Have you ever dreamed of running a race in Disney World?
Disney offers a variety of themed races throughout the year through the runDisney division. Already this year, registered guests were able to participate in the Princess Half Marathon and the 90s-themed Marathon that kicked off race season!
On your mark, get set, go! Disney just announced the runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend race themes for 2023 and we couldn’t wait to share them.
The Wine & Dine Weekend is a staple race run during EPCOT’s International Food & Wine Festival and the theme this year is… Banquet Bash.
There are four races that feature characters and themes related to food and “favorite moments shared around the table”. The races include a 5K, 10K, 13.1 mile half-marathon, and a two-course challenge that’s a total of 19.3 miles.
The 5K is themed after Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, where you’ll be able to celebrate a very merry un-birthday on November 3rd.
The 10K is themed after Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and will feature characters from the castle such as Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth, and more. This 6.2-mile race will take place on November 4th.
The half marathon event is themed after Disney’s Encanto and will occur on November 5th. The 13.1-mile half marathon will have guests joining Mirabel and her family as they break through the “surface pressure.”
The final event is a two-course challenge that includes both the Half Marathon and Wine and Dine 10K. The two-course challenge is themed after everyone’s favorite purple dragon, Figment!
Runners who choose to participate in the two-course challenge must complete both the 10K and Half Marathon on pace in order to receive their medal for this specific challenge. The challenge encompasses both races that occur on November 4th and 5th.
As with previous races, Virtual Races will return for Disney’s Wine and Dine.
If you’re looking to participate in any of these events, keep this registration info in mind:
- Club runDisney Gold and Platinum Registration begins March 14th, 2023
- General registration begins on March 21st, 2023 at 10AM EST
- Virtual registration begins on March 24th, 2023 at 10AM EST
Registration for these events is coming up soon, and you can read everything you need to know here. Race weekends can bring longer wait times and crowds, so make sure you pack your patience if you plan on visiting during the Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend!
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