GIVE KIDS THE WORLD GINGERBREAD RUN 5K is an annual event that celebrates the joys of childhood and inspires hope for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. It is a professionally timed race that can be walked, run or strolled through our 70-acre whimsical Village—past snoring trees, magic castles, the world’s largest CANDY LAND game and more.

For a child battling a life-threatening illness, the chance to smile, laugh and truly be a kid may sometimes seem like a distant dream. By raising funds for Give Kids The World, you can help make that dream possible and bring happiness and hope to children who need it most!

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Location: Give Kids The World
Run Time: 8 a.m.

VIP Runner Experience: $135 Includes race registration, VIP packet pickup express line, $100 purple runner's performance shirt, and entrance into the indoor VIP area. Pamper yourself pre and post-race with special snacks, drinks, and massages.

Adults: All participants will receive a 2015 Gingerbread Run medal, goody bag and refreshments.

February 19 - August 31: $35
September 1 - October 15: $40
October 16 - November 13: $45
Day of Registration: $50
unless sold out


Juniors 3 – 12: $20 with paid adult


Virtual Runners: $45 All virtual runners will receive a 2015 Gingerbread Run medal.



Win two round-trip domestic airline tickets!

Kick-start your 2015 fundraising and try your luck at winning two airline tickets! That’s right, for every $50 you raise for the event from now through March 31, you will receive one entry for the chance to win two airline tickets. Every additional $50 you raise increases your chance of winning. What a great way to begin your fundraising journey!

Contest includes online donations received between Tuesday, March 17 and Tuesday, March 31, 2015 are eligible for additional entries.

Official contest rules can be found here. Prize was donated to Give Kids The World. Drawing will be held at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.



Introducing our new VIP Runner Experience!

VIP collage

(Ginger) Spice Up Your 5k Experience! VIP Runners will get:

  • Race registration
  • VIP packet pickup express line
  • $100 purple runner's performance shirt
  • Entrance to an indoor VIP area with goodies such as snacks, drinks, and massages!

2015 fundraising contest winners will be granted admittance.