2025 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

January 8, 2025

Lake Buena Vista, FL

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Amount Raised:
$6,139.68 Raised

Our Goal:
$112,500 Goal

Apply to run the 2025 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend and raise funds for the kids of St. Jude. Join Mickey Mouse and his pals as you continue the decades-long tradition of discovering magic in every mile. With thoughtful touches reminiscent of a classic Disney era, you’ll find yourself inspired by whimsical character favorites, musical entertainment, and more.

Choose from four different races plus the 20th anniversary of Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, and the Dopey Challenge that takes you 48.6 miles across all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. Get your adrenaline pumping and experience excitement and delight with an old-school flair on your way to that euphoric moment of crossing the finish line.

The fundraising efforts of runners like you help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food - so they can focus on helping their child live.

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Fundraising Options

5K St. Jude Hero
$750 FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT
SOLD OUT

  • Guaranteed Walt Disney World® 5K race entry!
  • St. Jude Hero singlet or tech shirt
  • Online training resources
  • Fundraising website and resources
  • Access to the St. Jude Heroes national coach

10K St. Jude Hero
$900 FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT

  • Guaranteed Walt Disney World® 10K race entry!
  • St. Jude Hero singlet or tech shirt
  • Online training resources
  • Fundraising website and resources
  • Access to the St. Jude Heroes national coach

Half Marathon St. Jude Hero
$1,200 FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT

  • Guaranteed Walt Disney World® Half Marathon race entry!
  • St. Jude Hero singlet or tech shirt
  • Online training resources
  • Fundraising website and resources
  • Access to the St. Jude Heroes national coach

Marathon St. Jude Hero
$1,200 FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT

  • Guaranteed Walt Disney World® Marathon race entry!
  • St. Jude Hero singlet or tech shirt
  • Online training resources
  • Fundraising website and resources
  • Access to the St. Jude Heroes national coach

Goofy Challenge St. Jude Hero
$2,200 FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT

  • Guaranteed Walt Disney World® Half Marathon & Walt Disney World® Marathon race entry for the Goofy Challenge!
  • St. Jude Hero singlet or tech shirt
  • Online training resources
  • Fundraising website and resources
  • Access to the St. Jude Heroes national coach

Dopey Challenge St. Jude Hero
$3,400 FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT

  • Guaranteed Walt Disney World® 5K, Walt Disney World® 10K, Walt Disney World® Half Marathon and Walt Disney World® Marathon race entry for the Dopey Challenge!
  • St. Jude Hero singlet or tech shirt
  • Online training resources
  • Fundraising website and resources
  • Access to the St. Jude Heroes national coach

Team St. Jude Fundraiser - Already secured your bib for the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend?

  • Already secured your own entry? Join our team and fundraise to earn exclusive St. Jude Heroes incentives along the way!
  • No fundraising commitment, but fundraising encouraged
  • Must have your own race entry

Meet St. Jude Patient Calvin

St. Jude Patient Calvin
CALVIN'S STORY

Signs of Calvin's cancer emerged in June 2018 when after a family bike ride, his mom noticed his leg was swollen and he had a bumpon his back.

A CT scan led to a scary diagnosis. Calvin had stage IV rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the soft tissue, with tumor growth in five places: his pelvis,hip, stomach, lung and neck.

As his parents discussed treatment options with their medical team, something one doctor said stood out: “He said, ‘If it was my kid, we'd go to St. Jude,’” said Calvin's mom. “We had no idea what we were up against. No idea. We just knew that this was the best place.”

At St. Jude, Calvin underwent chemotherapy, proton therapy and radiation treatments. Through it all, he showed a lot of determination and channeled his feelings into art. “Calvin is strong-willed,” said his mom. “He fights through the pain, and he's a really happy kid.”

Calvin experienced a recurrence of rhabdomyosarcoma in 2020. He completed relapse treatment and now returns to St. Jude for regular checkups.

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