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Can’t Afford #PrincessHalf? Consider Running For a Cause

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We all know how awesome the running community is- seriously, the best group of people I have ever met! Runners must have the biggest hearts around- literally and figuratively.

From the purple of Team in Training to the bright yellow of Ronald McDonald House, charity runners are a colorful and awesome bunch! But what does it mean to run for a charity?

runDisney supplies this information about the charity groups:

 

Benefits of Booking with an Official Charity Group

  • Guaranteed race entry even if races sell out.
  • Specially-priced Walt Disney World Resort Hotel rates.
  • Specially-priced Walt Disney World Theme Park Tickets.
  • Select discounts on other race weekend amenities.
  • Satisfaction of making a difference through fundraising and running for the organization of your choice.

A couple of things to point out here.

1- Guaranteed entry (usually you don’t pay for the entry either!) for a potentially sold out race.  If you miss the window to the Glass Slipper Challenge this week, consider checking out one of the charities that will be listed on the runDisney page. The clock may say midnight- but you may still have a chance to go to the ball!

2- Make a difference! You are going to put in the miles, run the race, and have a fabulous time.  Why not share that joy and love to others by way of raising funds for a worthy cause?  With so many options historically listed, any runner would be sure to find a cause to match up!

The current list is not available just yet, but I did some research on my own. I’ve confirmed Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia, Give Kids the World, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will all be offering charity bibs at the 2014 Princess Half Marathon. 

If you aren’t quite ready to sign up for full on fundraising, consider something REALLY easy.  Download an app!  A FREEEEEEE app!

Charity Miles tracks the miles you run, and a sponsor donates $.25 per mile to your cause.  While training or racing, you can be earning donation. So easy and so worthwhile!  I just signed up to continue to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project (we ran a 10K in Dallas supporting them- recap to come this week!)  Kinda awesome that all those miles I’ll be putting on my legs in the coming months will be going toward a worthy charity.

Quite a few of my running friends are going the charity route this year.

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Anonymous

Tuesday 18th of June 2013

Sant Ritz's charming address offers a world of opportunities for your little ones in the future.the interlace condo

Lisa Jones

Thursday 13th of June 2013

I'm a Navy spouse and an Air Force veteran so supporting the military is very important to me. For the second year in a row I'm running MCM with Team Fisher House. The Fisher House provides a very cost home away from home for military families when their loved one is receiving long term medical care. This keeps their families close to the hospital but gives them some comfort when they aren't at the hospital.http://www.teamfisherhouse.org/site/TR/Event/General?px=1004730&pg=personal&fr_id=1099

Longhorns2

Thursday 13th of June 2013

Wonderful organization Lisa! Thanks for sharing and thanks for your families service. Former Army wife here. :)

Marisha

Wednesday 12th of June 2013

I've never done this before but I would love to run for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as my mother has blood cancer. I want to sign up but I don't see it as an option right now. I hope it comes out soon.

Longhorns2

Wednesday 12th of June 2013

It's open now! Check this post for the link to L&LS!

http://margaritasmilesandmouse.blogspot.com/2013/06/clock-strikes-midnight-glass-slipper.html

Anne

Wednesday 12th of June 2013

I ran Goofy for charity this year -- though I had already purchased my entry! The group I run with has relatively low fundraising amounts but we pay for all of our stuff (entry, travel, room etc) which is fine with me cause I'm not great at fundraising!

Good luck to ALL the charity runners!!!

Longhorns2

Wednesday 12th of June 2013

Goofy + charity = makes you AWESOME! Nice job Anne!

Deannarunsround

Tuesday 11th of June 2013

Wish I'd known about Charity Miles 40 miles ago! Thanks for letting me place a link! I am raising funds for Give Kids the World, too: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/DeannaDietrich/wdwmarathonweekend2014

Longhorns2

Tuesday 11th of June 2013

Good luck Deanna! And right- that app is awesome! I just learned about it too!

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