Volunteer Ambassadors are needed to support the presence of Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida during the 2020 Star WarsTM Rival Run Weekend, presented by OtterBox, at Walt Disney World® Resort.

In honor of the event, runDisney is thrilled to make an independent donation to Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida, which has granted more than 5,800 wishes since it was founded in 1994. Your registration and participation will not affect the amount donated.

Nationally, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted over 300,000 wishes since 1980—with more than 15,400 wishes granted during 2017 in the U.S and its territories. To learn more, visit

Volunteer Ambassador registration is not yet open.


The Make-A-Wish mission is granting the wishes of children who’ve been diagnosed with critical illnesses in an effort to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Based on the 2011 Wish Impact Study, a combined 89% of the doctors, nurses and health professionals surveyed said they believe wish experiences can influence a wish kid’s physical health. In addition, 99% of parents reported that the wish experience gave their children increased feelings of happiness and 96% said that the wish strengthened their families.

A wish is more than a nice thing—wishes are catalysts that can lead to renewed strength and hope in children battling critical illness. Each wish has the power to replace fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a life-changing wish every 34 minutes.


Volunteer Ambassadors are needed to support the Make-A-Wish® Founation’s presence at the 2020 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend, presented by OtterBox, at Walt Disney World® Resort.

As part of the registration process, all participants and volunteers will have the opportunity to make a donation to Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida, an organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. In honor of the Star Wars Rival Run Weekend, runDisney is thrilled to make an independent donation to Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida.

Volunteer Ambassador opportunities are not yet open for the following events:

Medical Volunteer Needs

Advent Health will be providing complete medical coverage for the Star Wars Half Marathon – Rival Run. We invite you to be a part of the elite medical team that provides race support for 75,000+ runners.

We need state certified/licensed MDs, DOs, PAs, DPMs, ARNPs, RNs, ATCs, PTs, PMs and EMTs to volunteer their time.

Hours vary by day and assignment. You should be available as early as 3:00 AM and as late as 2:00 PM. You must also be able to stay for the duration of your assigned schedule.

To request an application or for more information, please contact the Medical Volunteer Team by email or phone: (407) 303-4053.


The Volunteer Ambassador Program has specific requirements:

  • Volunteers for all events must be at least 14 years of age.
  • Volunteers under 18 years of age must have parental/legal guardian consent and must present a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Volunteers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children under the minimum age are not allowed to volunteer or accompany you. You will be told on the event day that your services cannot be utilized if you have children with you. This is for the safety of your child and everyone else involved.


All Volunteer Ambassadors supporting the presence of Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida during the 2020 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend, presented by OtterBox at Walt Disney World® Resort, must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete Waivers
    • Volunteer Ambassadors age 18 and over:
      Print the waiver for ADULTS and complete it.
    • Volunteer Ambassadors under age 18:
      Print the waiver for MINORS and have a parent or legal guardian complete it.
  • Comply with Dress Code
    Volunteer Ambassadors are expected to wear family-friendly clothing that doesn’t feature any offensive graphics and appropriately covers the body.
  • Security Guidelines
    In an effort to provide Volunteer Ambassadors, athletes, spectators and staff with the safest environment, please follow these security guidelines:
    • All Volunteer Ambassadors will be required to present photo identification upon checking in for their shifts.
    • Volunteer Ambassadors must wear the proper credentials and have their photo identification available at all times.
    • All bags, parcels and carry packs are subject to search.
    • Please keep personal items to a minimum and leave valuables at home. Facilities are not available to store personal items.
    • All necessary personal items must be carried in a clear bag. You may not place a non-clear bag, parcel or carry pack inside a clear bag.
    • All Volunteer Ambassadors must go through the bag check route—with or without bags.
    • Volunteer Ambassadors are not allowed to bring folding chairs with them.


Volunteer Ambassador opportunities for the 2020 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend, presented by OtterBox at Walt Disney World® Resort, will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Schedules are always subject to change due to event needs.

Although every effort will be made to accommodate your selection, the Volunteer Ambassador office reserves the right to schedule volunteers based on event needs, which includes placing volunteers on a waiting list. You will receive a confirmed volunteer schedule closer to the event.


Volunteer Ambassadors will receive confirmation of their scheduled opportunities via mail approximately 30 days prior to the event or email after that time. Confirmation will include information on parking, directions and other useful matters.

Bring Waivers

All Volunteer Ambassadors must sign a waiver to obtain credentials and participate. If you are picking up a credential for another volunteer, please print the waiver and have it signed in advance by the participant. Volunteers under 18 years of age must have a waiver signed by a parent/legal guardian.

Credential Pick-Up Information

Volunteer Ambassadors who are scheduled for Star Wars Rival Run Weekend events must pick up their volunteer credentials at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on one of the days listed below or the Disney Sports Building during the Early Bird Pick-Up date.

Early Bird Credential Pick-Up
Disney Sports Building
3281 Sherberth Rd.
Kissimmee, FL 34747
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 11, 2020
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Volunteer Ambassador Credential Pick-Up
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Walt Disney World Resort
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
Saturday, April 18, 2020


Registration opens on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 12 p.m. ET.



(407) 938-3880


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