Formerly known as the Gingerbread Run, GKTW’s signature event returns for its 9th year with a new name! Challenge for Hope will celebrate the happiness that has inspired hope for thousands of children and families at Give Kids The World. Take on the challenge and walk, run, roll or stroll through a 5K that highlights the magic and experiences families enjoy at the Village. Become a fundraising hero and get started!
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Give Kids The World Village
210 South Bass Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort in Central Florida. Children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free vacations, complete with accommodations, donated attraction tickets, meals and more. Since 1986, Give Kids The World Village has welcomed more than 154,000 families. For more information, visit givekidstheworld.org.
This June, Aidan’s family — who are GKTW Alumni — held Aidan’s Friendship Run/Challenge for Hope. Their team of 70 raised $4,100 for the Village!
Aidan’s parents, Brenda and Eddie, organized the Virtual Challenge shortly after returning from their Give Kids The World visit to celebrate the memories their family made. They invited friends to participate however they wanted.
Eddie and Brenda led a run in their hometown of Winnipeg, Canada, but Virtual Challengers across the country completed mountain-bike treks, skateboarding challenges, even a 68K run! The team shared their successes with one another and on social media using #challengeforhope.
Thank you so much to Aidan, Brenda, Eddie, and everyone involved! Brenda shared this advice for our Virtual Challengers: “Get a group of people together, and see what amazing things can be accomplished!”
The individual who raises the most money by Wednesday, November 8 at 12 p.m. EST will win access to the VIP area and will receive a top fundraising trophy presented at the race.
The four teams that raise the most money by Wednesday, November 8 at 12 p.m. EST will receive trophies, presented to them at the Challenge for Hope.
The top four teams that raise the most money by Wednesday, November 8 at 12 p.m. EST will each win their own VIP area which includes special goodies, beverages and massages.
The top two Challengers between the ages of 3 and 12 who raise the most money by Wednesday, November 8 at 12 p.m. EST will earn tickets for a special prize.
The top two teams who raise the most money by Wednesday, November 8 at 12 p.m. EST will earn tickets for the indoor VIP area.
Have a school class, club, group or team that would like to take on the challenge? Then take the Challenge for Hope as a group! More information to come.