Popular Polk County Run/Walk Returns With Lots of Family Fitness Fun Benefitting Global Children’s Charity Merlin’s Magic Wand
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2018) — Registration is now open for 2018’s Brick Dash 5K Presented by Publix®, the popular Central Florida run/walk set for Saturday, April 14 at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. Held in association with Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing, the family fitness event benefits Merlin’s Magic Wand, the global children’s charity of LEGOLAND parent company Merlin Entertainments Group.
The fun begins at 7 a.m. with a 5K race that sends runners winding their way through LEGOLAND Florida Resort, including the famous Cypress Gardens area, followed at 8 a.m. with a half-mile “fun run” for kids. Favorite LEGO® characters like Emmet, Wyldstyle, Benny, Kai, Nya and Master Wu will cheer runners and walkers of all ages during both races.
Online registration is $35 per person (plus processing fee) for all 5K participants and “virtual” runners. Fun run registration is limited to children 3-12 and is $25 per person online (plus processing fee). A special family registration option is available by mail for $99, and includes 5K registration for two adults and fun run registration for two children.
To register online or to obtain the family registration form, visit www.athlinks.com/event/brick-dash-136155. A course map will be available soon at the same link.
All 5K participants and virtual runners will receive a Brick Dash T-shirt, a goodie bag of sponsor material and a special LEGO® brick medal designed by LEGOLAND Master Model Builders. Fun run participants will receive a Brick Dash T-shirt, a goodie bag of sponsor material and a collectible LEGO brick commemorating the event. T-shirts and medals are guaranteed only for registrations received by March 30. Winners in each division also will receive a one-of-a-kind LEGO trophy.
Starting today, Brick Dash fans can vote for the final medal design on the official LEGOLAND Florida Resort Facebook page, www.facebook.com/LEGOLANDFlorida.
Brick Dash 5K Presented by Publix benefits Merlin’s Magic Wand, a worldwide charity that helps seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged children and their families enjoy a magical day out at more than 120 Merlin Entertainments attractions around the globe. For those unable to visit a Merlin attraction, the organization creates whimsical Merlin’s Magic Spaces in community facilities that serve the needs of children.
Sponsors for this year’s event include Publix, Ledger Media Group, Max 98.3 and So Fruitty. For all questions regarding Brick Dash, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay, play and save!
Brick Dash participants who want to stay overnight can save up to $260 on a LEGOLAND Florida vacation package now through Feb. 28*, including:
An overnight stay at any LEGOLAND Vacations accommodations, including the on-site LEGOLAND Hotel and adjacent LEGOLAND Beach Retreat.
Two-day theme park/water park combo tickets for all adults on the reservation.
A free, two-day child’s theme park/water park combo ticket for every adult on the reservation. That means a booking with two adults and two children will include two-day tickets for both adults and free two-day tickets for both children.
Free breakfast for guests of LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat (not including the day of arrival).
*Restrictions apply. For complete details or to book online, visit https://vacations.LEGOLAND.com/florida and look for the “Kids Stay & Play Free” package.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort features more than 50 rides, shows and attractions inspired by popular LEGO and DUPLO® brands, including awesome experiences based on “The LEGO Movie™,” “LEGO NINJAGO®: Masters of Spinjitzu,” LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS™, LEGO City, LEGO Technic and LEGO Friends, plus LEGOLAND Water Park and on-site accommodations at the 152-room LEGOLAND Hotel and the 166-room LEGOLAND Beach Retreat. For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com/florida.