Chef Mickey has some news for you!
We thought something looked a little fishy about the Wine and Dine Half Marathon last week. After talking about it on social media some semi-confirmations came through from unofficial sources. It was pretty exciting to think of the possibilities, but we knew we had to wait until today to hear the details.
It’s true: all of it.
The Wine and Dine Half Marathon will now offer a challenge.
The new challenge will be called the Lumiere’s Two Course Challenge and the biggest shocker of all, none of the races will be held at night.
Dun dun duuuunnnnnn!
I know, I know, people are going to lose their minds over that aspect. I get it. But without the Osborne Lights, I think a lot of us would be disappointed anyway.
They were ahhhhmazing!
Don’t worry, the fun doesn’t stop after your run.
The after race party is still being offered in Epcot. It’s just wayyyy after the race.
Personally, I love that idea as it allows me to run, rest, and party into the wee hours of the morning celebrating my accomplishments. When I ran this race in 2013 I skipped the party because right after a half, I’m pooped! I need to recovery before letting my party animal come out.
So there’s a lot to discuss here.
Races are Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings with the party on Sunday night.
Prices are as follows:
Will this be another fast sellout? WHO KNOWS.
Traditionally when a challenge and 10K are added, those races sell very fast. But this race will add extra days to the trip (more than repeat runners were expecting) so it remains to be seen how the runners respond.
Plus. It’s another daytime race. Does this make it better or worse for most runners?
I know it’s certainly unexpected.
Let me know what you think about the changes. You can find all the details on rundisney.com.
Patty Holliday has been running Disney since 2011. She knows just about every tip, trick, and hack there is to cover the runDisney Magical Miles at Disney World and Disneyland. She knows every mile isn’t *always* magical- but with training, tips, and a little bit of pixie dust, they can be a lot of fun! You can also find her at noguilttravel.com and noguiltfangirl.com