2012 Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon! runDisney invites you to a nighttime race that takes place during the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival.

Date: November 9-10, 2012 — note that the date has been moved from the standard first weekend in October this year!

I had an AWESOME time running the half-marathon relay last year with my friend Todd Perlmutter, and I’m hoping to be able to swing an extra Disney trip this year to run again!

Get ready to run under the stars as you race through Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Epcot. Along the way, find motivation from on-course entertainment as you set your sights on the finish line. It’s not over once your sporting that finisher medal! Celebrate your achievement at the after-hours race party at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival.

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2011 Wine and Dine Weekend Events in Disney World

Register now to participate in the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend events September 30 – October 1, 2011. Runners registered for the half marathon or half marathon relay will be able to eat and sip their way through select areas of the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival at a private party after the race.

The race will begin at the ESPN World of Sports Complex and travel through two Disney parks before heading to Epcot’s finish line. Along the way, you’ll enjoy on-course refreshments and Disney entertainment.

There’s lots of fun events over the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend! Click on the links for all the details on each race and event!

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon
This 13.1 mile race begins at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and winds through Disney parks to finish at Epcot. The Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon is run at night (hopefully it’ll be cooler!), and you’ll encounter plenty of entertainment along the course. Runners get to enjoy the Wine and Dine Half-Marathon Finish Line Party at Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival after the race. See below how your family can join you, too!

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Relay
Not ready to run the whole 13.1 miles on your own? Share it with a friend in the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Relay! Runner 1 will take on the first 4.8 miles and your relay partner will finish the last 8.3 miles. Medals will be rewarded to both runners, and then it’s off to the after-hours party inside Epcot.

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Finish Line Party
Cheer for your favorite runner, then hit the after-party at the finish line! This year’s party will be tougher to get into than last year’s, but tickets will be available. Details here.

Disney Family Fun Run 5K
The Disney Wine and Dine Family Fun Run 5K is for everyone — grownups and kids alike — including children in strollers! Race through Animal Kingdom park and don’t forget to get your photo taken with the characters along the way!

Disney Kids’ Races
Kids 8 and younger flock to these races. There’s even a race for crawlers! After the Disney Disney Wine and Dine Weekend Kids’ Races, kids are awarded medals and can enjoy after-race refreshments. These races are held at the ESPN Wild World of Sports Complex.

Run to Eat!! Are you running this year? Let us know in the comments below!

Wine and Dine Half Marathon News!

Good news! If you want to celebrate with your favorite runners after Disney’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon on October 2nd, you can now purchase Wine and Dine Half Marathon after-party tickets for $35 per ticket! Just call 407-WDW-IRUN for details and to order your ticket. (They’re saying we’ll get some great after-hours access to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, too!)

Also, FYI, the Wine and Dine Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay races are now both 50% full, so get your registrations in soon!! You can also still register for the Mickey’s Halloween Family Fun Run 5K, taking place on the morning of October 2, 2010.

We’ll see you there!

My After Party Ticket

(hat tip to StitchKingdom)