Frequently Asked Questions

Fundraising Requirement

Q: Do I have to fundraise my minimum in order to receive a race entry?
A: Yes. Your minimum fundraising commitment must be met by January 12, 2020 in order to receive entry into the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. If you do not meet your minimum fundraising commitment by January 12, the credit card you have on file with us will be charged the remaining balance in the week following the deadline.

Q: How do I raise funds?
A: When you register to run with CMN Hospitals during the 2020 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend, you will receive an email with a link to your personal fundraising page. When raising funds online, you must use this personal fundraising page in order to receive credit for your donations. If you raise funds offline, see below.

Q: What do I do with offline donations?
A: For security reasons, we highly recommend you not mail cash. Instead, please either 1) obtain and send a money order or cashiers check to the address below or 2) deposit the cash and donate the amount to yourself via your personal fundraising page. Checks and matching donations must be mailed to our CMN Hospitals national office at:

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Attn: Disney Princess Half Marathon
205 West 700 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

PLEASE NOTE: The Miracle Maker's first and last name, as well as "Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend," should accompany the offline donation for you to receive credit for it. Once our Accounting Department receives your offline donation, they will credit the amount to your personal fundraising page. This could take anywhere from two weeks to six months for our team to process.

Q: What if CMN Hospitals has not received the offline donation I mailed in by January 12?
A: If you have not seen your offline donation credited to your personal fundraising page after January 1, 2020, add the funds you are expecting to receive credit for as an offline donation on your fundraising page. Then, notify CMN Hospitals staff of the funds that are on their way. Be sure to include your name, the donor's name, the date the offline donation was mailed, the amount, and the check number (if applicable) in your email.

Q: Where do the funds I am raising actually go?
A: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is celebrated charity of the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend.  Funds raised by Miracle Makers support CMN Hospitals' operations. For every dollar supporting our operating budget, we are able to turn it into $10 in donations to our local member hospitals that use the funds where they're needed most. 

Q: Is it possible to fundraise as a team?
A: It is not possible to fundraise as a team. Each individual receiving a race bib must individually fundraise their minimum fundraising requirement. 

Communication

Q: What support can I expect to receive from CMN Hospitals throughout my journey as a Miracle Maker?
A: From the moment you register to run with CMN Hospitals during the 2020 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend, you are invited to join our Miracle Makers on Facebook Page, an exclusive community for our runners.  You can also expect to receive consistent communication from CMN Hospitals. We care deeply about our Miracle Maker community!

Q: If questions arise, how can I get in touch with my CMN Hospitals support person?
A: If, after checking the FAQ page and looking through the tools and resources provided to you by CMN Hospitals staff, you still cannot find the answer to your question, we encourage you to email us at princesshalf@cmnhospitals.org. We will respond to your email at our earliest convenience! 

Q: What if I need help fundraising?
A: We recommend utilizing the tools and resources provided to you in the Files section of the Facebook Page to learn fundraising best practices.  You can also connect with other Miracle Makers via the Miracle Maker Facebook Page to share ideas.

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

Q: How does my registration information provided to CMN Hospitals get to runDisney? 
A. When you have made significant progress toward your minimum fundraising commitment, having raised $500, you will be eligible to register through runDisney’s registration system, notifying runDisney of your participation and providing them with your information to generate your bib. 

Q: How soon after I reach $500 will I receive my link?
A: Your link is not automatically generated once your cross the $500 fundraising threshold. Our team dispatches registration links twice a month - We appreciate your patience. You will receive an email directly with your runDisney registration link. You must register using the link provided to participate in the 2020 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend.

Q: Now that I have registered with CMN Hospitals for the 2020 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend, how should I proceed with making travel arrangements and planning my time at Walt Disney World®?
A: Guests wishing to book rooms and tickets are encouraged to book a specially-priced package (a perk of running with a charity!).  Guests can do so by clicking on a link that runDisney will provide to its charity partners.  This is not a requirement.

Q: Where do I pick up my race packet? 
A: Your race bib will be issued at the Race Bid Pick-Up area inside the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo during regularly scheduled hours.  You must pick up your own race bib.  Please visit the runDisney website for complete information on the Expo as well as packet pick-up. It is VERY important you take the Expo and packet pick-up into consideration when creating your travel plans. All runners must attend the Expo for race number, shirt & gEAR bag pick up.

Q: How do I get to the Expo and the start line from my resort? How do I get back to my resort after I cross the finish line?
A: Please visit the runDisney website for complete information on transportation during race weekend.