Monday, October 31, 2016

2016 runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend Info

Happy Halloween! Today is my favorite day of the year so it makes sense to write about my favorite runDisney event - Wine and Dine Half Marathon, which is taking place this upcoming weekend! I will be running this race with my best friend Keri! Not only do we get to spend 13.1 miles together, we also get to enjoy the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and spend much needed R&R time at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress pool!
2013 runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon
My first time running Wine and Dine Half was in 2013, 6 days following running my first New York City Marathon (which was also my first full). Although very sore and slow, I loved running Wine and Dine Half. Many many many changes have been made to this race weekend and this post is full of very important information.
2013 Wine and Dine Half Marathon with Meghann (mealsandmiles.com) and Kristin (stuftmama.com

Please pay extra attention to the Half Marathon transportation info. If you are not staying at a Disney Resort you will need to drive to Epcot and be transported to Wide World of Sports and the last bus will be boarded at 4am.

Also, don't forget to turn your clocks back on Saturday night! Talk about perfect timing for an early Sunday morning wakeup call.

By now you should have received your post event information in the mail (address used in Active account). Be sure to bring that (along with your Disney gift card) to the after party.

Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend Schedule and Driving Directions

runDisney Wine and Dine Health & Fitness Expo Hours
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday, November 4, 2016 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Driving Directions to runDisney Health and Fitness Expo: Take I-4 to exit 65 (Osceola Parkway West). Take a left onto Victory Way and park in the main lot. Proceed on foot to the main entrance.

Mickey's Holiday 5K presented by MISFIT™
2016 Mickey's Holiday 5K Medal - Photo rights runDisney
Start: Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
Finish: Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
Friday, November 4, 2016 – 6:30 a.m

Driving Directions to Mickey's Holiday 5K:
Please follow the signs to Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Pass through the toll plaza and you will be directed to park in the appropriate parking lot by Parking cast members. Parking at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park is complimentary before 7:00 a.m. If you arrive after 7:00 a.m. you will be charged the daily parking fee.

Disney Wine & Dine 10K presented by MISFIT™
2016 Disney Wine & Dine 10K Medal - Photo rights runDisney
Start: Epcot®
Finish: Epcot®
Saturday, November 5, 2016 – 5:30 a.m.
Driving Directions Disney's Wine and Dine 10K: Take I-4 to exit 64 (192 West) and follow the signs to Epcot®.

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon presented by MISFIT™
2016 runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Medal
Start: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Finish: Epcot®
Sunday, November 6, 2016 – 5:30 a.m.

Driving Directions to runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon: Take I-4 to exit 67 (Epcot Center Drive) and follow the signs to Epcot®.
There will be no parking and no guest drop-off at ESPN Wide World of Sport Complex on race day. For guests driving to Epcot® on race morning, the race shuttle from Epcot® to the Sports Complex will begin at 3:00 a.m. The parking fee at Epcot® will be waived for participants and spectators arriving before 7:00 a.m. on race morning.
All participants must board shuttles from Epcot® to the Sports Complex no later than 4:00 a.m. in order to make it to their corrals on time.


Disney Wine and Dine Post Race Party
Exclusive After-Hours Party at Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival
Sunday, November 6, 2016 – 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Your Post-Race Party ticket will be sent to you via the address listed as part of your active.com registration profile.

  • Your race bib cannot be used as entry; you will need to present your Post-Race Party ticket.
  • Entry into Epcot® before 8:00 p.m. will require a Magic Your Way® theme park ticket. Tickets are valid only during the specific event date and hours. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • If you enter Epcot® prior to 8:00 p.m. with a Magic Your Way® theme park ticket please visit one of the following locations starting at 8:00 p.m. to validate your Post-Race Party ticket and receive your event wristband:
    • Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure – located near the United Kingdom
    • China Overlook – located across from the Temple of Heaven at the China Pavilion
    • Pin Central – located behind Spaceship Earth

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