ORLANDO, Fla. — Saturday is a special day for kids and adults alike: It's the Give Kids the World Challenge for Hope 5K.
Here are the five things you need to know about the special event on Saturday, December 8 that benefits kids with life-threatening illnesses:
1. The village is open to public.
Saturday’s 5K is the only day of the year that Give Kids The World Village is open to the public. You'll get to experience all of the things the GKTW kids experience in their week.
2. There are eight themed lands.
Runners will experience eight themed lands packed with entertainment along the route, including the world’s largest Candy Land.
3. Volunteers dress up.
Volunteers dressed as Batman, Superman, Stormtroopers – you name it – will be on hand to spread some cheer.
4. Proceeds go toward the kids.
Proceeds benefit Give Kids the World, an all-inclusive weeklong vacation for kids with life threatening illnesses, as well as their families.
5. The 5K is $50 per person.
The 5K is $50 per person, and walk-ups are welcome.
Free offsite parking with shuttle service will be provided at Plaza Del Sol on 3831 W. Vine Street, Kissimmee and at Medieval Times starting at 5 a.m.
Registration opens onsite from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Shuttles return to parking lot 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.