Running for Youth
rundisney wine & dine run series
5k - 10k - half marathon - two course challenge
October 29 - November 1, 2020

The SYTA Youth Foundation Running for Youth Run Team uses long distance running/walking as a symbol of endurance and hope. The goal is simple - to raise money for students & youth to travel with their schools or youth organizations. Participants on the Run Team fundraise on behalf of the SYTA Youth Foundation, train and participate in race distances throughout the year. Since the program's inception in 2009, the team has collectively raised over $350,000.

Running for Youth is sponsored by: 

Running for Youth Fundraising Options

Race Options
Friday, October 30, 2020          5K - 3.1 Miles
Saturday, October 31, 2020     10K - 6.2 Miles
Sunday, November 1, 2020      Half Marathon - 13.1 Miles
Two Course Challenge              10K & Half Marathon - 19.3 Miles 


Fundraising Packages:

In order for the Running For Youth program to have charity status, runDisney requires that race participants raise a minimum of $1500 to participate. 

Disney Fall Feast 5K: 3.1 Miles 

  • Race registration
  • runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, Saturday Team Dinner, Post Race Party at Epcot
  • RFY Team Shirt and fundraising materials
  • Airline transportation (economy ticket maximum value of $600.00). Ticket may only be purchased through SYF.  Runners will not receive a credit against their fundraising goal for tickets purchased on own.
Fundraising Minimum: $1500 
 
Disney Wine & Dine 10K: 6.2 Miles
  • Race registration
  • runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, Saturday Team Dinner, Post Race Party at Epcot
  • RFY Team Shirt and fundraising materials
  • Airline transportation (economy ticket maximum value of $600.00). Ticket may only be purchased through SYF.  Runners will not receive a credit against their fundraising goal for tickets purchased on own.
Fundraising Minimum: $1500
 
Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon: 13.1 Miles
  • Race registration
  • runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, Saturday Team Dinner, Post Race Party at Epcot
  • RFY Team Shirt and fundraising materials
  • Airline transportation (economy ticket maximum value of $600.00). Ticket may only be purchased through SYF.  Runners will not receive a credit against their fundraising goal for tickets purchased on own.
Fundraising Minimum: $1500
 
Disney Wine & Dine Two Course Challenge:  10k and Half Marathon - Total of 19.3 Miles 
  • Race registration for 10k and Half Marathon 
  • runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, Saturday Team Dinner, Post Race Party at Epcot
  • RFY Team Shirt and fundraising materials
  • Airline transportation (economy ticket maximum value of $600.00). Ticket may only be purchased through SYF.  Runners will not receive a credit against their fundraising goal for tickets purchased on own.
Fundraising Minimum: $1900
 
SYF Cheer Team* Package:
  • RFY Swag
  • Saturday Night Team Dinner

Cheer Team Fee: $100.00 per person
*Disney offers additional options for Cheer Squad Packages on their website. Post Race Party at Epcot not included. 
 
Group Run Team Packages
Runners are encouraged to form teams of coworkers, friends, families…
Run Teams may select either the 5K, 10K or Half Marathon
Runners selecting to participate in the Two Course Challenge (10K and Half Marathon) must raise an additional $400 per runner. Airline Tickets will only be provided for runners fundraising a minimum of $1500.

Interested in participating as a team? Contact us at [email protected]

Number of Runners                 Fundraising minimum per Person

1-4 Runners $1,500 per person
5-10 Runners $1,000 per person
11+ Runners $850 per person

 

Terms & Conditions

  • Runners must express interest by May 1, 2020 to confirm their spot on the team.
  • Runners may reserve their spot on the team when they register and pay a $200.00 team fee. Once the runner registers, they will receive a welcome email with information on how to get started.
  • The $200 team fee is nonrefundable. Runners who are unable to participate and notify RFY staff by May 1, 2020 will have this recognized as a donation to the SYTA Youth Foundation.
  • Runners who cancel after May 1 will be charged the balance owed from their fundraising page towards their minimum of $1500.00.
  • Runners who reach their fundraising goal by November 1 can choose to have the $200.00 donated to SYF or refunded to their credit card.


How does the fundraising minimum work?
There is a minimum for all fundraising packages except the Cheer Team package.  For packages with a fundraising minimum, as a runner, you'll commit to raising that minimum for the package you selected.  In exchange, you receive one of RFY’s entries into the race distance you selected, and we will provide you with support during the months and weeks leading up to the Wine and Dine.

Already Purchased Race Entry
Did you already purchase your own race entry? You can still join our team.
Choose the "I have already registered with runDisney" option when registering, and then select your race and fundraising option.  Your race entry will be credited after the race to your fundraising package.

Disney Park Tickets
Runners can purchase park passes directly through the runDisney website. RFY packages do not include Disney park passes.
 
Post Party Event at Epcot/International Food and Wine Festival Tickets
Runners who meet their fundraising goal will receive a ticket to the Post Party event at Epcot.  Additional tickets may be purchased through the Disney website.