Team Kesem runDisney Application 2024-2025

Kesem is excited to be a participating charity with runDisney® for the 2024-25 race season. At Kesem, we are committed to creating a world where every child who has a parent with a cancer diagnosis or has lost a parent to cancer is never alone. We support these children through and beyond their parent’s cancer with free, fun-filled creative programs and a lasting community. Kesem is incredibly grateful to our generous Team Kesem fundraisers, who join us for endurance events around the country, and make it possible for us to serve more kids.

The following spots are available for the runDisney season (to be updated regularly as spots are available/filled):

2024 Disneyland® Halloween Half Marathon Weekend
September 5 - 8, 2024
  • Disneyland Halloween 5K - $500 fundraising commitment - 1 spot available
  • Disneyland Halloween 10K - $1,000 fundraising commitment - 1 spot available 
  • Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon - 1,250 fundraising commitment - 6 spots available 
  • Chills & Thrills Challenge (10K & Half Marathon) - $2,000 fundraising commitment - 1 spot available 
2024 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
October 31 - November 3, 2024
  • Wine & Dine Half Marathon - $1,250 fundraising commitment - 1 spot available 

2025 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend
January 8 - 12, 2025
  • Walt Disney World 5K - $500 fundraising commitment - 17 spots available 
  • Walt Disney World 10K - $1,000 fundraising commitment - 8 spots available 
  • Walt Disney World Half Marathon - $1,250 fundraising commitment - 5 spots available 
  • Walt Disney World Full Marathon - SOLD OUT
  • Dopey Challenge (5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Marathon) - SOLD OUT
2025 Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend
January 30 - February 2, 2025
  • Disneyland 5K - $500 fundraising commitment - 6 spots available
  • Disneyland 10K - $1,000 fundraising commitment - 4 spots available 
  • Disneyland Half Marathon - 1,250 fundraising commitment - 4 spots available 
  • Dumbo Double Dare Challenge (10K & Half Marathon) - $2,000 fundraising commitment - 4 spots available 
2025 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
February 20 - 24, 2025
  • Disney Princess 5K - $500 fundraising commitment - 21 spots available 
  • Disney Princess 10K - 2 spots - $1,000 fundraising commitment - 10 spots available 
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon - $1,250 fundraising commitment - 3 spots available 
  • Fairy Tale Challenge (10K & Half Marathon) - $2,000 fundraising commitment - 3 spots available 
2025 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend
April 3 - 6, 2025
  • runDisney Springtime Surprise 5K - $500 fundraising commitment - 12 spots available 
  • runDisney Springtime Surprise 10K - $1,000 fundraising commitment - 3 spots available 
  • runDisney Springtime Surprise 10-Miler - $1,250 fundraising commitment - 2 spots available 
  • runDisney Springtime Surprise Challenge - $2,000 fundraising commitment - 1 spot available 

If selected as a member of Team Kesem, you will receive great benefits while training, including:
  • Guaranteed entry to your selected race
  • Registration costs covered
  • Easy online registration process and simple online fundraising page
  • Welcome packet and regular check-ins from the Kesem team, including event information & fundraising ideas
  • Rewards for participants including Team Kesem gear: water bottle, running shirt, and other goodies!
  • Opportunities to bond with team members and share training and fundraising tips 
  • A pasta dinner with the full team before the race 
  • Extra motivation while training to remind you of the amazing work you are doing to change the lives of children!
All participants are required to meet the fundraising goal by the outlined deadline. Participants will be responsible for any remainder. 

Filling out this application does not guarantee entry to the team. You can expect to receive an email letting you know next steps or information about the waiting list if the team is full.

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A Kesem name is a nickname campers choose in order to hold a fun identity at camp and create distance from the stress of coping with a parent's cancer. If you don't have a Kesem name already, feel free to choose one or leave it blank and give it more thought later! - Cheddar