My best friend Keri and I signed up for the Wine Dine Half Marathon the day it opened for Passholder registration. The one time I ran this race, I had a problem with my nutrition. I don't take naps and was exhausted by the time the race started, let alone ended. Not to mention it was wicked humid the night of the race and I was so beat by the time we finished that I did not go to the after party. The years following they had issues with rain and wind. Moving it to the morning was a welcome change.
Keri and I stayed at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress which is a few miles from Disney. It was very conveniently located to Epcot, where we parked our car to get onto a bus that transported us to the start. Aside from waking up at 2:30am, the entire process was seamless. We had ZERO traffic, something I have never experienced at a runDisney race. Once we parked, we waited in what seemed to be a long line for a bus however we waited less than 5 minutes. Next thing we knew, we were at Wide World of Sports.
The longest line I waited in all day was for coffee. We met up with Gelcys to say a quick hello and headed off to our Coral. It was time for us to go before I knew it.
Karen Chu until I saw her face. I should have known it was her.
- The entry fee is $199 - which is the standard pricing of runDisney Halfs.
- You get a $15 gift card to be used later that night at the After Party which takes place at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival.
- You get admission into Epcot at 8pm for the After Party
- This is all included in the $199 so the Wine Dine Half is the best value of any runDisney races. Plus celebrating in Epcot is the best idea EVER.