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2011 Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Relay

Get your two-person team ready to run this night-time course during the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend. After, enjoy an exclusive party at Epcot where you can sample food and beverages from the International 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

When
Saturday, October 1, 2011
10:00 p.m.

Cost
$250 if registering between April 18 and May 22, 2011
$265 if registering on or after May 23, 2011

*plan accordingly as fees are non-refundable and non-transferable

Register here!

Eligibility
14 and older

Course
Start: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Relay Exchange Zone: Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Finish: Epcot

Share the 13.1 mile race and the rewards!

Runner 1 will take on 4.8 miles from the start at the ESPN Sports Complex through the beautiful Animal Kingdom park to the “exchange zone” where Runner 2 has been transported. Runner 2 then heads out on 8.3 miles running through Hollywood Studios to the finish line. After being transported to Epcot, Runner 1 will wait for Runner 2 to cross the finish line. Finally, it’s time to get your medals before heading to the party to taste and sip while showing off your medals.

Finish Line Party
Saturday, October 1, 10:30 p.m. – Sunday, October 2, 2011, 3:00 a.m.

Keep running because the private party at Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival awaits your outstanding finish! Best of all, your family and friends can join you!

Located in the Epcot parking lot, the finish line will only be steps away from a “beer garden” for runners 21 and older. An expanded baggage claim area along with a convenient changing area will be available so that you can quickly join the fun inside Epcot.

Eats
Taste your away around World Showcase savoring the flavors at 27 marketplace kiosks. There will also be 20 additional food and beverage locations throughout the park where you can redeem your “taste” or “sip”!

Entertainment
The exclusive party includes select attractions along World Showcase and inside Future World. Stop at Soarin’, The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Maelstrom and more. Live entertainment and character meet & greets too!

Transportation
If you choose one of the Event Host Resorts, you’ll have transportation to and from the events included with your resort booking. Buses will have Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon signs placed in the front windows. Transportation to Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo will be available via bus every 30 minutes on Friday, September 30: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 1: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please review all transportation info here.

Accommodations
All-Star Movies Resort – $96.14 per night
All-Star Music Resort – $96.14 per night
All-Star Sports Resort – $96.14 per night
Beach Club Resort – $337.63 per night
Boardwalk Inn – $337.63 per night
Old Key West Resort – $296.00 per night
Port Orleans Resort – $138.50 per night
Port Orleans French Quarter Resort – $138.50 per night

Call (407) WDW-IRUN to take advantage of these Marathon Weekend rates!

Registration includes:
With your team registration for the Half Marathon Relay, you’ll each receive a Champion Race Tech shirt, an official race program guide, a goody bag, a commemorative relay baton and personalized bib. To have your name placed on the big, please register by August 1, 2011. To stay hydrated, you’ll find refreshments along the course as well as waiting for you at the Exchange Zone finish and the official finish line. This will be a ChronoTrack D-tag timed race with individual runner splits and a final Team Finish Time and personalized results will be published on the race website.

As you arrive the exclusive after-hours party, you’ll receive a complimentary “taste” and “sip” which can be used 10:30 pm until 3:00 am. Enjoy any single-serving Kiosk food item and a single serving Kiosk alcoholic (21 and over!) or non-alcoholic beverage. Kiosks will be limited to certain pavilions during the after-hours party and will not have all the items that are available at the Food and Wine Festival during Epcot’s normal operating hours.

Pacing
16 minutes per mile or faster, including stroller division

Training
Strive for a 15 minute per mile pace (or faster) which will allow time for restroom breaks and photo opportunities!

Packet Pick Up
Runners must attend Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo to retrieve your race number and Packet Pick-Up
Josten’s Center at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Friday, September 30, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
or
Saturday, October 1, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

So, run, sip and have fun!