Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Expands Menu
Prepare to feast on a tasty new menu of race offerings for the 2016 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend on November 3-6! Our most appetizing runDisney event will feature not only the inaugural Disney Wine & Dine 10K, but also a new challenge for runners who participate in the 10K and half marathon – Lumiere's Two Course Challenge.
As the race weekend expands, all of the races, including the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon, will move to a morning start time. With all four theme parks at Walt Disney World® Resort soon remaining open during the nighttime hours, daytime races allow us to give our race participants the best possible runDisney experience along with fantastic entertainment.
The now extended race weekend will begin Thursday, Nov. 3 with the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo followed by Mickey's Holiday 5K on Friday morning at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. For the younger runners, we are adding another day of runDisney Kids Races, which will take place both Friday and Saturday. Also on Saturday, Chef Remy from "Ratatouille" will be cooking up a scrumptious new 10K race through Epcot®, and Lumiere's Two Course Challenge will serve up its first course.
On Sunday morning, runners will enjoy a 13.1-mile course through Walt Disney World Resort for Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon. After plenty of recovery time, the exclusive Post Race Party will take place Sunday evening with extra hours to enjoy everything the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival has to offer.
The exciting expansion news goes beyond runDisney. There are also enhancements coming to Walt Disney World Theme Parks. Some of these additions will be open for guests to experience during our race weekend, including the nighttime spectacular "Rivers of Light" at Disney's Animal Kingdom, the "Frozen Ever After" experience at the Norway pavilion at Epcot and more!
Registration for our most appetizing race event yet will open on March 29, 2016 at noon ET. Sign up for an email reminder today.
Cheers and bon appétit!