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Running for Youth

The SYF Running for Youth Run Team uses long distance running and walking as a symbol of endurance and hope all while raising funds for students to experience the gift of travel - impacting the lives of youth with every step.

Since 2009, SYF's Running for Youth program has raised more than $350,000 and provided travel experiences for hundreds of children in need.

Thank you to our Running for Youth Runners who participated in the 2018 Seattle Rock 'N' Roll Run and the 2018 Wineglass Marathon! These amazing runners fundraised over $13,000, equating to 27 Road Scholarships! Thank you to our Running for Youth Partners: Fly My Group and Hard Rock Cafe

Running for Youth is sponsored by Fly My Group.

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Upcoming Running for Youth Events


runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend 
October 31 - November 3, 2019 | Orlando, FL

Create your Crowdrise page and start fundraising today!  

RACE OPTIONS: 5k / 10K / Half Marathon / Two Course Challenges / Kid Races

All Fundraising goals must be met by November 29, 2019
Sign Up Deadline: July 1, 2019

RFY Weekend Tentative Itinerary 



$1,500           Includes: Race Registration, Pre-Race Dinner, Post Race Wine and Dine Party at Epcot, transportation to events from RFY Hotel, Running for Youth Team Shirt, fundraising materials and support, Networking Opportunities

Add-On Options:

$400           Take the Disney Two Course Challenge (10K and Half Marathon) and add $400 to your fundraiser minimum! 


Runners have the option to book their hotels on their own or stay in the RFY Hotel. The RFY Hotel will not be on Disney property and transportation will be provided from hotel to the race and evening event.

Hotel Accommodations are included in the RFY Package when you stay in the group hotel and raise additional funds for SYF. Runners sharing rooms may divide the fundraising amount.

One Night Accommodations - $300
Two Nights' Accommodations - $600
Three Nights' Accommodations - $900


Runners fundraising a minimum of $1500 will be provided an airline ticket, if needed.  


Runners can purchase park passes directly through the Disney run website. SYF RFY packages do not include Disney park passes. 

Guests may join in on the fun!

$100           Includes: Pre-Race Dinner, RFY Swag, and Race day transportation. Additional options are available for purchase on the Run Disney website. 


Email: Hazel Mejia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that you are interested in joining the team. Once you create your Crowdrise page, we will provide you with the link to register for your run.


We courage you to rally your friends and colleagues and form a group to participate! 

 # of Runners Funds per Person
 1-4 Runners $1,500 per person
 5-10 Runners $1,000 per person*
 11+  $850 per person*

*Airline Tickets only provided for runners fundraising a minimum of $1500.


Runners must express interest by July 1, 2019. All fundraising goals must be met by November 29, 2019. 

Cancellations or Changes: The runner is responsible for the difference of $500 if cancellation happens prior to or on September 15, 2019. Cancellations after September 15, 2019, runners are responsible for the full fundraising minimum of $1500.00. 


2019 TCS New York City Marathon
November 3, 2019 | New York City, NY

The SYTA Youth Foundation is participating in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon as a Community level charity! SYF was granted 5 race entries. New York Road Runners require each runner participating through a charity to fundraise a minimum of $2,500. 

Create your Crowdrise page and start fundraising today! 



$2,500           Includes: Race Registration and a Running for Youth Team Shirt.

Flight Accommodations may be provided if the runner lives outside of the New York City area. 



Get Involved!

Join the SYF Run Team

Fundraise, train and participate in a marathon, half marathon or relay. In exchange for participation, Run Team members receive round-trip airfare, lodging and entry into the selected marathons.



Support a Runner

Each runner must raise a designated amount of money to participate, and your support––no matter the size––gives our runners and walkers the motivation to keep going! By supporting your friends and family you are empowering their mission and the mission of the SYTA Youth Foundation.



Questions? Contact Hazel Mejia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-610-0241.