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2011 Disney World Wine and Dine Half Marathon Registration Open

On your mark, get set, Register! Registration is now open for the 2011 Wine and Dine Half Marathon, which will take place at the beginning of the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

The race, scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2011, will feature Disney entertainment along the course. Runners – and foodies – will be able to run a half marathon at night through three inspiring Disney parks! You can even split it up into a relay with a partner! Do not miss this motivating Runners’ Night Out, which rallied over 11,000 runners to participate last year and sold out two months in advance!

Specs

Once again, the marathon takes place at night, the first Saturday of the Food and Wine Festival. Prices, times and marathon features are subject to change.

Date: October 1, 2011, 10PM
Start: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Finish: Epcot® World Showcase
Costs for Half Marathon:
$145 by March 27, 2011
$155 between March 28 and May 8, 2011
$165 on or after May 9, 2011

REGISTER HERE

Participants must be 14 years of age or older. Currently, registration is open only for the half-marathon. Registration for the half-marathon relay and 5K will open soon.

With registration, runners receive:
* Champion® Race tech Shirt
* Half Marathon Finisher medal
* Official Race Program Guide
* Goody Bag
* Personalized Bib (Must register by August 1, 2011 for name to appear on bib)
* On-course and Post-Race Refreshments
* ChronoTrack D-tag timed race
* Personalized results website
* Access to the exclusive after-hours Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival
* One (1) Complimentary “Taste” and one (1) Complimentary “Sip” at the Finish Line Party

Finish Line Party

This is where all of the trouble occurred last year! Here’s what Disney has to say about it this year…

The post-race party will be expanded in 2011 to include a variety of Epcot® attractions and many more food and beverage locations. In addition, the half marathon finish line will be moved to just outside the main entrance to Epcot®. Our intent is to provide more space for the finish itself, a larger spectator viewing area, and a greatly expanded baggage claim operation. The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon finish area will be in a parking area adjacent to the Epcot® main entrance, allowing for easy access into the post-race party inside the park.

We expect to have exciting entertainment enhancements to share among other surprises, both during the race and during the post-race party, so stay tuned for more details and spectator ticket information on the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Finish Line Party.

Spectator ticket sales for the Finish Line Party will be limited in quantity and subject to capacity.

Running Groups & Charity Runs

If you’re interested in running as part of a running club or to benefit charity, you’ll need to fill out forms here.

Click here for more information on the half-marathon.
Click here for Hotel Discounts for racers

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2 Comments

  1. Marc B says:

    Another odd thing about the after party last year was the way Disney handled it. After Illuminations they emptied the park, and then let everyone back in with a ticket at 10:30. Also, we went through 5 different cast members before we actually found one that knew this was to happen. Here is my blog post about it;

    http://www.bigbie.net/2010/09/30/disney/epicoctober2010-tweetup-food-and-wine-i-and-5k/

  2. Lisa Fine says:

    Anybody know how much park tickets will be for those running the half marathon? I’m planning to sign up, and want to compare park tickets through ESPN with my travel agent.

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