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Take a Run on the Dark Side for Give Kids The World Village

Editor’s note: The Force is strong here at Give Kids The World Village. In today’s guest blog, GKTW Development and Sales Manager Steven Amos shares how you can make dreams come true for brave children and their families.

We are just over a month away from the Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Dark Side, and we couldn’t be more excited to be participating in the event!

Harness the light or the dark side of the Force by joining the #runGKTW team in some out-of-this-world races through the Walt Disney World™ Resort. Register, gather support from friends and family, and raise funds, then you’ll be ready to run on behalf of children battling critical illnesses.

Although you aren’t allowed to use Boba Fett’s jet pack or hitch a ride on a podracer, be prepared to face Star Wars characters like Captain Phasma, the Dark Enforcer Kylo Ren and the First Order’s Stormtroopers while you run.

Plus, participants receive:

– Finisher medal

– Team #runGKTW running shirt

– Official Digital Event Guide

– On-course and post-race refreshments

And much more!

But most importantly, you’ll make your miles matter by joining the #runGKTW team. The funds you raise will give critically-ill kids and their families the chance to take a dream vacation when they need it the most.

We still have spots available for both the 5K and the 10K races during the weekend and are looking for brave Jedi or powerful Sith to join the team.

Event Dates

April 20: Star Wars™ Dark Side 5K

April 21: Star Wars™ Dark Side 10K

Click here to register today – and may the Force be with you!


Steven Amos serves as the GKTW Development and Sales Manager, coordinating with our theme park partners and organizing events around the country. When he’s not at the Village, Steven enjoys spending time with his family, especially the new addition of his son, Henry.

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