Distance 4 Dreams is always looking for those students on campus who are interested in getting involved. Surrounded by new found friends, there is no better way to push yourself to new limits physically. Anyone is welcome to come to our events, runners and non-runners alike, but if you are interested in playing a larger role, training with the club, or just building a bigger network of friends while supporting a great cause, we encourage you to reach out and get more involved.

Distance 4 Dreams members are required to:
• Attend one monthly organizational meeting
• Take part in fundraising events

All of the work that we do throughout the year culminates in the gift of A Special Wish to a child as they venture with their families to Disney World. The celebration is also for our members, as they have been training for a full or half marathon which they will complete over Winter Break in Disney World. Most of our members do take this opportunity to spend time with friends, meet the wish family, and see what all of their work has given to the family. If you had to pick one reason people participate year after year, it would be seeing the smiles on the faces of everyone down at Disney World and the euphoric feeling of knowing that you have really made a wish come true.

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Because we would like to dedicate all of our funds to granting the wish, each member is responsible for his or her personal costs for the trip down to Disney. Through our group rates with Disney the costs of the trip will cover three nights in a Disney resort, a laser light and fireworks show, two dinners, a pre-race meal, and a D4D race shirt. Since the Marathon Weekend is during University of Dayton’s winter break, all members participating in the race weekend are responsible for their own transportation to and from Disney. We will assist members in booking flights. We do recognize that this is a significant financial commitment for students to bear and we do our best to provide resources to help alleviate these burdens. Please contact us for more details.

Members can also fully participate in all Distance 4 Dreams fundraisers, intramural teams, training runs, and other events without traveling to Disney. We do ask members pay a small membership fee to cover the cost of participation in the club.

If you are interested in running with us in Disney or working with us on campus, please contact

We also have an ever-growing number of alumni, family, and friends who join us for Disney Marathon Weekend! Distance 4 Dreams alumni, family, and friends can also contact us at for registration information.