The I-Drive 5k Race at Pointe Orlando is followed by a "Day of Play," where families can partake in classic backyard games like bean bag toss and hula hoop contests, listen to music and enjoy specials at area stores. Funds raised from the race will benefit Life is good Playmakers, which provides training and support to frontline child care professionals dedicated to helping children overcome poverty, violence and illness so that they can lead healthier, more joyful lives, and the YMCA Aquatic Family Center's "Learn to Swim" Scholarship Fund. The basic race cost begins at $24, but for an additional fee, participants can receive a one-of-a-kind commemorative Life is good race shirt with the proceeds supporting Life is good Playmakers. The “Day of Play” is a free event and participation in the 5k is not required.
For those coming to Orlando for the weekend events, a special "Life is good in Orlando" hotel package is available at Rosen Shingle Creek: $175 per night in a luxury deluxe guest room, Breakfast buffet for two at Cafe Osceola, Complimentary self-parking and WiFi, 25% off golf and spa services, andTwo exclusive Life is good in Orlando t-shirts.
A portion of the package price benefits Life is good Playmakers. To book, call 866-996-9939 and ask for the "Life is good" package or go to VisitOrlando.com/community.
"As two organizations that make people smile, Visit Orlando and Life is good are creating events that will be fun for the entire family," said Gary Sain, Visit Orlando president and CEO. "We’re thrilled to be partnering with Life is Good for the ultimate play date for fans and friends to enjoy, while also supporting a wonderful cause."
"We're looking forward to making many new friends in Orlando, and what better way to make new friends than to play together?" said Steve Gross, Chief Playmaker of the Life is good Kids Foundation. "We're excited about the fun events that our partners at Visit Orlando have put together for this Day of Play and hope that all of our friends - both old and new - come to Orlando to have a great time and support a great cause — helping kids overcome poverty, violence and illness."
To register for the race, visit trackshack.com.
For more information about vacation experiences in Orlando, to order a complimentary vacation planning kit that includes a comprehensive Official Vacation Guide and Orlando MagicardTM or to purchase discount attraction tickets, visitors can log onto Orlando's official Website at VisitOrlando.com or call an Official Travel Counselor at 1-800-551-0181 (United States and Canada) or 407-363-5872.
For real time updates, follow Visit Orlando on Twitter at twitter.com/VisitOrlando or Facebook at facebook.com/VisitOrlando. While in Orlando, visitors may stop by the Official Visitor Center located at 8723 International Drive, at the southeast corner of International Drive and Austrian Row. The Official Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (closes at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 and is closed Dec. 25).