GIVE KIDS THE WORLD VILLAGE 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 Village, 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 Village
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.



Purple Out the Country!

Purple Country


Help us color the United States in "Give Kids The World purple” by becoming a virtual runner! Virtual runners are for those who love Give Kids The World Village and who want to participate in the Gingerbread Run 5K, right from their hometowns! Let’s color in the white so every state is represented. Anyone can be a virtual runner and be a part of creating the happiness that inspires hope.



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.