The 2013 Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon is now open for registration! This event is the ultimate Runners Night Out and probably my favorite runDisney event! I mean can you really go wrong when you get to run through 3 parks and end at the Food & Wine Festival?! This is the 4th year this race is being held and every year it gets better…can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2013.
This nighttime race begins at 10:00 pm on November 9th at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The course takes runners through Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and finishes at Epcot. It’s the only Disney Half Marathon to take you through 3 parks!
The price tag for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon is a bit higher than other Disney races, but it includes a lot of extras. You get the usual amazing Disney entertainment on the course, a tech shirt, and race medal, but also included is admission to the Finish Line Party at Epcot and a $10 gift card! The Finish Line Party has turned into a great event for runners and their supporters. runDisney quickly learned from their mistakes after the first year was very over crowded, and opened up Future World for the party. Now select attractions including Soarin’, Test Track, Mission: SPACE, and Maelstrom are open from 10:30 pm – 4:00 am for those attending the party. Another added bonus is that all of the Food & Wine Festival kiosks are open during the party, which is great for a post-race snack and use for that $10 gift card!
Also taking place that weekend is Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5k and Kids Races. The 5K takes place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on November 9th as well, but this event is in the morning. The Kids Races will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex that same afternoon. Talk about a busy racing day!
Pricing for the events are as follows:
Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon
- $175 by June 18, 2013
- $190 between June 19 and August 13, 2013
- $205 on or after August 14, 2013
Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K
- $50 per participant
runDisney Kids’ Races
- $15 per Kid’s Dash participant
- $30 per 1-Mile Run participant
Finish Line Party
- $74 by August 13, 2013
- $84 between August 14 and October 29, 2013
- $94 on or after October 30, 2013
Packet pick-up will be required at the Health & Fitness Expo held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex beginning November 8, 2013. Visit the runDisney event page for more information on all of the events taking place that weekend and click here to register for any (or all!) of the events.
To get you excited for the race, check out these fun photos from the 2012 Wine & Dine Half Marathon!
You can also check out some of my recaps as well…
This is such a fun race and I can’t say enough good things about it. Hope to see you there in November!!!