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Gingerbread Run

RAISE SOME DOUGH, DO SOME GOOD

Give Kids The World's popular Gingerbread Run will be returning to the Village on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 7:30 am! Immerse yourself in the childlike wonder and whimsy of our magical storybook Village as you run, roll or stroll a 5K through our 89-acre nonprofit resort – past snoring trees, an enchanting castle, the world's largest Candy Land game, and more! Join in the fun on-site at the Village, or create your own unique challenge and participate virtually, from anywhere in the world!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Register here on our website to get started. Click on one of the links below to register to participate on-site at the Village on November 6, or virtually.
  • Once you register, you will receive a kit in the mail including a limited-edition Gingerbread Run medal and race bib.
  • Set a fundraising goal to earn incentives, like a commemorative Gingerbread Run t-shirt.
  • Engage your friends, family members and co-workers to help you reach or exceed your goal.
  • Share your progress on social media – and don't forget to tag us using #GingerbreadRun.
  • Join us for the Facebook Live closing ceremony on November 6.

WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?

Proceeds from the Gingerbread Run will support Give Kids The World's mission to provide critically ill children and their families with renewed optimism and enduring hope through transformative, weeklong wish vacations.

Since 1986, more than 176,000 children and families from all 50 states and 76 countries have been welcomed to the Village. For more information, visit www.gktw.org.

INCENTIVES

Being part of Give Kids The World's 2021 Gingerbread Run is rewarding! We are pleased to offer the following incentive awards to participants who achieve various fundraising levels.

Raise $75, Get This Bag

Raise $100, Get This T-Shirt

 

Raise $250, Get This Ornament

 

Raise $500, Get This Gingerbread House Kit

Spirit Jersey

 

Participation Medal

 

Competitive fundraising will end on Wednesday November 3rd at midnight EST.

  • Top Fundraising Team will receive a Night of a Million Lights Dessert Party for eight people PLUS eight t-shirts
  • Top Fundraising individual will receive a Night of a Million Lights Dessert Party for six people PLUS six t-shirts

REGISTER

Join in the fun on-site at the Village, or create your own unique challenge and participate virtually, from anywhere in the world! Just click on one of the images below.

Register for the Village Run

Virtual Run

 

GINGERBREAD RUN PACKET PICK-UP OPTIONS

Melia
Gingerbread Run Packet Pick-up Party
Pick up your packet poolside at Melia!
Food and drink specials will be available.

Thursday, November 4
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Melia Orlando Celebration
225 Celebration Pl.
Celebration, FL 34747


At The Village
Pick up your packet from the Village. Directions will be provided at the gate.

Friday, November 5
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Give Kids The World
210 S. Bass Rd.
Kissimmee, FL 34746

EVENT PARKING

Parking will be off-site at Plaza Del Sol, 3831 W Vine St, Kissimmee, FL 34741 with shuttle service to GKTW beginning at 6:30 a.m.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Since joining the Give Kids The World Village family in 2008, Boston Market has demonstrated a delicious dedication and commitment to the Village. If your company would like to help sponsor our event, please review our sponsorship opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Boston Market

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