The Walt Disney World 5K race will be on January 6, 2022.
General registration opens July 27, 2021 at 10 AM EST (Club runDisney Gold & Platinum Registration Opens July 20, 2021 at 10 AM EST.)
This race is open to all runners and walkers over 5 years of age.
Our team is open to individuals with PWS as well as typical runners and walkers.
All PWS individuals MUST register with a buddy runner at least 13 years of age or older. We will have volunteers assisting with the race be can not guarantee a buddy runner for your PWS loved one.
Dr. Jennifer Miller, pediatric endocrinologist and assistant professor of endocrinology at the University of Florida and Dr. Tammy Buck, PT, DPT, PCS and assistant professor of physical therapy at Brenau University will be the team captains.
All PWS individuals and their buddy runners will be provided a free “couch to 5K” training program designed by Dr. Buck specifically for PWS persons. Participation in the training program is not mandatory but is recommended.
Dr. Buck will also provide virtual coaching throughout the training process and will be available for individual consultation if necessary.
A special PWS clinic will be held at the University of Florida on the Wednesday of race week.This clinic will be available for all new or existing pediatric PWS individuals who are either running on one of our teams OR who have a loved one who is running on one of our teams. The clinic will have a daily maximum number of 8 participants and slots will be filled on a first register, first request basis. There will be a space available on the registration form to indicate your desire to be included.
The fundraising goal for each individual runner OR PWS runner and buddy runner team is $1,000. Click here to create your Fundraising Page.
Each registered member of a fundraising team will receive a free team shirt as a thank you their effort.
Those runners raising $500 or more will also have the chance to vote on a costume that Dr. Miller will wear during the race!
Once the race registration opens, you must go to RunDisney.com to register. ONLY after submitting your registration with Disney should you register for our team. You may do so by filling our Registration Form.