- Fundraising assistance
- Food (boxed lunches, snacks, stocked coolers can be delivered to the athletes, coaches, and parents at the teams’ competition venue)
- Equipment drop-off for the team
- Little Champion program (Disney provides activities for younger siblings, while parents and coaches are focused on the competition
The morning started with an early check-in that was well organized and energetic. We received our shirts that show #OnTheRoadToDisneyParks Atlanta logo on the back. So glad they added the location to the shirts! We were also able to spend some time socializing with other runners and friends before being led through a warm-up session . The runners were split into 2 groups – one group consisted of runners that just “GO” when its time to start and the second group consisted of runners that follow Jeff Galloway’s “Run/Walk” method of running. After a 2 mile run through Atlanta and under the Olympic rings runners returned to Turner Stadium for a run around the field. The run ended with all being treated to a great breakfast and some great presentations. ESPN Mike (Michael Cain, ESPN Commentator & Sports Event Manager at ESPN Wide World of Sports) was once again the Master of Ceremony in a very delightful and endearing way! We heard all about a new campaign coming to runDisney Instagram next year #WhyIRunDisney where you will be able to share your stories via video about why you runDisney. We heard from Warren Green of Runners World magazine who talked about the Runners World challenges with runDisney, Olympian Barbara Parker (who has never been to WDW – insert gasp from crowd here!) A representative of New Balance talked about the unexpected success of the runDisney shoes and we were then given a sneak preview of the brand new New Balance running shoes for 2014. The shoes will feature Sorcerer Mickey on the men’s shoe and Minnie Mouse on the women’s. This #OnTheRoadToDisneyParks event was done in the typical Disney way – FANTASTIC! If you would like to get into a future #OnTheRoadToDisneyParks event, keep a close watch Twitter, #OnTheRoadToDisneyParks, follow @runDisney, and the Disney Parks Blog, and on Facebook. Information regarding ESPN Wide World of Sports can be found at espnwwos.disney.go.com, and you can follow them on Twitter at @DisneySports and on Facebook.