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