Huge (and exciting) changes to Run Disney’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon weekend

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Earlier this week registration for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon was pushed back, and now we know why! It looks like BIG changes are coming to the popular runDisney weekend this year!

If you’ve run the Wine and Dine Half Marathon before, you’ve probably gotten accustomed to the fact the race was late at night, followed by one fantastic after-party at Epcot where you could enjoy the Food & Wine Festival, that lasted until the wee hours of the morning.  In fact, that’s the reason we’ve always gone to this race weekend without our kids! Well, this year Run Disney has certainly changed it up! Not only will the Half Marathon now be on Sunday morning instead of Saturday night, but they are also adding a 10k race and a NEW 2-course challenge (10k and half marathon), named Lumiere’s Challenge! The post-race party will still be an evening event, and will be held the night of the race, starting at 8pm.

Here are the updated dates/times for the races:

Friday, November 4-6:30 am- Mickey’s Holiday 5k

Saturday, November 5- 5:30 am- Wine and Dine 10k

Sunday, November 6- 5:30am- Wine and Dine Half

Sunday, November 6- 8pm-1am- Post-Race Party


runDisney Health & Fitness Expo:

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016
Saturday, November 5, 2016

Registration for the 2016 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend will open March 29, 2016 at Noon ET.

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