Wednesday, September 14, 2011

2011 D4D Minnie 5K

Hey Everyone,
This Saturday, September 17, 2011, marks the Distance 4 Dreams 4th Annual Minnie 5K Run/Walk!!!  Come out and walk/run to help grant a young child's wish and make their dreams come true!
Time and Location:
Registration begins at 9:15 am. Race starts at 10:30 am at the UD RecPlex.  Course covers UD campus.  A course map will be provided at the race.  Post-Race Festivities will be held in Humanities Plaza.
Registration: Participants can register Thursday and Friday outside of Kennedy Union from 11 am -2 pm.  Also you can register day of starting at 9:15 am.  Cost is $15 for the race and race t-shirt.  People who register before day of race can receive race registration, race t-shirt, and a D4D water bottle or mug for $20.

Awards: Awards will go to top 5 male and female runners.  Also their will be an award for best Disney Themed costume and other door prizes.

Packet Pick-Up: Race Packets can be picked up out side KU by the fountain on Friday, Sept. 16th, from 11am to 2 pm or at the start of the race on Saturday Morning.  All runners will receive their race bibs the morning of the race.

Results: Results will be posted by Monday, Sept. 19, on

** Race Volunteers should report to the front of the Recplex at 8:30 am race day morning

Midnight Mile 2011!!!

     After a long summer off, Dreamers are ready to kick off another amazing year of training!  D4D set the year in motion by having the annual Midnight Mile.  Dreamers gathered at 12 am sharp in all their best fluorescent gear to have the group's first official training run of the new school year.  A nice late night stroll while singing some favorite Disney tunes took D4D'ers all around campus and the student neighborhood.  The group is now ready for their 14 week training program before taking on Disney!

Another Intramural Championship!!!

After last year's success in the intramural world, D4D came back this year ready to compete.  With training for the Disney Marathon Weekend having yet to begin, Dreamers took to preseason intramural tournaments to stay active.  D4D competed in preseason co-ed volleyball, indoor soccer, and basketball tournaments and had great showings in all three sports.  But, after some tough fought games in the quick-paced tournament, the D4D team came out on top in the preseason basketball tournament.  D4D sported a large and spirited squad in all the games that brought the right skills to overcome the competition.  Congrats to all those who competed! Be sure to show off the coveted Intramural Champions T-shirts around campus!

Friday, March 4, 2011

A Weekend of Magic and 2 Wishes Granted!

2010-2011 turned out to be another exciting and successful year for Distance 4 Dreams! During the weekend of January 7-10, 2011, 45 Dayton D4D-ers ventured to Disney World to participate in the Disney Half or Full Marathons. Some were even Goofy enough to do both. Highlights from the weekend include...

  • Dinner and fireworks at EPCOT featuring a visit from UD President Dr. Curran
  • A visit to Give Kids the World Village to meet Elijah and his family
  • Running over 1,000 miles in 2 days through the Walt Disney World parks

 This year, Distance 4 Dreams raised $5,400 and was able to grant not one, but two wishes!

                                                                Elijah          Valentina
                                                                4 Age          Age  6
                                          Disney World  Wish          Wish  Shopping Spree
                           Elijah traveled to Give Kids the          Valentina loves dancing,
               World Village in January and met D4D           singing, and taking pictures.
                          in Florida. He is featured on our          During her shopping spree,
                                           Wish Granting page.          she plans on getting new
                                                                                    clothes, toys, and games and
                                                                                     will also enjoy lunch or dinner
                                                                                     with her family and a limo ride!

 Way to go, D4D! 2010-2011 is in the books! Thanks for a magical year!