2014 Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend Details

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The dates for the 5th Anniversary of Disney’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon weekend has been announced. You can join in the celebration November 8th -11th with something special for all ages. For the Half Marathon, Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K, or the runDisney Kids Races there is something for all ages, including plenty of on course Disney entertainment. For the perfect nightcap to the amazing night time run, top off the evening at the exclusive Finish Line Party at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. From runDisney….

Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon

Saturday, November 8, 2014

10:00 p.m.

Start: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Finish: Epcot®

Run under the stars through three spectacular Disney Parks!

Celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of the perfect runner’s night out! Here’s your chance to run a nighttime half marathon in the most magical place on earth, the Walt Disney World® Resort. Your half marathon will take you through three breathtakingly beautiful, night-lit Disney theme parks with Disney entertainment on hand to delight and entertain you on your star-lit run. Then top your evening run off at our exclusive Finish Line Party at the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival where you’ll enjoy mouthwatering food and fabulous wines.

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Highlights:

  • 13.1-mile course through Walt Disney World® Theme Parks
  • Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
  • Event Weekend Transportation for Walt Disney World® Guests staying at Event Host Resorts
  • Family Reunion Area with entertainment and characters
  • Exclusive after hours Finish Line Party at the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival for participants

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon participants will receive:

  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women’s or Men’s Cut*
  • Commemorative Finisher medal*
  • Official Digital Event Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib* (Must register by August 1, 2014 for name to appear on bib)
  • $10 Disney Gift Card
  • On-course and Post-Race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking signup for friends and family
  • Personalized results website
  • Access to the exclusive after hours Finish Line Party at the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival

Dates, times and prices subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. 

* Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and tech shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers during the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants.

 

Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K

Saturday, November 8, 2014

7:00 a.m.

Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Join a family run on the “wild side” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park!

Come on out for Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K and run on the wild side in Disney’s breathtaking Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. It’s the perfect family adventure and a great warm up to the Half Marathon! You’ll run past amazing sites, scenery, and some exotic animals as you follow the course that winds its way through the park. And there’ll be plenty of extra fun along the way with special Disney entertainment. Beginners, intermediates, and even experienced runners are all invited to join the fun.

Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K Highlights:

  • 5K course through Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
  • Disney Characters and entertainment on-course
  • Event Weekend Transportation from the Event Host Resorts

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon participants will receive:

  • 5K Unisex T-shirt*
  • 5K Finisher medallion
  • Official Digital Event Guide*
  • iGift bag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by August 1, 2014 for name to appear on bib)
  • On-course and post-race refreshments

* Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and T-shirt. Finisher medallions will be distributed to finishers at the completion of the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants. 

Dates, times and prices subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any any time before the percentage can be updated.

runDisney Kid’s Races

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Dashes – 10:00 a.m.
1-Mile Run – 10:45 a.m.

Location: New Balance Track & Field Complex

Every runner goes home a winner in the runDisney Kids Races!

Children 13 and under are invited to participate in the runDisney Kids Races taking place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Track & Field Complex on Saturday, November 8, during the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend. Each runner who participates will go home with their very own Finisher Medallion! Encourage your youngster to join the fun and sign up for any of the Kids Dashes or the One Mile Run. There’s even a Diaper Dash for crawlers! Space is limited.

Parents are allowed to run with their children. The event will follow a rolling start beginning with the 100m dash followed by the 200m, 400m and Diaper Dash. The One Mile will have a separate start location and time. All distances will utilize the same finish location.

runDisney Kids Dashes Age Groups

  • 12 months and under – Diaper Dash for crawlers
  • 1-3 years old – 100m dash
  • 4-6 years old – 200m dash
  • 7-8 years old – 400m dash
  • One Mile Run – Open to all children 13 years old & under

runDisney Kids Dashes participants will receive:

  • runDisney Kids Races T-shirt*
  • Finisher Medallion*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by August 1, 2014 for name to appear on bib)*
  • Post-race refreshments

One Mile Run participants will receive:

  • runDisney Kids Races T-shirt*
  • Finisher Medallion*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by August 1, 2014 for name to appear on bib)*
  • Post-race refreshments
  • Mile Run Finisher Certificate
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race

Dates, times and prices subject to change. Some Kids Races’ event categories may fill up before others. Races are subject to capacity limits and can close at any time before the percentage can be updated. 

* Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and t-shirt. Finisher medallions will be distributed to finishers after the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants.

Disney Health and Fitness Expo

10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 7, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014

Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Your one-stop destination for everything race-related!

Headquarters for everything you need to prepare for race weekend is at Disney Health & Fitness Expo at Disney Wide World of Sports Complex. ALL RUNNERS must attend the Expo for race number and packet pick-up. You’ll also be able to check out the newest Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise, and get a sneak peek at the latest in apparel and fitness equipment. The Expo features a Speaker Series that includes appearances by celebrity runners and seminars on training, racing, and nutrition.

Disney Wine and Dine Pre-Race Taste

Friday, November 7, 2014   Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Lights, Motors, Action!® Extreme Stunt Show® inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Start off your 2014 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend by joining us for the Pre-Race Taste at the Lights, Motors, Action!® Extreme Stunt Show®. This event is a great way to relax and be entertained before your big race. Space is limited, so make sure you purchase your tickets early.

Disney Wine & Dine Pre-Race Taste*

  • $79 (ages 3 and up)
  • Children under 3 do not need a ticket

Disney Wine & Dine Pre-Race Taste will feature:

  • Early entry into Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at 6:00 p.m.
  • Private party at Lights, Motors, Action!® Extreme Stunt Show®
  • Four tastes from the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival
  • One “signature sip” drink coupon
  • Cash bar
  • Disney character meet & greets

*Tickets are non-refundable. Menu options subject to change without notice. Disney Wine & Dine Pre-Race Taste Party is subject to availability. Children under 3 do not need to purchase a Pasta in the Park Party Ticket.

To make a special dietary request, please contact us at runDisney@disneysports.com.

 

Finish Line Party

10:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 8 – 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 9, 2014

After-hours Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival

Location: Epcot®

Celebrate a race well run at an exclusive Finish Line Party with great food and fabulous wines!

You’ve run the Half Marathon! Now it’s time to celebrate with your exclusive entry to the Finish Line Party at the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival. Your race registration includes access to this extraordinary celebration which includes entry to over 25 Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival kiosks, access to favorite Epcot® attractions, Character Meet & Greets, musical performances, entertainment and a live DJ!

Friends, family and spectators are invited to purchase Finish Line Party tickets to attend the Finish Line Party and celebrate with their favorite runner. Tickets for friends and family can be purchased on the Registration Tab!

Disney Wine & Dine After Hours Finish Line Party Ticket Includes:

  • Early entry into Epcot® at 7:00 p.m.
  • Access to over 25 Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival kiosks
  • Select Epcot® attractions
  • Character Meet & Greets
  • Musical performances, entertainment and a live DJ
  • Live viewing of the race start and finish

Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival:

The Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival is an autumn special event that transforms Epcot® into a food and wine lover’s paradise with specialty food items, culinary events, wine seminars and live musical entertainment. More than 25 international marketplace kiosks are serving up tapas-sized portions of regional specialties. Explore countries on 6 continents through their most mouthwatering foods and beverages!

Guests can purchase specially priced tickets in advance through the runDisney online ticket store or by calling (407)-939-iRUN.

Offer and Disney Wine & Dine Finish Line Party elements, including but not limited to participating locations, entertainment, and attractions, are subject to availability, change, and additional restrictions, and may change or be canceled without notice. Limited country pavilions, entertainment and attractions will be available due to Epcot® closing at 9:00 p.m. for day guests. Tickets may sell out before percentages and website are updated.

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