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The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Is This Weekend!

This weekend marks a milestone that many people have longed for. In person races are returning to Walt Disney World! The first set of races in over 18 months will be the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon.

Race Weekends officially begin before the first race is held, so that runners have a chance to pick up their packets. The first on property race since before Walt Disney World shut down last year will be the Disney Wine & Dine 5K. That will take place on the morning of November 5. The Disney Wine & Dine 10K will take place on November 6. The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon will take place in the early morning hours of November 7. Runners also could register for the Disney Two Course Challenge.

Even though the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend races are all sold out, you can still be a part. There is availability at the Post Race Party. This is an after hours event that will be held on November 7. It will take place at EPCOT. Some attractions will be open, and the Food & Wine Global Marketplaces will be up and running, pun intended. The hours for the Post Race Party will be 9:30 pm until 12:30 am, but ticket holders will be allowed to enter EPCOT as early as 5:00 that afternoon. The cost is $89.

The runDisney races for the past year and a half have been virtual, and that is also an option for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend races. All of the Virtual Races are sold out except for the Disney Two Course Challenge. Participation in a Virtual Race is based on the honor system, you do not need to prove that you finished the course.

After this weekend, the next runDisney event will be the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. That will take place January 5 through 9, 2022. The Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend will take place February 24 through 27, 2022. The runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend will be March 31 through April 3, 2022.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.