Monday, March 3, 2014

Ready, Set, Wine and Dine!

Tomorrow marks the opening of registration for the runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend! If you've ever ran this race before, you know how awesome it is. And if you haven't, let me fill you in! 

Where else in the world can you experience running through not one, not two, but THREE Disney Parks while running a half marathon at night and then ending with a Food and Wine party well into the night?!?! The only race that can deliver that kind of fun is the runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon at Walt Disney World! 


I ran this race in 2012 and I've been eager to run it again. Since the dates didn't work for me last year, I'm returning this year. Of course y'all know it doesn't take much to get me to runDisney, but there's an added bonus to running Wine and Dine this year.....can you say anniversary bling?? It's the fifth year of this amazing race and runDisney never disappoints for an extra blinged out race medal when it's an anniversary year! 


Are you as pumped as me about registration? Here's some information about the runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend to make your registration a success!


Races
Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K
Run on the "wild side" for this character filled 5K fun run through Animal Kingdom Park
Date/Time: Saturday, November 8th at 7:00 am
Swag: Finishers receive a runDisney 5K Finisher Medallion and unisex race shirt
Price: $55 by August 19th, then $65 after that

Wine and Dine Half Marathon

A nighttime race for those who like to run and party! Runners run through three Disney Parks (Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Epcot) and end with a Food and Wine Party that's out of this world! 
Date/Time: Saturday, November 8th at 10:00 pm
Swag: Finishers receive a commemorative Wine and Dine Half Marathon Anniversary Medal, a gender specific long sleeve tech tee, and a $10 Disney Gift Card 
Price: $185 by April 1st, $200 between April 2nd and May 13th, then $215 on or after May 14th

There are other events going on during the runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend like the Health and Fitness Expo, Kids Races, the Pre-Race Taste, and the Finish Line Party for runners and spectators! There truly is an event for everyone! And for all you West Coast runners, the Wine and Dine Half Marathon is an eligible race for helping you earn that amazing Coast to Coast bling! 

So set your calendar alerts and get ready! Tomorrow's the big day. Registration opens Tuesday, March 4th at Noon EST. Early registration for DVC/AP holders began last week, so if you can register early, what have you been waiting for? Be sure to do it before open registration begins! 

Will you be signing up for the runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon? What's your favorite part of this race? I hope to see you there! 

11 comments:

  1. No Wine and Dine for me this year but hopefully getting back to Disney for Marathon wknd 2015!! :)
    You will love Wine and Dine!
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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    1. I'm so bummed you won't be at Wine and Dine! Hopefully marathon weekend will work out for you. We have to meet each other during one of these races!

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  2. I would love to run Wine and Dine this year, but right now its not looking like its going to work out. If registration sells out quickly then I know it won't be meant to be, but if it doesn't and we're able to work out some other logistics then maybe that'll be a sign?

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    1. Next year is your time for sure! Come join us for the after party!

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  3. So excited, I cannot wait! Registered this morning!! :D

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad you'll be there Karen! Hope to see you at this race!

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  4. I registered early last week -- can't wait!!

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    1. That's great news Kristin! Hopefully we can spend some time together instead of just waving when we see each other. LOL

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  5. I have the sadz that this one is not on my calendar this year :( I'll be there for Tower of Terror though and Marathon Weekend!!!

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    1. I have the sadz for you...insert sad face! Wish you were going to be there! Hopefully I'll see you at one of your next races!

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  6. I just signed up for Tower of Terror and W&D! So excited!

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